Upper School

Student Life

Living and Learning as Part of a Wider Community

Upper School life at Ridley offers all students an opportunity to interact and engage with a community of international students from a variety of cultures around the world.

— Kai Scott ‘17, Grade 12

Even though I’m a day boy, house life is part of the Ridley life that I like to be a part of. Houses become like big families, and this makes it really fun to spend time in the evenings talking and hanging out with your housemates. The comfortability that the house setting gives students makes it easy for us to relax and be a bit more open and I think that this makes it a really important part of the Ridley existence.”

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  • Houses of Ridley

    Student life is centred around Ridley’s nine Upper School boarding Houses.
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  • Weekend Programme

    Ridley is dedicated to ensuring Upper School students (both boarding and day) have the ability to participate in a wide variety of leisure activities on and off campus.
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  • Leadership

    Throughout the school year, Ridley provides all students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills they can take with them beyond graduation.
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  • Cadets

    Students also have the opportunity to be part of the Ridley Cadets programme.
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  • Chapel

    The Ridley College Memorial Chapel is central to student life in the Upper School. It is where students, faculty, and staff gather to share important and significant moments in their lives: moments of joy, uncertainty, and sorrow.
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  • Health Centre

    The Schmon Health Centre promotes the prevention of disease and injury and provides health teaching and guidance for the Ridley community so that everyone on campus can attain and maintain the highest level of wellness: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically.
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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.