Christian Boarding Schools

Christian Boarding Schools

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Give your child a double immersion - in academics and in the Christian religion - with enrollment in a Christian boarding school. Christian boarding schools are academically rigorous, as they have dual curricula: religious and general subjects (i.e. English, math, science, French). Enrolling your son or daughter in a Christian boarding school offers him or her an ideal environment for both learning and spiritual growth. Whether your child is a committed Christian or perhaps showing signs of "slipping," one of these institutions will help guide him or her down a path of self-exploration and critical thought. Christian boarding schools are a great way to strengthen a child’s Christian faith. Parents worried about errant children might also consider troubled teens schools.

Christian boarding schools offer a Christ-centered education that will provide a strong foundation for your child as he or she makes their way through contemporary adult life. Boarding schools also offer the challenges and discipline that give and maintain direction for children.

Many Christian private and boarding schools offer ministry programs where students can reach out to others in service projects that will help them grow as young Christians. Such programs can help your child discover more about himself or herself, growing in both personal faith and self-confidence.

Cultivating a Christian Identity

Boarding school fosters a Christian 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.

Anna, a graduate of an Ontario Christian boarding school puts it this way: "Christian school taught me respect for others and acceptance of different perspectives. There was a clear sense of community and belonging. We always had somewhere to go when it was necessary."

The schools listed here at Our Kids have numerous testimonials from students who have gone on to impressive heights thanks to the discipline they learned and excellent education that they received in a Christian boarding school. Students from such schools are known to perform very well in university and on standardized tests (i.e. LSAT). Consult our listings below to contact school representatives for yourself.

Paying for a Christian Boarding School

Many Canadian provinces will help you pay for a Christian boarding school. Tuition for these institutions might count as a charitable donation for which you will receive tax breaks. Plenty of private Christian boarding schools offer both scholarships and financial aid. Flexible payment plans (i.e. paying tuition over longer installments) might also be available.

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List of Christian Boarding Schools


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Trinity College School (est. 1865)   55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
    (Ward St / Deblaquire St. N)

    • 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (265 students)
    Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $22,950 to $56,950 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 22950 10-17 Port Hope,

    Appleby College (est. 1911)   540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
    (Lakeshore Road West / Fourth Line)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (491 students)
    • Boarding school (273 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $33,510 to $65,980 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33510 12-17 Oakville,

    Lakefield College School (est. 1879)   4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (105 students)
    • Boarding school (260 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $32,000 to $63,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 32000 14-17 Lakefield

    Havergal College (est. 1894)   1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
    (Lawrence Avenue West / Avenue Road)

    • JK to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (860 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $30,820 to $55,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 30820 3-17 Toronto

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)   1025 4 Street North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
    (2nd Street North / 5th Ave North)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    We offer a distinctive evangelical Christ-centered program that begins in the classroom and extends throughout all aspects of the school community. The school boasts a strong Preschool through Grade 12 program.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $325 to $24,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 325 2-17 Three Hills,

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1927)   P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
    (Railway Ave / Rouleau St)

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Boarding school (275 students)
    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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $9,250 to $45,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9250 14-17 Wilcox,

    Collège François-Delaplace (est. 1963)   365 Compton Street East, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0
    (Rue Compton / Rue Principale)

    • 7 to 12 (Girls)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    COLLÈGE FRANÇOIS-DELAPLACE is a private Traditional / academic boarding school in Waterville, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 200 boarding students.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    • Christian
    • Sports-intensive
    $7,950 to $30,300 /year
    Boarding Girls 7950 12-17 Waterville,

    Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)   2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $9,050 to $40,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 9050 11-17 Fort Erie,

    St. Francis High School (est. 1927)   4129 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, New York, 14075
    (Lake Shore Road / Lasalle Ave)

    • 9 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day school (500 students)
    • Boarding school (26 students)
    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.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    • Christian
    $10,620 to $46,000 USD /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 10620 14-17 Hamburg,

    St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)   6101 County Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
    (Concessions Rd 6 S / Hwy 18)

    • 1 to 8 (Boys)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $8,900 to $29,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 8900 6-13 Harrow,

    Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)   298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
    (Bathurst St / St Clair Ave W)

    • JK to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (825 students)
    • Boarding school (80 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $31,190 to $59,100 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 31190 3-17 Toronto,

    Luther College High School (est. 1913)   1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (370 students)
    • Boarding school (100 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $6,590 to $26,620 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 6590 14-17 Regina,

    Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)   200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630
    (Villa Ave / Academy Drive)

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (56 students)
    • Boarding school (269 students)
    Randolph-Macon Academy is located in Front Royal, Virginia. This college-prep school is for grades 6-12. Students develop a strong knowledge base while also building leadership skills and strong positive morals.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    US $14,350 to $40,525 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 14350 11-17 Front Royal,