Founded in 1911 and located on a picturesque 60-acre campus in Oakville, Ontario, Appleby College is a coeducational day/boarding school for students in Grades 7–12. At Appleby, we believe every student deserves an opportunity to pursue an education that excites and challenges them. An education that offers them the chance to discover and embrace their passions both inside and outside of the classroom. We promote the development of the whole student, blending academic excellence, athletic achievement and creative expression with opportunities for leadership and community engagement both at home and around the world.
Hallmarks of the Appleby experience include our Grade 12 boarding programme, our emphasis on global learning and cultural understanding, our commitment to financial assistance with over $3 million in bursaries, loans and scholarships annually, and our experiential learning programme centred around the McLaughlin Northern Campus in Temagami. To learn more about Appleby please visit us at www.appleby.on.ca.
Contact: Matt Sheridan-Jonah
Phone: 905-845-4681 ext.169
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $200
International Application Fee: $300
Average Class Size:
Full Time Teachers:
Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no
Boarding is an integral part of Appleby College's curriculum. The Residential Life Program's mission is to promote and provide for boarders' academic, social, cultural and personal growth within a safe and inclusive residential community. Central to this mission is the development of mutual understanding, respect and responsibility. Our boarding community is comprised of approximately 250 students from more than 35 different countries and as such the Residential Life curriculum seeks to promote understanding across different linguistic, cultural, religious, racial, ethnic and national backgrounds.
Appleby’s Residential Life Curriculum is the guided, lived experience of our local and international boarders who live on campus for 5 to 7 days a week during the school year in one of our four boarding houses: Baillie House, Colley House, Powell’s House or Walker House. Through a variety of formal and informal instructional and residential life strategies, and through a variety of forums and in a variety of formats, boarders develop vital personal, moral, social and educational knowledge, skills and values. After the student’s boarding experience, he or she is very well equipped and positioned to make a successful transition to university life.
Department Director: Stephen Telling
Average Students Per Dorm: 68
No. of Girls: Dorms: 2
No. of Boys: Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Uniform
Boarding is an integral part of Appleby's curriculum. The Residential Life Program's mission is to promote and provide for boarders' academic, social, cultural and personal growth within a safe and inclusive residential community, with particular emphasis on the school's six Pillars of Strength. Central to this mission is the development of mutual understanding, respect and responsibility in a supportive living and learning community. As a boarding community which seeks to fully integrate students from all over the world, the Residential Life Curriculum especially seeks to promote understanding across different cultural, linguistic, and national backgrounds.
•Students come from across Canada and more than 35 countries around the world.
•Boarders live together, fostering an environment of intercultural leaning, mutual respect, moral growth and academic networking.
•Boarding teaches respect, self-discipline and confidence.
•Within a supportive and structured environment, students learn more about themselves as they grow together while contributing to residential life on campus and the Oakville community at large.
•Boarding nurtures lifelong friendships and commitment to Appleby College.
•By living away from home, students develop a sense of independence, responsibility and skills that lead to success at university and beyond.
Clubs & Organizations
Arts & Athletics
From the Middle School musical to the numerous arts options available for Senior students, Appleby presents students with opportunities to excel in dance, drama, music, visual arts and the liberal arts. Middle School students are exposed to Appleby’s arts programs through the academic curriculum with required involvement in visual arts and music. Arts offerings expand in the Upper and Senior Schools. Upper School students are required to participate in at least one arts club and Senior students must take at least one reporting period of arts or service.
Appleby teams have a long history of success and Senior students may compete at a high level in both independent school and local leagues. Leadership becomes an essential aspect of being a part of the team, and athletes are recognized for outstanding performance, diligence, commitment, leadership and being role models. Competitive teams compete in the CISAA (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) and OFSAA (Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association).
Whether through competitive teams or instructional sports, participation in athletics is a key component of the Appleby program. Athletics develops physical fitness, athletic skills, school pride, teamwork and a sense of fair play. Students participate in age- and skill-appropriate activities and enjoy access to quality facilities and programs. Beginning in Middle School, students are exposed to a wide variety of activities, giving them an opportunity to try new sports. In Upper and Senior School, students continue to develop sport-specific skills and work towards representing Appleby at the Senior level.
Arts Department Director: Esteban Cambre
Athletics Department Director: Lou Cafazzo
Portfolio,Painting, Practical Arts