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Coed Boarding Schools




On this page we cover coed boarding schools. For a complete guide to boarding schools, including information about admissions, please see our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of coed boarding schools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition

  4. Compare boarding schools

  5. Coed boarding schools
  6. Further resources


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  • Neuchâtel Junior College
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Chamberlain International School
  • Lakefield College School
  • Appleby College
  • Trinity College School
  • The Thinnox Academy
  • McDonald International Academy
  • Bond Academy
  • Brookes Shawnigan Lake
  • Columbia International College
  • Stanstead College
  • Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
  • Bishop's College School
  • Rothesay Netherwood School
  • Fulford Preparatory College
  • Rosseau Lake College
  • Niagara Christian Collegiate
  • King's-Edgehill School
  • Arts and Science Academy of Canada
  • The Gow School
  • Southwestern Academy
  • North Star Academy
  • THINK Global School
  • Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
  • Landmark East School
  • Luther College High School
  • Bronte College
  • J. Addison School
  • Collège Rivier
  • Quetico College School
  • Pickering College
  • London International Academy
  • Bodwell High School
  • Class Afloat - West Island College International
  • Ridley College
  • Foxcroft Academy
  • North Broward Preparatory School
  • Brentwood College School
  • Oxford Tutorial College
  • Trillium School
  • Ashbury College
  • Caribbean International Academy -St. Maarten
  • Venta Preparatory School
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • Nile Academy
  • Blyth Academy London
  • Kells Academy
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
  • Prairie Christian Academy
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Fulford Academy
  • Canadian International Hockey Academy
  • Blyth Academy Global High School
  • St. John's-Ravenscourt School

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)

  • Neuchâtel, NE
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and elsewhere. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$29,000 to $54,500

St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
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
Standard-enriched$17,235 to $61,590

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 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
Student-paced

Lakefield College School (est. 1879)

  • Lakefield, Ontario
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$32,000 to $63,500

Appleby College (est. 1911)

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched$33,510 to $65,980

Trinity College School (est. 1865)

  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched$22,950 to $56,950

The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
The Thinnox Academy is a Mississauga private high school with a focus on technology, engineering and design. Graduates stand out from their peers when applying into University or College. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$10,017 to $12,320

McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • 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
Accelerated$16,800

Bond Academy (est. 1978)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool 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]
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched

Brookes Shawnigan Lake

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
Brookes Shawnigan Lake, an IB boarding school on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 7 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$9,500 to $44,500

Columbia International College (est. 1979)

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school (1700 students)
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$2,300

Stanstead College (est. 1872)

  • Stanstead, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Boarding school (160 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
Standard-enriched$20,800 to $60,200

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)

  • Belleville, Ontario
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (10 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for JK-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-paced$110 to $65,000

Bishop's College School (est. 1836)

  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Boarding school (190 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
Standard-enriched$18,200 to $55,800

Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)

  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (131 students)
  • Boarding school (149 students)
Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$20,110 to $54,090

Fulford Preparatory College (est. 2012)

  • Merrickville, Ontario
  • 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
Fulford Preparatory College offers grade 11, 12 and University Qualification Year programs to students preparing for successful admission to degree programs in the world's top universities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$52,200

Rosseau Lake College (est. 1967)

  • Rosseau, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (33 students)
  • Boarding school (62 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]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$9,400 to $47,500

Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)

  • Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding 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]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$9,320 to $23,650

King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Boarding school (205 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
Accelerated$17,350 to $51,950

Arts and Science Academy of Canada (est. 2003)

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched$10,000 to $31,000

The Gow School (est. 1926)

  • South Wales, New York
  • 7 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]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$63,600

Southwestern Academy (est. 1924)

  • San Marino, California
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (34 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
Southwestern Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school with a location in San Marino, California and Rimrock Arizona. We offer small class instruction with personalized lessons and an international student body. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$19,850 to $48,850

North Star Academy

  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school
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]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$6,000 to $31,500

THINK Global School (est. 2009)

  • New York, New York
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (46 students)
THINK Global School is a traveling high school where you’ll live and study in a different country every semester, combining a top-notch education with place-based learning in four countries per year. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$79,000

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1927)

  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched

Landmark East School (est. 1979)

  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Landmark East School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades three to 12 in Wolfville. Its average class size is four to nine students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-paced$26,000 to $48,000

Luther College High School (est. 1913)

