Why Ridley?
Leadership & Governance

Maria Menechella

• Advancement Committee
• Governance & Nomination Committee (Chair)
Maria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law and Master of Law from the University of the Pacific School of Law. In 2001, she returned to Niagara Falls and joined her family’s hospitality company as Chief Operating Officer. Maria is active in not only the Ridley community, but also within the greater Niagara community. 
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.