Ten amazing athletes with boarding school beginnings

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With the launch of ExperienceBoarding.ca, we're celebrating all that makes boarding schools great, while simultaneously dispelling boarding school myths. While there are many misconceptions about boarding school, the ones we're taking on here are the myth that boarding school is completely focused on academics and the myth that boarding school athletics consists only of field hockey and polo.


No other schooling environment allows young athletes to immerse themselves so fully in the varsity sports they love. And they can benefit immensely from that, as shown by the examples below: ten astonishingly good (many of them great) athletes who benefited deeply from the time they spent in boarding school before taking on the world. In many cases, these athletes left a unique stamp on the games they played.

#10 Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, Major League Baseball pitcher.

Fidrych is renowned as one of the quirkiest pitchers to ever step onto a baseball mound. His spectacular debut year saw him finish one win shy of the magical 20 mark, second in Cy Young Award voting (to Jim Palmer), and as the AL Rookie of the Year. He was also the first athlete to ever appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. Fidrych changed the game of baseball with his curtain calls and handshakes with opponents. Fidrych, who passed away too young in 2009, spent four years at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts.

#9. Scott Frandsen & Dave Calder, Olympic rowing medalists.

These two Brentwood College School grads worked together to achieve a silver medal in the Men's coxless pair at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. You may argue that we're showing our Canadian bias here but the pair presents a perfect example of what can be achieved with the kind of bond that can only form in boarding school. Frandsen had suffered numerous frustrations in international rowing before he reteamed with Calder. While Brentwood's enrollment is never much higher than 400 students at any one time, the school has sent over 20 athletes to the Olympic Games. And by the way, yes, we know we're discussing two athletes here. So then it's eleven amazing athletes.

#8 Jonathan Toews, National Hockey League player.

Toews probably hadn't even found a spot on the mantel for his Olympic hockey gold medal before he was given a Stanley Cup ring as captain of the 2010 Chicago Black Hawks. And he's 22 years old. Toews played with a soon-to-be-legendary lineup at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. Others include up-and-coming stars like Kyle Okposo and Zach Parise to name two (read on). Shattuck-St. Mary's proudly — and deservedly — calls itself a "Center of Hockey Excellence." Seven 2010 hockey Olympians, five men, and two women, are among the school's alumni.

#7 Anthony Nesty, Olympic swimming gold medalist.

Nesty won the gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the first black athlete to win gold in the swimming pool. Nesty is a hero in his native Surinam where his accomplishment has been commemorated in numerous ways including the issuing of a stamp, along with gold and silver coins. Although there are boarding school graduates who have won more gold medals in the pool (e.g. Nelson Diebel), Nesty stands as a special example of how international students can thrive in a North American boarding school. He is a graduate of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, ranked top ten in high school athletic programs nationally by Sports Illustrated.

#6 Brian Leetch, National Hockey League player.

Stanley Cup winner, Conne Smythe Trophy winner, and NHL Hall of Famer, Leetch attended Avon Old Farms, a boys-only boarding school in Avon, Connecticut. According to Legends of Hockey, it was at Avon that he "came into his own." Leetch spent almost his entire career with the New York Rangers; at his retirement ceremony fellow legend Mark Messier dubbed him the "Greatest Ranger of All Time." He is certainly one of the greatest US-born players to ever lace up a pair of skates.

#5 Bob Mathias, Olympic decathlete.

Matthias was a two-time gold medalist in the decathlon who went on to a successful political career. He attended The Kiski School, an all-boys boarding school in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, he became the youngest athlete ever to win a gold medal (let alone the prestigious decathlon). Four years later in Helsinki, Mathias won by 912 points, an astonishing margin, becoming the first to ever successfully defend an Olympic decathlon title. That same year, he led the Stanford University football team to a Rose Bowl appearance. Later in life, he served four terms in the United States House of Representatives. He's listed #78 on Sports Century's list of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

#4 Steve Nash, National Basketball Association player.

A permanent fixture on the floor for the Phoenix Suns, one of a small minority of players in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards, Nash graduated from St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia. A seven-time NBA All-Star (among many other accomplishments) Nash says St. Michaels was critical to his development as a person and as a player with undeniable leadership qualities. "I really remember how important it was academically for me to meet the standards and be able to go to university, setting up the opportunities that I've had within basketball," he tells us.

Jim Thorpe

#3 Jim Thorpe, Olympic decathlete.

