Making A Difference

Defining an Enduring Legacy

Community and service are the cornerstones of the Ridley College experience. Beyond the classrooms, athletic facilities, arts centres, and houses, the Ridley experience is all about inspiring students to lead flourishing lives within a community; lives enriched by service and giving.

Alumni, parents, and faculty contribute to the definition of the Ridley experience every year with generous donations. Together, these donors maintain the Ridley legacy that has endured for more than 125 years.

—Maria Menechella, Parent

“Financial assistance allows students from differing backgrounds, skill sets and cultures to come together, develop and strengthen their character, find their passion and be part of something special and exciting. We are all part of this group we call the Ridley family. It’s our responsibility to help these students become leaders while at Ridley and in the global community.”

Supporting Ridley

The generosity of our donors is what makes a day in the life of each Ridley student second to none. It helps keep the school strong, allows us to accomplish our goals as an institution, and ensures that we can continue to inspire flourishing lives that will transform our globe.

All gifts have an impact on our students while they are at Ridley and long after they graduate. Donations to Ridley enable us to manage our daily operations, improve our facilities, and enhance our athletic, arts, and other diverse programmes. More importantly, without our ample scholarship and bursary programme, the legacy of a Ridley education would not be possible for many talented and deserving students.

—Arwyn ‘16

“As a Ridley student of seven years, I feel as if I have heavily benefitted from all that Ridley has to offer, and this would not be possible without the scholarship I was awarded upon my entrance to the school. I can say with confidence that Ridley has not only changed me as a person, but has helped me to develop into the young woman I am today. I have donors to thank for that.”

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    Enabling the Ridley Legacy

    Ridley College is a non-profit institution funded entirely by tuition fees and the generous contribution of our global community of parents, faculty, and more than 8,000 alumni around the world.
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  • A Partnership Approach

    Each year, our Development Office partners with the Ridley community of alumni, parents, and faculty to ensure the Ridley legacy continues to endure. Contact the Development Office to make a gift that will have a lasting impact on a flourishing life.

    905-684-1889 or toll-free at 1-800-590-6569
  • Annual Report

    Our Annual Report keeps the Ridley College community informed about how gifts and donations contribute to our mission to prepare meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.
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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.