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$6,590 to $26,620

Bronte College (est. 1991)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Boarding school (375 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
Standard-enriched$12,810 to $15,400

J. Addison School (est. 2002)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Boarding school (100 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]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$9,444 to $40,800

Collège Rivier (est. 1870)

  • Coaticook, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Rivier is a college that welcomes students from secondary 1 to 5 (boarding and day school). Parents and students choose Rivier because it provides quality and personalized education in a warm family environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$2,985 to $22,500

Quetico College School (est. 2013)

  • Atikokan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (10 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
Technologically savvy classroom facilities combine with caring teachers to help ensure you are headed towards life goals that include knowledge, skill and responsibility. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$16,000 to $28,000

Pickering College (est. 1842)

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (103 students)
Pickering College's 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
Standard-enriched$24,040 to $61,240

London International Academy (est. 2002)

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school (375 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
Standard-enriched$2,300 to $2,400

Bodwell High School (est. 1991)

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (378 students)
Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a full boarding school that enrolls 600 students. Tuition starts at $15,000. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$18,150 to $34,200

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

  • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
  • 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
Standard-enriched$36,000 to $57,500

Ridley College (est. 1889)

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (307 students)
  • Boarding school (358 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
Standard-enriched$14,500 to $60,900

Foxcroft Academy (est. 1823)

  • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (352 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
Day & Boarding school with all boarding for International students Academic & Sports Grade 9 - 12 Tuition International $41,000 USD [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched$22,000 to $41,000

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)

  • Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • Boarding school (330 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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$24,200 to $58,000

Brentwood College School (est. 1923)

  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (114 students)
  • Boarding school (398 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 $23,300 to $57,500. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$23,800 to $60,500

Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)

  • Oxford,
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level and GCSE tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$33,255 to $39,447

Trillium School (est. 1991)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Accelerated$9,400 to $33,000

Ashbury College

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • 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]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$22,440 to $52,300

Caribbean International Academy -St. Maarten (est. 2003)

  • Cupecoy, St. Maarten
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school (8 students)
Caribbean International Academy provides a world class private Ontario education in the most idyllic of places: The island of St. Maarten. CIA fosters an optimal learning environment for all students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$9,130 to $32,645

Venta Preparatory School (est. 1981)

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched

New Mexico Military Institute (est. 1891)

  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (843 students)
The New Mexico Military Institute offers a rich history and tradition of educating tomorrow’s leaders through a program of strong, challenging academics, leadership preparation, and character development. [View profile]
    $13,629 to $20,065

    Nile Academy (est. 2005)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (100 students)
    Nile Academy offers small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,000 to $28,500

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)

    • London, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (64 students)
    • Boarding school (5 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
    Standard-enriched$1,895 to $18,795

    Kells Academy (est. 1978)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 11 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers programs from Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$15,250

    Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)

    • Front Royal, Virginia
    • 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,350 to $40,525

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)

    • Three Hills, Alberta
    • 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$325 to $24,500

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (440 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
    Standard-enriched$25,500 to $61,200

    Fulford Academy (est. 2002)

    • Brockville, Ontario
    • 7 to 10 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (100 students)
    Fulford Academy is a boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 10. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched

    Canadian International Hockey Academy (est. 2011)

    • Rockland, Ontario
    • 8 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (5 students)
    • Boarding school (80 students)
    The Canadian International Hockey Academy is Eastern Canada's Premier Hockey Prep School recruiting, educating and training students-athletes in grades 8 to 12 from around the world. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$17,500 to $44,900

    Blyth Academy Global High School (est. 2014)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 11 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    Offering Grade 11 and 12 programs and suitable for gap years, Blyth Academy Global High School provides access to the natural, historical, artistic, and scientific wonders of Europe, Australasia, and Central America. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$26,180 to $49,675

    St. John's-Ravenscourt School (est. 1820)

    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • K to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (790 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    SJR is the world’s leading school in Debating and Public Speaking. It has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and three math olympiads. The School's graduates average a 98% university acceptance rate. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • Reggio Emilia
    Accelerated$16,890 to $49,440




    Our boarding school guide has advice specific to finding boarding schools in Canada. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options) we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school.

    Private school expos

    Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. All expos are held in the fall at a number of centres across Canada. There are three expos hosted in Ontario, one in Toronto, one in Halton-Peel, and one in Ottawa. Expos are also held each fall in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. All are opportunities to speak with administrators from leading boarding schools within the regions in which the expos are held.