Thorpe, a Native American, is often counted among the greatest athletes of all time (though many such lists have a North American bias). Thorpe won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He also played professional football and baseball. Thorpe was one of many Native Americans forced to attend residential school, in his case the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While the school's legacy is undeniably controversial, Thorpe thrived there under the football tutelage of equally legendary football coach Glenn S. "Pop" Warner. Thorpe was also named the best athlete of the first half of the 20th century by ESPN.

#2 Sidney Crosby, National Hockey League player.

Crosby has pretty much torn up every league he has ever played in (including the National Hockey League despite his youth) and many observers are certain that he will someday be listed among the greatest to ever play ice hockey. He has already won the League MVP, the Stanley Cup, and an Olympic gold medal. At the age of 15, Crosby was a member of the Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres team that won the U.S. National Championship and included other names (like Toews, Parise, Okposo, and more) who are sure to dominate hockey for the next decade or so. Crosby's boarding era was crucial to his development as it allowed him some temporary anonymity; in his native Nova Scotia, he was a target of jealous opposing players. At Shattuck-St. Mary's, Crosby also made a lifelong friendship with Jack Johnson, now with the St. Louis Blues. While it's tempting to relive Crosby's Golden Goal here, a portrait of his friendship with Johnson and their time at Shattuck demonstrates the unique bonds that can form between boarding school athletes.

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#1 Daley Thompson, Olympic decathlete.

Thompson was crowned the World's Greatest Athlete not once but twice, as the Olympic decathlon champion in 1980 and 1984. Thompson first showed his remarkable athleticism as a student at Farney Close boarding school in Sussex, England. While his accomplishments are similar to those of Mathias, Thompson owns four world records and three Commonwealth titles to go with his two Olympic gold medals. His dominance of the sport in the competitive modern era leads many observers to argue that he is the greatest decathlete - and as logic should dictate, the greatest athlete - ever.

—Jim Huinink
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"Focussed on Community First, Outdoors Every Day, and Authentic Learning, LCS offers a world-class, individualized, day/boarding program (Grades 9 -12) designed for teenager to be leaders who care, connect and contribute.

  1. Worldwide university acceptances
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Appleby College


Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road West/Fourth Line
 
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"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.

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Port Hope, Ontario
Ward St/Deblaquire St. N
 
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"We believe that healthy habits and universal values developed now go a long way in developing confident and caring global citizens who are ready to make a positive impact wherever their journey takes them.

  1. AP Capstone school with extensive AP course offerings
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  3. Academic and service learning travel education programs
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Havergal College


Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Avenue West/Avenue Road
 
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"Havergal has been preparing young women to make a difference since 1894 through its innovative curriculum and future-ready programming with a focus on wellbeing and student agency.

  1. Beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of Toronto.
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  3. Small class sizes with a focus on wellness and student agency.
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Royal Crown School


Scarborough, Ontario
Brimley Avenue/Finch Avenue East
 
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"RCS’s purpose is to unleash the potential in each student and set them on the path for a successful life. We provide rigorous academics with individual attention in a diverse, energizing, and caring environment.

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Branksome Hall


Toronto, Ontario
Bloor Street East/Mount Pleasant Road
 
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"Branksome Hall is Toronto’s only leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls in JK-Grade 12, developing the leaders of tomorrow through the nurturing of curiosity and critical thinking at every age.

  1. 13-acre downtown campus
  2. Athletics and Wellness Centre
  3. IB programs: JK to Grade 12
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St. John's-Kilmarnock School


Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
 
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"SJK offers an enriched environment of exploration and experiential learning. Through its IB curriculum, SJK provides exciting experiences and guides students to discover their talents and passions. Go beyond at SJK.

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"Confident Learners. Inspiring Leaders. Creating a thriving world.

  1. SMS is Western Canada's only girl-centred boarding school
  2. SMS was the first girls-school in Canada to integrate a STEM curriculum into daily programs
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Upper Canada College


Toronto, Ontario
St Clair Ave W/Avenue Rd
 
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"Located in the heart of Toronto, UCC provides transformational learning experiences in a supportive, caring environment. Our highly sought-after graduates are awarded OSSD and International Baccalaureate diplomas.

  1. High-achieving, all-round students
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  3. First rate academics, athletics and arts
  4. 19 different sports and 80+ clubs

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Athol Murray College of Notre Dame


Wilcox, Saskatchewan
Railway Ave/Rouleau St
 
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"No other high school in the world has developed more Elite, Junior, Collegiate, USPORT, NCAA, National, Olympic or Pro athletes with over 215 in the NHL alone. ND graduates attend the top ranked universities worldwide.

