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Throughout the school year, Ridley provides all students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills they can take with them beyond graduation.

The Green Star leadership programme is mandatory for all Grade 9 and new Grade 10 students. After Green Star, students are encouraged to participate in the Red, Silver, and Gold Star leadership programmes, which expand on the leadership skills learned in the earlier grades. Each programme encourages students to become a cohesive group and to develop leadership skills.

The most challenging form of leadership is available to students who act as Prefects. A Prefect is:

• The voice of the student body
• Visible, approachable, and encourages and fosters school spirit
• Establishes a positive tone
• Presents an example of ideal student conduct
• Organizes events for the entire student body

Prefects are visible within the Houses and around the school and students are encouraged to seek them out for advice and guidance.
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.