    Parent discussion forum

    Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids private school discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics around gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and schools to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

    Upcoming open house events

    Attending open houses is obviously a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to boarding programs, refer to our main boarding school hub.

    School nameDateLocation
    J. Addison SchoolMarch 14, 2017 9:00 amJ. Addison School
    2 Valleywood Drive Markham Ontario L3R 8H3
    Blyth Academy LondonMarch 24, 2017 9:00 amBlyth Academy London
    441 Ridout Street North London Ontario N6A 2P6
    Blyth Academy LondonApril 08, 2017 10:00 amBlyth Academy London
    441 Ridout Street North London Ontario N6A 2P6
    J. Addison SchoolApril 08, 2017 10:00 amJ. Addison School
    2 Valleywood Drive Markham Ontario L3R 8H3
    Rothesay Netherwood SchoolApril 28, 2017 3:00 pmRothesay Netherwood School
    40 College Hill Road Rothesay New Brunswick E2E 5H1
    Lakefield College SchoolApril 29, 2017 10:00 amLakefield College School
    4391 County Road 29 Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0
    Nile AcademyMay 06, 2017 10:00 amNile Academy
    135 Plunkett Road Toronto Ontario M9L 2J7




    Broadly speaking, the cost of boarding reflects the cost private school tuition in general, though with premiums added to cover housing and meals.

    Many schools offer financial aid, including scholarships and bursaries. Financial aid is needs-based, and financial aid programs are created as a means of broadening the student base and attracting students, independent of means, who will contribute most to the culture of the school. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive schools provide the most aid.

    You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide.

    Below you'll find the range of costs at coed baording schools:

     
    Tuition (baording school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    St. Michaels University School$47,075 to $61,59020%K - 12$11,685
    Lakefield College School$57,000 to $63,50025%9 - 12
    Appleby College$55,020 to $65,98017%7 - 12$26,300
    Trinity College School$38,950 to $56,95025%9 - 12$20,000
    The Thinnox Academy25%9 - 12$5,000
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake$35,900 to $44,50010%7 - 12$5,000
    Stanstead College$48,100 to $60,20030%7 - 12
    Bishop's College School$48,300 to $55,80040%7 - 12
    Rothesay Netherwood School$35,550 to $54,09028%6 - 12$15,500
    Rosseau Lake College$22,220 to $47,5005%7 - 12
    King's-Edgehill School$40,750 to $51,95033%6 - 12$15,000
    Arts and Science Academy of Canada$28,000 to $31,00020%1 - 12$1,000
    The Gow School$63,60030%7 - 12$22,000
    Southwestern Academy$39,900 to $48,85028%6 - 12$15,000
    North Star Academy$24,000 to $31,5007 - 11
    THINK Global School$79,00010 - 12
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
    Landmark East School$41,000 to $48,00050%3 - 12$7,000
    Luther College High School$17,410 to $26,620
    Collège Rivier$7,055 to $22,50010%8 - 12$1,500
    Class Afloat - West Island College International$36,000 to $57,50011 - 12
    Ridley College$54,950 to $60,90016%5 - 12$16,500
    Foxcroft Academy$22,000 to $41,00010%9 - 12$7,500
    Brentwood College School$45,500 to $60,50027%9 - 12$19,417
    Oxford Tutorial College10%11 - 12$10,000
    Ashbury College$52,3008%4 - 12$6,700
    Prairie Christian Academy$12,750 to $24,5005%K - 12$500
    Canadian International Hockey Academy$34,500 to $44,90020%8 - 12$5,000
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School$37,420 to $49,44010%6 - 12$8,100




