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School Startup

***PLEASE NOTE:  Over the next few weeks, we will continue to update this page with information relevant to the 2020-21 academic year. Please check back for additional updates.



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Upper School Students

On September 8th, NEW Day and Boarding Upper School students—which includes new Grades 9-PG students and Grade 8 graduates—will arrive on campus for move-in, orientation and registration.

On September 9th, the Michaelmas Term officially begins. RETURNING
 Day and Boarding Upper School students—Grades 10-PG—will arrive for move-in, orientation and registration. New Upper School students will continue their orientation and registration.


STUDENT & PARENT WELCOME DAYS
Join us September 8th and 9th for our Welcome Days, where we'll welcome students and parents to campus for registration, activities, tours, and more. For important mitigation information and the event schedule for your grade, please view and download your copy of each day's schedule below.

View Day One: September 8th schedule.
View Day Two: September 9th schedule.

When you arrive on your respective return date, we ask that families follow our Opening Days traffic and parking guidelines for both arrival and departure.

We have also compiled a list of answers to common questions about this year's Welcome Days. 

Read Welcome Days FAQs.
Lower School Students

We are conscious of wanting to de-densify the Lower School on the first two days of school in order to establish clear routines and expectations with all students. We intend to be very organized, and want parents to feel confident in our COVID structures and procedures.

Taking into account the present limits to large gatherings, after thoughtful deliberation, the Lower School will follow the below schedule for Ridley Back to School Welcomes:

On September 8th, Lower School Boarders will arrive for orientation and registration. Grade 7 and 8 students will be invited to campus in either the morning or afternoon (Session 1 or Session 2).

Session 1 - 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: Grade 7 & 8 Welcome
(with one parent only)
Session 2 - 1:00 to 4:00p.m.: Grade 7 & 8 Welcome
(with one parent only)


On September 9th, the Michaelmas Term officially begins. Grades K to 6 students will be invited to campus, in either the morning or afternoon (Session 1 or Session 2)
 
Session 1 - 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 Welcome (with one parent only)
Session 2 - 1:00 to 4:00p.m.: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 Welcome (with one parent only)

*MYP Students will be attending outdoor orientation from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. at Cave Springs.
 (Please note: Parents of day students are requested to drop off their child. You will find the address here.) 
 

When you arrive on your respective return date, we ask that families follow our Opening Days traffic and parking guidelines for both arrival and departure.


From September 9th to 11th, students in
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 will participate in our Ridley Outdoor Activity Retreat (ROAR), an on-campus orientation to break the ice and make new friends.
 
 

New Student Registration


If you are a new student starting at Ridley, the following will take you through a step-by-step process to register.




Upper School Information

List of 10 items.

  • Step 1: Study Permits, Visas and Guardianship

    Most foreign nationals need a study permit and either a Temporary Resident Visa or an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to study in Canada. Please click here to learn more and to begin the application process.
     
    International students at Ridley College for 2020-21 whose primary residence is outside of North America must have a guardian who holds Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency. An international family may identify their own guardian who is English-speaking and over the age of 21. Families who do not have a guardian may wish to use a third-party consultant to provide guardianship. Along with a number of other independent schools in Ontario, Ridley College works with International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) to ensure students are safe and well cared for during their time at the school. For further information, please visit the ISGC website here.
     
    The study permit and visa application process can be complex and lengthy. Please click here to view the processing times for these documents. Ridley College will provide the necessary Letter of Acceptance and statement of account (upon request), to assist with the application. If families require additional guidance with the study permit and visa application process, families may choose to contact ISGC or Ridley College’s Admissions Office.
     
  • Step 2: Activate Enrollment Contract

    Complete the online enrollment contract based on information provided in the email received from enrollment@ridleycollege.com. This email will be sent to you once you have accepted the offer of enrollment and paid the registration fee.
     
    Make the tuition installment payments based on the dates of the payment plan chosen on the contract. 

    Contact:

    business_office@ridleycollege.com
  • Step 3: TigerNET

    TigerNET is Ridley’s student information system (SIS) and is accessed from the 'Login' button located on the homepage of the website.

