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"I was excited," Sara Frackoviak recalls about leaving home to become a boarder at a private school. "But my friends were, 'I can't believe you are doing this!' They all thought I was being shipped off because I was bad."

Boarding student or day student? It's a conundrum for many parents and students.

For Sara, who is 17 and has just completed her fourth year at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, which is a couple of hours from her home in Oakville, it was no contest. Boarding, she says, "was great. The very, very first night I was upset, leaving my parents. But the first morning everyone there was, 'Oh, you are going to love this.' And I have never had so much fun in my life!

Maybe it was because so much was going on," says Sara. "I tried out for rowing, and that was a good way to meet friends."

At first, she says, she wouldn't phone home if she was having a bad day because she didn't want to upset her parents. Then she started sharing her troubles with her housemaster, Sue Traugott. "She's amazing," says Sara. "She's so easy to talk to and she gives such amazing advice. If you have had an awful day, she gives you a hug and a treat."

Looking back on her four years at Trinity, she says, "if I had been a day student, I don't think I would have made as many great friends."

But Collin Cureatz, 18, a day student, like about 40 per cent of the kids at Trinity, has also made lots of great friends at school - "friends for life," he says.

One of Trinity's two head prefects, Collin spends almost as many waking hours at school as the boarders. After his fourth-year classes, there are sports. "I use the gym and the lab and I hang out with my friends." He eats dinner at school every weekday, and usually arrives home, two kilometres from the school, about 10 p.m.

Collin realizes he's lucky. For many day students who live further away, commuting takes a big chunk of time, "and you are not as in tune with the school," he says.

With boarders in the majority at Trinity, you could say it has a boarding culture. But the opposite might be true at Concordia High School in Edmonton, where only 30 of the 115 students board. Creative director Gil Allan says he sees the boarders waiting for the day students to arrive every day "for things to come alive. The real action happens Monday to Friday."

Sixteen-year-old Luke Adam, for instance, has to get up at 6:05 every morning and face a 45-minute commute to his Grade 11 classes at Concordia, "but I don't feel I lose anything (by not boarding)."

Sarah Davis, a 15-year-old Concordia boarder, sees it differently. The school's uniqueadvantage is being located on a university campus, with access to all the university facilities. "If I was a day student," says Sarah, who's in Grade 10, "I would not be able to participate as much in sports, drama, choir and student council." She has also made friends with fellow boarders from around the world, she says.

Sarah, like many boarders these days, often goes home for weekends. "My friends at home think (boarding is) really neat. They think I'm lucky."

Aude Volstad, director of admissions at Queen Margaret's School, an equestrian academy on Vancouver Island, was both a day student and a boarder in her time. And although she boarded at one of those strict convent schools, she says now, "boarding was probably what ensured my success at school. It kept me closer to work, and I probably pursued personal endeavours I would not otherwise have done."

Boarding is different now, Volstad say. Today it's "like a permanent sleepover party." The day girls at Queen Margaret's who have to catch the 4:15 p.m. bus for the 75-minute journey home to Nanaimo "miss out a lot," she says.

For girls boarding at Queen Margaret's, like those at The Andrews School, an equestrian school in Willoughby, Ohio, having their own horses on school property - as some do - makes life just about perfect.

"The fact it's an all-girls school makes them feel less stressed," says Bernie Villeneuve, Andrews' Ottawa-born equestrian instructor. "And having their horse - that's their baby - makes them feel at home, part of the family."

Erin Duffy, assistant director of admissions at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts, claims that in any university freshman class you can pick out the kids who boarded at school. "They know how to handle their time and do their laundry. They seem better organized," she says.

Boarding helps with life skills and it's a whole lot of fun living on a floor with 24 other people your age." For families going through turmoil, she adds, boarding offers "a place that's safe and stable."

Talk about stability: Some boarders occupy the same dorms their parents and even grandparents did.

Gale Emery was attending her 50th class reunion at The White Mountain School in New Hampshire last year when she started to think how nice it would be if her granddaughter, Chloe Watlington, could enjoy the same experiences she did at what, back then, was called St. Mary's in the Mountain.

Now Chloe, a Grade 9 freshman at the school, which is 60 miles from the Canadian border, is enjoying all the things her grandmother once did. "I drive up to the school now, and it all seems so familiar," says Chloe, 15. And some day, perhaps 50 years from now, like her grandmother, she expects to still be in touch with the friends she's making now.

School administrators talk too about the maturity boarding brings. "We are looking at preparing kids not just for college but for life as grown-up human beings," says Pete Upham, assistant head at Asheville School in North Carolina. Comparing boarding with daily attendance, he says that boarders at the school, a few of them Canadians, "have a more complete experience."

For kids who commute, it can be exhausting keeping up with the homework load, Upham says.

