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Ten amazing athletes with boarding school beginnings

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With the launch of ExperienceBoarding.ca, we're celebrating all that makes boarding schools great, while simultaneously dispelling boarding school myths. While there are many misconceptions about boarding school, the ones we're taking on here are the myth that boarding school is completely focused on academics and the myth that boarding school athletics consists only of field hockey and polo.

No other schooling environment allows young athletes to immerse themselves so fully in the varsity sports they love. And they can benefit immensely from that, as shown by the examples below: ten astonishingly good (many of them great) athletes who benefited deeply from time they spent in boarding school before taking on the world. In many cases, these athletes left a unique stamp on the games they played.

Mark Fidrych on Rolling Stone

#10 Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, Major League Baseball pitcher.

Fidrych is renowned as one of the quirkiest pitchers to ever step onto a baseball mound. His spectacular debut year saw him finish one win shy of the magical 20 mark, second in Cy Young Award voting (to Jim Palmer) and as the AL Rookie of the Year. He was also the first athlete to ever appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. Fidrych changed the game of baseball with his curtain calls and handshakes with opponents. Fidrych, who passed away too young in 2009, spent four years at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts.

#9. Scott Frandsen & Dave Calder, Olympic rowing medalists.

These two Brentwood College School grads worked together to achieve a silver medal in the Men's coxless pair at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. You may argue that we're showing our Canadian bias here but the pair presents a perfect example of what can be achieved with the kind of bond that can only form in boarding school. Frandsen had suffered numerous frustrations in international rowing before he reteamed with Calder. While Brentwood's enrollment is never much higher than 400 students at any one time, the school has sent over 20 athletes to the Olympic Games. And by the way, yes, we know we're discussing two athletes here. So then it's eleven amazing athletes.

#8 Jonathan Toews, National Hockey League player.

Toews probably hadn't even found a spot on the mantel for his Olympic hockey gold medal before he was given a Stanley Cup ring as captain of the 2010 Chicago Black Hawks. And he's 22 years old. Toews played with a soon-to-be-legendary lineup at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. Others include up-and-coming stars like Kyle Okposo and Zach Parise to name two (read on). Shattuck-St. Mary's proudly — and deservedly — calls itself a "Center of Hockey Excellence." Seven 2010 hockey Olympians, five men and two women, are among the school's alumni.

#7 Anthony Nesty, Olympic swimming gold medalist.

Nesty won the gold medal in the 100 metre butterfly at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the first black athlete to win gold in the swimming pool. Nesty is a hero in his native Surinam where his accomplishment has been commemorated in numerous ways including the issuing of a stamp, along with gold and silver coins. Although there are boarding school graduates who have won more gold medals in the pool (e.g. Nelson Diebel), Nesty stands as a special example of how international students can thrive in a North American boarding school. He is a graduate of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, ranked top ten in high school athletic programs nationally by Sports Illustrated.

Brian Leetch, boarding school grad

#6 Brian Leetch, National Hockey League player.

Stanley Cup winner, Conne Smythe Trophy winner and NHL Hall of Famer, Leetch attended Avon Old Farms, a boys only boarding school in Avon, Connecticut. According to Legends of Hockey, it was at Avon that he "came into his own." Leetch spent almost his entire career with the New York Rangers; at his retirement ceremony fellow legend Mark Messier dubbed him the "Greatest Ranger of All Time." He is certainly one of the greatest US-born players to ever lace up a pair of skates.

#5 Bob Mathias, Olympic decathlete.

Matthias was a two-time gold medalist in the decathlon who went on to a successful political career. He attended The Kiski School, an all boys boarding school in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, he became the youngest athlete ever to win a gold medal (let alone the prestigious decathlon). Four years later in Helsinki, Mathias won by 912 points, an astonishing margin, becoming the first to ever successfully defend an Olympic decathlon title. That same year, he led the Stanford University football team to a Rose Bowl appearance. Later in life, he served four terms in the United States House of Representatives. He's listed #78 on Sports Century's list of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

Steve Nash, NBA star and boarding school grad

#4 Steve Nash, National Basketball Association player.

