Canada boarding schools, like American boarding schools, have a variety of different characters, but there are fewer types. To learn more about Canada boarding schools, keep reading this article.
Canadian Boards Schools vs. American Boarding Schools
While boarding schools in the United States may be called academies, or schools, in Canada, they are often called colleges or schools. As in the US, there are a large number that include the high school grades, but in Canada, most include at least one middle school grade as well. The schools tend to be in the warmer, more populated part of the country, that is, closer to the United States border than to the Arctic Circle.
The colleges that are listed are all of the type referred to in the United States as college preparatory or college prep schools. A number of the schools have a religious affiliation.
A Listing of Canada Boarding Schools
As with the United States, finding a comprehensive list of Canadian boarding schools is a challenge. SEA+L, Standards in Excellence and Learning, lists 27 boarding schools in its school directory. A number of these schools that are in British Columbia belong to the Western Boarding School Association (WBSA) as well. Some others are listed on the BoardingSchoolsInfo.com site.
(N = nursery school; JK = junior kindergarten; K = kindergarten; PreK = prekindergarten)
|Canadian Boarding School||Location||Grades|
|Academie Ste. Cecile International School||Ontario||JK–12|
|Albert College||Ontario||PreK-12, PG|
|Athol Murray College of Notre Dame||Saskatchewan||8–12|
|Balmoral Hall School||Manitoba||K–12|
|Bishop’s College School||Quebec||7–12|
|Brentwood College School||British Columbia||9–12|
|Bronte College of Canada||Ontario||9–12|
|Columbia International College||Ontario||7–12|
|Great Lakes Christian College||Ontario||N, JK, K, 9–12|
|Imperial College of Toronto||Ontario||11, 12|
|King’s Edgehill School||Nova Scotia||7–12|
|Lakefield College School||Ontario||7–12|
|Luther College High School||Saskatchewan||9–12|
|Queen Margaret’s School||British Columbia||K–12|
|Ridley College||Ontario||K-12, PG|
|Rosseau Lake College||Ontario||7–12|
|Rothesay Netherwood School||New Brunswick||6–12|
|Shawnigan Lake School||British Columbia||8–12|
|St. Andrew’s College||Ontario||6–12|
|St. George’s School||British Columbia||1–12|
|St. John’s-Ravenscourt School||Manitoba||K–12|
|St. Margaret’s School||British Columbia||JK, 1–12|
|St. Michaels University School||British Columbia||K–12|
|The Bishop Strachan School||Ontario||K–12|
|Trafalgar Castle School||Ontario||5–12|
|Trinity College School||Ontario||5–12|
|Upper Canada College||Ontario||K-12|
Important Note About Schools
They say that there’s no such thing as removing information from the Internet, and two cases show this here. Grenville Christian College is still listed in various places, but it was closed in 2007 after abuse allegations. The Maxwell International Baha’I School also closed in 2007 because it had not become self-sustaining.