Boarding Experience

Houses of Ridley

Ten Houses, One Community

Ridley’s ten boarding houses provide all Upper School students and Lower School junior boarders with a place to call home while they are on campus. The houses create a close community of friends and mentors that feels like one big family.

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  • Upper School Boarding

    All Grade 9 to 12 students belong to one of nine boarding houses on campus.
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  • Junior Boarding

    A junior boarding option is available for Lower School students beginning in Grades 5 through Grade 8 at Burgoyne House.

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  • An All-Encompassing Experience

    The houses at Ridley are very unique. Each House has its own personality driven by its community of closely-knit students, Head of House, Assistant Head of House and Residential Dons.
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  • House Management

    Management of each House is a community effort.
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  • 2016-2017 Enrollment Stats

    Enrollment: 665+
    Countries represented: 44+
    International students: 217 (34% of total enrollment)
    Upper School: 479 (68% boarding)
    Lower School: 186 (18% boarding)

    Boarding students: 358
    Day students: 307
    Boys: 52%
    Girls: 48%
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 665 students from 44+ 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 independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.