  1. Private, independent, co-educational boarding high school, on 50 acres of land, founded in 1920
  2. Home to 300 students, grades 8 - 12, with 90% boarding from up to 20 different countries
  3. Exceptional academic standards, offering Honours & AP Stream or Advanced Courses
  4. 80% of all students are on Honour Roll with 100% graduation rate

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"GNS is an independent JK-12 International Baccalaureate boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, that empowers and supports each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,975 to $82,575
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Glenlyon Norfolk School 10975 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Homestay Coed
Stratford, Ontario
Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
 
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"Private Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario dedicated to providing a holistic education that values happiness, academic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
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  • $9,750 to $37,275
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Nancy Campbell Academy 9750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Burlington, Ontario
Hwy 6/Dundas Street
 
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"Our belief is “Forward Learning. Transforming People.” We focus on S.T.E.A.M. collaborative project learning, Gifted Arts, 21st-century skills, and inquiry-based thinking to prepare students with global competencies." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $13,600 to $44,800
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  • 124 students
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Laureate College 13600 HighSchools Day eSchool Boarding Coed
Caledon, Ontario
Hwy 10/Old School Road
 
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"The Hill Academy is Canada's premier independent school for students in K-12/PG. Students are challenged in a supportive environment to explore the boundaries of their academic, athletic and leadership potential." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
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  • $13,500 to $49,600
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The Hill Academy 13500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Day Coed

"MIA is proud to foster a family environment through our small class sizes and close knit academic community. Our support for students goes far beyond the classroom to best prepare them for life after graduation." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
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  • $17,600 to $33,000
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  • 230 students
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McDonald International Academy 17600 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed

"We are a therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 3-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home stay or boarding environments" —From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $33,500 to $99,500 /program
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Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning 33500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Spadina/St Clair Ave W
 
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"The Bishop Strachan School is a leading independent JK-Grade 12 day & boarding school for girls. Students build academic skills to thrive at university and beyond. Over $2 million available in financial assistance." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $39,800 to $78,200
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The Bishop Strachan School 39800 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
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"Brentwood is a leading university prep school that brings to life student choice through its bold tripartite program. We are a true boarding school, not merely a school with boarding, and the ocean is our playground." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $32,000 to $96,300
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Brentwood College School 32000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Boys)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $33,400 to $94,800
  • Day, Boarding
  • 1212 students
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St. George's School 33400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Langside St./Westminster Ave.
 
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"Parents trust us to personalize the educational experience of each girl, to care for each girl, to challenge her to grow, to build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, to prepare her for the future." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $18,750 to $69,000
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Balmoral Hall School 18750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
Victoria, British Columbia
Richmond Rd/McRae Ave
 
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"Independent Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on outstanding preparation for life. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $23,590 to $91,010
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St. Michaels University School 23590 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Stanstead, Quebec
Dufferin Street/Willow Lane
 
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"An English school in a French milieu, Stanstead College is located on the Quebec-Vermont border, offering rigorous university-prep, Grades 7 to 12 (including AP options), in a secure, family-focused learning environment." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $26,500 to $84,500
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Stanstead College 26500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Wellandport, Ontario
 
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"Robert Land Academy, established in 1978, is a private military-inspired boarding school (Grades 5-12) that helps boys build self-confidence, achieve academic success, develop values, and realize their potential." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $64,000 to $75,000
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Robert Land Academy 64000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
Victoria, British Columbia
 
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"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School on Vancouver Island, BC, offering small class sizes, engaging teachers and a caring community to boarding and day students from grades 4 to 12." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,290 to $62,000
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Brookes Westshore 10290 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Harbourside Drive/
 
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"Bodwell High School provides a competitive, well-rounded education with strong student support. The school's motto, "Strength in Diversity," pays homage to the 40+ countries students come from to live and learn together." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $29,500 to $61,225
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Bodwell High School 29500 HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
Fort Erie, Ontario
Townline Rd./Niagara Parkway
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,315 to $59,395
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Niagara Christian Collegiate 13315 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Markham, Ontario
14th Ave/Kennedy
 
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"Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,200 to $41,500
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Trillium School 9200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Finch Avenue/Islington Avenue
 
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"Nile Academy offers small class sizes and a 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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $9,400 to $35,000
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Nile Academy 9400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Brantford, Ontario
Colborne/Clarence
 
