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Boarding school: the benefits

Boarding school: the benefits

Why boarding school?

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Pop culture has painted boarding school in a way that isn’t necessarily accurate. While the depictions are exaggerated examples of what the reality of boarding school life is actually like, film, TV and books have left people asking: why would anyone want to go to boarding school?

Well, boarding school simply isn’t like the movies. It’s an opportunity for students to learn a number of life skills while having access to a high-quality education.

What are the benefits of boarding school?

Boarding schools offer a variety of benefits to students. The decision to attend boarding school is the first step in what many consider a big picture decision: by attending boarding school, the benefits that come with it will pay off in the long term. The number of leaders and successful members of society began their journey at a private school: former presidents, actors, athletes, successful businesspeople and other politicians.

However, what makes most boarding schools work well is the vast number of activities, programs and challenges available to students on a daily basis. The typical boarding school student is one who wants to embrace this huge opportunity they’ve been afforded: to live in a community where learning, personal growth and exploration are top priority; where programs and activities are abundant; where making friends is paramount; and where success is celebrated.

"It's a very professional environment here. I feel like I'm advancing a lot." – Alena, Victoria Ballet Academy

Learning independence, understanding priorities

Independence might be the greatest gift that parents can give to their children. Today, when so many parents are hyper-vigilant and want to be involved in every aspect of their child’s life, boarding school can be the perfect antidote.

Children are required to navigate through the elements, do their own laundry, and get up in the morning. Parents aren’t there to shield them from natural causes and effects. Boarding schools are good places to fail and succeed—which makes them great places to learn. It’s a controlled freedom.

Kids don’t just get into college: they arrive prepared to succeed, with the ability to manage their own lives. They become strong individuals capable of leadership and have self-initiative. The current state of our culture has made it difficult for parents to cultivate those traits and private school is an outlet for these important qualities to be nurtured.

Students don’t just have to manage their own affairs, they learn how to live and deal with other people. They are challenged to develop their interpersonal skills because there is no hiding at boarding school.

A child who is dropped off in the morning and picked up at three o’clock by Mom isn’t challenged to develop the same peer skills as a kid who lives with other students 24 hours a day on campus. Boarding school is a transformative experience in learning to communicate with others, something a lot of people don’t get until college, if at all.

"You probably won't have 70 sisters at any point during your lifetime, but at boarding you do." – Jessica, Appleby College.

The sense of community and personal growth

In a 2011 survey by The Association of Boarding Schools found 31% of boarding school students surveyed said the thing they loved most about boarding school was the community atmosphere created within the school dynamic.

Academics are important but when students get together after they’ve graduated and moved on to university and then successful careers, it's not the great history class they remember, but their time in the wilderness, the dorm life, or other memborable moments. It's a bond that binds men and boys, women and girls, of different ages and cultures.

Former NBA MVP and all-star Steve Nash says boarding school allows students "to learn lessons of other cultures and travels. For us to be exposed to that diversity gave us a need to kind of go out there and have a thirst for the world."

So why wait for all the adventure of dorm life in university when you can experience it in high school?

Strong academic opportunities

Boarding school offers the opportunity for students to foster intense connections with their teachers, in part due to smaller, more intimate class sizes.

The outlook of teachers at boarding schools regarding their position isn't that of a job, but more of a vocation, where they become an important role model in each of their students' lives. Teachers work with students, share meals and often live on campus, making it a difficult environment to duplicate anywhere else.

The late Ted Rogers credited his early days at Upper Canada College as critical to his development of interests in both electronics and business. He used that beginning to build the Rogers empire that is now one of the largest communications companies in the world.

Ben Gulak credits boarding school with a supporting environment; he says his boarding school teachers fully supported him in the endeavors and projects he wanted to take on. Gulak set a record for the highest seed funding ever handed out on the CBC show Dragon's Den and his invention the Uno was called "Invention of the Year" by Popular Science magazine in 2008.

Preparation for life after school

While the educational experience at the boarding school is important to personal and educational growth and development, it's also a pre-cursor to life after school. Research has shown that boarding school students feel more prepared for college and university than their peers, and are more likely to earn more advanced degrees like a Master's or PhD, and advance to more prominent roles in their careers and communities.

The move to post-secondary education can be a difficult transition for many. Being away from the support system of family and long-time friends and the challenges of becoming acquainted with a new place and style of learning can bear a heavy burden.

