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Boarding school fosters a Catholic identity in all aspects of one’s life. Education extends beyond the classroom. Boarding school students encourage each other to stay on task and discuss classroom material at all hours of the day. As such, your child will constantly be surrounded by fellow Christians, sharing a social environment with like-minded individuals of the same faith.
Catholic schools with boarding facilitate a boys' or girls' complete immersion in the Roman Catholic faith. Being in an environment where everyone around them practices the Roman Catholic faith strengthens their faith immensely. Within the halls of boarding schools, children grow in faith an deepen their commitment to the Catholic church and its ideals.
Many faith-based schools, such as Northmount School, a Catholic school in Toronto, Ontario, have substantial portions of the student body that don't adhere to that particular faith. "We talk about how one leads a good life. That's applicable to everyone," says the director of admissions at Northmount. "We are not in the business of converting anyone. Our position is that we want our students to be the best adherents to whatever religion they observe."
While schools provide an education conducted through the lens of basic Christian values, students come from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds. What faith-based schools offer is an enhanced curriculum, one that provides an explicit attention to values, ethics, character, and the students' spiritual life.
Catholic schools offer a full curriculum while also providing a strong foundation in the values, character, and the traditions of Catholicism. In addition to the core curriculum, they typically also have required religion courses.
Below, please find a list of Catholic boarding schools.
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan offers grades 9 to 12, with 50 day and 275 boarding students, and an average class size of 16. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$10,100 to $49,900||HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||10100|
St. Francis High School (est. 1927)
Located in Athol Springs, NY, a small suburban community in the town of Hamburg just south of the city of Buffalo. The 65 acre campus is located 13 miles from the Canadian border directly on the shores of Lake Erie. [View profile]
|Accelerated||$10,620 to $46,000 USD||HighSchools Boys Boarding Day||9999999999|
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)
The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$13,764 to $49,492||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day||13764|
St. Stanislaus College Prep (est. 1854)
St. Stanislaus College Prep is a faith-based school that offers programs from grades 7 to 12 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. [View profile]
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|Standard-enriched||$25,510 to $33,950 USD||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day||25510|
St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$8,900 to $27,400||Elementary MiddleSchools Boys Boarding Day||8900|