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When you think of an archetypal British boarding school what do you think of? What images are conjured up in your mind when you think about an East Coast American Prep boarding school or an Indian boarding school? Many people have preconceived notions of boarding schools in general, not to mention what they are like in various places around the world.


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Canadian boarding schools have a lot to offer

The boarding culture developed in earnest in England and eventually moved throughout the Commonwealth, New England and beyond. Now you can find boarding schools all over the world; anywhere from China to Germany.

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So what differentiates our Canadian boarding schools from those found in rest of the world? Originally, not much; Canadian boarding schools evolved in areas where the British migrated: Eastern Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. Now, Canada can boast over 25 fantastic boarding schools, from east to west, all offering a myriad of unique opportunities.

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Why do students choose boarding schools in Canada? Here are 5 good reasons:

  1. Affordable and High Standard of Education: Canada is regarded to have a superior education system (consistently ranked in the Top 10) and our national averages in terms of reading and writing are amongst the highest in the world. As well, boarding schools in Canada are typically a less expensive option than those found abroad. Quality and affordability.
  2. Variety of Curricula: ESL, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or a combination of all three. You can find a boarding school in Canada that fits your style and needs.
  3. Health and Safety: Canadians know that the quality of education and the standards of the boarding environment will be at a high level in Canada. Our international students choose to board in Canada for the same reasons; it is known globally to be one of the safest and healthiest places to live and learn. It is also known to be a friendly country.
  4. Global Mindset: the diversity found within the boarding school environment can rarely be found in a day school or even in other boarding schools around the world. The cultural mosaic thrives in our Canadian boarding schools. Because of this, a culture of tolerance and acceptance is fostered and celebrated. The diversity found and fostered within our schools allows students make friends from around the world.
  5. Natural Beauty: Our boarding schools offer a variety of amazing locations to choose from. The Maritimes, the sweeping prairies, the rugged west or Central Canada: boarding schools in Canada offer distinct choices to students from both within Canada and internationally.
—Clayton Johnston, Director of Admissions, Brentwood College School
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  • Geneva, Ohio(USA)
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • US $42,000 to US $65,000

SPIRE ACADEMY is an international, high school and post graduate sports performance training and education academy, located within a world class event and wellness complex.

  • Boarding
  • Progressive
SPIRE Academy 42000 HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Houghton, New York(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $7,499 to US $43,000

A private Christian college prep school with students from 60 countries, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn high academics, faith education and multicultural immersion.

  • eSchool/Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Houghton Academy 7499 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • South Wales, New York(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $48,000 to US $68,000

The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
The Gow School 48000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Lanciano,
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • EUR €39,000

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.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Canadian College Italy 39000 HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • York, -
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $74,000 to $88,000

Set in 220 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate welcomes girls and boys from 3 months old to 19 years, with 81% A*/A achieved at A Level. Fees range from £16,005 to £19,200 per term.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate 74000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Rome, ---------------
    Ponte Sublicio/Lungotevere Aventino
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • EUR €25,650 to EUR €39,600

Since 1964, SSS Rome has provided International Boarding and Day Students with a culturally inspiring and rigorous academic IB education in the heart of Ancient Rome.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
St. Stephen's School, Rome 25650 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed

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