    All parents are given a unique login and will be able to use the system so they can follow their child(ren)'s academic journey. Once logged in, a parent will also have access to various system logins, forms, handbooks and links that can be found on the Resource Board. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    For students, TigerNET is where they will view their daily schedule, assignments, course material, grades and report cards. Students will be provided with all their login credentials over the summer.

    Take some time to explore our SIS and all that it has to offer our families.

    Have questions? Please reach out to our IT team at helpdesk@ridleycollege.com
  • Step 4: Health Information


    MAGNUS Health System
     
    You will require a Username and Password to login to TigerNET and access your child’s MAGNUS health portal. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    If you require assistance retrieving your login credentials, please contact sara_karklins@ridleycollege.com.
     
    The student’s legal parent or guardian is required to complete the child’s medical information and provide the requested documentation in MAGNUS health prior to the start of the school year.
     
    Only the parent's TigerNET access will open MAGNUS; you are not able to access MAGNUS with your child’s TigerNET login information.
     
    All requirements must be completed by August 15th, 2020.

    The Vital Health Information Report is a school form requested by the Heads of Upper and Lower School that is stored in MAGNUS health. Ridley collects, uses, and discloses Student Health Information in compliance with applicable provincial and federal laws, and keeps Student Health Information strictly confidential, subject to the uses and disclosures authorized in our Privacy Policy or otherwise by law.
     
    Please contact Teresa_stevens@ridleycollege.com with any questions.
  • Step 5: Academics

    1) Consent - Transfer of School Records

    • Ontario Students - Click here to complete the Consent for Transfer of School Records.
    • Out of Ontario Students - Download and complete the Transfer of School Records form. Submit the form to your child's current school authorizing them to send all academic documentation to Ms. Kay Johnson in the Academics Office.

          TSR Form English
          TSR Form Mandarin
          TSR Form German
          TSR Form Russian
          TSR Form Spanish

    2) The Academics Office requires the following documents:

    • Proof of student's legal name (photocopy of birth certificate or passport)
    • A copy of his/her final report card
    • All summer school credit/course information for any current enrollments

    Please send these documents to Ms. Kay Johnson.

    3) Course Selection – In the early spring, you will receive an email from Mrs. Charlene Hutton about booking an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor.
  • Step 6: Uniforms & Books

    New Uniform Purchases
    Uniform fittings are available by appointment only from Wednesday, August 19th through to Monday, September 7th. Please email lara_rootes@ridleycollege.com to book an appointment for a fitting. Uniform fittings take approximately one hour. 

    You can find our Upper School uniform policy here

    Textbook Purchases
    Textbooks will be predominantly offered as online resources this school year. Students will receive instruction from their teachers on how to access the resources for each class. If a physical textbook is required, students will be able to purchase them in Hank’s during the first week of classes.
     
    Contact:
    Mrs. Lara Rootes
    Store Manager
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2243

  • Step 7: Technology

    Students entering the Upper School are part of a mandatory laptop programme and are required to have a MAC Intel based laptop.

    When considering a unit to purchase, we recommend any: 
     
    • 13" MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models with a minimum hard drive size of 256GB.  
     
    This will ensure it supports our software suite along with any of the students' work. Any additional upgrades are completely optional and personal preference.  
     
    Ordering a laptop 
    Ridley’s partnership with Apple allows us to pass on educational discounts to all our families. You can order laptop as well as any other Mac needs through Ridley’s Online Apple Campus store and have it shipped directly to your home. 
     

    Laptop set-up instructions
    Ridley will provide you with all the software you need for your daily learning. For a step-by-step process for installing software on your laptop ahead of your arrival in September, please reference the Pushpage communication which will be sent to your parents inbox in August. 

    Contact:

    helpdesk@ridleycollege.com
  • Step 8: Houses of Ridley

    Following house placement in the spring, the Heads of Houses will reach out with a welcome email and information for the coming school year.

