Canada Boarding Schools

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 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
Appleby College Ontario 7-12
Ashbury College Ontario 7-12
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Saskatchewan 8–12
Balmoral Hall School Manitoba K–12
Bishop’s College School Quebec 7–12
Branksome Hall Ontario K–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
Havergal College Ontario K–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
Pickering College Ontario K–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
Stanstead College Quebec 7–12
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.