Appleby College
Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
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Appleby College

Appleby College

540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
$31,830 to $59,750 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 16
Day: 475 (Gr. 7-11), Boarding: 275 (Gr. 9-12)

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Contact Name:
Matt Sheridan-Jonah

Phone Number:

School Address
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1

About this school:

Founded in 1911 and located on a picturesque 60-acre campus in Oakville, Ontario, Appleby College is a coeducational day/boarding school for students in Grades 7–12. At Appleby, we believe every student deserves an opportunity to pursue an education that excites and challenges them. An education that offers them the chance to discover and embrace their passions both inside and outside of the classroom. We promote the development of the whole student, blending academic excellence, athletic achievement and creative expression with opportunities for leadership and community engagement both at home and around the world. Hallmarks of the Appleby experience include our Grade 12 boarding programme, our emphasis on global learning and cultural understanding, our commitment to financial assistance with over $2.8 million in bursaries, loans and scholarships annually, and our experiential learning programme centred around the McLaughlin Northern Campus in Temagami. To learn more about Appleby please visit us at www.appleby.on.ca. To arrange a tour or shadow visit, please contact Kim English, admissions counsellor at kenglish@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 252. We look forward to seeing you at the Toronto (booth #34) and Halton (booth #10) Our Kids Fairs.

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Appleby College is an academic school in Oakville, Ontario, offering both day and boarding options. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 750 students. Appleby College has an average class size of 12 to 16 students and has a tuition of $31,830 to $59,750 per year. Founded in 1911, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

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  • April 13, 2015Health and Human Performance Presentation
    Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario
    Join us Monday, April 13 from 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Join us at Appleby College for a presentation by Health and Human Performance expert Dr. Greg Wells. A renowned and highly respected scientist and physiologist, Dr. Wells has spent the past 20 years working with elite and Olympic athletes researching the benefits of healthy living and its impact on performance.  On Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Wells will share his unique insights and understanding on how we all can live happier and healthier lives through an improved emphasis on exercise, nutrition and enhancing our sleep. Please click here to register for this free event: https://www.appleby.on.ca/page.cfm?p=3619&LockSSL=true.


Principal's Message expand


Innes van Nostrand, Principal

What are your dreams? Where will you be in 20 years? How will you measure success?

These are the questions that fascinate us, that focus us, and that drive us to ensure that the Appleby College education speaks directly to our mission:  enabling men and women to become leaders of character - major contributors to their local, national and international communities.

As a parent, there is nothing I want more than for my children to live lives of purpose, to recognize and reach their potential. Just as it is for my own children, the formula for how you unlock the potential of every young man and woman is its own unique blend of support, motivation, challenge, and connection. At Appleby, we believe this includes a broad range of opportunities and engaging experiences that blend academic excellence, athletic achievement and creative expression, with leadership opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Just as important, we ask our students to explore the meaning of character, of spirituality, and notions of citizenship, both in Canada and internationally. We believe that this is an essential foundation for a successful and rewarding life. An Appleby education serves both today and tomorrow.

One of the hallmarks of the Appleby experience is the sense of community we provide to students – especially through our unique day/boarding blend. I am always impressed by the contagious enthusiasm with which recent graduates and their families talk about their time at Appleby, how well prepared they were for university, and how they have a family of Appleby brothers and sisters that will always be a part of their lives. Most of all, they describe how their Appleby experience has inspired them to pursue their own dreams and to live their lives with meaning and purpose. In fact, some of these individuals were beneficiaries of Appleby’s Financial Assistance programme. As a school, we believe that financial need should never prevent a student from reaching their full potential, which is why we provide over $2.8 million in bursaries, loans and scholarships annually.

To learn more about us, please visit www.appleby.on.ca.

I look forward to welcoming you!

