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Packard, H. Jeremy

Packard, H. Jeremy
Ridley's sixth Headmaster arrived on campus in 1981 and for eight years continued to build on a tradition of excellence. The physical plant in 1989 was looking better than ever, reflecting Packard's persistent concern in this area. The enlargement of the student body to over 600 students was his proof that a small school could simply not operate effectively to provide the facilities, machinery, and the breadth of course offerings for which the funds from a larger enrolment would allow. The completion of the co-education process which began in 1973 was another major focus of the 1980's. There were seventy girls at Ridley in 1981. In 1989, as Ridley celebrated its centennial under Packard’s leadership, there were 234. Following Ridley, he was President of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania serving from 1990 to 2007. Following his retirement, he was an adjunct professor at Misercordia University and Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. He died at age 78 on December 25, 2016 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
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.