1003 Main Street West
Hamilton, L8S 4P3 , Canada
Tel: (905) 572-7883 Ext. 2805
Columbia International College is Canada`s largest private boarding school, offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students.
At the heart of our success is the holistic Total Care Education System - an innovative approach to learning and living.
Our Total Care Education System ensures that every student`s academic, social, emotional and physical needs are tended to.
We are #1 in scholarships awarded by universities and we offer the only official U of Toronto partnership program - the Elite Pathway Program.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 1700 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,600
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Columbia International College
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
7-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
1979

Student Body

Enrollment
1700 students
% International Students
95%
% Students Boarding
98%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(CIC Uniform Pieces)
Average Class Size
17 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
ESL Courses Offered
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$21,600
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
SSAT Required
Yes
Acceptance Rate
86%
Director of Admissions
Marina Rosas

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Canada's largest boarding school
  • Total Care Education System - Total Learning, Total Living, Total Development, Total Communication
  • Offers Grade 9-12 , ESL, and Summer Camp, Short-term/Exchange programs
  • Offer the only official University of Toronto partnership program - the Elite Pathway
  • Leadership programming and The Duke of Edinburgh award ( Bronze, Silver and Gold)
  • University Partners provide exclusive scholarships to graduates
  • University of Toronto's official Global Partner School
  • # 1 in university admissions and scholarships among all high schools in Canada
  • Separate residences for boys and girls with door-to-door school bus transportation
  • Official Test Centre for TOEFL & IELTS
  • Compared with any other high school globally, CIC graduates receive more offers of admission from: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and McMaster University
  • Our unique Total Care Education System is a holistic education that addresses the complete development of a child`s academic, social, emotional and physical needs
  • CIC graduates are awarded the largest amounts of scholarships from universities C$9.5 million in 2020
Profile last updated: 03/02/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 1700 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,600
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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