    Dorm packages are now available for sale through Hank's Campus Store. To order a kit with boarding essentials, visit: http://www.shopridley.ca/dorm-packages-and-items-for-dorm-living/Packages can be picked up in Hank’s Campus Store when you arrive at Ridley.
  • Step 9: Family Mentor Programme

    The Family Mentor Programme is made up of current parents who wish to extend a warm welcome to our new families from near and far. If you are new to the school you can expect an email or phone call from one of our family mentors who will be delighted to answer any questions that you may have. Our hope is to provide you and your child with a smooth transition to Ridley life and to encourage relationships within our community.

    Contact:

    Mrs. Hannah Ulrich
    Family Guild Mentor Programme Chair
  • Step 10: Pre-Departure for International Boarders

    While boarders are travelling, we're pleased to offer 24-hour access to our team, who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot while students are in transit. This round-the-clock service will be available from August 10th to 24th via Skype.

    Simply download Skype to your smartphone and add 
    ridleyadmissions to keep in touch.
     
    Book Niagara Airbus or confirm other ground transportation from Pearson Airport to Ridley College. You may find Niagara Airbus Booking Instructions here
     
    Please ensure a copy of your enrollment contract, study permit, tuition receipts, and self-isolation plan are safely packed in your carry-on bag for immigration and customs. You may find a checklist of the documents you will need for travelling here

    A package for international students entering Canada will be sent out by August 1st, 2020. For more information, please download our Return to Campus Information Booklet for International Students.

Lower School Information

List of 10 items.

  • Step 1: Study Permits, Visas and Guardianship

    Most foreign nationals need a study permit and either a Temporary Resident Visa or an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to study in Canada. Please click here to learn more and to begin the application process.
     
    International students at Ridley College for 2020-21 whose primary residence is outside of North America must have a guardian who holds Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency. An international family may identify their own guardian who is English-speaking and over the age of 21. Families who do not have a guardian may wish to use a third-party consultant to provide guardianship. Along with a number of other independent schools in Ontario, Ridley College works with International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) to ensure students are safe and well cared for during their time at the school. For further information, please visit the ISGC website here.
     
    The study permit and visa application process can be complex and lengthy. Please click here to view the processing times for these documents. Ridley College will provide the necessary Letter of Acceptance and statement of account (upon request), to assist with the application. If families require additional guidance with the study permit and visa application process, families may choose to contact ISGC or Ridley College’s Admissions Office.
     
  • Step 2: Activate Enrollment Contract

    Complete the online enrollment contract based on information provided in the email received from enrollment@ridleycollege.com. This email will be sent to you once you have accepted the offer of enrollment and paid the registration fee.
     
    Make the tuition installment payments based on the dates of the payment plan chosen on the contract. 

    Contact:

    business_office@ridleycollege.com

  • Step 3: TigerNET

    TigerNET is Ridley’s student information system (SIS) and is accessed from the 'Login' button located on the homepage of the website.

    All parents are given a unique login and will be able to use the system so they can follow their child(ren)'s academic journey. Once logged in, a parent will also have access to various system logins, forms, handbooks and links that can be found on the Resource Board. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    For students, TigerNET is where they will view their daily schedule, assignments, course material, grades and report cards. Students will be provided with all their login credentials at the start of school.

    Take some time to explore our SIS and all that it has to offer our families.

    Have questions? Please reach out to our IT team at helpdesk@ridleycollege.com
  • Step 4: Health Information


    MAGNUS Health System
     
    You will require a Username and Password to login to TigerNET and access your child’s MAGNUS health portal. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    If you require assistance retrieving your login credentials, please contact sara_karklins@ridleycollege.com.
     
    The student’s legal parent or guardian is required to complete the child’s medical information and provide the requested documentation in MAGNUS health prior to the start of the school year.
     
    Only the parent's TigerNET access will open MAGNUS; you are not able to access MAGNUS with your child’s TigerNET login information.
     
    All requirements must be completed by August 15th, 2020.