However, the burden for students graduating from private schools, while still apparent, is seemingly far less cumbersome than it is for public school graduates. U   niversity preparation prior to first year has proven to be beneficial for students, something most private schools in Canada do to prepare students for the next step in their lives.

The Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) began a National Tracking Project in 2006 to track private school student success in university. While the average private school grade entering university was 86.8 percent, the average first-year university grade was 83.2 percent. According to the tracking project, private school students far above the grade drop average and in better position to succeed at the university level.

For some the grade dip may be inevitable. However, through social and academic preparation private schools are doing more now than ever to ensure student success at the post-secondary level.

Check out one of the boarding schools listed below to learn more about why you boarding school has its advantages.

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

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $30,955 to $61,425 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 30955 14-17 Lakefield

    St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)   3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 4P5
    (Richmond Rd / McRae Ave)

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

    A+ World Academy (est. 2014) World-wide travel

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (55 students)
    A+ World Academy is a boarding school like no other. Learning occurs on our Norwegian tall ship which takes 55 students in grades 10-12 to twenty ports around the world each year.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    EUR €53,900 /year
    Boarding Coed 53900 15-17 Kristiansand,Hong Kong,Ho Chi Minh City,Muara,Bali,Christmas Island,Galle,Malé,Reunion,Durban,Cape Town,Walvis Bay,Saint Helena,Fortaleza,San Juan,Norfolk,Boston,San Miguel,A Coruña,Brest,Esbjerg

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

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

    Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)   401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
    (Brock Street / Hwy. 2)

    • 5 to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (140 students)
    • Boarding school (70 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  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $21,860 to $52,230 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 21860 10-17 Whitby,

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

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

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

    • 7 to 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

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

    • 7 to 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,

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

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

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

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

    Branksome Hall (est. 1903)   10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
    (Bloor Street East / Mount Pleasant Road)

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $29,590 to $56,855 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 29590 3-17 Toronto,

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

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $32,670 to $62,750 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 32670 12-17 Oakville,

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

    • 5 to 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
    $51,500 to $59,500 /year
    Boarding Boys 51500 10-17 Wellandport,

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

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

    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)   1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,500 to $49,300 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 9500 3-17 Victoria

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

    • 7 to 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
    $18,200 to $55,800 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 18200 12-17 Sherbrooke,

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

    • 3 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (25 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
    US $56,200 /year
    Boarding Boys 56200 8-17 Rindge,

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

    • K to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (790 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    SJR is the world’s leading school in Debating and Public Speaking. It has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and three math olympiads. The School's graduates average a 98% university acceptance rate.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Accelerated
    $16,890 to $49,440 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 16890 5-17 Winnipeg,

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

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

    The Stony Brook School   1 Chapman Parkway Stony Brook, NY 11790, Stony Brook, New York, 11790

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (166 students)
    • Boarding school (180 students)
    With a motto of “Character Before Career,” The Stony Brook School seeks to educate students in matters of the mind, body, and heart. Top ranked US University Prep school.  
    • Liberal Arts
    US $23,600 to $54,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 23600 12-17 Stony Brook

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

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (56 students)
    • Boarding school (269 students)
    Randolph-Macon Academy is located in Front Royal, Virginia. This college-prep school is for grades 6-12. Students develop a strong knowledge base while also building leadership skills and strong positive morals.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $14,350 to $40,525 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 14350 11-17 Front Royal,

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

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

    Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)   298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
    (Bathurst St / St Clair Ave W)

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Student- paced
    $31,190 to $59,100 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 31190 3-17 Toronto,

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

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Boarding school (375 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 37 countries.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $12,810 to $15,400 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 12810 14-17 Mississauga,

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

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (352 students)
    • Boarding school (98 students)
    Day & Boarding school with all boarding for International students Academic & Sports Grade 9 - 12 Tuition International $41,000 USD  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    US $22,000 to $41,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 22000 14-17 Dover-Foxcroft,

    Landmark School (est. 1971)   429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, 01965-0227

    • 2 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (307 students)
    • Boarding school (159 students)
    Landmark School specializes in programs for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Student receive a one-to-one tutorial everyday.  
       
