Lower School

IB Middle Years Programme

Ridley's IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students in Grades 7 through 10. In Lower School, the MYP is offered to students in Grades 7 and 8.

It provides an intellectually challenging blueprint for learning that encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. As an extension of PYP, the MYP encourages students to connect their studies in traditional subjects with real world issues. It promotes the development of the skills and qualities that will help to shape the global leaders of tomorrow, such as:
  • Communication
  • Intercultural and global understanding
  • Service
This programme is also appropriate for a wide range of learning styles, and it ensures students have a breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups. It also features the study of a second language.  
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.