Upper School

Guidance & University Counselling

Prepared for Any Future

Ridley graduates can typically choose where they want to continue their studies from among the most prestigious universities and they are among the first to be selected for prime placements during admissions processes.

Our guidance programme provides the tools and resources students need to open the doors to whichever future they envision, explore all the opportunities available, and realize their full post-secondary potential.

Universities our graduates attend:

Dedicated Guidance for Flourishing Lives

To help students navigate through the many choices they will have beyond graduation, Ridley offers bespoke guidance and university counselling by a team of dedicated, professional counsellors.
Our team of four, full-time guidance professionals provides counselling for students in Grades 8-12 in dedicated offices, which are designed to support meetings with parents, students, and representatives from universities and colleges.
With decades of combined experience in international and domestic post-secondary guidance, our counsellors work one-on-one with each Upper School student to determine his or her goals, strengths and interests. Our university and career readiness software also provides a journal, comprehensive profile, and online application feature for each student, which is accessible to parents online. This process emphasizes the team approach between student, parents, and counsellors.

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    University and College Visits

    Ridley hosts more than 100 universities and colleges on campus each year, giving senior students the oppotunity to explore some or all of their schools of choice.
  • Counselling Resources

    • State-of-the-art resources for careers, enrichment programmes, internships, and gap year options.
    • Career and strengths-based assessment tools.
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  • Counselling Services

    • Academic support and counselling for any student need.
    • Small group and individual meetings.

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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.