    The Vital Health Information Report is a school form requested by the Heads of Upper and Lower School that is stored in MAGNUS health. Ridley collects, uses, and discloses Student Health Information in compliance with applicable provincial and federal laws, and keeps Student Health Information strictly confidential, subject to the uses and disclosures authorized in our Privacy Policy or otherwise by law.

    Students in Grades 7 and up will require a physical exam to be completed by their family doctor.
     
    Please contact Teresa_stevens@ridleycollege.com with any questions.
  • Step 5: Academics

    1) Complete the Consent to Transfer Records (if you are transferring from an Ontario School) and return to the Lower School Office.

    Consent to Transfer Records Form

    2) We require the following documents:

    • Proof of students legal name (photocopy of birth certificate or passport)
    • A copy of his/her final report card

    Contact:

    Mrs. Jodi Battle
    Administrative Assistant, Lower School
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2238
  • Step 6: Uniforms & Books

    New Uniform Purchases
    Uniform fittings are available by appointment only from Wednesday, August 19th through to Monday, September 7th. Please email lara_rootes@ridleycollege.com to book an appointment for a fitting. Uniform fittings take approximately one hour. 

    You can find Lower School Uniform policies for 2020-21 here

    Textbook Purchases (for Grades 4 to 8)
    Textbooks will be predominantly offered as online resources this school year. Students will receive instruction from their teachers on how to access the resources for each class. If a physical textbook is required, students will come to Hank’s with their class to purchase those books.
     
    Contact:
    Mrs. Lara Rootes
    Store Manager
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2243

  • Step 7: Technology

    New Lower School Students

    Lower School students in grades JK-6 will be provided with school owned devices. Students in JK-4 will have designated iPads and students in grades 5-6 will have a laptop assigned to them for daily use.

    Students in grades 7-8 will become part of a mandatory laptop program that requires them to bring their own MAC Intel based laptop.

    When considering a unit to purchase, we recommend any:

    • 13' MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models that has a minimum hard drive size of 256GB. This will ensure it supports our software suite along with any of the students' work. Any additional upgrades are completely optional and personal preference.

    Ordering a laptop
    Ridley’s partnership with Apple allows us to pass on educational discounts to all our families. You can order a laptop as well as any other Mac needs through Ridley’s Online Apple Campus store and have it shipped directly to your home.

    Ridley’s Apple Campus Store

    Laptop set-up instructions (for students with their own laptops)
    Ridley will provide you with all the software you need for your daily learning. For a step-by-step process for installing software on your laptop ahead of your arrival in September, please reference the Pushpage communication which will be sent to your parents inbox in August. 

    Contact:

    helpdesk@ridleycollege.com
  • Step 8: Houses of Ridley

    In the late spring, the Head of Burgoyne House will reach out with a welcome email and information for the coming school year.

    Dorm packages are now available for sale through Hank's Campus Store. To order a kit with boarding essentials, visit: http://www.shopridley.ca/dorm-packages-and-items-for-dorm-living/Packages can be picked up in Hank’s Campus Store when you arrive at Ridley.
  • Step 9: Family Mentor Programme

    The Family Mentor Programme is made up of current parents who wish to extend a warm welcome to our new families from near and far. If you are new to the school you can expect an email or phone call from one of our family mentors who will be delighted to answer any questions that you may have. Our hope is to provide you and your child with a smooth transition to Ridley life and to encourage relationships within our community.

    Contact:

    Mrs. Hannah Ulrich
    Family Guild Mentor Programme Chair
  • Step 10: Pre-Departure for International Boarders

    While boarders are travelling, we're pleased to offer 24-hour access to our team, who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot while students are in transit. This round-the-clock service will be available from August 10th to 24th via Skype.

    Simply download Skype to your smartphone and add 
    ridleyadmissions to keep in touch.
     
    Book Niagara Airbus or confirm other ground transportation from Pearson Airport to Ridley College. You may find Niagara Airbus Booking Instructions here
     
    Please ensure a copy of your enrollment contract, study permit, tuition receipts, and self-isolation plan are safely packed in your carry-on bag for immigration and customs. You may find a checklist of the documents you will need for travelling here

    A package for international students entering Canada will be sent out by August 1st, 2020. For more information, please download our Return to Campus Information Booklet for International Students.

