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Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — St. Catharines, ON (Map)


Ridley College ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

Admissions Requirements

InterviewJK - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay4 - 12

Ridley College admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: Rolling
Boarding students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: No

Application fee: $100
Registration fee: $3,000
Deposit: N/A

What Ridley College says about their admissions requirements:

The SSAT is only a requirement for those students applying for a merit-based scholarship. 

Application Fees

  • Domestic: $100
  • International: $200

Registration Fees

Domestic Day:

  • JK-Grade 4: $1,250
  • Grade 5-8: $1,850
  • Grade 9-12: $3,000

Domestic Boarding: $3,500

International Boarding: $4,000 (one-time registration fee) + $4,500 (estimated incidental fees) = $8,500 (total confirmation fee (non-refundable))


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Ridley College. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

Ridley College acceptance rate: 61%

Day Boarding

Ridley College student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Ridley College at each grade level.

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Day Acceptance
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Boarding Acceptance
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What type of student Ridley College is looking for:

The Ridley Admissions Committee looks for students who are engaged and motivated individuals. The Committee looks for students who demonstrate potential to make a positive contribution to the Ridley community and who will take advantage of the many opportunities available at the school - in the classroom and boarding houses, as well as in the arts, athletics, leadership, and community service activities. Students who are well-rounded, open-minded, enthusiastic, and academically-focused are encouraged to apply.


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