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Boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate program


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On this page we cover boarding schools that offer the IB program. For a complete guide to boarding, including information about admissions, please see our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of IB boarding schools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition

  4. Compare boarding schools

  5. International Baccalaureate
  6. Further resources


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  • Brookes School Canada
  • Branksome Hall
  • Upper Canada College
  • Bishop's College School
  • King's-Edgehill School
  • Rothesay Netherwood School
  • Ashbury College
  • UWC Canada
  • Ridley College
  • North Broward Preparatory School
  • Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
  • Oxford Tutorial College
  • Bronte College
  • Luther College High School
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Brookes School Canada (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding 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]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,400 to $52,550

Branksome Hall (est. 1903)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (834 students)
  • Boarding school (66 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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$29,590 to $56,855

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 graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$30,860 to $61,560

Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

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

King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)  

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 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
$17,350 to $51,950

Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)  

  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Boarding school (150 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
$20,110 to $54,090

Ashbury College (est. 1891)  

  • 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
$26,300 to $64,700

UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 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
$1 to $58,000

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
$15,500 to $63,700

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

  • Coconut Creek, Florida
  • K 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
$24,200 to $59,950

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]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate


Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)  

  • Oxford,
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Boarding school (65 students)
Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level, GCSE, BTEC tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$33,255 to $39,447

Bronte College (est. 1991)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (380 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 $16,680

Luther College High School (est. 1913)  

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (361 students)
  • Boarding school (92 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
$7,050 to $29,560
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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
$4,000 to $9,150






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. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

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
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-MarieSeptember 15, 2018 10:00 amPensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montreal Quebec H2V 2C5




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 IB boarding schools:

 
Tuition (baording school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Brookes School Canada$39,550 to $52,55010%7 - 12$5,000
Branksome Hall$54,605 to $56,8555%7 - 12$15,000
Upper Canada College$55,060 to $61,56018%5 - 12$15,000
Bishop's College School$48,300 to $55,80040%7 - 12
King's-Edgehill School$40,750 to $51,95033%6 - 12$15,000
Rothesay Netherwood School$35,550 to $54,09028%6 - 12$15,500
Ashbury College$64,7008%4 - 12$6,700
UWC Canada$1 to $58,00075%12$25,000
Ridley College$56,950 to $63,70016%5 - 12$16,000
Oxford Tutorial College10%11 - 12$10,000
Luther College High School$29,560
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie$9,1507 - 11




 
 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
Brookes School Canada200995%
Branksome Hall1903100%89960
Upper Canada College1829$40,000,00033%117884
Bishop's College School1836100%
King's-Edgehill School178880%33047
Rothesay Netherwood School1877$7,000,00085%14521
Ashbury College189170%71179
UWC Canada1974$025%100100
Ridley College188961%66548
North Broward Preparatory School1957$10,000,00060%1230176
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School2010
Oxford Tutorial College1988$0100%00
Bronte College1991$0100%
Luther College High School191390%453113
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie190550%1200240




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Brookes School CanadaProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
Branksome HallLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 22Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Bishop's College SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
King's-Edgehill SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 16No supportHeavy integration
Ashbury CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17No supportMedium integration
UWC CanadaProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Indirect Support
Ridley CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
North Broward Preparatory SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous18Special needs schoolHeavy integration
Léman Manhattan Preparatory SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorousNo support
Oxford Tutorial CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive2 to 8Special needs schoolLight integration
Bronte CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18No supportMedium integration
Luther College High SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous23No supportLight integration
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-MarieLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous33Resource AssistanceHeavy integration





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 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
Brookes School CanadaDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
6 - 1295%
Branksome HallDay: Dec 4, 2015
Boarding: rolling
9 - 11JK - 12100%
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%
Bishop's College SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
7 - 12100%
King's-Edgehill SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1280%
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1285%
Ashbury CollegeDay: Mar 9, 2018
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
4 - 1170%
UWC CanadaDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Nov 15, 2017
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
1225%
Ridley CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
5 - 12JK - 1261%
North Broward Preparatory SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
6 - 126 - 1260%
Léman Manhattan Preparatory SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
9 - 12K - 12
Oxford Tutorial CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
10 - 1210 - 12100%
Bronte CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
100%
Luther College High SchoolDay: Mar 1, 2017
Boarding: Mar 1, 2017
Homestay: Mar 1, 2017
90%
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-MarieDay: Sep 29, 2016
Boarding: Sep 29, 2016
50%Sep 15, 2018




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Brookes School Canada
Branksome Hall80%100%100%80%80%80%100%100%100%80%100%80%90%100%100%
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
Bishop's College School
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
Rothesay Netherwood School
Ashbury College70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%
Ridley College
North Broward Preparatory School60%60%60%60%60%60%60%
Oxford Tutorial College
Bronte College
Luther College High School95%95%95%95%
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie50%




 




 
 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Brookes School CanadaEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
Branksome HallTraditional MathEqual Balance
Upper Canada CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Bishop's College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
King's-Edgehill SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Ashbury CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
UWC Canada
Ridley CollegeEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
North Broward Preparatory SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Oxford Tutorial CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Bronte CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Luther College High SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-MarieEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




 
 
Student council
School newspaper
Yearbook
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Choir
Band
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
Brookes School Canada
Branksome Hall
Upper Canada College
Bishop's College School
King's-Edgehill School
Rothesay Netherwood School
Ashbury College
UWC Canada
Ridley College
North Broward Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Oxford Tutorial College
Bronte College
Luther College High School
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie




 




Sending your child to a boarding school will offer the academic environment that he or she will need in the International Baccalaureate program.  With minimal distraction, students have the opportunity to focus on their studies.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is one of the most popular university entrance programs recognized throughout the world. Of schools offering the program about half are publicly funded and half are private.

If you have a child enrolled in an International Baccalaureate program in Canada, some courses are recognized as equivalent to university courses. Universities in Canada and the US may award first year credit for courses in the program.

The IB program curriculum consists of study in six subject areas, an essay of up to 4,000 words and at least 50 hours in each area of Creative, Action and Service requirements. Theory of Knowledge is one other important component of the IB curriculum.

Boarding schools may offer International Baccalaureate diplomas or specific programs including the middle years or primary years programs. Consult with each school to learn what depth of programs they offer concerning IB.

More about the IB program

The International Baccalaureate is a two-year advanced secondary school curriculum that was founded in 1968 and is now taught in schools in more than 140 countries, including many alternative institutions in Canada.

The IB curriculum was created for students aged 16 to 19. It is intended to provide a well-rounded, high quality, advanced course of study that delivers the basics of high school education while challenging students to apply their knowledge and skills through collaboration, discussion, and communication.

In order to earn an IB diploma students complete a course of study in six core subject areas (language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts) an essay of up to 4000 words, and sit standard, externally assessed exams. In addition to course work, students are also required to complete two formal projects and a minimum of 50 hours of community service.