Merrick Preparatory School

118 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario
Merrickville, K0G1N0, Canada
Merrick Preparatory School's mission is to engage students in a dynamic learning environment and to inspire them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible and globally-minded citizens.
Merrick Preparatory School is a leading boarding and day school in Canada for boys and girls offering academic grades 9-12, and a University Qualification Year.
Merrick Preparatory School`s small class size, averaging 10 students, our additional hours of study and our highly skilled teachers create an environment that allows students to succeed. Students thrive academically due to the structure and support our teachers provide in our small school environment.
We have a university placement rate of 100%. We recreate the comforts of home with our above industry standard dorm rooms featuring 2 queen sized beds and a 4 piece washroom.
Our gorgeous campus is located in an ideal small town setting in the middle of three of Canada`s most vibrant cities, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Our graduates receive offers of admission to the global top 50 ranked universities in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Merrick Preparatory School wins PIEoneer Award 2021 - 10/07/2021 - The PIEoneer Awards are regarded as the "Academy Awards" in the education sector and celebrate innovation and achievement across the global education industry. Judged by a panel of 43 ...moreinternational education experts, educators and educational service providers are selected as top achievers in 19 categories. This year 21 winners spanning seven countries were selected as the world`s best, their achievement made more remarkable given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Merrick Preparatory School was nominated as a finalist in the "Secondary Learning International Impact Award" category.
    "The Secondary Learning International Impact Award is a chance for any type of institution, teaching 11 to 18 year olds, to showcase how they are innovating the delivery of learning to support their international students, to ensure their experience is first-rate and that they leave ready for further education or the world of work as global citizens".
    On September 3, 2021, it was announced that Merrick Preparatory School is the winner, recognized as "the best in the world." Even the Toronto Star featured our success:

    If you are looking for a world class education, look no further, your success starts here. Join us!

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Merrick Preparatory School
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12, PG
School TypeCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded2012
Campus Size6 acres

Student Body

Enrollment60 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school cardigan, tie and black pants)
Average Class Size10 students
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(accommodation in large boutique rooms, 2 students per room with Queen size beds and en-suite 4 piece bathroom, all tuition and academic fees, health insurance, custodian, all food and meals and snacks, co-curriculars 2x per week, some weekend activities, IELTS training 3 hours per week, guidance counseling service, ESL support, 5 hours per week of one-on-one tutorial instruction and support from our teachers, school tie, hoodie and t-shirt … and much more.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(tuition, food (breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday only), school tie and 5-day academic trip included)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKevin Farrell

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered17 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations30 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Board Games Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Engineering Club, iELTS Prep, Math Club, Model United Nations, Multicultural Club, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Music (Piano, Violin, Drums, Guitar and Flute)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aerobic exercise, Badminton Club, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Fitness Club, Golf Club, Horseback Riding Club, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer Club, Road Hockey, Slack Line, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Walking/Hiking

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • *100% acceptance rate to world-class post-secondary institutions
  • *140-145 instructional hours per credit course
  • English-only environment and ESL support *3 hours of IELTS preparation or OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) preparation per week
  • Above industry-standard accommodations; Your student will have a queen or double-sized bed, 4-piece ensuite bathroom, a desk, drawers and only ONE roommate!
  • Academic advisor to support your studies and university applications
  • Co-curricular and recreational sports
  • Multicultural environment; Our students come from over 35 countries: China, Nigeria, Oman, Mexico, Hong Kong, Senegal, Taiwan, Russia, Syria, Germany, Malasya, Brazil, Kuwait, UAE, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, USA, Canada and more!
  • Safe and family-like environment; your child will develop strong and personal relationships with classmates, teachers and the community of Merrickville
  • Merrick Preparatory School accreditations: Ontario Federation of Independent Schools(OFIS)

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