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International Schools

Living and learning within a global context

For those parents who want a life changing experience for their child may want to send them to abroad to an international school. It is an opportunity to make international friendships and to gain a new perspective and greater cultural understanding.

“She certainly has a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world,” says Jane Ritcey, whose daughter Alexandra spent a year at the West Island College’s International Class Afloat program. “They have seen everything from palaces to poverty.”

Along with that cultural understanding is often the chance to learn another language and increase their overall communication skills. Living abroad can create greater independence and allow your children to problem solve and make decisions on their own. Similar experiences are learnt at boarding school, an experience many international schools offer.

Travel schools

Travel the world on a tall ship, or spend winter term in London. Visit the natural, historical, artistic, and scientific wonders of Europe, Australasia, and Central America. Live and learn within a developing community, or spend a term living and studying on the campus of Oxford University. That’s just a small taste of what international travel schools offer, and for periods ranging from a single term to the entire high school career.

Certainly, the options offered by world travel schools are as vast as they are impressive. These are schools that build their programs beyond the traditional bricks-and-mortar model. Some move frequently from destination to destination, building lessons around them while also providing the full range of secondary instruction. Others are less peripatetic, moving only between terms, allowing students to spend a period of months living, learning and engaging with a single community. In all cases, students move between destinations as a group, providing a sense of continuity and allowing for the development of meaningful peer and mentor relationships. Throughout, they are supervised with the same round-the-clock attention that you’d find in any boarding school setting.

It’s not for everyone, though certainly no instructional model is. That said, travel schools offer more than just a chance to appease a sense of wanderlust. Whether travelling abroad to help a community in need, to build language skills, or to develop a truly international sensibility, these programs provide unequaled opportunities to broaden knowledge and understanding through first-hand, lived experience.

Boarding outside Canada

The appeal of boarding outside Canada is considerable, both for the quality of the academics and for the richness of the cultural experience. Being in Europe or Asia, for example, means being proximate to a wealth of languages, ideas, places, and people. Closer to home, the United States is home to some of the oldest and most respected boarding schools on the continent, and some of the most progressive schools in the world.

All participate in a robust, world-class academic tradition. With students enrolling from around the world, learning from each other, discussing their backgrounds and sharing an understanding of their place in the world, schools outside Canada are able to offer a broad range of opportunity and independence that isn’t available at home. Along with that cultural understanding is often the chance to develop language and communication skills.

Learning through a global perspective

A majority of boarding schools within Canada are, by their nature, global institutions, drawing students from throughout North America and around the world. As such, they offer a global experience while remaining close to home. When students arrive they join a community that, given the diversity within the student body, naturally adopts and promotes a global perspective. In addition, many schools have developed robust programs to capitalize on that perspective and develop the skills necessary for participation in international business, development, and philanthropy.

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  • Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)   Crêt-Taconnet 4, Neuchâtel, Ontario, 2002

    • 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 Neuchâtel

    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
    Day & Boarding Coed 58227 11-17 Middleboro

    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

    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

    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

    Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)   205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, New York, 14222
    (Soldiers Circle / Chapin Parkway)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Accelerated
    US $19,840 to $46,715 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 19840 14-17 Buffalo

    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

    Alpine Academy (est. 2001)   1280 Whispering Horse Drive, Erda, Utah, 84074
    (Droubay Rd / Erda Way)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Troubled Teens
    US $120,000 /year
    Boarding Girls 120000 12-17 Erda

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)   , Amsterdam, ,

    • 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 /semester
    Boarding Coed 36000 16-17 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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