A permanent fixture on the floor for the Phoenix Suns, one of a small minority of players in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards, Nash graduated from St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia. A seven time NBA All Star (among many other accomplishments) Nash says St. Michaels was critical to his development as a person and as a player with undeniable leadership qualities. "I really remember how important it was academically for me to meet the standards and be able to go to university, setting up the opportunities that I've had within basketball," he tells us.

Jim Thorpe

#3 Jim Thorpe, Olympic decathlete.

Thorpe, a Native American, is often counted among the greatest athletes of all time (though many such lists have a North American bias). Thorpe won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He also played professional football and baseball. Thorpe was one of many Native Americans forced to attend residential school, in his case the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While the school's legacy is undeniably controversial, Thorpe thrived there under the football tutelage of equally legendary football coach Glenn S. "Pop" Warner. Thorpe was also named the best athlete of the first half of the 20th century by ESPN.

#2 Sidney Crosby, National Hockey League player.

Crosby has pretty much torn up every league he has ever played in (including the National Hockey League in spite of his youth) and many observers are certain that he will someday be listed among the greatest to ever play ice hockey. He has already won the League MVP, the Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal. At the age of 15, Crosby was a member of the Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres team that won the U.S. National Championship and included other names (like Toews, Parise, Okposo and more) who are sure to dominate hockey for the next decade or so. Crosby's boarding era was crucial to his development as it allowed him some temporary anonymity; in his native Nova Scotia, he was a target of jealous opposing players. At Shattuck-St. Mary's, Crosby also made a lifelong friendship with Jack Johnson, now with the St. Louis Blues. While it's tempting to relive Crosby's Golden Goal here, a portrait of his friendship with Johnson and their time at Shattuck demonstrates the unique bonds that can form between boarding school athletes.

Daley Thompson #1

#1 Daley Thompson, Olympic decathlete.

Thompson was crowned the World's Greatest Athlete not once but twice, as the Olympic decathlon champion in 1980 and 1984. Thompson first showed his remarkable athleticism as a student at Farney Close boarding school in Sussex, England. While his accomplishments are similar to those of Mathias, Thompson owns four world records and three Commonwealth titles to go with his two Olympic gold medals. His dominance of the sport in the competitive modern era leads many observers to argue that he is the greatest decathlete - and as logic should dictate, the greatest athlete - ever.

—Jim Huinink
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Robert Land Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (125 students)
Robert Land Academy is a private military-themed boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
  • Traditional
$52,650 to $55,000

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys 52650

Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)  

  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (75 students)
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
SF 54,500


Boarding Coed 54500

St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (738 students)
  • Boarding school (257 students)
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$18,500 to $77,490

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Upper Canada College (est. 1829)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • SK to 12 Boys
  • Day school (1072 students)
  • Boarding school (88 students)
Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our IB graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$32,650 to $64,205

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Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 13000

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
  • Traditional
US $58,227 to US $146,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 58227

St. John's-Kilmarnock School (est. 1972)  

  • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (345 students)
St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,990 to $62,300

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 16990

Trinity College School (est. 1865)  

  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (282 students)
  • Day school (290 students)
Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
  • Waldorf
$24,750 to $57,750

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McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,100 to $26,600


HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 10100

Brookes School Canada (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,400 to $52,550


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 14400

Appleby College (est. 1911)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (273 students)
  • Day school (492 students)
Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
  • Liberal Arts
$36,510 to $72,875

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 36510

St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
  • Traditional
$14,180 to $65,490

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Columbia International College (est. 1979)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$7,383 to $18,000 /semester


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 7383

Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 Girls
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
Located in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School is an all-girls day and boarding school inspiring students in Grades 4-12. For nearly 150 years, Trafalgar Castle girls have become women of impact. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$22,545 to $59,515


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 22545

St. George's School (est. 1930)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (110 students)
St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary, Toronto
  • Traditional
$22,450 to $68,085


HighSchools Boarding Boys 22450

Lakefield College School (est. 1879)  

  • Lakefield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (265 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
LCS offers world-class programming (Grades 9 -12) designed to meet the strengths of each student while encouraging growth through a school-wide Leadership, Character and Values program and enriched boarding experiences. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$32,800 to $65,400