Innes van Nostrand


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Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day December 31, 2014
Boarding December 31, 2014

Application Requirement:

1.Complete the on-line application by including the $200 non-refundable application fee for Canadian residents or the $300 non-refundable application fee for International residents; 2.Provide the Confidential School Report form to your Teacher, Principal or Guidance Counsellor and ask them to return it directly to Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1. To access the form please click here; 3.Send in a student photo along with a copy of your most recent report card and a copy of the final report cards from the previous two years to Admissions at Appleby College (please see address above). Alternatively you can attach a student photo as indicated within the application; 4.For native English speakers applying for all grades (7 through 12) please provide your Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) result. For Ontario applicants wishing to write the SSAT please visit http://www.ssat.org/test/registration. SSAT dates hosted at Appleby College are as follows: February 22, 2014 & April 5, 2014. For applicants outside of Ontario, please visit http://ssat.org/test-center-search. All native English speaking students who complete their application in full prior to October 31, 2014, will not be required to submit a Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) result; 5.For non-native English speakers please indicate the test type, date and location the applicant is registered to write. For non-native English speakers applying for grades 7 through 9 please provide your TOEFL Jr., iTEP or SLEP test date. For non-native English speakers applying for Grade 10 or 11 please provide your TOEFL or IELTS test date. And, for non-native English speakers applying for Grade 12 please provide your TOEFL or IELTS test date and SSAT test date; 6.Please contact Appleby’s Admissions Office at 905-845-4681 ext. 216 or admissions@appleby.on.ca to schedule an interview with an Admissions Counsellor. Every effort should be made to arrange a personal interview. A Skype telephone interview may be arranged when distance creates a great inconvenience. 7.Appleby College’s commitment to financial assistance is designed to ensure that financial need should not prevent a student from reaching their full potential. All financial assistance decisions are need based and are designed to assist families who believe in an Appleby education but are unable to meet the full financial commitments. Applications are reviewed by an independent financial services firm, Apple Financial Service. To download the financial assistance application forms, please visit http://www.applefinancialservices.ca/.

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
  • Entry Points (Boarding): Students Admitted
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aidexpand



Type Tuition
Boarding Students $31,830 to 59,750 CDN

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Maximum installments available 12

Scholarships & awards:

  • Bursary
       Amount: $22,649
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 7 to 12
  • Sir Edmund Walker Scholarship Programme
       Amount: $10,000
       Type: Merit based

Notable Alumniexpand

Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
Jeff Batchelor 2006 Canadian professional snowboarder and Olympian.
Phil Mackenzie 2005 Canadian rugby union player, and member of the national rugby team.
Lara Baldesarra 2003 TSN and CNN sports anchor.
Evanka Osmak 1998 Sports anchor for Rogers Sportsnet.
Bryan Baeumler 1992 Gemini award winning television host to HGTV/HGTV Canada shows such as "Disaster DIY", "Disaster DIY: Cottage Edition", "Leave it to Bryan", and "House of Bryan".
Colin Ferguson 1990 Actor (The Vampire Diaries), director, and producer.
Mani Haghighi 1988 Iranian film director.
Tim Footman 1986 Author and journalist. Editor of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Daniel Hays 1958 Canadian Senator. Speaker of the Canadian Senate. Liberal Leader in the Senate. Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Norman Atkins 1953 Canadian Senator.
John Marshall Harlan II 1916 Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Raymond Massey 1914 Actor with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Stories & Testimonials expand


Troy Sexton Helps Upper School Students Prepare for Cabaret expand

On January 7, Troy Sexton of Rhythm Works, a high energy rhythm, dance and music company using body percussion, STOMP-style drumming and beat-boxing, presented a workshop to Appleby's Upper One drama students. This opportunity helped them prepare a rhythmic piece which will be performed at this month's Upper School Cabaret. While on campus, Mr. Sexton also worked with Middle One students, Upper One music students, Upper Two dance students, as well as Senior One and Two dance students. 


Appleby's International Service Trip to Costa Rica a Great Successexpand

Pura Vida! On November 29, 19 students, along with faculty members Doug Buchanan, Alysha Decker and Erin Cater, travelled to Costa Rica to participate in a two-week International Service Project. Students completed construction projects in the Central Valley and on the Caribbean coast. The group also participated in educational sessions on sustainable energies and environmental protection, with a special focus on the protection of sea turtles. Students released 71 baby green turtles during their visit to the Widecast Conservation Centre.


Walkathon - A Great Success! expand

Thank you to the volunteers and supporters of Appleby's 2013 Walkathon! The wind was chilly, but the energy along the route helped keep the runners and walkers moving. Funds are still being counted, but the event has raised more than $66,000 so far for the United Way of Oakville, Kerr Street Ministries, Oakville Community Foundation and the Oakville Hospital Foundation.


