Summer Programmes

ESL Programmes

The Ridley College legacy of academic excellence continues with ESL summer boarding programmes tailored for participants ages 9 to 17.

English Second Language (ESL) Programmes

Our programmes will help participants develop English language reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills.

Registration deadline: May 15, 2017

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  • ESL Camp Experience

    Our ESL Camp Experience is designed for participants aged 9 to 17 with a beginner or intermediate level of English proficiency. Participants learn writing, reading, comprehension, and speaking skills in the classroom and by participating in fun sports and activities around the campus.

    Weeks Available

    Session 1: July 2 - 22
    Session 2: August 6 - 26

    Duration: 3 weeks
    Cost per session: $4,999

  • ESL Summer Credit Programme

    Our ESL Summer Credit Programme is designed for participants ranging in age from 13 to 17 with an intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. The programme is delivered through an experiential learning approach with a combination of classroom time and cooperative group activities. Participants also have an opportunity to develop their language skills by participating in afternoon and weekend excursions, which include trips throughout the Niagara Region and into Toronto. As part of this programme, participants have the opportunity to write for the BO/CO/DO test which will be determined through diagnostic evaluation. Upon successful completion of the programme student’s will receive an Ontario Ministry Credit.

    Type: Boarding
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Date: August 1 - 26
    Cost per session: $5,250

All our boarding programmes include:

  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff
  • Shared accommodation in twin-bedrooms
  • Three meals per day and daytime and evening snacks
  • Health insurance while staying on campus
  • Daily co-curricular activities after school from 4:30pm - 5:30pm, including sports, swimming, skating, use of the strength centre, arts and crafts, and much more
  • Evening and weekend excursions such as: Niagara Falls, shopping at the local outlet mall, visits to Port Dalhousie and Crystal Beach, walking tour of downtown St. Catharines, movie nights, Canada’s Wonderland, CN Tower, and shopping in Toronto

Refund Policy

Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at All cancellations received prior to May 15, 2017 will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total programme cost. If visa is denied full refund less 10% of programme costs will be issued. Cancellations after May 15, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.
Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 50+ 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.