    • Standard- enriched
    US $52,900 to $69,700 /program
    Day & Boarding Coed 52900 7-17 Prides Crossing,

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

    • K to 11 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers programs from Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $15,250 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 15250 5-16 Montreal

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

    • 8 to 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,

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

    • 7 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Army and Navy Academy is a life-changer for boys. As a Gurian Model School, we know how boys learn inside and outside the classrom, what motivates them, and how to develop each student's potential.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $22,000 to $37,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 22000 12-17 Carlsbad,

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

    • 6 to 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,050 to $40,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 9050 11-17 Fort Erie,

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

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • Boarding school (100 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
    $8,888 to $36,300 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 8888 2-17 Markham,

    Heritage (est. 1984)   5600 Heritage School Dr, Provo, Utah, 84604
    (Heritage School Dr / River Run Dr)

    • 7 to 12 (Boys)
    • 7 to 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
    US $138,000 /year
    Boarding Boys Girls 138000 12-17 Provo,

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

    • 9 to 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,

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

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • 9 to 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $9,400 to $33,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed Coed 9400 1-17 Markham,

    Carlsbad International School (est. 2013)   Slovenská 477/5, Karlovy Vary, Karlovski Kraj, 36001
    (Slovenská / Na Vyhlidce)

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (10 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    Carlsbad International School is Europe's newest international boarding IB World School, offering international opportunities and the world's most respected high school diploma.  
       
    • Standard- enriched
    $44,522 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 44522 14-17 Karlovy Vary,

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

    • 8 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (415 students)
    Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to more than 490 young men and women in grades 8-12.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $25,500 to $61,200 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 25500 13-17 Shawnigan Lake

    Blyth Academy Global High School   146 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C2
    (Avenue Rd / Yorkville Ave)

    • 11 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    Offering Grade 11 and 12 programs and suitable for gap years, Blyth Academy Global High School provides access to the natural, historical, artistic, and scientific wonders of Europe, Australasia, and Central America.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $26,180 to $49,675 /year
    Boarding Coed 26180 16-17 Toronto,

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

    • 9 to 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,

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

    • 9 to 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
    $6,590 to $26,620 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 6590 14-17 Regina,

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

    • 9 to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (178 students)
    • Boarding school (47 students)
    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,

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

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (131 students)
    • Boarding school (149 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,

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

    • JK to 10 (Coed)
    • Day school (65 students)
    • Boarding school (25 students)
    Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal, Ottawa
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $10,000 to $41,085 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 10000 3-15 Ottawa,

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

    • 3 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Landmark East School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades three to 12 in Wolfville. Its average class size is four to nine students.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $26,000 to $48,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 26000 8-17 Wolfville

    VINCI School (est. 2014)   149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
    (King George St / Quill St)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education for bright and gifted children from Toddler-Gr6.  
    • Montessori
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Student- paced
    $12,500 to $14,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 12500 1-11 Ottawa,

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)   Ignatia Hall, 1486 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6G 2M3
    (Ricmond St / Windermere Rd)

    • 6 to 8 (Coed)
    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    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.  
       
    Day & Boarding Coed Coed 0-0 London,

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

    • 9 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day school (500 students)
    • Boarding school (26 students)
    Located in Athol Springs, NY, a small suburban community in the town of Hamburg just south of the city of Buffalo. The 65 acre campus is located 13 miles from the Canadian border directly on the shores of Lake Erie.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    $10,620 to $46,000 USD /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 10620 14-17 Hamburg,

    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)   628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2C5
    (chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine / Avenue Claude Champagne)

    • 7 to 11 (Girls)
    • Day school (1050 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $4,000 to $9,150 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 4000 12-16 Montreal,

    Havergal College (est. 1894)   1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
    (Lawrence Avenue West / Avenue Road)

    • JK to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (860 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $30,820 to $55,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls 30820 3-17 Toronto

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

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $27,825 to $57,940 /year
    Day & Boarding Boys 27825 10-17 Aurora,

    St. John's Military School (est. 1887)   110 W. Otis Avenue, Salina, Kansas, 67401
    (Santa Fe / Otis Ave)

    • 6 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (231 students)
    The structured and basic environment that Cadets experience at St. John’s allows them to pursue academics without the distractions common to most high school and middle school environments.  
       
    • Standard- enriched
    $39,920 USD /year
    Boarding Boys 39920 11-17 Salina

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

    • 7 to 10 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (100 students)
    Fulford Academy is a boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 10. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $45,665 to $50,475 /year
    Boarding Coed 45665 12-15 Brockville

    Turning Winds Academic Institute (est. 2002)   31733 South Fork Road, Troy, Montana, 59935
    (Highway 508 / Yaak River Road)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    Turning Winds Academic Institute is a relational-based, therapeutic boarding school that provides exceptional care for your teen to promote sustainable success.  
       