     
     Founding dateEndowmnentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Neuchâtel Junior College1956
    St. Michaels University School1906$11,200,00096374
    Chamberlain International School1976$0100%
    Lakefield College School1879
    Appleby College191138%764127
    Trinity College School1865$41,200,00075%56471
    The Thinnox Academy201480%
    McDonald International Academy1994$0100%618155
    Bond Academy1978100%
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake95%
    Columbia International College1979100%
    Stanstead College1872100%21636
    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning2001100%
    Bishop's College School1836100%
    Rothesay Netherwood School1877$7,000,00085%27139
    Fulford Preparatory College2012100%
    Rosseau Lake College196790%9516
    Niagara Christian Collegiate1932100%
    King's-Edgehill School178880%33047
    Arts and Science Academy of Canada200370%
    The Gow School1926$26,000,00095%
    Southwestern Academy192440%12918
    North Star Academy86%15030
    THINK Global School200913%4415
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame1927100%
    Landmark East School1979$1,200,00060%
    Luther College High School191390%
    Bronte College1991$0100%
    J. Addison School2002100%
    Collège Rivier1870100%12024
    Quetico College School2013100%
    Pickering College1842100%
    London International Academy200290%
    Bodwell High School1991$0100%513103
    Class Afloat - West Island College International1984100%
    Ridley College188961%66548
    Foxcroft Academy1823$9,000,00068%450113
    North Broward Preparatory School1957$10,000,00060%1230176
    Brentwood College School1923$20,000,000
    Oxford Tutorial College1988$0100%93
    Trillium School1991100%
    Ashbury College70%
    Caribbean International Academy -St. Maarten2003$11,921,411,400,406100%19515
    Venta Preparatory School1981100%
    New Mexico Military Institute1891100%
    Nile Academy2005100%40727
    Blyth Academy London201395%8221
    Kells Academy197895%
    Randolph-Macon Academy1892$88594%30944
    Prairie Christian Academy193895%29518
    Shawnigan Lake School1916$13,500,000
    Fulford Academy2002100%
    Canadian International Hockey Academy2011100%
    Blyth Academy Global High School2014100%4040
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School182070%85766




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12HighMedium integration
    St. Michaels University SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousLimitedMedium integration
    Chamberlain International SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 12Very High
    Lakefield College SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16ModerateMedium integration
    Appleby CollegeLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 16HighHeavy integration
    Trinity College SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 16HighMedium integration
    The Thinnox AcademyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12HighHeavy integration
    McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20HighMedium integration
    Bond AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15High
    Brookes Shawnigan LakeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Mild difficultiesLight integration
    Columbia International CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 25ModerateMedium integration
    Stanstead CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12ModerateMedium integration
    Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 6Very HighLight integration
    Bishop's College SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15HighHeavy integration
    Rothesay Netherwood SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 16Mild difficultiesHeavy integration
    Fulford Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 12Mild difficultiesMedium integration
    Rosseau Lake CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18HighMedium integration
    Niagara Christian CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15HighHeavy integration
    King's-Edgehill SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15HighMedium integration
    Arts and Science Academy of CanadaLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 12LimitedLight integration
    The Gow SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive4 to 5Very HighHeavy integration
    Southwestern AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 15LimitedLight integration
    North Star AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 18HighMedium integration
    THINK Global SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive12Limited
    Athol Murray College of Notre DameTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous16Limited
    Landmark East SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 10Very HighMedium integration
    Luther College High SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous23LimitedLight integration
    Bronte CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18LimitedMedium integration
    J. Addison SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 16LimitedLight integration
    Collège RivierTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive18 to 30HighMedium integration
    Quetico College SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedRigorous6 to 8ModerateHeavy integration
    Pickering CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18Limited
    London International AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous20 to 25HighMedium integration
    Bodwell High SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous18LimitedMedium integration
    Class Afloat - West Island College InternationalTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 10Mild difficulties
    Ridley CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous17High
    Foxcroft AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorousLimitedMedium integration
    North Broward Preparatory SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous18Very HighHeavy integration
    Brentwood College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20LimitedHeavy integration
    Oxford Tutorial CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive2 to 8Very HighLight integration
    Trillium SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousModerate
    Ashbury CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17Mild difficultiesMedium integration
    Caribbean International Academy -St. MaartenTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 15LimitedMedium integration
    Venta Preparatory SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 13High
    New Mexico Military Institute16 to 1Limited
    Nile AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Limited
    Blyth Academy LondonLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8HighMedium integration
    Kells AcademyTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive12 to 18HighHeavy integration
    Randolph-Macon AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 17LimitedMedium integration
    Prairie Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive20 to 35LimitedLight integration
    Shawnigan Lake SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15ModerateHeavy integration
    Fulford AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 12Limited
    Canadian International Hockey AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedLimited
    Blyth Academy Global High SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveLimited
    St. John's-Ravenscourt SchoolLiberal ArtsReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous20Mild difficultiesMedium integration





     Legend:

