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It’s a world prep education that has shaped the lives and futures of generations of leaders.


A signature of the Ridley experience is our unique British-style house system.

tradition timeless

We don’t carry on traditions here just because they’ve always been done that way. We keep them and start new ones because they make

us better people and add value to our community. Many students don’t imagine that such a campus as Ridley’s actually exists anywhere but in literature and movies. Others have known about Ridley all their lives, anticipating and dreaming of life on the Ridley campus. Part of that dream is the House program. Our ten houses — Arthur Bishop House East and West, Burgoyne House, Dean’s House, Gooderham House East and West, Leonard House, Mandeville House, and Merritt House North and South — are more than mere dormitories. Both day and boarding students are affiliated

Ridleians attend some of the most selective colleges and universities around the globe, including the Art Institute of Chicago,

with a House from the moment they arrive, throughout their time at Ridley and as an Old Ridleian. Each House has its own history, traditions, colors, school tie, team, and resident faculty including a Housemaster, Assistant Housemaster and Residence Don. Each House is a microcosm of Ridley friends, who become like family, from all over the world.

Cornell University, McGill University, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Hong Kong, University of Pennsylvania, University of St. Andrews, University of Toronto and Yale University.

engaged Whether you come to Ridley from the

Ridley College is a college preparatory day and boarding school educating students beginning in junior kindergarten through the post-graduate year.


Enrollment Upper School: 468 Lower School: 139

342 Boys

265 Girls

347 Boarders


Day Students

204 International Students

other side of the globe as a boarding


student or from Toronto as a day student, this school will engage you in a world of friends and ideas.

Countries Represented

You will discover your personal best alongside


people who will help you to be and give your best; first in the Ridley community

Student-Faculty Ratio Average Class Size:


and then in the world. Students


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Inquire Online Complete our Inquiry Form online by going to the Admissions section of our website, Depending on whether you are interested in Lower School or Upper School, we will send you our books on “A Legacy’s That’s Yours,” “The Houses of Ridley,” “World Prep” and “Engaged Ridley,” as well as information about visiting and applying.

Visit Ridley A visit helps you find a school that fits you and your family. Call us to arrange a visit that can be tailored to your interests. Would you like to meet the hockey coach, a student prefect or a housemaster? Let us know, and we’ll make it happen. We look forward to meeting you on campus in the near future.

Apply Online Through the Admissions section of our website,, you can open your own Ridley account. Your account will allow you to complete forms online, save and return to forms in progress and print your form history.

Contact Us Ridley College P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C3 Canada Tel: (905) 684-1889

that’s yours


The keys to knowledge in your pocket, true friends by your side, a ticket to the world in your hand and the resources of a legacy at your back.


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to All Ridleians.

P.O. Box 3013 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C3 Canada (905) 684-1889

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