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Gender, identity, and boarding school

The relationship between gender, sexuality, and boarding school has always been an uneasy one. At one time, parents looked to boarding school to enforce what they would have considered to be normative behaviour. Ted Rogers, founder of Rogers Communications, recalled that “my pediatrician advised my mother that I should go to a boys’ environment because if I stayed home with my mother and a nanny, I’d become a sissy.” He was seven. 

It is true that boys’ boarding schools, at that time, weren’t for "sissies," at least in the sense of the term as Rogers would have understood it. (To some extent it was used to refer, indirectly, to a cultural unease with gender and homosexuality, though that's likely something we're only able to perceive in retrospect.) Rather, schools enforced a very singular, narrow vision of masculinity. For some parents (and apparently some pediatricians as well) that provided the motivation to send their children to boarding school. It wasn't a place for finding yourself, or refining your interests, or growing into who you were or wanted to be. Rather, it was a place to become part of the whole, to become like other people.

Rogers certainly wasn't a “sissy” in his adult life, again in the sense of that term as he would have adopted it. We’ll never know if that's a result of his boarding school education. For others, the experience was more fractured. Michael Ignatieff, like Rogers, was a student at UCC. Looking back, he says that “the logic of boarding [at the time] was basically to get puberty out of the house, to get boys away from their parents so they can become sexual animals alone.”

“The single-sex environment produced a certain homophobia, which I now very much regret. I have very strong emotional feelings toward men, some of which were cultivated by that environment … Yet there was a tremendous anxiety about crossing the line into homosexual experience. I think it is very right and appropriate for men to love each other … . That was damn difficult in that school, and made more difficult than it needed to be.”

There was a tension in Ignatieff’s day that perhaps is less with us today, if only because sexuality is less cloistered. In its place, though, are new tensions, many which derive from an understanding of the benefits of authority as well as potential abuses. “I think it’s important for a boy, for a young man,” says Ignatieff, “to see male authority that he can believe in.”

Increasingly schools are giving a very welcome attention to how they can address their students' emerging academic, social, and gender identities, and to provide the kind of authority, both from men and women, that Ignatieff describes.  

 

Two former students, who now identify as men, appeared on the cover of Branksome Hall’s alumni magazine, The Read, in 2016. 

 

 

 

 

 

“… to find and become your best selves”

In 2003, Chris Studer was in grade 7 at UCC, and was admittedly a bully. “I definitely had a mean streak,” he said, reflecting years later, admitting that it came from his insecurity and the desire to find a place within the social life of the school. His insecurity lead to the use of slurs toward those who were different, or were perceived to be different from himself, particularly around sexual orientation. At a forum hosted at the school in 2013, Studer invited Calum Mew to join him on stage, one of the people he had bullied all those years before. They both told their stories, and Studer voiced his regrets.

Of course that past can’t be changed, but Studer and Mew's participation in the forum was significant of an ongoing dedication to a program of mentorship around gender, sex, and the full range of relationships that students share during their time at school. It was emblematic of a more open discussion, one that had been validated by school administration with the launch in 2001 of the Gay-Straight Alliance in order to create an opportunity to acknowledge the sexual and personal diversity at the school. The project was created to look forward, and to encourage an open, supportive setting. Interestingly, it also provides opportunities to look back—as it did for Studer—to acknowledge and address the past.  

A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) began at Trinity College School in 2002 when a teacher brought together a group of students who were tired of the use of derogatory terms and the harassment that was going on at the school. It is still running today, and the membership continues to grow. There, as at other schools with similar programs, membership levels perhaps aren’t as important as the presence of the initiatives. Tucker Barton, a teacher at Trinity, says that “the students at our school speak about the importance of the administration’s support for their activities, because it is seen by the broader school as saying ‘we’re okay with that.’”

“Our students also highlight the importance of the GSA having a place in school publications and the yearbook, just like any other club. … Like any change, the first step is accepting that these students have an equal right to see representations of themselves and their families in their schools. The second step is resolving to find a healthy way for them to be included and discussed within the school community.”

Schools, understandably, have always reflected the culture that they are within. Cultural ideals are implicit within the school’s language, curriculum, and traditions, something that has of course been true throughout the ages. For much of our history, schools were a means of establishing and maintaining a status quo, with the needs of society as the principle driver.

Today, more than ever before, the opposite is true: boarding schools aren’t about maintaining the status quo, but about striving for something better, and working to provide a model for how we could, and should, live as a nation. “It is critical that we interrupt dominant cultures,” says Nicols, “by questioning norms and injecting new, more inclusive traditions into school life and curriculum.”