Like many schools now, though, Asheville tries to blur the distinctions. Day students, for instance, are required to attend dinner and an intellectual entertainment on Thursday evenings. Boarders often go out for pizza together, while day students often hang around the school on weekends - because that's where their friends are.

For Jeff Wright, admissions director at Lee Academy, in northeast Maine, where boarding is being reintroduced after a lapse of some years, the biggest plus is bringing students out of their shells, especially those from overseas.

That works both ways. Kathryn LaBranche, admissions director at Trinity, says that, in addition to learning independence, Canadian boarders get a wider view of the world by living alongside students who might come from Africa or Hong Kong.

The decision? It depends on the student, says Melanie Richter, development director at West Island College in Montreal.The college does not offer a boarding program as such, but offers "the ultimate boarding experience" - the chance to spend a semester or two aboard a tall ship.

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    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$29,590 to $56,855Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day29590

    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 $61,590Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17235

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Ottawa
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$22,950 to $56,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day22950

    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
    Standard-enriched$52,000 to $55,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding52000

    Brookes Shawnigan Lake

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake, an IB World 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$5,544 to $47,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day5544

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Ottawa
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$32,000 to $63,500HighSchools Coed Boarding Day32000

    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/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day2300

    Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Girls
    • Day school (125 students)
    • Boarding school (85 students)
    Located just 45 minutes east of Toronto, Trafalgar Castle School offers world-class curriculum in a small-school environment that inspires and encourages growth. * Day and boarding * All Girls * Grades 5 to 12 [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$21,995 to $56,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day21995

    The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed/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
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$10,017 to $12,320MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day10017

    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$58,227 to $141,214 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9999999999

    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
    Accelerated$16,800HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16800

    Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)

    • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    • 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 beyond. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$29,000 to $54,500 SFCoed Boarding29000

    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
    Standard-enriched$12,500 to $24,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day12500

    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (220 students)
    • Boarding school (130 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
    Standard-enriched$9,500/program to $49,300Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day9500

    Appleby College (est. 1911)

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (487 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$35,090 to $69,440MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day35090

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$30,860 to $61,560Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day30860

    Rosseau Lake College (est. 1967)

    • Rosseau, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (60 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$9,600/semester to $49,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9600

    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
    Standard-enriched$18,200 to $55,800MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18200

    Stanstead College (est. 1872)

    • Stanstead, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    • Boarding school (170 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 $60,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20800

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)

    • Belleville, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (10 students)
    • Boarding school (20 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
    Student-paced$115/day to $68,250Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day115

    St. Stanislaus College Prep (est. 1854)

    • Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
    • 7 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (315 students)
    • Boarding school (72 students)
    St. Stanislaus College Prep is a faith-based school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$25,510 to $33,950 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day25510

    Heritage (est. 1984)

    • Provo, Utah
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    • Boarding school (115 students)
    Heritage offers expert care for at-risk adolescents including those diagnosed with Mood Disorder, depression, anxiety, defiance towards authority figures and those on the Autism Spectrum. Learn more on our website. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$138,000 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Boarding138000

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

    • Cupecoy, Other
    • 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$9,130 to $32,645 USDKindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9130

    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
    Standard-enriched$31,725 to $58,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day31725

    St. Francis High School (est. 1927)

    • Hamburg, New York
    • 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$10,620 to $46,000 USDHighSchools Boys Boarding Day9999999999

    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,764 to $49,492MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day13764

    Fulford Preparatory College (est. 2012)

    • Merrickville, Ontario
    • 10 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$52,200Coed Boarding52200

    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 USDCoed Boarding79000

    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 $49,440Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16890

    American Hebrew Academy (est. 2001)

    • Greensboro, North Carolina
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (20 students)
    • Boarding school (120 students)
    The American Hebrew Academy is the only international Jewish college prep boarding school in the world! The advantages of boarding school are boundless; the advantages of a Jewish boarding school will last a lifetime. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto, Halton-Peel, Vancouver
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$24,000 to $40,000 USDHighSchools Coed Boarding Day24000

    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
    Standard-enriched$7,050 to $29,560HighSchools Coed Boarding Day7050

    Pickering College (est. 1842)

    • Newmarket, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (120 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
    Standard-enriched$24,040 to $61,240Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24040

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)

    • London, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed/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/course to $18,795HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay1895

    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
    Standard-enriched$20,110 to $54,090MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20110

    Fulford Academy (est. 2002)

    • Brockville, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Fulford Academy is a boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 12. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$10,995/program to $57,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding10995

    Arts and Science Academy of Canada (est. 2003)

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Arts & Science Academy of Canada offers an academic education based on an enhanced curriculum as well as a complete immersion in the arts: Ballet, Music and Visual Arts. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$10,000 to $31,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day10000

