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 Home sweet home away from home

Gavin knows what a difference a year can make. Last September, he left his home in small-town British Columbia for the first time and moved into an unfamiliar room on campus, about two hours away, to begin Grade 9. Now, he’s the one showing the newcomers the ropes.

Gavin is one of a select group of students who was invited back to school early to help guide the new students through their first days of boarding school life. And he can hardly wait to return himself.

“Before I started Grade 9, I had never been away from home for more than a week,” he says.
He remembers how, before long, the school became home and the strangers living around him became friends.

“I really like living in the dorm. All my friends are right here,” he says. “My parents don’t have to drive me to see them.”

He now boasts a collection of friends from all over the world.

“They’re from Korea, China—people I probably never would have met if I never left home,” he says.

At Brentwood College School living on campus also means being responsible for assigned “house jobs” and ensuring his room is clean enough to pass inspection every morning before class. The increased responsibility, he says, has helped him grow.

“Learning to live without parents, you have to handle things without them,” he says. “I feel I’m a lot different now.”

— Julie Greco

 

 

 

More independent and outgoing

Of her favourite things about boarding, “one of the best is living with my friends,” says Caitlin, 16. The experience at Toronto’s Havergal College has changed her.

“At first I was really homesick, but now I’m so glad with my decision. I’ve learned about myself. I’ve grown as a person; I’m more independent and outgoing. I’ve learned to take risks.”
She recently returned from a six-week exchange to Tasmania, and next year she’ll be a junior don in residence—a leadership role in the dorm that is home to girls from Germany, Russia, Korea, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Mexico, Spain and Quebec. Caitlin is looking forward to helping them adjust as well as she has. It helps, she says, that there is so much to do.
Tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool and a new fitness centre make evening and weekends fun. “Whatever interests you, you can do. I’m so glad I came here.”

—Heather Greenwood Davis

“at home, I didn’t really have the structure”

Phil thought boarding was no big deal—until he became a boarder. Phillip, 17, attended Albert College in Belleville for five years as a day student. He was still putting in long hours, arriving early, attending evening events before finally making it home.

Then Phil, the school’s head prefect, boarded for his last year. “I saw a different side to the school,” he says now. “For five years, this was the place I came to work, and then went home. But it’s a really neat feeling to be able to relax here as well. After school is over, it’s your home. I love waking up on Saturday morning, not hearing the bell until 11 o’clock, and going to brunch.”

And, he says, living alongside your teachers, you get to know them even better.
There are practical benefits too. “At home, I didn’t really have the structure. I would tell my mother I will get my homework done later.” For boarders, though, there is a 7:00 to 9:00 study period from Sunday to Thursday—one reason he has an 89 per cent average.

Phil also thinks boarding was the best possible preparation for his next step: He has been offered a scholarship at Glasgow University, where he will be in residence.

—Frank Jones

“you learn to handle yourself”

Sean is only 16 but he reckons he’s ready for university. Two years ago he transferred from his high school in Kanata, near Ottawa, to Stanstead College in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, as a boarder. “I wanted to get into the university of my choice, and this seemed the best way,” he says.

Maybe Sean didn’t realize it, but one of his biggest gains from switching schools would be in the area of life skills. Parents talk about it, schools promote it, but acquiring life skills is a lot harder to describe and measure than, say, winning a scholarship or scoring a goal.
Sean remembers: “The hardest thing was switching my personality—manners at the dinner table, and being courteous. It took a little bit of work.”

Promptness and application were two other qualities he acquired. He was used to being at school at 9:00 and going home at 3:30. But at Stanstead, the day starts with assembly at 8:10 and classes at 8:30, with sports or club activities like jazz or debating at 3:30 and a two-hour study session before bed. The first year his marks dropped about five per cent, but have since picked up. By the end though, he was a prefect, and was offered a scholarship to take commerce at Queen’s, the university of his choice.

“I guess I have learned I am capable of reacting to change,” he says. “I am a much more rounded person.”

Christian Wells, assistant headmaster at Stanstead, sees it as a whole package of life skills—from the family-style lunches with place settings that students enjoy with their advisers in the first four weeks of school, to the emphasis on public speaking at the daily assemblies, to learning time management. “I think certainly in a boarding school, you learn to handle yourself and that gives you a great advantage in the first year at university.”

Part of it, he says, is, “we keep the kids extremely busy.” It’s a theme repeated by Courtenay Shrimpton, assistant headmaster and director of student life at St. Andrew’s College. “Here, it’s cool to be involved,” he says. “Heart, mind, body and spirit, through academics, clubs, leadership, sports. The spirit of this place is that those who are most involved are the ones who are most admired by the school community and the other students.” The school’s mission, he says, echoing the ideal of many institutions, “is to produce the complete man.”

—Frank Jones

“it seems more like a family than a school”

Cora, 15, from Pictou, Nova Scotia, is nothing if not single-minded. “It was my decision to come here,” she says of her switch to King’s-Edgehill School two years ago. “I am an only child and my parents were a little worried at me moving away from home. But once they heard my stories and how much I loved it, they were so glad.”

Her reasons for the move: “Smaller class sizes, individual attention.”

Now, says Cora, a flute player who won the woodwind class in the provincial music festival, “I would not want to be anywhere else. It seems more like a family than a school. Everyone is so close.”

—Frank Jones

Preparing for private school

Tamires Sogre is 18 years old and preparing for a promising future. She plans to complete an undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, then hopes to attend medical school.