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HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 32800

Branksome Hall (est. 1903)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (66 students)
  • Day school (900 students)
Branksome Hall is an all girls school in Toronto, from JK to Grade 12, including 56 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,995 to $31,245 for day students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$32,570 to $64,305


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls 32570

Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (214 students)
  • Day school (46 students)
Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$24,000 to $55,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 24000

Rosseau Lake College (est. 1967)  

  • Rosseau, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (31 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
Rosseau Lake College - The Personalized Learning Community Clearer personal goals- Diverse learning strategies- collaborative problem solving - Focus on building skills and competencies for the future. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Progressive
$10,100 to $51,100

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Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)  

  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • Day school (10 students)
We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$23,600 to $71,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 23600

Stanstead College (est. 1872)  

  • Stanstead, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (75 students)
  • Boarding school (171 students)
Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$21,500 to $63,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 21500

Pickering College (est. 1842)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (125 students)
  • Day school (315 students)
Pickering College's fully-integrated Global Leadership Program (JK to Grade 12) inspires students to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change with the confidence, knowledge and skills to shape the future. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$25,785 to $65,170


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 25785

Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • Boarding school (450 students)
Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a full boarding school that enrolls 600 students. Tuition starts at $15,500. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
  • Traditional
$19,150 to $38,450


HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed 19150

Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

  • Montverde, Florida
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (325 students)
  • Day school (891 students)
Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
US $7,875 to US $51,350


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7875

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,900 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 9900

Havergal College (est. 1894)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$32,750 to $59,875

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North Star Academy   

  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$12,400 to $27,400

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 12400

Great Lakes Christian High School (est. 1952)  

  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Coed
  • Boarding school (52 students)
  • Day school (62 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • Homestay school (16 students)
Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$5,750 to $39,300


HighSchools Boarding Day Boarding Homestay Boys Coed 5750

Fulford Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
Fulford Academy is a day/boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 12. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$14,120 to $58,915


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 14120

TAIE International Institute (est. 1998)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (400 students)
TAIE International Institute offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, University Preparation Courses and English as a Second Language. Flexible schedule and monthly enrollment at the best location in downtown Toronto [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
$23,000


HighSchools Boarding Coed 23000

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)  

  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Notre Dame is a private, independent co-educational high school with an exceptional educational & boarding experience with a balance of strong academic, athletic and spiritual growth in a safe & caring prairie community. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,100 to $49,900


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10100

A+ World Academy (est. 2015)  

  • World-wide travel
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (62 students)
A+ World Academy is a boarding school on a Ship. Up to 60 students in grades 11 and 12 live and work the 90 year old Norwegian Tall Ship, ‘Sørlandet’, while they take AP classes and travel the world. [View profile]
  • Traditional
EUR €62,900

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Boarding Coed 62900

Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

  • Rindge, New Hampshire
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (25 students)
A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
US $60,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys 60000

Rosthern Junior College (est. 1905)  

  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (3 students)
  • Day school (36 students)
  • Boarding school (38 students)
RJC offers a program of academic excellence for students in grades 10-12 from any faith or culture. Students are challenged to serve, teach and learn, encourage, share, lead and above all offer each other mercy and love. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,435 to $25,350

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Homestay Day Boarding Coed 7435

St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (253 students)
  • Day school (386 students)
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$35,120 to $63,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys 35120

Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed/Girls
  • Day school (209 students)
  • Day school (161 students)
  • Boarding school (97 students)
Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$6,250 to $46,700

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed Girls 6250

Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)  

  • World-wide travel
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (60 students)
Class Afloat - West Island College International offers leading experiential education opportunities for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students. Students attend classes aboard a majestic tall ship, exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$52,000


Boarding Coed 52000

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)  

  • New York, New York
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (635 students)
  • Boarding school (115 students)
Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 9999999999

Kells Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (40 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students. We offer boarding facilities & separate Elementary,Middle and High School campuses. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$14,550 to $37,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 14550

Briercrest Christian Academy (est. 1946)  

  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (85 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
BCA combines a private Christian school experience with the best of public education and Saskatchewan curriculum. Our small school shares facilities with Briercrest College and Seminary on a campus of 900 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
$3,075 to $32,155

