Ridley College

About Us

We invite you to consider what the Ridley experience would mean to you: a ticket to the world in your hand, the keys to knowledge in your pocket, true friends by your side, and the resources of a legacy at your back. Ridley is a school of the world that prepares students for the world. We have forged a global identity among independent schools by bringing together influences from Great Britain, the United States, and our own prestigious Canadian heritage.

“World Prep” is what you find here: an education, programme, and faculty that are born of the new world yet built on our classical roots to offer students a forward-looking and rigorous university preparatory education relevant to the most selective college and universities around the globe.  Recent graduates have been offered admission to the University of Toronto, McGill, Princeton, Harvard, Penn, the University of Virgina, NYU, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Hong Kong, Edinburgh University, St. Andrew’s, and many more.

Beyond the academic program is a diverse extracurricular activity programme in the arts, athletics, leadership and, most importantly, service. For over 125 years, Ridley College still holds close to its motto, Terar Dum Prosim, or “May I be consumed in service.” Opportunities for students include 14 interscholastic sports and over 75 student clubs and organizations. The many student clubs available include newspaper, chapel servers, pilot ground school, fencing, powerboat licensing, skeet shooting, art curators and many more. Finally, a number of leadership opportunities exist for students to pursue, both within the clubs but also leadership in the houses and School Prefects.

Ridley’s historic campus is located 45 minutes from the Toronto Airport and sits near Lake Ontario, a few minutes from Niagara Falls. With over 300 boarders from over 30 countries, Ridley is Ontario’s largest boarding programme and the second largest in Canada. The campus is 108 acres with the newest facilities, including a new athletic complex opened in 2010, ten residential houses for boarding students, playing fields, labs, two theatres and modern classrooms with the latest technology.

We welcome the opportunity to host you on campus and assist you in discovering the legacy of a Ridley education. Lace up your skates and enjoy our new $15 million rink. If theatre is what you love, talk with our drama students who produced two snappy shorts in the Fall – ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ and ‘The Audition’ and in the winter brought the musical ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ to the stage. Try your hand at the controls of our robot in the new Robotics Lab. Go to Biology class and learn how to made E-Coli glow using DNA from a jellyfish! Attend a House meeting and meet potential friends from across the globe. Talk to our university placement experts. Take a tour. Picture yourself here.

For now, join us on Facebook and get some insight to get you started, visit us at www.ridleycollege.com or email us at admissions@ridleycollege.com. We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to this legacy that could be yours.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Ridley College has a very diverse international student population with students from over 40 countries attending
  2. With ten houses on campus, Ridley College has the second largest boarding programme in Canada
  3. Ridley College offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
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