Summer Programmes

Summer Symphony

The Summer Symphony Boarding Experience offers a full and varied schedule of appreciation and music training that includes:
  • Daily recitals featuring faculty and guest artists
  • Master classes
  • Orchestra, concert band, string ensemble, or choir participation
  • Crafts
  • Concerts
  • Evening rehearsals
  • Chamber music concerts
  • Visits to the Stratford and Shaw Festivals

Summer Symphony Boarding Experience

Members of the teaching faculty are professional musicians and music educators selected for their knowledge and ability to inspire. The teachers are dedicated to creating an environment that instills a joyful appreciation of music and its performance while developing strong technical and ensemble skills. Apprentice staff members are enthusiastic young musicians and many are former campers, eager to blend learning with fun.

Boarding Experience Features

The boarding experience also includes:
  • Shared accommodation in twin-bedrooms
  • Three meals per day, plus daily snacks
  • Day trips to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Shopping at the local outlet mall
  • Visit to Port Dalhousie beach, historic carousel, and the Royal Canadian Henley rowing course
  • Walking tour of downtown St. Catharines, visiting the many cafes and boutiques
  • Daily recreational and sporting activities from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Movie night
  • Sports (ice skating, swimming, soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, basketball, ultimate frisbee)
  • Health insurance while staying on campus

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  • Summer Music Programme

    The daily music programme offers an opportunity for participants to explore their creative outlets through music lessons offered by dedicated professional faculty. Participants who have never studied music have the opportunity to try various instruments to unleash their hidden talents. Experienced musicians enhance their skills through individual and class study, collaboration in small and large ensembles, recreational activities, and performances. The evening and weekend programming further enhances a student’s love of music by exploring educational and fun opportunities to experience music and build lasting friendships with participants from around the globe.

    Week Available

    Session 1 (Ages 8-14): July 2 – 15 

    Cost: $2,999 (does not include flight and transportation to and from Ridley)
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.