Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

An independent school education is a significant investment in a child’s future. Although some families are able to make the investment as part of their financial planning, we understand that others may need help.

Ridley College offers bursaries and scholarships to eligible students. However, given that funds are limited, these awards are not guaranteed and not all students who apply will qualify. We ask families to understand that tuition assistance should not be the first consideration when applying.

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  • Tuition Assistance


    A bursary is awarded to families based on their demonstrated financial need.

    All applications for tuition assistance are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee and evaluated based on a family’s needs and the school’s available funds. 
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  • Scholarships

    A scholarship is awarded to students based on their SSAT score and student profile.

    Ridley College offers merit-based scholarships to students with exceptional profiles. These funds are made available through the generous contributions of donors and benefactors.
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  • Get Answers

    If you have any questions about bursaries or scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office

Dedicated Awards

Each year, alumni, parents, faculty and staff donate to a number of dedicated scholarships and bursaries. As a result of this generosity, Ridley directs more than $3 million to bursaries and scholarships every school year.

Future Opportunities

In order to help support future generations of Ridleians, please contact the school to find out how you can provide the gift of a Ridley education. Make a gift.

Regional Awards

Our tradition of promoting and honouring academic achievement has led to the creation of international and region-specific, merit-based scholarships. We are proud of the fact that over 30% of the Ridley student body receives a merit-based scholarship and/or bursaries each year.
For more information regarding country or region-specific awards, please contact Ridley's Admissions Office at

Contact Information

905-684-1889 ext. 2207
(Toll free in North America)

Mailing address:
Ridley College
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road
St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2R 7C3

We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Ridley is committed to forming partnerships with families in the Niagara region and surrounding areas by presenting local awards to deserving students.

    Many of our founding fathers hailed from Toronto. Today, we continue to recognize our strong ties to the GTA with dedicated awards for those living in surrounding areas.

    With our proximity to the U.S. border and unique international experience, Ridley has been graced with many American students over the years and we have dedicated awards for our neighbours to the South.

    Contact us to discover more about our awards dedicated to students from Quebec and French-speaking provinces – Découvrez nos prix pour les étudiants québécois et francophones dans d'autres provinces.

    Each year, Ridley representatives travel to the Maritimes to meet with prospective families. Students from the Canada’s East Coast may be eligible for exclusive awards.

    Students following in their parents’ footsteps by continuing the legacy that is a Ridley education have an opportunity to qualify for both merit and need-based financial support.

    For decades, Ridley has welcomed students from British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, which is why we have identified awards for Western Canadian Ridleians.

    In order to help support future generations of Ridleians, please contact the school to find out how you can provide the gift of a Ridley education. Make a gift.
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.