Year Founded: 1857
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation
Average Class Size:
7-Day Boarding Tuition: $56000
5-Day Boarding Tuition: $39600
Boarding Grades: 7 - Post-grad
Day Grades: K - Post-grad
Day Tuition: $23800
Advanced Placement: Offered
Internat'l Baccalaureate: Not Offered
Payment Plans: Offered
Need-Based Aid: Offered
Merit Scholarships: Offered
Almost by definition, self-confidence must come from within, so what is the role of the institution?
I believe the key is in the word “inspire”. A school cannot instil, instruct or infuse self-confidence, but it can provide an environment that fosters the development of self-confidence. This is where Albert College excels.
Parents from around the world have told me how amazed they have been by the transformations they have seen in their children. When children are away at boarding school for months at a stretch, there is a perfect opportunity to assess the changes that take place over their years at Albert College.
How is this accomplished? The supportive, family environment combined with our expectation that every student participate in the five A’s, means that students are stretched beyond their comfort zone while knowing they have the support and backing of caring faculty and peers. Students have to challenge themselves in areas that are new to them. Whether it is playing a new sport, singing a solo in vocal class, preparing and presenting a public speaking piece or participating in a Duke of Edinburgh canoe trip, students discover strengths and talents they never knew they had. As their range of experiences broadens, students cannot help becoming more confident in their ability to approach each new challenge.
Our students also develop self-confidence through incremental opportunities for leadership. By the time our students reach Grade 12, all have had opportunities for involvement in a wide variety of committees and service activities. In particular, groups of students participate in international service trips, in leadership roles in local service organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Homework Club, and each year the entire school community votes for a group of Prefects who take on major leadership roles within the school.
The growth I see in these student leaders each year is remarkable. Albert College does not teach self-confidence, but one look at our graduates tells you that Albert College provides a perfect environment for our students to discover the potential within themselves.
Keith Stansfield, Head of School
Contact: Heather Kidd
Toll Free: 800-952-5237
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $100
International Application Fee: $100
Average Class Size:
Full Time Teachers:
Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no
Albert College lies on 25 acres in beautiful Belleville, Ontario, Canada. There are two main buildings located on campus, the Junior School and the Senior School. The Senior school house students from grade 7 to Post Graduate as well as the junior and senior boys’ residences, Baker House and Graham Hall. The Senior School is a historic gothic style building that was built in 1923. There are plenty of large trees and outdoor areas to relax, read, study or play games. For those who like to walk, jog, or bike, a large waterfront park and marina is located just minutes from the College on the beautiful Bay of Quinte.
Senior School Facilities
Albert College offers its Senior School students many different resources and modern facilities including: Midi Music, MAC and PC Computer Labs; a resource center and library with 14,000 volumes; wireless internet access in all classrooms and residences; classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards™; an indoor swimming pool, two squash courts, full service gymnasium and a fitness room (at Albert College as well as the girls’ residence); outdoor tennis courts, a number of different sports fields and an outdoor quad with picnic tables; and a common room lounge with pool table, comfy couches and a big screen television.
Albert College continues to embrace technology in a very big way. We have two fully equipped computer labs, a Mac lab and a midi-music Mac lab. Each lab contains 20 or more computer workstations, video projectors, printers, scanners and other peripheral devices. There are also a number of smart classrooms in both the Math and Science departments. Smart classrooms are equipped with at least six PC workstations for students and a SMART board for teacher lectures. Both of these technical resources allow for a collaborative environment where students are able to resolve many of the academic challenges they encounter. Smart classrooms are equipped with video projectors and other peripheral devices.
Albert's Memorial Chapel is located at the centre of the school. Faculty, residential staff and students begin their day here with an assembly. On certain days, this 15-minute gathering will include announcements relating to school events and prefect skits and thematic presentations.
Average Students Per Dorm: 1
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Casual
Albert College has been called home by many generations of students, both boarding and day. The students and staff at Albert will soon become your extended family. Albert College offers residency to both male and female students from grades seven to post graduate. A "home away from home" to students from across the world, Albert College provides its students with the unique opportunity to learn and understand about other cultures.
There are three residences at Albert College: Baker House, Graham Hall and Victoria Manor. Male boarding students from grades 7-10 live in Baker House, while the senior boys call Graham Hall home. Victoria Manor houses all boarding female students. The junior and senior girls are divided into two different wings. All residences have common rooms with TV's, gaming equipment, lounge furniture, laundry facilities and areas for making light snacks. All rooms are wired for computer access to the Internet and our local network.
The residential lifestyle offers many opportunities for boarding students to become leaders among their peers. The flat senior program is specifically designed to develop leadership skills in young students. Flat seniors assist residential staff in numerous activities, from social events to study hall sign-ins. Day and residential prefects, members of a team of graduate students elected by the school, also provide leadership and support to the student body.
The residential teams are also available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to provide support, friendship, and guidance. At Albert College, students will learn about other cultures and make lifelong friends while also learning a great deal about themselves as individuals. We treat our community of boarders as an extended family that studies, learns, works, plays and grows together.We look forward to welcoming you to our home!
Clubs & Organizations
- Chess Club
- Community Service
- Debate Club
- Dorm Proctors
- Drama Club
- Environmental Club
- Food Council
- Habitat for Humanity
- Math Club
- Model UN
- Outing Club
- Peer Counseling
- Peer Tutoring
- Student Publications
- Skateboarding Clubs
- Student Activities
- Student Government
Arts and Athletics
Albert College prides itself on having an extensive co-curricular program comprising theatre, visual art, instrumental music and vocal music. A wide variety of activities are available - wind ensemble, choir, dance, and watercolour - to name a few.
Each year, Albert's talent is featured at numerous school events, from the Autumn Arts Performance and the Winter theatre production to the Spring Arts Festival. Each arts program also offers unique experiences to students who prove to be especially skilled. For example, students involved in Albert's music program have the opportunity to audition for CISMF (Canadian Independent School Music Festival). Those chosen will perform in Toronto with top music students from across Canada.
Albert College Drama students are able to perform at an event known as ISDF (Independent Schools' Drama Festival). At this venue students have the opportunity to take plays from a variety of genres to a hosting school and participate in professional workshops. They also receive an adjudication of their production.
The Visual Arts program at Albert offers students the opportunity to display their art at several local art exhibits and festivals. Gallery trips to Toronto and Montréal also provide students an opportunity to experience works from around the world.
Arts Department Director: Leslie Austin-Profit
Athletics Department Director: Daryl Radford
Albert College has created an exciting summer program for students between 12 and 18 years to improve their English skills while experiencing some of the exciting attractions of central Canada. Our experienced and passionate instructors are committed to providing highly motivated students with a unique and rewarding educational experience in a relaxed, supportive environment. Learning does not have to end when summer begins. In fact, we believe the summer months present a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers to approach education from a completely different perspective. Classroom instruction is directed to the skills that are needed in school study; practical assignments are given and include computer instruction. Three weeks working on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills will better prepare students for further study in Canada or for taking English as an academic subject in their home country. Please visit www.albertcollege.ca for summer school dates or to apply.
Department Director: Dianne Purdie
ESL Summer School
Please visit www.albertcollege.ca for up to date information including dates and tuition.
Program Director: Dianne Purdie
Registration Deadline: June 30
Financial Aid Available: No
More Details: http://www.albertcollege.ca