Varsity Girls' Field Hockey Team Wins Gold! expand

On October 23, Appleby's Varsity Girls' Field Hockey Team won gold at the 2013 CISAA Finals. This is the second title in three years for the Varsity program. The team advanced to the CISAA final by defeating Villanova College 4-1 in the semi-final, and Trinity College School 9-2 in the final. Congratulations!  ...

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) National Soccer Tournament Champions! expand

The Varsity Boys' Soccer Team is this year's Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) National Soccer Tournament Champion, winning gold at the CAIS National Tournament held October 18-19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Seeded No. 6, the team won the round robin before defeating St. George's School (Vancouver) 2-1 in the quarter final; Upper Canada College (Toronto) 3-2 in the semi-final and Trinity College (Port Hope) 1-0 in the final game. This is Appleby's second tournament medal, having won silver in 2009.  ...

Students Perform for Guest Artistsexpand

On June 11, over 50 Upper One music students enjoyed a day of solo and ensemble performances followed by workshops with visiting guest artists as part of the ASCENT program. Students in strings, instrumental and vocal programs had the opportunity to perform for guest artists Dave Anderson, Elizabeth Beeler, Celina Di Cecca, Susan Barber-Kahro, and received valuable feedback on their performances.  ...

Appleby Field Hockey Exhibition Game With Peebles High School expand

On June 4, Appleby played an exhibition field hockey game against Peebles High School from Scotland as part of the visiting team's 12 day tour of Canada. The team was a combination of Middle Two and Upper One students and the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Everyone enjoyed a barbecue after the game and the chance to get to know one another.  ...

Appleby Students Release Treehouse Tunes Song Collectionexpand

On May 21, students from Appleby's Senior vocal class, joined by faculty members Sarah Morrison and Christopher Patterson, visited Clanmore Montessori School in Oakville to teach a selection of songs from their newly released Treehouse Tunes Song Collection. Senior vocal students have been working on their children's song compositions since February, and recently published the songs in a songbook format. All song compositions were student written and the primary school vocal workshops were all student directed by members of the Senior vocal class. ...

Appleby Students Speak With Dr. Rolf Landuaexpand

On May 22, Advanced Placement physics students from faculty member Dr. Anjuli Ahooja's class, and Senior Two students from faculty member Yiqin Wu's physics class, participated in a video conference with Dr. Rolf Landua, a senior physicist at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). CERN is one of the largest and most prestigious scientific laboratories in the world and is famous for giving the World Wide Web (WWW) internet to the world, and for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Dr. Landua answered students' questions on the Higg's Boson, antimatter, and the Big Bang. ...

Appleby Students Participate in Round Square Global Forum expand

Earlier this reporting period, as part of the Round Square Global Forum initiative, faculty member Connie Serra's Upper One French class participated in an online collaboration with students from a French class at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Both groups were studying the theme of the environment and students were asked to post an entry that described their hobbies, recent travel experiences and vision for the environment. Using the online forum provided by Taking It Global for Educators (TIGEd), students commented on each other's entries and posed further questions in French. Everyone enjoyed the online interaction, and both schools plan to continue the partnership. To learn more about the Round Square Global Forum or to read some of the students' entries, please contact  Connie Serra, director, Round Square. ...

CIS Drama Festival expand

From April 25 to 27, Appleby's Senior Two Drama class participated in the annual Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Drama Festival at The Country Day School in King City. Organized and hosted by faculty members Lisa Kapp and Kip Longstaff, the festival involved drama students and faculty from 14 CIS schools. Professional practitioners inspired students and teachers in the 24 offered workshops on topics such as: theatrical make-up, lighting, Shakespearean text, film, improvisation, stage combat, mask and script writing. Each school performed a theatrical piece that was adjudicated professionally, and the material ranged from serious societal issue student written scripts, to a comedic spoof of Hamlet presented by Appleby's Senior Two students.  ...

Fifth Annual Upper Two Service Day expand

Each year, Upper Two students, their advisors and a group of Senior One student leaders go into the local community to "Work hard. Get dirty and make change." On May 2, Appleby partnered with Evergreen, a national not-for-profit environmental organization, and the Town of Oakville, to continue work that began last year at South Shell Park. Over the past two years, Appleby students have planted native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials to provide food and shelter for wildlife. The day also included a series of team challenges in which the advisor groups competed for the coveted Green Cup. Congratulations to the 2013 winners, The Buzz! ...