New programs and initiatives, such as UCC’s Character Project, are designed to affect exactly that kind of interruption. In 2015, Jim Power, principal at UCC, described the Character Project as a means of getting at something that he feels is essential to a complete education. In an address to the student body, he said that while “we can see how you’re doing in math, French, and English ... we can’t accurately determine the more important questions: how do you deal with adversity? Do you demonstrate courage in the clutch? And most importantly, What kind of guy are you becoming?”

The goal of education, Power believes, isn’t restricted to academics. The goal, as he said in that same address, is also “to help you all find and become your best selves,” a process that includes social-emotional development, maturity, decision-making, and an explicit attention to mental health. True to that goal, the school created a new role, that of Character Integrator, in 2014. In addition to teaching English and Drama, Laurie Fraser became the first member of the faculty to take on the post. “It’s important for [students] to have a sense of autonomy,” says Fraser, “and feel like they have influence in their school, because that engagement and ownership of their school life deepens their connection to their school culture.”

The Character Project and initiatives like it in boarding schools across the country is emblematic of an ongoing commitment to allowing students to have that kind of connection, and to providing opportunities for them to exercise it in ways that are meaningful and tangible. It’s about instilling authority and leadership, but it's also about character and the development of positive self concept. “It’s really hard to act in the world with kindness and generosity when you don’t feel good on the inside,” says Fraser.

And while the initiatives at many schools began with gay-straight alliances, ultimately the goal is to address the needs of all students no matter how they may or may not identify themselves. Says Fraser, “[w]e have conversations in a series of workshops about character strengths and the pillars of well-being, including positive emotions, engagement, relationships, finding meaning and having a sense of accomplishment in life.” That program and others like it recognize that it's a process, and one that we all share equally. 

–Glen Herbert

 
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  • The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)   755 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1C6
    (Cawthra / Lakeshore)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    The Thinnox Academy is a Mississauga private high school with a focus on technology, engineering and design. Graduates stand out from their peers when applying into University or College.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $10,017 to $12,320 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 10017 12-17 Mississauga

    Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)   1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $58,227 to $141,214 USD /year
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    McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)   5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school
    McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    $16,800 /year
    Boarding & Homestay Coed 16800 14-17 Toronto

    Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)   44 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario,

    • Gr. 12 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school
    Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    SF 29,000 to $54,500 /year
    Boarding Coed 29000 17-17 Toronto,Neuchâtel

    Trinity College School (est. 1865)   55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
    (Ward St / Deblaquire St. N)

    • Gr. 5 to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Ottawa
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $22,950 to $56,950 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 22950 10-17 Port Hope

    Robert Land Academy (est. 1978)   6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0

    • Gr. 5 to Gr. 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (125 students)
    Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school (Gr 6-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs
    • Military
    $51,500 to $59,500 /year
    Boarding Boys 51500 10-17 Wellandport

    Brookes Shawnigan Lake   2371 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W5

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake, an IB boarding school on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 7 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,500 to $44,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9500 12-17 Shawnigan Lake

    Appleby College (est. 1911)   540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
    (Lakeshore Road West / Fourth Line)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (491 students)
    • Boarding school (273 students)
    Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $33,510 to $65,980 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33510 12-17 Oakville

    Upper Canada College (est. 1829)   220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
    (St Clair Ave W / Avenue Rd)

    • SK to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    $30,860 to $61,560 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 30860 4-17 Toronto

    Lakefield College School (est. 1879)   4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $32,000 to $63,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 32000 14-17 Lakefield

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)   1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
    (Ellesmere Rd / Birchmount Rd)

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $12,500 to $16,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 12500 2-17 Toronto

    St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)   820 Victoria Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8S 4N3

    • K to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $17,235 to $61,590 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 17235 5-17 Victoria

    Columbia International College (est. 1979)   1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
    (Main St. W. / Longwood Rd. S.)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,300 /course
    Day & Boarding Coed 2300 12-17 Hamilton

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)   72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7

    • Gr. 1 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs , Troubled Teens
    $115 to $68,250 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 115 6-17 Belleville

    Rosseau Lake College (est. 1967)   1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
    (Hwy. 141 / Bright Street)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (33 students)
    • Boarding school (62 students)
    Rosseau Lake College - The Personalized Learning Community Clearer personal goals- Diverse learning strategies- collaborative problem solving - Focus on building skills and competencies for the future.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,600 to $49,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9600 12-17 Rosseau