School StartUp Information


For new and returning students.




Upper School Students

List of 8 items.

  • Fees & Payments

    • Before classes begin in September, all accounts must be up-to-date based on the payment plan you have chosen on your enrollment contract.

    • Statements of account can be accessed at any time through the Financial portal with your user code and password. An e-mail will be sent monthly to remind you to review your statement of account for invoices, payments and any balance owing.
     
    • For more details on financial matters see the Financial Guides.

    Contact:

    business_office@ridleycollege.com
  • Health Information

    The Schmon Health and Wellness Centre uses an Electronic Medical Record system called MAGNUS Health to collect and store our students medical information. Ridley collects, uses, and discloses student health information in compliance with applicable provincial and federal laws, and keeps student health information strictly confidential, subject to the uses and disclosures authorized in our Privacy Policy or otherwise by law. 
     
    You will require a Username and Password to login to TigerNET and access your child’s MAGNUS health portal. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    If you require assistance retrieving your login credentials, please contact sara_karklins@ridleycollege.com.
     
    All requirements must be completed in full by August 15th, 2020. 
     
    As an international school, we collect all students' vaccination records and submit these to our local public health office. All students must meet the Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act. This may mean your child may require additional vaccinations outside of your country's vaccination schedule. 
     
    Statement of Conscience or Religious Beliefs Process for children who have not received some or all vaccinations because of philosophical or religious beliefs: 

    Parents who are considering a non-medical vaccine exemption, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires you to have proper documents on file with Niagara Region Public Health. Mandatory documents now include a Vaccine Education Certificate. The Vaccine Education Certificate is obtained once you (the parent or guardian) have watched a mandatory vaccine education module, available only at our local public health office

    Step 1. Call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 to book your mandatory education session with the Public Health Nurse. 

    Step 2. Complete the form and have it signed and stamped by the Commissioner of Oath, Notary Public, or Justice of Peace. A Commisioner of oath is available at the Niagara Region Headquarters by appointment only. Please call 905-685-4225 ext 3224. This is a free service. 

    Step 3. Give the original exemption form to the Niagara Region Public Health office. A copy of these documents will be attached to your childs immunization record at Public Health. It is your responsibility to keep a copy for your records. 

    Please contact Teresa_stevens@ridleycollege.com with questions.
  • Uniforms & Books

    Uniform Purchases
    Uniform fittings are available by appointment only from Wednesday, August 19th through to Wednesday, September 9th. Please email lara_rootes@ridleycollege.com to book an appointment for a fitting. 

    You can find our Upper School uniform policy here

    Textbook Purchases
    Textbooks will be predominantly offered as online resources this school year. Students will receive instruction from their teachers on how to access the resources for each class. If a physical textbook is required, students will be able to purchase them in Hank’s during the first week of classes.
     
    Contact:
    Mrs. Lara Rootes
    Store Manager
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2243
     
  • ROAR: Ridley Outdoor Activity Retreat

    Dates: September 10th & 11th, 2020 
    Times: 8:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.

    All Upper School students will attend an outdoor activity retreat—held on our beautiful Ridley College Campus and the neighbouring Burgoyne Woods—to kick off the new school year. A Virtual Advisory session will take place each morning from 8:30 to 10:00a.m. Students will return to their houses at 10:00p.m. Information on activities and events to come. 

    Contact:
    Ms. Margaret Lech
    Assistant Head of Upper School
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2215
  • Athletics

    As a national leader in physical literacy and sport, Ridley is dedicated to our tradition of quality daily physical activity and athletics. Upper school students are required to participate in a competitive or recreational sport each term. Sport sign-up will take place virtually this term during the first week of school. 
     
