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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $18,900
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Merrick Preparatory School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 290 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Merrick Preparatory School
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
9-12, PG
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
2012
Campus Size
6 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
80 students
% Students of Color
90%
% International Students
90%
% Students Boarding
90%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school cardigan, tie and black pants
Average Class Size
10 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
100%
Summer Program Offered
No

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,900
(These fees are all-inclusive:• Large boutique rooms, 2 students per room with queen-size beds & an en-suite 4-piece bathroom • All tuition and academic fees • Medical insurance for non-Canadian passport holders • Custodianship, all food, meals, and snacks • Co-curricular 2x per week • Textbooks, course workbooks • School tie, “House” t-shirt, baseball cap, water bottle, toque • IELTS training 3 hours per week • Guidance counselling service • ESL support if needed • 5 hours of one-on-one tutorial instruction, and support from our teachers • Overnight Academic & Experiential Field Trip … and much more! )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,900
(These fees are all-inclusive:• All tuition and academic fees • Breakfast and Lunch, Snack • Co-curricular 2x per week • Textbooks, course workbooks • School tie, “House” t-shirt, baseball cap, water bottle, toque • Guidance counselling service • 5 hours of one-on-one tutorial instruction, and support from our teachers • Overnight Academic & Experiential Field Trip … and much more!)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
95%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
18
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Board Games Club, Book Club, Debate Club, iELTS Prep, Math Club, Model United Nations, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Fitness Club, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer Club, Soccer, Walking/Hiking

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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 40 countries: China, Nigeria, Oman, Mexico, Hong Kong, Senegal, Taiwan, Russia, Syria, Germany, Malaysia, Brazil, Kuwait, UAE, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Venezuela, 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)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Merrick Preparatory School cost?
Merrick Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $58,900 for boarding students and $18,900 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Merrick Preparatory School?
The acceptance rate of Merrick Preparatory School is 95%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Merrick Preparatory School offer?
Merrick Preparatory School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Kayaking, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Merrick Preparatory School's ranking?
Merrick Preparatory School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of international students and High percent faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Merrick Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Merrick Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2017
5.00
University of British Columbia
The location of Merrick Preparatory School is part of its unique features because it is located in a beautiful town that is quite safe and charming. The campus has space to play soccer, basketball, badminton. . .

Class of 2022
5.00
None
Our school is located in a small city and is a small school but the school still organizes trips and outings for us. They have transportation and prepare anything we need. We have a say. . .

Class of 2020
5.00
Carleton University
Merrick is a home to students from all over the world. This makes it unique because students with different cultures and backgrounds work together during the academic year and learn new things whilst working. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $18,900
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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