Vision & Mission


Columbia International College is one of Canada’s top private boarding and university preparatory schools.

The reason is simple: Columbia staff and teachers work passionately as a team to provide world-class education
and living experiences for our students.

Our vision

To be the first-choice private school for students throughout the world.

Our mission

To deliver a world-class student-focused education and living experience.

Maximizing our students’ personal growth and their potential for success are our prime concerns.
To achieve this, we:

  • implement innovative ways to improve our Total Care Education System®, our services and our internal environment
  • treat our students, parents and each other with respect and equality
  • communicate openly and honestly
  • celebrate diversity in cultures

Our commitment to inclusiveness

Columbia International College is committed to providing excellent student-centered service. We know that focusing on meeting the needs of all our students will help us build trust and confidence within our school community.

Our corporate values are compatible with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and we are committed to complying with Ontario’s standards to provide accessible service to all our students, parents and guests including those with a disability.

You can view Columbia’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act policies and Multi-Year Plan online. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to give us feedback on how we’re doing, email us for a feedback form or call Human Resources at (905) 572-7883.