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Bishop, Arthur Leonard OR'12

Bishop, Arthur Leonard OR'12
Bishop’s student years at Ridley were 1907 to 1912. Going on to the Royal Military College, he commissioned in the Middlesex Regiment. Wounded in France in 1916, Bishop returned to England and was a Major by 1919. He commanded the Fifth Infantry Brigade during the Second World War and rose to the rank of Colonel.

Bishop was well known in Canada, becoming president of the Canadian Club, director of the Imperial Bank and a leading director in several other major commercial enterprises. He was invited to join the Ridley Board of Governors in 1924 and was part of the leadership that guided the school safely though the years of the Depression. During his time as Governor, three quarters of the school's present buildings were constructed, culminating appropriately in Arthur Bishop House.

Bishop's connection with the school lasted more than sixty years, with forty-four of them spent as Governor. He was president of the Board of Governors from 1951-63 and then President Emeritus until his death in 1968.
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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.