Best Schools July 7, 2016

Best Boarding Schools in Canada

Boarding Schools are very popular in Canada. Discover our selection of the Best Boarding Schools in Canada.

Why study in Canada?

Canada is a vibrant and flourishing country, offering top quality education and a variety of opportunities to both domestic and international students. While there are several reasons to choose Canada as a study destination, below are a few of the most noteworthy:


Quality of life

Global rankings consistently list Canada among the highest with respect to political freedom, economic stability, quality of life, and education.


Canada’s reputation for safety allows parents and students to feel comfortable selecting a Canadian institution for their child’s or their own international educational experience.

International Environment

The country’s composition, a true cultural mosaic, holds great appeal for many. Canada’s immigration policies have helped it earn the reputation as a country that welcomes diversity and have created a warm and inviting environment for international students and their families. What’s more, students benefit in a myriad of ways from immersion in such a varied, dynamic, and liberal society.


Canada’s focus on bilingualism attracts students interested in studying one or both of the country’s official languages, English and French.

Opportunities in North America

Canadian boarding schools are pathways to higher education and employment opportunities in North America. A Canadian boarding school education prepares students for admission to the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities (including top Canadian universities – University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo), and increases their qualifications for employment in Canada, the United States, and worldwide.


The country’s high levels of development, modern infrastructure, beautiful topography, clean environment, and changing seasons all combine to make Canada a unique and attractive option for international families.


The geographical location of Canada and its proximity to South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa, namely, make it a desirable study destination. The availability of direct flights to and from major world cities serves as an added bonus.


The cost of education in Canada relative to many other countries, given the current global economic climate, allows Canadian schools to remain strong competitors in the international boarding school market.

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The Best Boarding Schools in Canada 2018/19

Best Boarding Schools in Canada

Schools in alphabetical order, no ranking:

BCS is a world-renowned, English boarding and day high school located in the heart of Quebec, bordered by farmland and rolling hills in the Eastern Townships. BCS offers its students numerous opportunities to get involved both locally and internationally. Students choose to be a part of the Bishop’s College School community because of its 240-acre…

  • 80 Chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0A7, Canada
  • Co-Educational
  • Boarding School, Day School
  • Number of students: 250
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $57,00 CAD
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) :

Each day, Branksome Hall challenges and inspires girls to love learning and to shape a better world. Established in 1903, Branksome Hall is Toronto’s all-girls, all-years International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Located on a picturesque 13-acre campus, Branksome Hall offers the unique combination of a wellness mindset, outstanding academics and global engagement opportunities. Our new…

  • 10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 1N4, Canada
  • Girls Only
  • Boarding School, Day School
  • Number of students: 900
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $30,625 (DAY) $57,130 (BOARDING)
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $33,125 (DAY) $59,630 (BOARDING)

Class Afloat is one of the world’s leading experiential education programmes. Students sail a magnificent tall ship to 20 ports on 4 continents, while earning full academic credits through rigorous and highly acclaimed grade 11, 12 and first-year university programs. The specialized learning environment aboard the ship and in diverse ports of call offers an…

  • 97 Kaulbach St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Co-Education
  • Boarding School
  • Number of students: 60
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $52,000 CAD
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $57,500 CAD

Fulford Academy is a coeducational, private day/boarding school located in Brockville, Ontario Canada, home of the famous 1000 Islands on the majestic St. Lawrence River. Established in 2002, Fulford Academy offers grades 6 to 12, leading to the renowned OSSD – Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  Our specialized academic offerings include ESL Prep, University Prep, a…

  • 280 King St E, Brockville, ON K6V 1E2, Canada
  • Co-Education
  • Boarding School
  • Number of students: 110
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CAD$ 54'800
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CAD$ 58'915

“Established in northeastern Ontario in 1879, Lakefield College School provides a world-renowned co-educational day and boarding school experience for Grades 9 through 12. LCS is inspired by a belief in the fundamental value of each person—caring teachers, advisors and coaches challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential, preparing them for a life of…

  • 4391 County Rd 29, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0, Canada
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 365
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CAD 32'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CAD 63'500

Founded in 1842, Pickering College is an independent boarding (Grades 7 to 12) and day (Kindergarten to Grade 12) school for boy and girls in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, just 40 minutes north of Toronto. Our programs offer unique opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, global leadership development and community service. 100% university placement at top universities…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 430
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : -
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : -

A ticket to the world in your hand, the keys to knowledge in your pocket, true friends by your side, and the resources of a legacy at your back.   Founded in 1889, Ridley College is a coeducational boarding and day school located on a beautiful 90-acre campus in St. Catharines, Ontario. An hour drive…

  • 2 Ridley Rd, St. Catharines, ON L2R, Canada
  • Coeducational
  • Boarding School, Day School
  • Number of students: 700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) :
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) :

Rosseau Lake College is an independent co-ed, day and boarding school offering Grades 7 – 12, located along the natural, picturesque setting of Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka region. With our engaging, student-centred, personalized approach to learning – a program we call Future Forward – our graduates have a distinct advantage. In a family-like environment,…

  • 1967 Bright St, Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0, Canada
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 100
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CAD 19,200
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CAD 49,000

Trinity College School is a co-educational, independent boarding/day school located on 100 acres of rolling countryside in picturesque Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, one hour’s drive east of Toronto. Our Senior School, Grades 9-12, includes 470 students, approximately 60% of whom are boarders. Our Junior School includes nearly 100 day students from Grade 5 to Grade…

  • 55 Deblaquire St N, Port Hope, ON L1A 4K7, Canada
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 465
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CAD 23'450
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CAD 59'750

Send your request to all the best schools from Canada

The popular schools can have long waiting lists. We advise you to apply early in order to secure places, so make sure, that you start investigating well in advance. Then start approaching the schools’ admissions offices or use the world schools request function.