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Discover the perfect place to flourish this summer.

Registration is open for our 2024 Summer Academy Programmes!

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Our Summer Academy is a safe in-class learning experience for both Ridleians and non-Ridleians to support their advancement towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Highlights and features:

  • Low student-to-instructor ratios
  • Small group sizes (no more than 15 students)
  • Lunch provided daily in our Dining Halls
  • Full-time registered nursing staff on-campus
  • Qualified, engaging instructors
  • Instructors are certified in first aid, CPR and AED training, and passed a police record check
  • Individual equipment and supply usage
  • State-of-the-art facilities

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Course Offerings

Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Prep (MHF4U)

This course extends the student experience with functions. It is intended for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university programme, and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to a variety of university programmes.

Students will:

  • Investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
  • Develop techniques for combining functions
  • Broaden their understanding of rates of change
  • Develop facility in applying these concepts and skills
  • Refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics 

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

Programme Dates: July 29th to August 23rd, 2024

Functions, Grade 11, University Prep (MCR3U)

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations.

Students will:

  • Investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions
  • Represent functions numerically, algebraically and graphically
  • Solve problems involving applications of functions
  • Investigate inverse functions
  • Develop an understanding of how to determine equivalent algebraic expressions.
  • Reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

Programme Dates: July 29th to August 23rd, 2024

Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning.

Students will:

  • Explore quadratic relations and their applications
  • Solve and apply linear systems
  • Verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry
  • Investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles
  • Reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems

Prerequisite: Math, Grade 9, Academic

Programme Dates:  July 29th to August 23rd, 2024

Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MTH1W)

This course explores mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry as well as measurement and geometry. These topics are examined through investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning.

Students will:

  • Examine relationships, which they'll then generalize as equations of lines
  • Determine connections between different representations of a linear relation
  • Explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes
  • Reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems

Programme Dates:  July 29th to August 23rd, 2024

Debate Camp

Debate Camp teaches and develops student skills in parliamentary debate. Campers work together to generate ideas on a selection of new, daily debatable topics. Program highlights include:

  • Multi-level instruction 
  • Programming designed to suit all speaker comfort levels 
  • Teaching ratio of 1:8 
  • 3 debate rounds daily 
  • Programming in public speaking, debate and Model United Nations 
  • Daily indoor and outdoor safe and fun activities 

For more information, visit the Debate Camp website at

Space is limited! Register today!

Day Programme Dates: July 15th-19th, 2024
Boarding Programme Dates: July 14th-20th, 2024

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

Day students: $575/course (Early Bird rate of $555 until January 31st)
Boarding students: $1,975/course (Early Bird rate of $1,775 until January 31st)

11 - 16 years


Programme Costs:

Day Programmes: $1,795/course (unless otherwise stated)

Boarding Programmes: $6,995/course (unless otherwise stated)

Programme Times:

Monday to Friday

9:00am - 3:30pm

Programme DurationEach course runs for a total of 4 weeks.

Due to increased allergy and dietary restrictions we are unable to accommodate snacks. Students are encouraged to bring their own PEANUT/NUT FREE snacks each day.

Additional Information

Programme Rules and Procedures

The following measures will be in addition to our daily programme routines:

  1. All classes will be four-week sessions unless otherwise stated.
  2. A lunch option will be included and offered to our Summer Academy participants in compliance with our Healthy Dining Routines policies and procedures in our on-campus Great Hall dining hall. Daily snacks will not be included. Students are asked to bring nut-free snacks with them daily to enjoy during their breaks.
  3. Visitors, including parents, will not be allowed into any building/facility on the Ridley Campus. All inquiries must be made by phone or email, and arrival and dismissal will take place in designated outdoor areas.
  4. No ­field trips will be offered for any Day Programmes during Summer 2024. 
  5. All other policies (e.g. those with respect to transfers, cancellations and expectations for behaviour) will remain unchanged. Please look for an updated Guide in July 2024 via email. 
Health and Safety Procedures

Based on our accepted practices for Ridley College at the present time, the following Healthy Policies should be expected for Summer 2024:

  • Designated full-time medical staff on hand, in our on-campus Schmon Health Centre, to ensure the safety of our campers and take appropriate measures and monitoring when illness or injury arises.
  • Masks will NOT be required to be worn by staff and/or campers while in attendance at Ridley College Summer Programmes. In addition, students will NOT be required to wear a mask or face covering while engaging in physical activity, sport and select co-curriculars, such as music and indoor curriculum-based activities. *However, we are mask friendly here at Ridley College Summer Programmes, so please be respectful of others who choose to wear a face covering.
  • Everyone will be encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands prior to entry to the programme.
  • Parents should keep their students home if they are feeling unwell and only return after symptoms improve.
  • Campers and groups will utilize individual supplies, equipment and activities where possible.
  • Cleaning and sanitization of equipment and high-touch areas will be ongoing and frequent throughout the daily routines.
Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at [email protected]. Requests for refunds received prior to four weeks before the start date of the programmes will receive a full refund, less an administration fee of 10 per cent. Refund requests received between one and four weeks prior to the start date of the programme are subject to an Administration Fee of 50 per cent of the total fee. Refund requests received less than one week prior to the start of camp will not qualify for a refund.

Pro-rated refunds are not available for days absent, meals not taken or other services not fully utilized. The full session’s fees are due and payable if a child is registered and attends any part of a session.

Any student who exhibits behaviour that is deemed inappropriate by the Summer Programmes Manager will have their participation suspended or terminated without a refund.

Ridley endeavours to provide one week's notice for the cancellation of any week of camp; however, all families will be offered an alternate programme for the same week or a full refund. 

Contact Us

Have questions about our Summer Academy? Contact a member of our team:

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