- Ridley College
On the ecologically rich and picturesque Niagara Escarpment, in the welcoming lakeside city of St. Catharines, sits Ridley College’s charming 90-acre campus. It is an ideal setting for family, career, and leisure.
Established in 1889, Ridley College has graduated men and women who have led flourishing lives and made significant contributions to their communities. Ridley has maintained a long-standing and global reputation of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Behind these standards is the constant reminder of the needs of others in the school’s motto: Terar Dum Prosim (May I be Consumed in Service). For the past 132 years, Ridley’s vision and approach to learning has produced influential leaders in a wide variety of fields. Today, the school’s student body includes some of the most brilliant young minds from around the globe.
With approximately 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 to be engaged, global citizens. Ridley’s Lower School offers Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, the Upper School consists of Grade 9 to 12 and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only co-educational independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme across all grades. Ridley’s active, global community of 8,000 alumni share a deep connection to each other and to the school thanks to the enriching learning and life-shaping experiences they have received from one of the top independent schools in the nation.