Ontario Boarding Schools

The most populous province is beloved by boarders

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

The boarding school advantage

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.

Learn more about Ontario's boarding and other private schools

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.

St. John's-Kilmarnock School St. John's-Kilmarnock School
2201 Shantz Station Road, Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario, N0B 1M0
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Trafalgar Castle School Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Type: Liberal Arts
Branksome Hall Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Appleby College Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Type: Liberal Arts
Columbia International College Columbia International College
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
Type: Traditional
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: Traditional, Waldorf
Bond Academy Bond Academy
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
Type: Liberal Arts
Upper Canada College Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Robert Land Academy Robert Land Academy
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Type: Traditional
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7
Type: Traditional
Rosseau Lake College Rosseau Lake College
1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
Type: Progressive
The Bishop Strachan School The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Type: Progressive
Bronte College Bronte College
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
St. Andrew's College St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Type: Traditional
Rutherford Private School & Daycare Rutherford Private School & Daycare
37 Jacob Keffer Pkwy, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5N8
Type: Progressive, Montessori
Princeton Academy of Canada Princeton Academy of Canada
2850 John St, Markham, Ontario, L3R 2Y8
Type: Traditional
London International Academy London International Academy
361 - 365 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
Type: Traditional
Havergal College Havergal College
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Type: Liberal Arts
Dewey Institute Dewey Institute
125 Wellington St, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L1E2
Type: Traditional
Blyth Academy London Blyth Academy London
441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
Type: Liberal Arts
Niagara Christian Collegiate Niagara Christian Collegiate
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Type: Traditional
Ridley College Ridley College
2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Trillium School Trillium School
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
Type: Montessori
Fulford Academy Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Type: Progressive
Pickering College Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Type: Progressive
Ashbury College Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
TAIE International Institute TAIE International Institute
399 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B2J6
Type: Traditional
Great Lakes Christian High School Great Lakes Christian High School
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Type: Liberal Arts
J. Addison School J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Type: Traditional, Montessori
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