Just one year ago, Tamires was living in her native Brazil, prepping for a one-year trip to Canada to study at Archer Preparatory College, an independent school in Toronto, Ontario. “For the first time, I was going to be far away from my parents for that long,” Tamires says. “I think you have to prepare yourself for the mental part because it’s hard.”
While she had attended private school all of her life, this was Tamires’ first time boarding away from home. She knew she’d miss her family and face new experiences and responsibilities. To make sure she had a clear idea of the expectations, she researched the school before she arrived. Still, Tamires says there isn’t much else she could have done to prepare herself for Archer. “There’s not a right way to say ‘Oh, if you do that, you’ll be ready.’ It depends,” she says. “Just have an open mind.”

—Lisa Van de Ven
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    Brookes Shawnigan Lake (est. 2018)  

    • 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 - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $5,544 to $47,500


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    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
    $18,500 to $66,100

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    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 - Montreal, Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    $32,800 to $65,400


    HighSchools Coed Boarding Day32800

    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]
    • Traditional
    $9,500 to $49,300

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    Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)  

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • 4 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
    $21,995 to $56,950


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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
    $29,590 to $56,855


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    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
    $58,227 to $141,214 USD


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    Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)  

    • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    • 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
    • Traditional
    $29,000 to $54,500 SF


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    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
    $16,800


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    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
    • Liberal Arts
    $24,750 to $65,250

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    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
    $10,017 to $12,320


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    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
    $30,860 to $61,560

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    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
    $2,300/course


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    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
    $12,500 to $24,500


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    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
    $35,090 to $69,440

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    MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day35090

    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
    $52,000 to $55,000

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    MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding52000

    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
    $21,500 to $63,000


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    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Progressive
    $9,600 to $49,000

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    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


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    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
    $115 to $68,250


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    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 - Montreal, Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $24,200 to $58,000 USD


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    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)  

    • London, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (64 students)
    • Boarding school (5 students)
    • Homestay (13 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
    $1,895 to $18,795


    HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay1895

    Great Lakes Christian High School (est. 1952)  

    • Beamsville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (48 students)
    • Boarding school (85 students)
    • Homestay (10 students)
    Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $5,300 to $39,300


    HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay5300

    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
    $9,444 to $39,550


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    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
    $9,400 to $33,000


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    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
    $16,000 to $34,000


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    Venta Preparatory School (est. 1981)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • JK to 10 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    • Boarding school (25 students)
    Venta Preparatory School is now closed. Please connect with Our Kids at 877-272-1845 and we can provide you with alternative options. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $10,000 to $41,085


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    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]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    not provided


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    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]
    • Traditional
    $32,000 to $37,450 USD


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day32000

    Fulford Academy (est. 2002)  

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


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    Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)  

    • Fort Erie, Ontario
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school
    • Homestay
    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, Vancouver, Ottawa
    • Traditional
    $9,672 to $24,120


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    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
    $26,300 to $64,700


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    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]
    • Traditional
    $9,130 to $32,645 USD


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    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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    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]
    • Traditional
    $24,000 to $42,000 USD


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    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
    $32,750 to $59,875

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    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
    $58,500 USD


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    UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • 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

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    Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)  

    • Front Royal, Virginia
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (56 students)
    • Boarding school (269 students)
    There is a power within you. The power to soar above self-imposed limitations, to create something new, to become a leader. Come explore Randolph-Macon Academy, and discover The Power of Rise. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $14,350 to $40,525 USD


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    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]
    • Traditional
    $13,629 to $20,065 USD


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    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
    $19,840 to $46,715 USD


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    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
    $8,000 to $28,500


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    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
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,200 to $18,400


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    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 7 to 12 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $27,540 to $33,950 USD


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    Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (510 students)
    • Homestay (100 students)
    Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a full boarding school that enrolls 600 students. Tuition starts at $15,500. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $19,150 to $38,450


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    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
    $12,400 to $31,500

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    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


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    Canada Star Secondary School (est. 2016)  

    • Richmond, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Boarding school (10 students)
    • Homestay (20 students)
    Canada Star Secondary's vision is to provide superior academic opportunities that allow our students to develop interests, pursue passions, and to follow the path to success and admission to top-ranked universities. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $14,800


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    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
    • Progressive
    • Reggio Emilia
    $31,740 to $60,130


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    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
    $16,000 to $28,000


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    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]
    • Traditional
    $56,000 EUR

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    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
    $26,000 to $48,000


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    The Gow School (est. 1926)  

    • South Wales, New York
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (11 students)
    • Boarding school (145 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
    $64,000 USD


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    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)  

    • Oxford,
    • 10 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    • Boarding school (65 students)
    • Homestay (55 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


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    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
    $27,200 to $67,900


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    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
    $30,120 to $63,500


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    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 university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $6,250 to $55,200

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    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
    $79,000 USD


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    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
    $36,000 to $57,500


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    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]
    • Traditional
    $120,000 USD


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    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
    $24,040 to $61,240


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    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


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    LCBI High School (est. 1911)  

    • Outlook, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (49 students)
    • Boarding school (22 students)
    LCBI is pleased to announce that as of the 2016- 2017 school year LCBI will offer a tuition-free model to Saskatchewan students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $1 to $22,720


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    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


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    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, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    $3,580 to $25,465


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    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
    $10,100 to $49,900


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


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    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
    $13,764 to $49,492


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    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. Includes ESL support. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $26,500 to $56,200


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    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


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    Caronport High School (Briercrest) (est. 1946)  

    • Caronport, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (90 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
    $3,216 to $31,538

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    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 150 boarding students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $7,950 to $21,000


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    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
    $138,000 USD


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    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

    • Oshawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (115 students)
    • Boarding school
    • Homestay
    Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $970 to $1,100


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    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
    $25,700 to $66,000

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    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
    $8,900 to $27,400


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