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Ridley College

Ridley College

PO Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road, St Catharines ON, L2R 7C3, Canada

+1 905 684 1889



Ridley College
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1889
Status Private
Headmaster Mr. J. Edward Kidd
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 667
Day fees per annum CAD$18,500 - CAD$34,950
Domestic Boarders: CAD$62,250
International Boarders: CAD$70,750
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Saralyn Covent
MYP Coordinator Paul O'Rourke
PYP Coordinator Marcie Lewis
Associations CAIS, HMC, NAIS

Canada's leader in positive education, Ridley College is focused on educating the whole child and provides students with the tools that will help them lead flourishing lives. The coeducational boarding school was established in 1889 and is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious, located on a beautiful 90-acre campus in St. Catharines, Ontario. Campus is an hour's drive from Toronto, ten minutes from Niagara Falls, and easily accessible from the Toronto Pearson and Buffalo Niagara International Airports. With nearly 350 boarders, Ridley has the largest CAIS boarding programme in Ontario. Students range from JK through Grade 12 and come from more than 60 countries worldwide.

"World Prep" is what you’ll find here: a forward-looking, rigorous programme that prepares students for university and a promising future. Ridley is one of only three International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum boarding schools in North America, offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. In addition to the IB Programme, Ridley offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a wide range of summer programmes, including the EAL credit course. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills for success, going on to study at some of the top colleges and universities in Canada, the U.S. and beyond.

And in addition to its impressive academics, students experience a diverse co-curricular programme comprised of arts, athletics, leadership development, and community service. For more than 131 years, Ridley College has held true to its motto, Terar Dum Prosim, which translates to "May I be consumed in service." Students have plenty of opportunities year-round to give back to their communities and to explore new interests, cultivate passions and reach their potential in a challenging and supportive environment.

One of the school's defining features is its traditional House system, which integrates both boarding and day students into 10 boarding houses on campus, each of which has its own distinctive identity and sense of community. By incorporating local day students into its boarding programme, Ridley provides each member the opportunity to learn more about global cultures - all while enjoying a uniquely Canadian experience.