At boarding school you'll have access to all the latest learning tools. Campuses are often fully wired (or wireless) and feature SMART Boards and laptops. Pickering College has a campus radio station (102.7 CHOP FM) and Trinity College School has an on campus observatory with a state-of-the-art telescope for sky gazing.
As for your classes, you'll have the best teachers, many of whom have advanced academic degrees and live on campus. If you are ever struggling with a lesson, assignment or class, you'll have help available to you right away. And, if you just want to learn more because you are interested in a certain subject, then you can receive extra guidance from your teachers.
At boarding schools you have the opportunity to learn from unique programs that will challenge you, prepare you for university and help you develop practical and worldly skills that you can use when you finish school.
Perhaps one of these four academic programs will help you decide the boarding school that is right for you.
International Baccalaureate: The IB organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to create academic programs to challenge students while promoting intercultural respect and understanding. Three programme features subjects like math, science, physical education and the arts, but also personal and social skills, humanities and technology. Students must also study a second language and complete a personal project.
Round Square: With exchanges available in 60 schools worldwide, students are able to travel between cultures, participate in community service and simply experience a variety of learning environments to develop the Round Square IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
Advanced Placement: The AP program allows high school students to take university courses for an extra challenge and to give them a head start in their post-secondary education. There are now over 30 rigorous AP courses and exams spanning many subjects available to high school students in Canada.
Duke of Edinburgh: The Duke of Edinburgh program is for students aged 14-24 and encourages personal growth through life experience. Students choose either a Bronze, Silver or Gold level of program, and must complete a personal activity in various sections: volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and residential.