    OFSAA Transfer Form 

    Contact:
    Director of Athletics
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2231
     
    Assistant Director of Athletics
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2322
     
  • Laptop Information

    Students entering the Upper School are part of a mandatory laptop programme and are required to have a MAC Intel based laptop. 

    When considering a unit to purchase, we recommend any: 
     
    • 13' MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models with a minimum hard drive size of 256GB.  
     
    This will ensure it supports our software suite along with any of the students' work. Any additional upgrades are completely optional and personal preference.  

    Ordering a laptop 
    Ridley’s partnership with Apple allows us to pass on educational discounts to all our families. You can order laptop as well as any other Mac needs through Ridley’s Online Apple Campus store and have it shipped directly to your home. 
     

    Laptop Set-Up Instructions (for returning students only)
    If you will be using the same laptop that you ended the school year with–you're all set for September. You will already have the software and network access you require.

    If you've purchased a new laptop for September, you will need to install our software suite. For a step-by-step process for installing software on your laptop ahead of your arrival in September, please reference the Pushpage communication which will be sent to your parents inbox in August. 

    Contact:

    helpdesk@ridleycollege.com


  • Campus Life

    Ridley College is a vibrant and busy place, where every student quickly finds his or her niche. All Upper School boarding and day students are directly associated with a residential house. The Houses of Ridley are very unique and are run by highly motivated and dedicated Heads of House. All faculty members are associated with the House system, which allows our students to interact with them outside of the classroom.

    The Houses of Ridley
    Campus Life FAQs

    Packing List - Boarding Boys
    Packing List - Boarding Girls

    Contact:

    Mr. Mick Bett
    Dean of Boarding
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2228
  • Pre-Departure for International Boarders

    While boarders are travelling, we're pleased to offer 24-hour access to our team, who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot while students are in transit. This round-the-clock service will be available from August 10th to 24th via Skype.

    Simply download Skype to your smartphone and add 
    ridleyadmissions to keep in touch.
     
    Book Niagara Airbus or confirm other ground transportation from Pearson Airport to Ridley College. You may find Niagara Airbus Booking Instructions here
     
    Please ensure a copy of your enrollment contract, study permit, tuition receipts, and self-isolation plan are safely packed in your carry-on bag for immigration and customs. You may find a checklist of the documents you will need for travelling here

    A package for international students entering Canada will be sent out by August 1st, 2020. For more information, please download our Return to Campus Information Booklet for International Students.

Lower School Students

List of 8 items.

  • Fees & Payments

    • Before classes begin in September, all accounts must be up-to-date based on the payment plan you have chosen on your enrollment contract.

    • Statements of account can be accessed at any time through the Financial portal with your user code and password. An e-mail will be sent monthly to remind you to review your statement of account for invoices, payments and any balance owing.
     
    • For more details on financial matters see the Financial Guides.

    Contact:

    business_office@ridleycollege.com
  • Health Information

    The Schmon Health and Wellness Centre uses an Electronic Medical Record system called MAGNUS Health to collect and store our students medical information. Ridley collects, uses, and discloses student health information in compliance with applicable provincial and federal laws, and keeps student health information strictly confidential, subject to the uses and disclosures authorized in our Privacy Policy or otherwise by law. 
     
    You will require a Username and Password to login to TigerNET and access your child’s MAGNUS health portal. Click here for instructions on retrieving your login information.
     
    If you require assistance retrieving your login credentials, please contact sara_karklins@ridleycollege.com.
     
    All requirements must be completed in full by August 15th, 2020. 
     
    As an international school, we collect all students' vaccination records and submit these to our local public health office. All students must meet the Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act. This may mean your child may require additional vaccinations outside of your country's vaccination schedule. 
     
    Statement of Conscience or Religious Beliefs Process for children who have not received some or all vaccinations because of philosophical or religious beliefs: 

    Parents who are considering a non-medical vaccine exemption, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires you to have proper documents on file with Niagara Region Public Health. Mandatory documents now include a Vaccine Education Certificate. The Vaccine Education Certificate is obtained once you (the parent or guardian) have watched a mandatory vaccine education module, available only at our local public health office

    Step 1. Call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 to book your mandatory education session with the Public Health Nurse. 