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HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 3075

Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (70 students)
Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$27,200 to $67,900


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 27200

Bronte College (est. 1991)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (380 students)
  • Day school (20 students)
Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 30 countries. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,830 to $34,190


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 13830

UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (200 students)
The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
58,000

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Boarding Coed 58000

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,400 to $40,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 16400

The Gow School (est. 1926)  

  • South Wales, New York
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (15 students)
  • Boarding school (135 students)
The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
US $46,000 to US $64,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 46000

Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (64 students)
  • Boarding school (5 students)
  • Homestay school (13 students)
We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$12,475 to $18,795


HighSchools Day Boarding Homestay Coed 12475

King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)  

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (215 students)
  • Day school (135 students)
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,250 to $57,200


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 18250

Princeton Academy of Canada (est. 2000)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Princeton Academy is a reputable private high school that offers high school credits from grades 9-12 to those who are working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The average class size is about 8-15 students [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,000 to $18,800


HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 10000

Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)  

  • Buffalo, New York
  • 9 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
Independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our STEAM curriculum is unique, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Located in Buffalo, NY, girls access the best of city living. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
US $21,900 to US $52,750


HighSchools Boarding Day Girls 21900

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

  • Coconut Creek, Florida
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1296 students)
  • Boarding school (325 students)
North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
US $24,200 to US $59,950


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 24200

The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (825 students)
  • Boarding school (75 students)
Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Progressive
$32,060 to $60,730

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32060

Ridley College (est. 1889)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (319 students)
  • Boarding school (379 students)
Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,500 to $65,700


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 16500

Luther College High School (est. 1913)  

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • Day school (355 students)
Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,550 to $32,310

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HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7550

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed 9700

Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)  

  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (145 students)
  • Day school (130 students)
Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students and an outstanding supportive community. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$20,110 to $54,090


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 20110

College Bourget   

  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$4,700 to $35,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 4700

Alpine Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Erda, Utah
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (70 students)
Alpine Academy isn't just a school, it is an experience that prepares young women for life beyond our campus. Students learn to engage in not only academics, but also family, community, and interpersonal relationships. [View profile]
  • Traditional
US $120,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Girls 120000

Ashbury College (est. 1891)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$26,300 to $64,700


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed 26300

Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)  

  • Front Royal, Virginia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (312 students)
There is a power within you. The power to soar above self-imposed limitations, to create something new, to become a leader. Come explore Randolph-Macon Academy, and discover The Power of Rise. [View profile]
  • Traditional
US $14,350 to US $40,525


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed 14350

Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)  

  • Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Homestay school
Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel, Vancouver, Ottawa
  • Traditional
$9,672 to $24,120


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Coed 9672

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$4,500 to $10,700


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 4500

Dewey Institute   

  • Bracebridge, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (130 students)
We uphold and pursue a pragmatic, balanced education with an emphasis on art, sports and music to cultivate talents to lead the new century. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$20,000 to $35,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed 20000

Landmark East School (est. 1979)  

  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$27,900 to $64,900


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 27900

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$6,900 to $44,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 6900

Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)  

  • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Boarding school (10 students)
  • Day school (270 students)
SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
  • Traditional
$3,580 to $28,480


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 3580

London International Academy (est. 2002)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Coed/Girls
  • Boarding school (175 students)
  • Day school (5 students)
  • Boarding school (175 students)
A Canadian Private Secondary Co-ed Boarding school, located in downtown London, Ontario. LIA offers academic courses from Grades 9-12 and is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,200 to $41,900


HighSchools Boarding Day Boarding Boys Coed Girls 9200

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • Boarding school (18 students)
  • Day school (230 students)
Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,795 to $52,814


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls 16795

Brentwood College School (est. 1923)  

  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (415 students)
  • Day school (108 students)
Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $25,700 to $66,000. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
  • Progressive
$27,000 to $69,600

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HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 27000

Admiral Farragut Academy (est. 1933)  

  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (315 students)
Admiral Farragut Academy is located in beautiful, sunny, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. Farragut is a military style school offering unique classes such as Aviation, Scuba, and AP Capstone. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
US $51,800


HighSchools Boarding Coed 51800

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