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"At Haven, we equip our students with critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $7,700 to $26,500
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Haven International School 7700 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day Boarding Coed
Rosthern, Saskatchewan
 
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"RJC is a Grades 10-12 boarding school accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RJC is student and community-focused all while offering excellent academics and exceptional athletic and fine arts programs." —From the school

  • Gr. 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $4,750 to $21,750
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Rosthern Junior College High School 4750 Day Boarding Coed
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
 
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"Beginning in Grade 8, our unique Shawnigan journey purposefully guides students through a distinct, unparalleled and bold educational experience on our stunning waterfront campus on Canada’s beautiful West Coast." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $38,000 to $94,500
  • Day, Boarding
  • 550 students
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Shawnigan Lake School 38000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Winnipeg, Manitoba
South Dr/North Dr
 
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"SJR is the world’s leading school in Debating and Public Speaking. It has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and 3 math olympiads. 98% of SJR graduates are accepted to their first choice university program." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $27,960 to $75,500
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St. John's-Ravenscourt School 27960 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
St. Catharines, Ontario
Ridley Road/Henrietta Street
 
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"Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational IB 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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $28,875 to $82,975
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Ridley College 28875 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Newmarket, Ontario
Mulock Drive/Bayview Avenue
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $36,300 to $78,300
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Pickering College 36300 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Rome, Italy
Ponte Sublicio/Lungotevere Aventino
 
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"An IB World School located in the heart of Rome. A connected community driven by our 5 core values of Scholarship, Integrity, Creativity, Independence, and Care; culturally inspiring students since 1964." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • EUR €30,495 to EUR €50,948
  • Day, Boarding
  • 308 students
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St. Stephen's School, Rome 30495 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Whitby, Ontario
Garden Street/Hwy. 2
 
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"Whether exploring science and technology, creating art, or competing in athletics, there is nothing a Trafalgar girl can't handle." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Girls)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $29,348 to $78,215
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Trafalgar Castle School 29348 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
Laval, Quebec
 
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"NSAL is the only private English high school on Montreal's North Shore. We offer small classroom sizes and an enriched curriculum. We teach not only for school but for life. Certificate of eligibility not required." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,400 to $23,850
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North Star Academy 15400 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Kimberley, British Columbia
 
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"Grateful. Mindful. Purposeful. Successful. At Purcell Collegiate School, we will prep you--for university and for life. Learn more about the Uprep@PCS suite of extra-curricular programs on our website." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $45,000 to $60,000
  • Boarding
  • 60 students
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Purcell Collegiate School 45000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed
Hamilton, Ontario
Main St. W./Longwood Rd. S.
 
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"Columbia International College is Canada’s largest private boarding school, offering Grade 9 to 12 programs. #1 in scholarships awarded by universities. The University of Toronto's official Global Partner School." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $2,520 to $3,150 /course
  • Day, Boarding
  • 1700 students
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Columbia International College 2520 HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed
Rosseau, Ontario
Hwy. 141/Bright Street
 
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"Through extraordinary learning opportunities rooted in meaningful outdoor education experiences in our unique natural environment, RLC graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $14,200 to $74,900
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Rosseau Lake College 14200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Bracebridge, Ontario
 
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"Dewey Institute adheres to John Dewey's 'student centered' & 'learning by doing' and the cultivation of harmonious character, sportsmanship, and aesthetic abilities, for a holistic preparing individuals for success." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $1 to $29,950
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Dewey Institute 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day eSchool Coed
Montreal, Quebec
Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
 
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"Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all-girls English Catholic high school, has been preparing girls to change the world. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $21,790 to $47,559
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The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 21790 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Girls
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine Av./Hwy 7
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $18,000 to $53,600
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J. Addison School 18000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
London, Ontario
Richmond Street/King Street
 
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"A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Girls/Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,000 to $32,000
  • Boarding
  • 345 students
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London International Academy 16000 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Girls Coed
Montreal, Quebec
De Maisonneuve West/Park Row West
 
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"At Kells, flexibility is the key. We develop programs allowing students to work within their comfort zone, which may be above, below or at grade level. The result is students who outperform even their own expectations." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $24,200 to $48,800
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Kells Academy 24200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
Windsor, Nova Scotia
College Rd/King St
 
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"Benefitting from its safe and beautiful Nova Scotia location, King's-Edgehill facilitates the opportunity for every student to Be More – in the classroom, on the sports fields, on stage, in the community and beyond." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $24,650 to $72,500
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King's-Edgehill School 24650 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
St Catharines, Ontario
Ontario St./Welland Ave.
 