    Bishop's College School (est. 1836)   80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (190 students)
    Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    • Gifted
    $18,200 to $55,800 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 18200 12-17 Sherbrooke

    Stanstead College (est. 1872)   450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
    (Dufferin Street / Willow Lane)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (160 students)
    Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,800 to $60,200 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 20800 12-17 Stanstead

    King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)   33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
    (College Rd / King St)

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    $17,350 to $51,950 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 17350 11-17 Windsor

    St. John's-Ravenscourt School (est. 1820)   400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 3K5
    (South Dr / North Dr)

    • K to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Accelerated
    $16,890 to $49,440 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 16890 5-17 Winnipeg

    Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)   97 Kaulbach Street, P.O. Box 10, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0

    • Gr. 11 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $36,000 to $57,500 /year
    Boarding Coed 36000 16-17 Lunenburg,Amsterdam,Lisbon,Barcelona,Agadir,Canary Islands,Dakar,Fernando do Noronha,Natal,Montevideo,Tristan da Cunha,Cape Town,Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,Ascension Island,Bridgetown,Samana,Hamilton

    Ridley College (est. 1889)   P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
    (Ridley Road / Henrietta Street)

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $14,500 to $60,900 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 14500 3-17 St. Catharines

    Caribbean International Academy -St. Maarten (est. 2003)   #4 Tigres Road, Cupecoy, St. Maarten, 00000

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $9,130 to $32,645 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9130 3-17 Cupecoy

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)   1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1

    • Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (440 students)
    Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    $25,500 to $61,200 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 25500 13-17 Shawnigan Lake

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)   441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
    (Ridout / Queen)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (64 students)
    • Boarding school (5 students)
    • Homestay school (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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $1,895 to $18,795 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed Coed 1895 14-17 London

    Quetico College School (est. 2013)   1130 Highway 633, Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
    (Highway 11 / Highway 633)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    • Troubled Teens
    $16,000 to $28,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 16000 14-17 Atikokan

    Fulford Academy (est. 2002)   280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $10,995 to $57,200 /year
    Boarding Coed 10995 12-17 Brockville

    North Star Academy   950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $6,000 to $31,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 6000 12-17 Laval

    Foxcroft Academy (est. 1823)   975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 04426
    (Sanford St / Guilford Rd)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    US $22,000 to $41,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 22000 14-17 Dover-Foxcroft

    Ashbury College   362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
    (Mariposa Avenue / Springfield)

    • Gr. 4 to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    $22,440 to $52,300 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 22440 9-17 Ottawa

    St. Francis High School (est. 1927)   4129 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, New York, 14075
    (Lake Shore Road / Lasalle Ave)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    • Christian
    $10,620 to $46,000 USD /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 10620 14-17 Hamburg

    Bodwell High School (est. 1991)   955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4

    • Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (378 students)
    • Homestay school (162 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."  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $18,150 to $34,200 /year
    Boarding Coed 18150 13-17 North Vancouver

    J. Addison School (est. 2002)   2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
    (Woodbine Av. / Hwy 7)

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,444 to $40,800 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9444 2-17 Markham

    North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)   7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
    (Lyons Road / Yellow Bird Farin)

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    • Gifted, Special needs
    US $24,200 to $58,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 24200 2-17 Coconut Creek

    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)   12 King Edward Street, Oxford, , OX1 4HT
    (n/a / n/a)

    • Gr. 10 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    • Homestay 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.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs , Gifted
    $33,255 to $39,447 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33255 15-17 Oxford

    Canadian International Hockey Academy (est. 2011)   8720 County Road 17, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1T2
    (Laurier St / 17)

    • Gr. 8 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Sports-intensive
    $17,500 to $44,900 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 17500 13-17 Rockland

    Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)   2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
    (Townline Rd. / Niagara Parkway)

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school
    • Homestay 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $9,320 to $23,650 /year
    Boarding Coed 9320 11-17 Fort Erie

    Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)   40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
    (Rothesay Rd / College Hill Rd)

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,110 to $54,090 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 20110 11-17 Rothesay

    Pickering College (est. 1842)   16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $24,040 to $61,240 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 24040 3-17 Newmarket

    Arts and Science Academy of Canada (est. 2003)   7 Bradwick Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 2T4

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Arts-intensive
    $10,000 to $31,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 10000 3-17 Vaughan

    Fulford Preparatory College (est. 2012)   118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
    (Main Street / St. Lawrence Street)

    • Gr. 10 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $52,200 /year
    Boarding Coed 52200 15-17 Merrickville