    Step 2. Complete the form and have it signed and stamped by the Commissioner of Oath, Notary Public, or Justice of Peace. A Commisioner of oath is available at the Niagara Region Headquarters by appointment only. Please call 905-685-4225 ext 3224. This is a free service. 

    Step 3. Give the original exemption form to the Niagara Region Public Health office. A copy of these documents will be attached to your childs immunization record at Public Health. It is your responsibility to keep a copy for your records. 

    Please contact Teresa_stevens@ridleycollege.com with questions.
  • Uniforms & Books

    Uniform Purchases
    Uniform fittings are available by appointment only from Wednesday, August 19th through to Wednesday, September 9th. Please email lara_rootes@ridleycollege.com to book an appointment for a fitting. 

    You can find Lower School Uniform policies for 2020-21 here

    Textbook Purchases (for Grades 4-8)
    Textbooks will be predominantly offered as online resources this school year. Students will receive instruction from their teachers on how to access the resources for each class. If a physical textbook is required, students will come to Hank’s with their class to purchase those books.
     
    Contact:
    Mrs. Lara Rootes
    Store Manager
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2243
  • ROAR: Ridley Outdoor Activity Retreat

    Dates: September 9th to 11th, 2020

    Students in Grades JK-8 will participate in an on-campus orientation. Event times and details to come. 

    Contact:
    For Grades 7-8
    Mr. Ben Smith

    For Grades JK-6
    Miss. Marcie Lewis
  • Athletics

    With the changing lifestyles of today, sport has become an area for both competition and recreation. No matter what your athletic ability, we will help you build on your strengths to reach attainable goals.

    View Athletic Brochure.

    Contact:

    Mr. Tobin Ireland 
    Lower School Athletic Director
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2524

  • Technology

    Lower School students in grades JK-6 will be provided with school owned devices. Students in JK-4 will have access to iPads and students in grades 5-6 will have a laptop assigned to them for daily use.

    Students in grades 7-8 will become part of a mandatory laptop program that requires them to bring their own MAC Intel based laptop.

    When considering a unit to purchase, we recommend any:

    • 13' MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models that has a minimum hard drive size of 256GB. This will ensure it supports our software suite along with any of the students' work. Any additional upgrades are completely optional and personal preference.

    Ordering a laptop
    Ridley’s partnership with Apple allows us to pass on educational discounts to all our families. You can order a laptop as well as any other Mac needs through Ridley’s Online Apple Campus store and have it shipped directly to your home.

    Ridley’s Apple Campus Store

    Laptop Set-Up Instructions (for returning students with their own laptops)

    If you already have a laptop and will be using the same one that you ended the school year with–you're all set for September. You will already have the software and network access you require.

    If you've purchased a new laptop for September, you will need to install our software suite. For a step-by-step process for installing software on your laptop ahead of your arrival in September, please reference the Pushpage communication which will be sent to your parents inbox in August. 

    Contact:

    helpdesk@ridleycollege.com
  • School Supplies List

    View the school supplies list for Grades K-8.

    Contact:
    Mrs. Jodi Battle
    Administrative Assistant, Lower School
    (905) 684-1889 ext. 2238
  • Pre-Departure for International Boarders

    While boarders are travelling, we're pleased to offer 24-hour access to our team, who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot while students are in transit. This round-the-clock service will be available from August 10th to 24th via Skype.

    Simply download Skype to your smartphone and add 
    ridleyadmissions to keep in touch.
     
    Book Niagara Airbus or confirm other ground transportation from Pearson Airport to Ridley College. You may find Niagara Airbus Booking Instructions here
     
    Please ensure a copy of your enrollment contract, study permit, tuition receipts, and self-isolation plan are safely packed in your carry-on bag for immigration and customs. You may find a checklist of the documents you will need for travelling here

    A package for international students entering Canada will be sent out by August 1st, 2020. For more information, please download our Return to Campus Information Booklet for International Students.
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.