Albert College is a wonderful day and international co-educational boarding school, steeped in history and tradition. Not only does it have a stellar reputation for preparing young people for university and for life, but Albert College is also recognized for developing global citizens within a close family environment. The international makeup of Albert College helps foster understanding and tolerance. As technological advances continue to make our world truly a global village, what better environment could there be in which to prepare students for the world that awaits them?
As a small boarding and day school, Albert provides opportunities for its students, which would be impossible in a larger school. With a focus on the 5 'A's: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure, our students have an incredibly wide array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities in these areas. Our objective is to help students polish talents and discover new ones all within a caring and nurturing environment that values individuality, compassion, integrity, and inclusiveness.
You can find our beautiful 25-acre campus in Belleville, Ontario. Belleville is located on Lake Ontario with easy access to Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Words and pictures can only begin to tell the story. It is my hope that after browsing online, you will visit us in person; you'll be glad that you did!
To inspire excellence in the 5 'A's: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure through commitment to:
- Educating Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students from Canada and around the world
- Inspiring students to become leaders of character through pursuit of the 5 'A's
- Supporting faculty and staff in the mastery of their professions and in the pursuit of teaching excellence
- Creating a dynamic culture of learning supported by innovative technology and infrastructure
- Honouring our past while preparing our students for their future.
Individuality - We respect each other for our unique talents, we expect excellence in ourselves, and we actively encourage the pursuit of personal bests by others.
Compassion - As a small family school we are sensitive to the needs and the feelings of each member of the community, exhibiting empathy and humility in our dealings with one another and with the world around us.
Integrity - We are all accountable for our actions, and we act with honesty and integrity in our dealings with one another and with the broader community.
Inclusiveness - As an international community of learners, we celebrate the contributions each member brings to the whole. By honouring both our similarities and our differences, we forge a united identity, and strive to ensure ours is a safe and welcoming community for all.
- Complete our on line application ($100.00 CND fee applies)
- Provide past two-years academic reports
- Submit our teacher's evaluation
- Write our entrance test and complete an in person or video call interview (for students in Grades 7-12)
- If the applicant's first language is not English they may be required to provide language test results (IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo)
Entrance Test Requirements
We ask applicants to complete our Albert College entrance test
We will request an in person or video call interview with our Enrolment staff (for students in Grades 7 to 12 only)
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 boarding to both male and female students from Grades 7 to 12. A 'home away from home' to students from across the world, Albert College provides its students with the unique opportunity to understand and learn about other cultures.
Structured independence in a safe, nurturing environment is what makes Albert's five-day boarding program unique. Students who have had the opportunity to live away from home for the first time during high school often have a smoother transition to post-secondary studies. Boarding in a familiar, nurturing environment provides students with the opportunity to safely explore their independence. Ask us about all of our boarding options.
Our students learn to embrace and respect the culture and the diversity of their peers. In addition to the 5 'As of Albert College (Academics, Arts, Athletics, Adventure and Active Citizenship), our experienced residential staff assist our students to become leaders of their generations. Although students come to Albert College from all over the world, living and learning together creates a special bond that will last a lifetime.
- Queen's University
- University of Toronto
- Ryerson University
- University of Waterloo
- Western University
- Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
- Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario
Our vision at Albert College is to develop courageous global citizens across all grades. A number of leadership and community service opportunities exist for students to become actively involved in the civic life of the school, our local community and the world. The message that it only takes one person, no matter how old, to make a difference is promoted and reinforced throughout our whole school. Students volunteer for a variety of local, national and international causes and are reaching far beyond the 40 hours of community service required before they graduate.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Global Service Trips
- Terry Fox Run
- Gleaner's Food Drive
- Habitat for Humanity
- Kids Against Hunger
- Casual for a Cause
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings-Prince Edward Counties
- World Vision
Orientation Camp is an Albert tradition dating back to 1973 and is a highlight for students each September. Before classes begin, students and faculty spend a few days enjoying the Canadian outdoors together. During the day, students choose from a variety of activities including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, various sports and games, rock climbing, and hiking. In the evenings, everyone gathers around the campfire for skits and songs. Orientation Camp provides a relaxed environment that encourages interaction and cooperation and supports a strong sense of community. Camp is an excellent opportunity to meet other students and spend time with teachers outside the classroom.
Duke of Edinburgh
A program focusing on individual development, personal achievement and self-challenge, the Duke of Edinburgh program is available to anyone between the ages of 14 and 25. As students work towards the levels in the program, they have the opportunity to organize and participate in a variety of expeditions including canoe trips, outdoor camping, dogsledding, snowshoeing and hiking.
March Break Trip
During March break, students have the opportunity to go on an adventure or community service trip. Destinations include Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Costa Rica and more. These trips contribute to the silver and gold level Duke of Edinburgh award.
Remote Learning ESL Summer School Program
Albert College has created an exciting Remote Learning Summer School Program for young students between 12 and 18 years of age to learn English this summer. Students will be better prepared for studying in an English-speaking school with this ESL study program focused on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, or when taking English as an academic subject in their country of origin.
The Albert College Summer School Program will now be offered though a meaningful, intensive, and organized remote learning program.
Remote Learning Program
Over the past few months, there have been several developments in the province of Ontario's response to the Covid-19 pandemic including mandatory school closures and a series of measures intended to limit public gatherings and promote social distancing. With many of these measures still in place, the Albert College Summer School Program will now be offered through a meaningful, intensive, and organized remote learning program.
Throughout the days between July 6th - 31st, the teachers will reach out to all summer school students to schedule one to two online Zoom meetings in order to get acquainted and build a communicative relationship.
Once classes begin on August 5th, the day will be broken down into several different blocks of online instruction and individual/group classwork. There will be a large block in the morning (the evening for students residing in Asia) for English reading/writing/listening/speaking instruction, combined with time for classwork and breakout sessions. In addition, there will be a large block in the evening that will focus on the writing process, short stories, media literacy, and a novel study. The daily schedule is included below.
Each student will also have a 30 minute, individual Zoom session with their classroom teacher once a week to discuss the student's progress, answer any specific questions, and provide support.
2020 Tuition Fees: Remote Learning - $3,500.00 CND
Includes: 25 hours each week of language instruction, report card and certificate of completion.
Summer School registration starts in January. Applications along with the required forms must be completed, signed and submitted by the end of June annually.
For more information about Summer School please contact the Enrolment Office:
Phone: 613-968-5726Toll-Free: 1-800-952-5237
- 5-Day Boarding
- Art History
- Canadian History
- Choral Music
- Community Service
- Computer Programming
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Earth Science
- English Foundation Year Program
- Environmental Science
- Evening Study Assistance
- Exercise Science
- Extended French
- Film and Video
- Graphic Design
- Music History
- Music Theory
- Outdoor Education
- Peer Tutoring
- Physical Education
- Physical Science
- Post Graduate Year
- Public Speaking
- Social Studies
- Teacher Advisor
- Theatre Arts
- Visual Arts
- Vocal Music
- World History
- World Issues
- Choral Music
- Chess Club
- Community Service
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Field Hockey
- Ice Skating
- Model UN
- Outdoor Education
- String Ensemble
- Student Activities
- Student Government
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities
- Basketball Court(s)
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Facilities
- Health Centre
- Indoor Basketball Court(s)
- Indoor Pool
- Laundry Facilities
- Racquetball Court(s)
- Snack Room (available no charge 24 hours)
- Soccer and Sports Fields
- Squash Courts
- Technology Centre
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Court(s)
- Weight Room
- Wireless Internet