Canadian schools (Canada Eh?)

A high quality Canadian education

Schools in Canada offer a high quality education with internationally recognized diplomas granted by provincial ministries of education. Boarding schools in Canada offer highly trained and educated teachers who are available to help you at all hours if you are having troubles in your studies or if you need to be further challenged.

Universities from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and around the world recognize Canadian diplomas and accept thousands of Canadian students every year. Many boarding schools also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, a challenging academic designation that is internationally recognized and makes transitioning to other IB schools or universities easier.

The Canadian cultural experience

Canadians have welcomed millions of people from around the world, creating one of the most multicultural societies in existence. Different cultures are embraced and shared and religious freedoms are guaranteed. Canada also has two official languages: French and English. Both languages are spoken across the country but English is spoken by the majority of residents in all provinces except Quebec (where French is spoken by the majority of people). There are French- and English-language boarding schools, but most boarding schools offer excellent teaching in both official Canadian languages.

Canada and the great outdoors

Canada is a place with an abundance of land and a small population. If you love nature, the wilderness and have a sense of adventure then attending a Canadian boarding school outside a major city could be just for you. Many boarding school campuses are beside water and offer rowing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. They also provide a peaceful and calm environment where you can live with your friends year-round. Yes there is snow, and sometimes lots of it, but our mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and open land make winter fun.

Canada has major cities and not just forests

Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Besides its beauty, Vancouver is also one of the warmest places in Canada year-round. English is mostly spoken in Vancouver but large Chinese and Indian populations exist.

Toronto is located on Lake Ontario and is Canada's largest city. Toronto is a world within a city and has many neighbourhoods made of different cultural groups. English is mostly spoken in Toronto, but many other languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian are spoken throughout.

Ottawa is Canada's capital city and home to museums, parliament, Canadian and foreign government offices and embassies, the Rideau Canal and ByWard market. Ottawa is a bilingual city and is on the provincial borders of Ontario and Quebec along the Ottawa River.

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the largest French-speaking city in North America. It is also one of the oldest cities in North America and features large English and French-speaking areas of the city. Montreal is a city surrounded by water and features a mountain, Mont Royal, within the heart of the city.

Halifax is the largest city on the east coast of Canada. It is large enough so there is plenty to do but small enough to easily move around and get to know the community. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, it has a strong maritime and sailing history. English is mostly spoken in Halifax and throughout the province of Nova Scotia.

How to apply to boarding schools

Every boarding school will have its own application process and unique documents to complete. Many schools will also require an application fee. It is best to visit your preferred schools' web sites to learn more about their application process and fees. Interviews are often conducted in person with either the student or someone from the boarding school travelling; otherwise interviews are conducted through Skype. It is recommended that students wanting to study in Canada apply to a few schools to increase the chance of being accepted to a school.

Study permits and visas

Foreign students will need to apply for a study permit from the Government of Canada after receiving acceptance at a Canadian boarding school. Some students, depending on the country in which they live, will also require a temporary resident visa that will be processed along with the study permit application. This application requires a $125 CAD processing fee that is not refunded if an application is refused or withdrawn.

Applications can be made through Canadian visa offices around the world. Students will need to prove they have been accepted at a Canadian boarding school; prove their identity through passports or travel documents; prove they can afford tuition, boarding fees and living expenses while in Canada; and provide a written explanation of why they require a study permit. The Government of Canada offers more information on the documents you will be required to bring.