Powell's and Colley House Service Days expand

Over the course of two weekends this April, Powell's and Colley House residents volunteered their time, energy and strength to assist Kerr Street Ministries with their Community Garden Initiative at the Freedom Centre in Oakville. Under the supervision of house faculty and community garden volunteers, students built veggie plots, set-up pea trellises, weeded, cleared undergrowth, transplanted vines and built a square-foot garden. The work was especially meaningful for many of the students as this is the same site they worked on in Upper One as part of the ASCENT program; they broke ground to install the original garden beds in 2010. ...

Appleby Hosts CAIS Student Leadership Conference expand

From April 24 to 28, Appleby hosted over 100 students for the CAIS Student Leadership Conference, Who Are You. Senior Two Student Directors put in a winning bid to host the conference in May 2012 after attending the CAIS Student Leadership Conference at Selwyn House in Montreal. Who Are You was chosen as a theme to allow delegates to explore eight different areas of leadership, and gain a better understanding of who they are as people and leaders in the areas that interest them most. Conference workshops were run and organized by Appleby faculty and 26 Senior One and Two students helped to make the conference a fun and engaging environment. In addition to the workshops, participants travelled to Toronto for a City Chase event, completed service placements in Oakville, enjoyed four keynote speakers and many loud and enthusiastic cheers, all capped off with a banquet and dance. With everyone's help and dedication, the conference was a huge success!  ...

Middle School Math Students Get Creative!expand

On April 30 and May 2, 39 Middle Two students completed GeoPet creatures for their MAT8J mathematics summative project. Adorable pets included pigs, turtles, penguins, unicorns, birds, and gorillas. Students calculated the volume and surface area of their GeoPet, which caused a few challenges and made for some good problem solving!  ...

Appleby Students Learn About Serigraphy expand

On April 15, Appleby's Senior Two Visual Arts students spent the day learning the art of serigraphy with a hands-on field trip to The Peach Berserk Silkscreen Studio in Toronto. With guidance from instructor Kingi Carpenter, students had an opportunity to stretch and burn their own screens and print designs they brought to the studio.  ...

GuitarFest 2013 expand

On April 19, Appleby's Guitar Club held their annual GuitarFest in Willis Hall. The evening featured students singing and playing acoustic guitar, bass guitar and mandolin with all genres of music covered including jazz, pop and rock. For the finale, all performers took the stage for a group performance. It was a wonderful evening of guitar entertainment which was enjoyed by the artists, students, parents, faculty and employees.  ...

Middle School Service Council Book Drive a Success!expand

For the Middle School Service Council Book Drive from April 8 to 18, over 1,000 books and learning resources were collected, sorted, packed and shipped to help students in need at three schools in St. Lucia. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and is essential for eradicating poverty and helping to reduce child mortality. Appleby's collected books will go to One World Schoolhouse Foundation to make a meaningful difference in promoting literacy rates in our shared world.  ...

Appleby Cantus Chamber Choir Performs at Carnegie Hallexpand

From April 4 to 8, 32 members of the Cantus Chamber Choir travelled to New York City for a weekend of rehearsals, cultural tours and choral workshops, all culminating with a debut performance at Carnegie Hall on April 7. Choir members were thrilled to perform a solo set of Canadian choral music under the direction of faculty member Sarah Morrison and accompanied by Lianne Tan and Upper Two student Xin-Xin Wang. Cantus choristers also performed as part of the National Youth Choir of over 300 voices. Cantus choristers were honoured to perform on the Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the premier performance venue in North America. ...



Curriculum & Programs expand

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Community service
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Exchange programs
  • Round Square
  • Study Abroad
  • Summer camps/program
  • Summer studies
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Lunch program
  • Private/Individual lessons
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring


  • Acting
  • Ballet
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Film & video
  • Graphic design
  • Lighting design
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Music theory
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Recording
  • Sculpture
  • Set design
  • Theatre design
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • World religions


  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Robotics

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Poetry/Literature club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required
  • SSAT required

    Religious Affiliation

  • Anglican

Associations expand

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
  • Oakville Independent Schools (OIS) Associations
  • Round Square Associations

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