Ridley College

2 Ridley Road
St.Catharines, L2R7C3, Canada
Ridley College Photo #1 - Experience Canada! As part of our Duke of Edinburgh program, students can go dogsledding up North, ride horses in Pennsylvania and canoe in Algonquin park! Camp out under the clear starry skies and cook food by the fire.
Ridley College Photo #1 - Experience Canada! As part of our Duke of Edinburgh program, students can go dogsledding up North, ride horses in Pennsylvania and canoe in Algonquin park! Camp out under the clear starry skies and cook food by the fire.
Ridley College Photo #2 - Students experience hands-on learning in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics labs. Extracting glowing DNA from a jellyfish, measuring lung capacity or building a working knee joint are all possibilities in Ridley College classrooms. Lab experiments prepare students for university.
Ridley College Photo #3 - Cozy up by the fire in the Anderson reading room. Conduct research or meet in one of the private rooms to work on a group project.
Ridley College Photo #4 - Imagine living with friends from all over the world. Twitter scavenger hunts, pizza parties, house competitions, there is always something going on in one of Ridley College's ten boarding houses. Will you be a Leonard Ladybug or a Dean's Knight? There are five boys houses, four girls houses and one junior boarding house on campus.
Ridley College Photo #5 - We have spirit, yes we do! We have spirit, how 'bout you? Deep in the heart of the Ridley jungle you can hear the Tigers rumble...at Ridley College we have lots of school spirit! A sea of orange and black can be seen at almost any sporting event or spirit day!
Ridley College Photo #6 - Have you ever designed and built a set? Or taken centre stage in a musical production? Each year Ridley College puts on two productions. A dramatic production in the fall and a musical in the winter. The Crucible, Little Shop of Horrors, and Once Upon a Mattress are just a few of the many shows Ridley has produced.
Ridley College Photo #7 - Ridley College is located on a 90 acre campus. See the leaves change colour, snow falling and beautiful sunshine throughout your school year at Ridley College. Students from over 40 countries call Ridley home.
Ridley College Photo #8 - Program a robot in the VEX Robotics lab or head upstairs to experience perfect lighting in the art studio - the ideal spot to create your next masterpiece!
Ridley College Photo #9 - Our NHL size arena can accommodate 700 fans! Improve your skating skills, warm up and cool down for games in the adjacent fieldhouse.
Ridley College Photo #10 - The expansive campus has many trees lining the paths from building to building. The fall season is spectacular with the leaves on the trees changing colour.
Ridley College was founded in 1889 and became co-educational in 1973
Largest boarding programme in Ontario, Canada  Canada's first co-educational IB continuum boarding and day school
Distinguished university placement   14 different athletic teams, and over 75 clubs and activites
Over 100 different high school courses  24-hour security on campus
Get an inside look at classrooms, the dining hall, common rooms in the houses, and so much more with our virtual campus tour! Or soar above our campus with our bird's eye view video!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Ridley College ranks among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 101 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Ridley College
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
90 acres

Student Body

797 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
18 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
Number of IB Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(*Domestic Upper School Tuition 2023)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(*Upper School Tuition 2023)
Tuition international students
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Director of Admissions
Ms. Julie Cameron



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Admissions Assistants, Amnesty International Club, Athletic Therapy Assistants, Debate Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Entrepreneurial Club, Gender Equity, Golf team, Intramural teams, School Reach, Tiger Tribune Newspaper, VEX Robotics, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art in Public Spaces, Cadet Band, Cappies, Choir, Play Production, String Ensemble

School Notes

  • Ridley College is a co-educational boarding and day school located on a beautiful 90-acre campus in St. Catharines, Ontario. Students in JK through Grade 12 are engaged in an energetic, challenging, and forward-thinking academic programme, as well as a diverse extracurricular programme in the arts, athletics, leadership, and community service. 
  • Ridley is one of only three IB continuum boarding schools in North America and also offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
  • With over 375 boarders from 55+ countries, Ridley has the largest boarding programme in Ontario and boasts a traditional house system, integrating both boarding and day students into ten houses on campus. In this way, Ridley provides all students with a perfect balance of global cultures and a uniquely Canadian experience. 
  • Ridley College accreditations: IB CAIS CESI CIS NAIS TABS Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Dodge - Former Governor of the Bank of Canada
    • Colm Feore - Actor
    • Sam McGlone - Canadian Triathlete
    • Raine Maida - Musician
    • Peter Gzowski - Journalist
    • Michael Sabia - Former CEO and President of Bell Canada (BCE)
    • John Crossingham - Musician
    • Sophie & Katherine Kallinis - Owners and reality TV stars of DC Cupcakes
    • Bruce Croxon - 'Dragon' on CBC's Dragons' Den - Co-founder of Lavalife
    • Nicholas Paine - Co-founder of Lavalife
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ridley College cost?
Ridley College's tuition is approximately $69,950 for boarding students and $39,500 for day students.
Who are famous alumni from Ridley College?
Ridley College famous alumni include: David Dodge, Colm Feore, Sam McGlone, Raine Maida, Peter Gzowski, Michael Sabia, John Crossingham, Sophie & Katherine Kallinis, Bruce Croxon and Nicholas Paine.
What sports does Ridley College offer?
Ridley College offers 16 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
Does Ridley College offer a summer program?
Yes, Ridley College offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Ridley College's ranking?
Ridley College ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of international students.
When is the application deadline for Ridley College?
The application deadline for Ridley College is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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