    • Accelerated
    US $90,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 90000 12-17 Troy,

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

    • 11 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $50,475 /year
    Boarding Coed 50475 16-17 Merrickville,

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

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

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

    • 7 to 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
    $20,400 to $59,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 20400 12-17 Stanstead,

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

    • K to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (10 students)
    • Boarding school (30 students)
    We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for JK-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $110 to $65,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 110 5-17 Belleville,

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

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

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

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $56,376 to $137,103 USD /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 56376 11-17 Middleboro

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

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (46 students)
    THINK Global School is a path-breaking high school offering teenagers a once-in-a-lifetime international experience. TGS students visit historical, cultural, and scientific sites, all while building new skills and relationships with those around them.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    US $79,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 79000 15-17 New York,,Auckland,Athens,Istanbul

    LCBI High School (est. 1911)   Box 459, Outlook, Saskatchewan, S0L 2N0
    (Ash St / 4th Ave)

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (65 students)
    LCBI High School is a Christian, coed boarding high school in Outlook, SK. LCBI is recognized as a Historical High School and is an IB Candidate School. LCBI offers a Saskatchewan approved grade 10-12 education.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $5,000 to $21,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 5000 15-17 Outlook

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

    • 8 to 12 (Girls)
    • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (90 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent co-ed day school Preschool to Gr. 7 and all girls day/boarding school for Gr. 8-12 in Duncan, BC.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $5,100 to $52,400 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls Coed 5100 2-17 Duncan,

    School of Alberta Ballet (est. 1992)   906 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1K7
    (12 Ave SW / 8 St SW)

    • 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    • Boarding school (45 students)
    The School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, AB is a full-time dance and academic training program for students in grades 7 through 12, with a dance only option for those in grades 5 and 6.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $15,250 to $36,200 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 15250 10-17 Calgary,Edmonton

    McDonald International Academy   920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades nine to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 20 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    $10,100 to $26,600 /year
    Day & Boarding & Homestay Coed 10100 14-17 Toronto

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

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (103 students)
    Pickering College's 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $24,040 to $61,240 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 24040 3-17 Newmarket

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

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (125 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,

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

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (34 students)
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Southwestern Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school with a location in San Marino, California and Rimrock Arizona. We offer small class instruction with personalized lessons and an international student body.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    US $19,750 to $47,850 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 19750 11-17 San Marino,Rimrock

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

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    We offer a distinctive evangelical Christ-centered program that begins in the classroom and extends throughout all aspects of the school community. The school boasts a strong Preschool through Grade 12 program.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $325 to $24,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 325 2-17 Three Hills,

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

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

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

    • 7 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Rivier is a college that welcomes students from secondary 1 to 5 (boarding and day school). Parents and students choose Rivier because it provides quality and personalized education in a warm family environment.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,985 to $22,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 2985 12-16 Coaticook,

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

    • 8 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (5 students)
    • Boarding school (80 students)
    The Canadian International Hockey Academy is Eastern Canada's Premier Hockey Prep School recruiting, educating and training students-athletes in grades 8 to 12 from around the world.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $17,500 to $44,900 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 17500 13-17 Rockland,

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

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

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

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (15 students)
    • Boarding school (135 students)
    The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
       
    • Standard- enriched
    US $62,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 62000 12-17 South Wales

    Collège François-Delaplace (est. 1963)   365 Compton Street East, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0
    (Rue Compton / Rue Principale)

    • 7 to 12 (Girls)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    COLLÈGE FRANÇOIS-DELAPLACE is a private Traditional / academic boarding school in Waterville, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 200 boarding students.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,950 to $30,300 /year
    Boarding Girls 7950 12-17 Waterville,

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

    • 7 to 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
    $9,400 to $47,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9400 12-17 Rosseau,

    International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) (est. 2014)   5827-136 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, JAPAN, 389-0111
    (Route 18 / Route 146)

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    ISAK is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for students around the globe. Located in Japan's Nagano Prefecture, ISAK offers a world-class education to students who are passionate about making a difference.  
       
    • Standard- enriched
    $40,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 40000 15-17 Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun,