“World Prep” is what you find here: an education, programme, and faculty that are born of the new world yet built on our classical roots to offer students a forward-looking and rigorous university preparatory education relevant to the most selective college and universities around the globe. Ridley College offers the IB Diploma Programme as well as the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Beyond the academic program is a diverse extracurricular activity programme in the arts, athletics, leadership and, most importantly, service. Ridley College holds close to its motto, Terar Dum Prosim, or “May I be consumed in service.” Opportunities for students include 14 interscholastic sports and over 75 student clubs and organizations. The many student clubs available include newspaper, chapel servers, film club, fencing, core strength & conditioning, international cooking club, art curators and many more. Finally, a number of leadership opportunities exist for students to pursue, both within the clubs but also leadership in the houses and School Prefects.

Ridley’s historic campus is located 45 minutes from the Toronto Airport and sits near Lake Ontario, a few minutes from Niagara Falls. With over 300 boarders from over 40 countries, Ridley is Ontario’s largest boarding programme and the second largest in Canada. The campus is 108 acres with the newest facilities, including a new athletic complex opened in 2010, ten residential houses for boarding students, playing fields, labs, two theatres and modern classrooms with the latest technology.

We welcome the opportunity to host you on campus and assist you in discovering the legacy of a Ridley education. Lace up your skates and enjoy our NHL size rink. If theater is what you love, talk with our drama students who traveled to Germany last year. While there they staged a production in different venues and met Ridleians from all over Europe. Try your hand at the controls of our robot in the new Robotics Lab. Go to Biology class and extract DNA from a strawberry. Attend a House meeting and meet potential friends from across the globe. Talk to our university placement experts. Take a tour. Picture yourself here.

For now, join us on Facebook- www.facebook.com/RidleyCollege and follow us on Twitter @Ridley_College and visit us at www.ridleycollege.com or email us at admissions@ridleycollege.com. We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to this legacy that could be yours.


Contact: Andrew T. Weller
Phone: 905-684-1889
Toll Free: 866-603-1889
Fax: 905-684-8875
Email: admissions@ridleycollege.com
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $100
International Application Fee: $150


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Campus Life

Dorm Life

Department Director: Rachael Scott
No. of Girls Dorms: 5
No. of Boys Dorms: 6
Dress Code:  Uniform

Student Life

Imagine living with friends from all over the world. Twitter scavenger hunts, pizza parties, house competitions, there is always something going on in one of Ridley College's ten boarding houses. Will you be a Leonard Ladybug or a Dean's Knight? There are five boys houses, four girls houses and one junior boarding house on campus. Junior boarding can begin in Grade 5. 

On the weekend, go on a Duke of Edinburgh excursion - horseback riding, dogsledding, canoeing trips are planned yearly or head to New York on an art trip. Spirit nights at home games, dances, and theatrical performances are regular events on campus.

Dorm Amenities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Wireless Internet
  • Equestrian Centre & Tennis Court
  • Arena
  • Arena
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football Field
  • Indoor Pool
  • Volleyball Court(s)
Clubs & Organizations
  • Amnesty International
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Publications
  • Sailing Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Arts & Athletics

Queen Margaret's School provides exemplary curricular and co-curricular athletic and club programs that provide students with the opportunity for physical as well as academic development. Mandatory physical education for all students combined with an integrated Outdoor Education program, develop physical fitness and skills while enhancing sportsmanship and strengthening student self esteem. Our world class equestrian program offers riders of all skill levels a unique opportunity to experience and enhance their sportspersonship and stable management skills and knowledge.

Our comprehensive Fine Arts program provides students with curricular and co-curricular opportunities for artistic development in visual and performing arts. Our goal is to enhance self-confidence, creative expression, aesthetics and communication skills via theatrical productions, musical recitals and competitions, and art exhibitions.

Arts Department Director: Duane Nickerson
Athletics Department Director: Jay Tredway

Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Cycling Power Walking
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Badminton
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Curling
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weight Lifting
  • Choir
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater