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 (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,700 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,600
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Columbia International College ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Columbia International College cost?

Columbia International College's tuition is approximately $21,600 for boarding students.

What is the acceptance rate of Columbia International College?

The acceptance rate of Columbia International College is 86%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

What is Columbia International College's ranking?

Columbia International College ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students), High percentage of international students and Least expensive tuition.

When is the application deadline for Columbia International College?

The application deadline for Columbia International College is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,700 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,600
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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