     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     




     
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
    St. Michaels University SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 12K - 12
    Chamberlain International SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    100%
    Lakefield College SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Apr 29, 2017
    Appleby CollegeDay: Oct 31, 2016
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 127 - 1238%
    Trinity College SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    5 - 1275%
    The Thinnox AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 1280%
    McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12100%
    Bond AcademyDay: rolling100%
    Brookes Shawnigan LakeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 1295%
    Columbia International CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    100%
    Stanstead CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    7 - 12100%
    Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    100%
    Bishop's College SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 12100%
    Rothesay Netherwood SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    6 - 1285%Apr 28, 2017
    Fulford Preparatory CollegeBoarding: rolling11 - 12100%
    Rosseau Lake CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 1290%
    Niagara Christian CollegiateDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    6 - 12100%
    King's-Edgehill SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    6 - 1280%
    Arts and Science Academy of CanadaDay: Mar 31, 2017
    Boarding: Mar 31, 2017
    Homestay: Mar 31, 2017
    1 - 470%
    The Gow SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 1295%
    Southwestern AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 126 - 1240%
    North Star Academy7 - 1286%
    THINK Global SchoolBoarding: Mar 1, 201613%
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame100%
    Landmark East SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    3 - 1260%
    Luther College High SchoolDay: Mar 1, 2016
    Boarding: Mar 1, 2016
    Homestay: Mar 1, 2016
    90%
    Bronte CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    100%
    J. Addison SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Nursery/Toddler - 12100%Mar 14, 2017
    Collège RivierDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 12100%
    Quetico College SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    9 - 12100%
    Pickering CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    JK - 12100%
    London International AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 1290%
    Bodwell High SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 12100%
    Class Afloat - West Island College InternationalBoarding: rolling100%
    Ridley CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    5 - 12JK - 1261%
    Foxcroft AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    9 - 129 - 1268%
    North Broward Preparatory SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 126 - 1260%
    Brentwood College SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12
    Oxford Tutorial CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    10 - 1210 - 12100%
    Trillium School100%
    Ashbury CollegeDay: Nov 30, 2015
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    4 - 1170%
    Caribbean International Academy -St. MaartenDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    K - 12100%
    Venta Preparatory SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    100%
    New Mexico Military Institute100%
    Nile AcademyDay: Aug 15, 2016
    Boarding: Aug 15, 2016
    Homestay: Aug 15, 2016
    1 - 12100%May 6, 2017
    Blyth Academy London95%Mar 24, 2017
    Kells AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    K - 1195%
    Randolph-Macon AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1294%
    Prairie Christian AcademyDay: Sep 25, 2015
    Boarding: Sep 25, 2015
    Homestay: Sep 25, 2015
    9 - 1295%
    Shawnigan Lake SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 12
    Fulford Academy100%
    Canadian International Hockey Academy100%
    Blyth Academy Global High SchoolBoarding: rolling100%
    St. John's-Ravenscourt SchoolDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1270%




     




