Ontario's boarding schools are a haven for students from around the world and many of the province's own best and brightest. Ontario is home to Canada's oldest boarding school, Albert College (founded 1857) and to many of the country's most prestigious schools, today. Many great leaders in politics and culture, both in Ontario and indeed around the world, have graduated from boarding schools here.
While there are many great schools in major cities such as Ottawa and Toronto, there are excellent and unique boarding schools peppered throughout the province in places as out-of-the-way as Lakefield and Baden, to name a few. Schools in those small towns are awesome in ways that others could never hope to be. You can also find Ontario boarding schools that specialize in dealing with troubled youth and learning disorders as well as many that simply offer excellent education.
Investigate the schools below to learn more about programs and specializations they offer.
"In a day school, you have friends but it's not like in a boarding environment. In a boarding environment, your friends become like a second a family."
—Emile, Ontario boarding student
Boarding schools are often portrayed negatively in movies and books, and there is no doubt that going away to boarding school is hard. But it also offers you unfathomable advantages. Far from closing you off from anything, time at boarding school opens up new worlds as students themselves will tell you.
You can meet face to face with many of Ontario's leading boarding schools at annual private school expos held in Toronto and Oakville. These fairs showcase schools from throughout the province, with teachers and students on hand to discuss the advantages of boarding. While we do our best online to help you experience boarding life, the expo provides a unique venue for you to learn about life at boarding schools. Schools from across Ontario as well as the rest of the world are present at these fairs.
Learn more about these private school expos.