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"Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, and holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning. Also Forest" —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $57 to $10,000
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Agate Private School 57 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Boarding Day Homestay Coed Girls
Ottawa, Ontario
Mariposa Avenue/Springfield
 
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"This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $36,250 to $80,670." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $36,250 to $80,670
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Ashbury College 36250 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Day Coed
Merrickville, Ontario
St. Lawrence Street/Elgin Street
 
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"Whether your child is excelling or not reaching their potential, our inclusive, safe, diverse, and caring community, with individualized academic attention will improve academic standing, confidence and self-esteem." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,000 to $58,900
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Merrick Preparatory School 17000 HighSchools Day eSchool Boarding Coed
Fort Erie, Ontario
Central Avenue/Wintemute Street
 
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"FEIA's environment fosters global awareness and advances our student body into responsible and globally aware citizens who are well-equipped for life beyond academics." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $10,000 to $55,850
  • Day, Boarding
  • 215 students
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Fort Erie International Academy 10000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Bradenton, Florida(USA)
 
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"IMG Academy is the world's leading sports education brand, providing access and opportunity for student-athletes with an innovative suite of on-campus and online programming." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • US $65,000 to US $95,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 1400 students
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IMG Academy 65000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
South Wales, New York(USA)
 
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"The Gow School is a college-prep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • US $58,750 to US $80,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 150 students
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The Gow School 58750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Belleville, Ontario
 
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"Discover an exceptional education. Albert College is an independent boarding and day school for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $21,400 to $85,500
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Albert College 21400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Markham, Ontario
McCowan Road/Denison Road
 
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"Markham, Ontario; IB School; OSSD; OSSD online credit course; NOIC ACADEMY’s annual university enrolment rate is 100% and we have 95.74% of graduates admitted by University of Toronto in 2024." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,000 to $50,000
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NOIC Academy 20000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Regina, Saskatchewan
 
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"Luther College prepares students to be compassionate, creative, and critical thinkers who go on to create a more grace-filled, just, and joyful world. Luther College is the only IB World School in southern Saskatchewan." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,500 to $42,910
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Luther College High School 10500 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Sherbrooke, Quebec
 
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"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 an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme and Canadian curricula." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $32,900 to $83,100
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Bishop's College School 32900 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Aurora, Ontario
St. John's Sideroad/Yonge Street
 
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"With a tradition dating back to 1899, St. Andrew's remains the single largest all-boys boarding school in Canada. Our 126-acre campus provides our students with an ideal setting for learning and growth." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Boys/Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $4,100 to $80,800
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St. Andrew's College 4100 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Boys Girls
Rigaud, Quebec
Rue Saint-Pierre/Rue Bourget
 
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"Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school located between Montreal and Ottawa. French and English high school programs are offered. Bourget aims to foster personal autonomy, academic development, and perseverance." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $5,165 to $33,180
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College Bourget 5165 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Summerland, British Columbia
 
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"Looking for an education that's out of the ordinary? Unisus School is a Pre - K to Grade 12 day and boarding school in Canada's Okanagan, offering the International Baccalaureate program + the B.C. Diploma (Dogwood)." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $12,945 to $56,500
  • Day, Boarding
  • 130 students
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Unisus School 12945 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Duncan, British Columbia
Brownsey Avenue/Government Street
 
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"Queen Margaret's School is a gender inclusive independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC that focuses on preparing young trailblazers...no two journeys are the same." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $79,230
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Queen Margaret's School 17500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed
Gretna, Manitoba
 
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"Faith is at the center of all we do at MCI- from the court, to the stage, to the classroom. We work to provide a safe space for students to ask questions, dig deeper, grow into who God is calling them to be." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $6,800 to $30,500
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Mennonite Collegiate Institute 6800 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Lanciano, Chieti
 
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"Canadian College Italy provides a nurturing environment on our beautiful historic campus so that students may experience an intellectual awakening — a passion for the pursuit of reason, human connection, and curiosity." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • EUR €43,900
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Canadian College Italy 43900 HighSchools Boarding Coed
Rothesay, New Brunswick
Rothesay Rd/College Hill Rd
 
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"Our unique, daily Advisor Program ensures every student is surrounded by a strong network of highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff whose mission is to provide academic, emotional, and social guidance and support." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,390 to $76,140
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Rothesay Netherwood School 26390 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed

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