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    Neuchâtel Junior College
    St. Michaels University School
    Chamberlain International School
    Lakefield College School
    Appleby College49%28%37%20%
    Trinity College School75%75%60%40%
    The Thinnox Academy80%80%80%80%
    McDonald International Academy100%100%
    Bond Academy
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake
    Columbia International College
    Stanstead College
    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
    Bishop's College School
    Rothesay Netherwood School
    Fulford Preparatory College100%100%
    Rosseau Lake College90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Niagara Christian Collegiate
    King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
    Arts and Science Academy of Canada
    The Gow School98%95%98%98%98%100%
    Southwestern Academy
    North Star Academy
    THINK Global School10%3%
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
    Landmark East School
    Luther College High School
    Bronte College
    J. Addison School
    Collège Rivier100%100%100%100%100%
    Quetico College School100%100%100%100%
    Pickering College
    London International Academy90%90%90%90%
    Bodwell High School
    Class Afloat - West Island College International
    Ridley College
    Foxcroft Academy80%75%70%50%
    North Broward Preparatory School60%60%60%60%60%60%60%
    Brentwood College School
    Oxford Tutorial College
    Trillium School
    Ashbury College
    Caribbean International Academy -St. Maarten100%100%100%100%100%
    Venta Preparatory School
    New Mexico Military Institute
    Nile Academy100%100%100%100%
    Blyth Academy London
    Kells Academy95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
    Randolph-Macon Academy94%94%94%94%91%84%82%
    Prairie Christian Academy
    Shawnigan Lake School
    Fulford Academy
    Canadian International Hockey Academy
    Blyth Academy Global High School
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School70%70%70%70%70%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    St. Michaels University SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Chamberlain International School
    Lakefield College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Appleby CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Trinity College SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    The Thinnox AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    McDonald International AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Bond Academy
    Brookes Shawnigan LakeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Columbia International CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Stanstead CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPragmatismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
    Bishop's College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Rothesay Netherwood SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Fulford Preparatory CollegeTraditional MathExpositoryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceReceptive
    Rosseau Lake CollegeDiscovery MathInquiryTraditionalPragmatismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
    Niagara Christian CollegiateTraditional MathTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    King's-Edgehill SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Arts and Science Academy of CanadaEqual BalanceExpositoryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    The Gow SchoolTraditional MathInquiryTraditionalPerennialismEqual BalanceCreative
    Southwestern AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    North Star AcademyTraditional MathExpositoryTraditionalEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    THINK Global School
    Athol Murray College of Notre DameEqual Balance
    Landmark East SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Luther College High SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Bronte CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    J. Addison SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Collège RivierEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Quetico College SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Pickering CollegeEqual BalanceInquirySocial Justice
    London International AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Bodwell High SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Class Afloat - West Island College InternationalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Ridley CollegeEqual Balance
    Foxcroft AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismAudio-LingualCreative
    North Broward Preparatory SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Brentwood College SchoolTraditional MathExpositoryTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Oxford Tutorial CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Trillium School
    Ashbury CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Caribbean International Academy -St. MaartenEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Venta Preparatory School
    New Mexico Military Institute
    Nile Academy
    Blyth Academy LondonEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Kells AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Randolph-Macon AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Prairie Christian AcademyTraditional MathExpositoryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Shawnigan Lake SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    Fulford Academy
    Canadian International Hockey AcademyTraditional Math
    Blyth Academy Global High School
    St. John's-Ravenscourt SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     




     




    Parents around Canada are choosing coed boarding schools because they have the benefits of a coed school and a boarding school.

    Whether a Canadian citizen or international student, Canadian coed boarding schools offer a specialized educational system devoted to the social and intellectual advancement of their students. Students and faculty thrive in this type of intentional community, co-existing in a social environment that fosters independence and mutual dignity.

    Men and women interact and work together on a daily basis and coeducational schooling gives your child the opportunity to learn and interact along side the opposite sex, preparing them for life after school.

    Choosing a coed boarding school

    When you’re choosing a school for your child, be sure you choose the one that will work best for them. Kind of like buying them a new sweater, you want a school that makes them comfortable and is still respectable in your eyes. To make sure you’re choosing the best school, consider these:

    Have a look at our five steps on choosing the right school, and find questions like the ones above and more tips.

    Paying for coed boarding schools

    If you use all the options available to you, paying for a coed boarding school should be an achievable goal. Start searching for financial aid early by researching bursaries, scholarships and potential tax benefits. Take some time and look at our financial aid finder to see schools that are offering extra financial help.

    Check out these 18 tips to help pay for private school, to help you map out a plan to make private school a reality for your child.

    The benefits of coed boarding schools

    The vast majority of Canadian students are enrolled in coed schools, just as the vast majority of Canadian adults graduated from coed schools. The coed experience is thought of as the norm, and certainly, in terms of numbers, it is.

    The primary advantage of a coed learning environment is social. “What matters most about school is social life,” says Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández, an assistant professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. When it comes to social development, coed schools in some ways have the upper hand. “There is a positive dimension in terms of the large number of opportunities for relating to each other across gender lines.” Gaztambide-Fernández adds that “These students confront gender on a daily basis, so they're able to develop more nuanced strategies for dealing with the opposite sex—strategies that will be useful later on in life.”

    In a coeducational learning environment, students are exposed to both male and female role models. They are also more likely to encounter a greater range of leadership styles, values and lifestyles. A 2006 study, “Perceptions and Attitudes of Students toward their Academic and Social Experiences in Canadian High Schools,” reported that they “offer students the opportunity to exchange a broad range of opinions and viewpoints with their peers since the schools comprise a mixed-gender student body.”

    A benefit of coed schooling is that it reflects the environment that exists beyond the school walls as well as the subsequent environments—post-secondary institutions and professional life—that students will ultimately move into. That said, the same argument—that coed schooling reflects society at large—is also used in favour of single-gender schooling. Ultimately, the demeanor, talent, and social aptitude of the student will, and should, play a large role in determining the right educational environment.