St. Michaels University School St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 4P5
Type: Progressive
McDonald International Academy McDonald International Academy
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
Type: Traditional
Appleby College Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Type: Liberal Arts
Bond Academy Bond Academy
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
Type: Liberal Arts
Lakefield College School Lakefield College School
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Type: Liberal Arts
Trinity College School Trinity College School
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Type: Liberal Arts
Brookes Shawnigan Lake Brookes Shawnigan Lake
2371 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W5
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
The Thinnox Academy The Thinnox Academy
755 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1C6
Type: Progressive, Montessori
Branksome Hall Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Columbia International College Columbia International College
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
Type: Traditional
St. Margaret's School St. Margaret's School
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7
Type: Traditional
Upper Canada College Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Chamberlain International School Chamberlain International School
1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
Type: Traditional
Robert Land Academy Robert Land Academy
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Type: Traditional
Neuchâtel Junior College Neuchâtel Junior College
Crêt-Taconnet 4, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2002
Type: Traditional
Trafalgar Castle School Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Type: Liberal Arts
Rosseau Lake College Rosseau Lake College
1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
Type: Progressive
Bishop's College School Bishop's College School
80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Stanstead College Stanstead College
450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
Type: Traditional
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7
Type: Traditional
Hampshire Country School Hampshire Country School
28 Patey Circle, Rindge, New Hampshire, 03461
Type: Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Global High School Blyth Academy Global High School
160 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2H8
Type: Traditional
London International Academy London International Academy
361 - 365 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
Type: Traditional
New Mexico Military Institute New Mexico Military Institute
101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
Type: Traditional
Great Lakes Christian High School Great Lakes Christian High School
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Type: Traditional
Prairie Christian Academy Prairie Christian Academy
1025 4 Street North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
Type: Traditional
Buffalo Seminary Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, New York, 14222
Type: Liberal Arts
Southwestern Academy Southwestern Academy
2800 Monterey Road, San Marino, California, 91108
Type: Traditional
Collège François-Delaplace Collège François-Delaplace
365 Compton Street East, Waterville, Quebec, J0B 3H0
Type: Traditional
North Broward Preparatory School North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Bronte College Bronte College
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Ridley College Ridley College
2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
American Hebrew Academy American Hebrew Academy
4334 Hobbs Road, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27410
Type: Traditional
Oxford Tutorial College Oxford Tutorial College
12 King Edward Street, Oxford, , OX1 4HT
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Venta Preparatory School Venta Preparatory School
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Type: Progressive
Canadian International Hockey Academy Canadian International Hockey Academy
8720 County Road 17, Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1T2
Type: Traditional
Quetico College School Quetico College School
1130 Highway 633, Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
Type: Progressive
Fulford Preparatory College Fulford Preparatory College
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
Type: Traditional
Kells Academy Kells Academy
6865 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1T1
Type: Traditional
Landmark East School Landmark East School
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4
Type: Traditional
Havergal College Havergal College
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Type: Liberal Arts
Queen Margaret's School Queen Margaret's School
660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
Type: Traditional
Army and Navy Academy Army and Navy Academy
2605 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, California, 92008
Type: Traditional
Bodwell High School Bodwell High School
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4
Type: Traditional
Fork Union Military Academy Fork Union Military Academy
4744 James Madison Hwy, Post Office Box 278, Fork Union, Virginia, 23055
Type: Traditional
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie
628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2C5
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Luther College High School Luther College High School
1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
St. John's-Ravenscourt School St. John's-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 3K5
Type: Liberal Arts, Reggio Emilia
Caronport High School (Briercrest) Caronport High School (Briercrest)
510 College Drive, Caronport, Saskatchewan, S0H 0S0
Type: Traditional
THINK Global School THINK Global School
1460 Broadway, #7032, New York, New York, 10036
Type: Progressive
Rothesay Netherwood School Rothesay Netherwood School
40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Heritage Heritage
5600 Heritage School Dr, Provo, Utah, 84604
Type: Progressive
St. Andrew's College St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Type: Traditional
Bishop Strachan School The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Type: Traditional, Reggio Emilia
Alpine Academy Alpine Academy
1280 Whispering Horse Drive, Erda, Utah, 84074
Type: Traditional
Pickering College Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Type: Progressive
Randolph-Macon Academy Randolph-Macon Academy
200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630
Type: Traditional
J. Addison School J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Type: Traditional
Sacred Heart School of Montreal The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
Type: Traditional
Trillium School Trillium School
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
Type: Montessori
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
Type: Traditional
Arts and Science Academy of Canada Arts and Science Academy of Canada
7 Bradwick Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 2T4
Type: Liberal Arts
UWC Canada UWC Canada
650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4H7
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Brentwood College School Brentwood College School
2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1
Type: Progressive
King's-Edgehill School King's-Edgehill School
33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
St. Peter's ACHS College School St. Peter's ACHS College School
6101 County Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
Type: Traditional
Nile Academy Nile Academy
5 Blue Haven Cresent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W6
Type: Progressive
Ashbury College Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Caribbean International Academy - St. Maarten Caribbean International Academy - St. Maarten
#4 Tigres Road, Cupecoy, Other, 00000
Type: Traditional
Class Afloat - West Island College International Class Afloat - West Island College International
97 Kaulbach Street, P.O. Box 10, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0
Type: Traditional
St. Francis High School St. Francis High School
4129 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, New York, 14075
Type: Traditional
Collège Rivier Collège Rivier
343, St-Jacques Nord, Coaticook, Quebec, J1A 2R2
Type: Traditional
Niagara Christian Collegiate Niagara Christian Collegiate
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Type: Traditional
North Star Academy North Star Academy
950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6
Type: Traditional
Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1
Type: Traditional
Gow School The Gow School
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
Type: Traditional
Fulford Academy Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Type: Traditional
Blyth Academy London Blyth Academy London
441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
Type: Liberal Arts
Foxcroft Academy Foxcroft Academy
975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 04426
Type: Liberal Arts

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