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$22,440 to $52,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day22440

    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/semester to $41,000 USDHighSchools Coed Boarding Day22000

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Ottawa
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$10,000 to $41,085Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9999999999

    Brentwood College School (est. 1923)

    • Mill Bay, British Columbia
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (108 students)
    • Boarding school (408 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]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$25,700 to $66,000HighSchools Coed Boarding Day25700

    Trillium School (est. 1991)

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed/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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$9,400 to $33,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9400

    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 $44,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17500

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
    • Traditional
    $13,629 to $20,065 USDHighSchools Coed Boarding13629

    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 3 800 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$4,000 to $9,150MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day4000

    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 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day14350

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    $120,000 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding120000

    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
    Accelerated$15,500 to $63,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day15500

    St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)

    • Aurora, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (367 students)
    • Boarding school (259 students)
    St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$30,120 to $63,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day30120

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

    • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (275 students)
    • Boarding school
    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, 7 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$3,530 to $25,415MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day3530

    Kells Academy (est. 1978)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (320 students)
    • Boarding school (40 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
    Student-paced$16,000 to $34,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16000

    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 $22,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day2985

    Bodwell High School (est. 1991)

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • 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 $15,000. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$18,150 to $34,200HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18150

    Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)

    • New York, New York
    • PS 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 - Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enrichednot providedPreschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9999999999

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)

    • Three Hills, Alberta
    • PS 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 $24,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day325

    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 $39,447Coed Boarding Day Homestay33255

    Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)

    • Rindge, New Hampshire
    • 3 to 12 Boys
    • Boarding school (22 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
    Student-paced$58,500 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding58500

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)

    • Duncan, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Girls/Coed
    • Day school (254 students)
    • Boarding school (94 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding Senior School for girls in Grades 8-12 and co-ed Junior School from Preschool to Grade 7 in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$5,325 to $53,600Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Coed Boarding Day5325

    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
    Standard-enriched$63,600 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day63600

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$9,320 to $23,650MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Homestay9320

    London International Academy (est. 2002)

    • London, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school (350 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$9,200 to $18,400HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9200

    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/semester to $49,675Coed Boarding26180

    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 $28,000HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16000

    North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)

    • Coconut Creek, Florida
    • PS 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$24,200 to $58,000 USDPreschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24200

    J. Addison School (est. 2002)

    • Markham, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 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
    Standard-enriched$9,444 to $39,550Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9444

    St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)

    • Harrow, Ontario
    • 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$8,900 to $27,400Elementary MiddleSchools Boys Boarding Day8900

    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
    Accelerated$17,350 to $51,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17350

    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 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day19850

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    • Boarding school (430 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$26,000 to $64,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

    Landmark East School (est. 1979)

    • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
    • 3 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    • Boarding school (30 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
    Student-paced$26,000 to $48,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,000 to $28,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day8000

    Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)

    • Buffalo, New York
    • 9 to 12 Girls
    • Day school
    • Boarding 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
    Accelerated$19,840 to $46,715 USDHighSchools Girls Boarding Day19840

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$36,000/semester to $57,500Coed Boarding36000

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$6,000 to $31,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day6000

    Army and Navy Academy (est. 1910)

    • Carlsbad, California
    • 7 to 12 Boys
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Army and Navy Academy is a life-changer for boys. As a Gurian Model School, we know how boys learn inside and outside the classrom, what motivates them, and how to develop each student's potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$22,000 to $37,500 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day22000

    Great Lakes Christian High School (est. 1952)

    • Beamsville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (48 students)
    • Boarding school (85 students)
    Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$5,300/semester to $36,750HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay5300

    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
    Standard-enriched$12,930 to $15,600HighSchools Coed Boarding Day12930

    A+ World Academy (est. 2015)

    • World-wide travel
    • 11 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (60 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$56,000 EURCoed Boarding56000

    Caronport High School (Briercrest) (est. 1946)

    • Caronport, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (85 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    CHS 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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$3,216 to $31,538HighSchools Coed Boarding Day3216

    Collège François-Delaplace (est. 1963)

    • Waterville, Quebec
    • 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$7,950 to $30,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding7950

    The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 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. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Reggio Emilia
    Student-paced$31,740 to $60,130Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day31740

    Fork Union Military Academy (est. 1898)

    • Fork Union, Virginia
    • 7 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (30 students)
    • Boarding school (400 students)
    This military academy in Fork Union, Virginia is the premier college preparatory boarding military schools for boys in grades 7-12. Renowned for its emphasis on Christian values, academics and athletics. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    $32,000 to $37,450 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day32000

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)

    • 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$10,100 to $49,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day10100

    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$1 to $58,000Coed Boarding1

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