Canada is home to many of the best schools in the world, and our 27 CAIS Boarding Schools represent the best of the best. CAIS Boarding Schools have a worldwide reputation for providing students with essential skills required to be successful in today’s shifting global economy. Whether they are large or small, located in a city or in the countryside, all CAIS Boarding Schools provide students with a middle and high school education that is recognized for its superior quality by the best universities around the globe. The boarding experience gives students and parents the gift of time - less time spent in the car and more time focusing on education, extra-curricular activities and character development.  

Top Reasons Parents Chose A CAIS Boarding School For Their Child(ren): 

  • Better Education/High Academic Standards
  • Better at Meeting Personalized Needs (tutors, sports, extra-curricular)
  • Better Preparation for University
  • Physically and Emotionally Safe Learning Environments
  • More character, morals and values
  • A well-rounded education

Quick Facts About Boarding

Research completed by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) found the following:

  • 91% of boarding school students report that their schools are academically challenging, compared with 70% of private day and 50% of public school students.
  • 90% of boarding school students report that their teachers are high quality, compared with 62% private day and 51% public school students.
  • 78% of boarding school graduates report being very well prepared academically for university, compared with 36% of private day and 23% of public school alumni.
  • 77% of boarding school students say their schools provide opportunities for leadership, compared with 60% of private day and 52% of public school students.
  • 75% of boarding school students report being surrounded by motivated peers, compared with 71% of private day and 49% of public school students.
  • 95% of boarding school students report that their academic experience at their school is satisfying or very satisfying, compared with 86% private day and 86% of public school students. 
  • By late-career, 52% of former boarding school students achieve positions in top management, compared with 39% of private day and 27% of public school graduates
  • Boarding school students spend about 17 hours a week on homework, compared with 9 hours for private day students and 8 hours for public school students.