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Ridley College

Ridley College
2 Ridley Road 
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 7C3 

Phone: 905-684-1889 
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School Information:

Gender: Co-Ed
Grades: JK-12
Boarding: Yes


Annual Tuition Fee (Day):
$20,500 - $35,950
Annual Tuition Fee (Boarding):
$63,950 - $66,950
Financial Assistance:
14% of students received financial aid.

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As Canada's leader in positive education, Ridley College is focused on educating the whole child and providing them with the tools that will help them lead flourishing lives. Founded in 1889, Ridley College is a coeducational boarding and day school located on a beautiful 90-acre campus in St. Catharines, Ontario. An hour drive from Toronto and ten minutes from breathtaking Niagara Falls, the Ridley campus is easily accessible from both Toronto Pearson International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Students range from JK through Grade 12 and come from 60 countries worldwide. With over 375 boarders, Ridley has the largest CAIS boarding programme in Ontario and is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious boarding schools. "World Prep" is what you find here: a forward-looking and rigorous programme that prepares students for a university education 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 our ESL credit course. Ridley graduates go on to study at some of the top colleges and universities in Canada, the United States and internationally, and are equipped with knowledge and skills for success. Beyond academics, students experience a diverse co-curricular programme in the arts, athletics, leadership and, most importantly, community service. For over 129 years, Ridley College has held true to its motto, Terar Dum Prosim, or ?May I be consumed in service.? Opportunities abound for participation in Creativity, Activity, and Service activities year-round and for students to explore new interests, cultivate their passions, and be challenged to reach their potential. One of the defining features of Ridley is the traditional house system, which integrates both boarding and day students into 10 boarding houses on campus, each with its own unique identity and sense of community. By incorporating our local day students into the boarding programme, Ridley provides students with a perfect balance of global cultures and a uniquely Canadian experience.
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Year Founded: 1889
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Campus Size: 90 acres

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School Size: 689
Number of Boarding Students: 379
Boarding Grades: 5-12
Number of Day Students: 310
Day Grades: JK-12
Enrollment By Grade:
Entry into Grade: Number of Students Admitted:
JK 4
SK 10
1 9
2 14
3 10
4 16
5 13
6 28
7 20
8 46
9 63
10 111
11 155
12 130
PG 1

IB Program:
  • IB Geography   
  • IB Biology   
  • IB Business and management   
  • IB Chemistry   
  • IB History   
  • IB Language A1   
  • IB Mathematics IB Music   
  • IB Physics   
  • IB Second language   
  • IB Theatre IB Visual arts    
  • Badminton   
  • Basketball   
  • Dance   
  • Field Hockey   
  • Golf   
  • Gymnastic   
  • Harriers   
  • Hockey   
  • Lacrosse   
  • Rowing   
  • Rugby   
  • Soccer   
  • Softball   
  • Squash   
  • Strength Training   
  • Swimming   
  • Tennis   
  • Track and Field   
  • Volleyball   
  • Yoga   
  • ACTA yearbook   
  • Alzheimer's Society   
  • Amnesty International   
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters   
  • Debating Club   
  • Dog Walking   
  • Duke of Edinburgh   
  • Film Club   
  • Green Tiger   
  • Knitting and Crochet Club   
  • Math Club   
  • Meditation   
  • Out of the Cold   
  • Politics Club   
  • Reach Trivia   
  • Service Dogs   
  • Tiger Post Newspaper   
    Arts and Media:
  • Cadet Band   
  • Choir   
  • Drama Club (two productions a year - a drama or comedy in the fall and a musical in the winter)   
  • Film   
  • Jazz Band   
  • Orchestra   

  • Admissions

    Application Deadline (Day): Rolling
    Application Deadline (Boarding): Rolling
    Interview Required: Yes
    SSAT Required: No
    Application Requirements: Application, Academic Transcript, Interview, Entrance exam