    London International Academy (est. 2002)   361 - 365 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
    (Richmond Street / King Street)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school (375 students)
    • Homestay school (5 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).  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,300 to $2,400 /2 Weeks
    Day & Boarding Coed 2300 14-17 London

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1927)   P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
    (Railway Ave / Rouleau St)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $9,250 to $45,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9250 14-17 Wilcox

    New Mexico Military Institute (est. 1891)   101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
    (College / Main)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Military
    US $13,629 to $20,065 /year
    Boarding Coed 13629 14-17 Roswell

    Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)   28 Patey Circle, Rindge, New Hampshire, 03461
    (Deer Run Ln / Hampshire Rd)

    • Gr. 3 to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted, Special needs
    US $58,500 /year
    Boarding Boys 58500 8-17 Rindge

    Southwestern Academy (est. 1924)   2800 Monterey Road, San Marino, California, 91108

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $19,850 to $48,850 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 19850 11-17 San Marino,Rimrock

    Landmark East School (est. 1979)   708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4

    • Gr. 3 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $26,000 to $48,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 26000 8-17 Wolfville

    Nile Academy (est. 2005)   5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M1W5
    (Finch Avenue / Islington Avenue)

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $8,000 to $28,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 8000 3-17 Toronto

    Heritage (est. 1984)   5600 Heritage School Dr, Provo, Utah,

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Boys)
    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    • Troubled Teens, Special needs
    • Spanish immersion
    US $138,000 /year
    Boarding Boys Girls 138000 12-17 Provo

    Trillium School (est. 1991)   4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
    (14th Ave / Kennedy)

    • Nursery/Toddler to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school
    Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $9,400 to $33,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed Coed 9400 1-17 Markham

    UWC Canada (est. 1974)   650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4H7

    • Gr. 12 to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Gifted, Special needs
    $1 to $58,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 1 17-17 Victoria

    Venta Preparatory School (est. 1981)   2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Ottawa
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $10,000 to $41,085 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 10000 3-15 Ottawa

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)   660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
    (Brownsey Avenue / Government Street)

    • Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 (Girls)
    • Preschool to Gr. 7 (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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $5,325 to $53,600 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls Coed 5325 2-17 Duncan

    Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)   200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630
    (Villa Ave / Academy Drive)

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    US $14,350 to $40,525 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 14350 11-17 Front Royal

    Collège Rivier (est. 1870)   343, St-Jacques Nord, Coaticook, Quebec, J1A 2R2
    (St-Jacques / St-Paul)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    • Sports-intensive
    $2,985 to $22,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 2985 12-16 Coaticook

    Gow School (est. 1926)   2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs
    US $63,600 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 63600 11-17 South Wales

    St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)   6101 County Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
    (Concessions Rd 6 S / Hwy 18)

    • Gr. 1 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $8,900 to $29,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 8900 6-13 Harrow

    St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)   15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
    (St. John's Sideroad / Yonge Street)

    • Gr. 5 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $27,825 to $57,940 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 27825 10-17 Aurora

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)   1025 4 Street North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
    (2nd Street North / 5th Ave North)

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $325 to $24,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 325 2-17 Three Hills

    Luther College High School (est. 1913)   1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (370 students)
    • Boarding school (100 students)
    Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $6,590 to $26,620 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 6590 14-17 Regina

    Blyth Academy Global High School (est. 2014)   160 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2H8
    (Avenue Rd / Davenport Rd)

    • Gr. 11 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $26,180 to $49,675 /year
    Boarding Coed 26180 16-17 Toronto

    Brentwood College School (est. 1923)   2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (114 students)
    • Boarding school (398 students)
    Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $23,300 to $57,500.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $23,800 to $60,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 23800 14-17 Mill Bay

    Fork Union Military Academy (est. 1898)   4744 James Madison Hwy, Post Office Box 278, Fork Union, Virginia, 23055

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Boys)
    • Day school (30 students)
    • Boarding school (470 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Special needs
    • Military
    • Christian
    US $19,730 to $37,450 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 19730 12-17 Fork Union

    Bronte College (est. 1991)   88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
    (Hurontario / Bronte College Ct)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $12,810 to $15,400 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 12810 14-17 Mississauga

    Kells Academy (est. 1978)   6865 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1T1

    • K to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $16,000 to $34,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 16000 5-17 Montreal

    THINK Global School (est. 2009)   54 W 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018

    • Gr. 10 to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    US $79,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 79000 15-17 New York

    Army and Navy Academy (est. 1910)   2605 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, California, 92008
    (Carlsbad Blvd / Pacific Ave)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $22,000 to $37,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 22000 12-17 Carlsbad

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