Lower School
Student Life

Structured Athletic Programmes

Our athletic programme is structured to ensure essential daily physical activity takes place as part of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model recommended by Sport for Life Canada.

The programme exposes students to a variety of sports as a foundation for engaging in sport for life and provides a clear path to better sport, greater health, and higher achievement.

The LTAD model outlines seven stages of physical activity in which children and adults should engage throughout their lives in order to be active, stay active, and reach the greatest heights of sport achievement. Healthy competition and striving for excellence are part of the process, but the programme is structured to foster a desire to maintain lifelong physical activity.

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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.