Ridley College - Review #1

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Ridley College
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About the Author:

College EnrolledSheridan College
Home Town, State Ontario, CA
Years Attended Boarding School1
Activities During Boarding SchoolI was on the soccer team, the plays were cool I guess (not really my cup of tea).

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
It had a great sense of community on my first day I felt right at home. Everyone was really welcoming the teachers set out to make sure that we were all well included. The dorms were great and my roommate was amazing, but overall I did not return because the move from home was too much for me. Though I would definitely recommend for perspective students to give it a try.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing about boarding school was the friendships I made that shaped me to become the person I am today. I didn't get injured once in a soccer game the entire season which is a miracle because I'm pretty clumsy. Making the decision to go made me get out of my comfort zone. So don't think just do it.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Talk to more people and everyone is just as nervous as you are. Plus, if people are mean you have to remember that they are human. As a result, sometimes we latch out when something is going wrong in their lour lives. It's not just our personalities.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The freedom to try something different and challenging everyday.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Try the options in the cafe! Your welcome.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was challenged to keep pushing my self. At my previous school I felt like the teachers never really to the time to inspire me and at Ridley I was inspired to be a better student by becoming part of a community that strives for excellence.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The soccer team was one of my favourite memories from my away games with my teammates it gave us a real sense of sisterhood.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The school encouraged us to participate but like I said not my cup of tea but I did like painting.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Study groups are a heaven send because it was away to apply the knowledge gained from our lectures and apply them to our real world problems.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
My roommate was the best! I recommend opting for a roommate because it gives you the chance to make a friend and also join in the house bonding events those are fun.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I love food and Ridley knows how to do it right. I like my options and they know how to give you options.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
When we did venture out to town on out weekend trips it was the best time because we got to meet locals and gain a deeper understanding of the culture which was amazing.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Let's face it school is school. So there are always going to be people who make you want to go back to the comfort of your home. Though, once you learn to just be happy for with who you are the rest melts away. Overall, people were nice, but there were some characters that played minor roles towards my dissatisfaction.
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  • Ridley College Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Sheridan College
    It had a great sense of community on my first day I felt right at home. Everyone was really welcoming the teachers set out to make sure that we were all well included. The dorms. . .
  • Ridley College Alumni #2
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Trinity
    For me, it was a great experience as a result of a combination of good teachers,mentors and athletics. I graduated 50 years ago and return at least every five years for a class reunion. there. . .
  • Ridley College Alumni #3
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    University of Southern California
    Ridley college for the most part was quite similar to most Canadian boarding schools. It did however set itself apart with its extremely diverse community, far more than any other boarding schools i've heard of. . .
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