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OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

NURTURING CHAMPIONS

Columbia's unique ASEP-Total Care Education System® maximizes students' potential and fulfills their dreams.

Columbia's extensive support system - found at school, in the residences and during extracurricular activities -encourages well-rounded development, nurturing our students into engaged leaders and responsible citizens who are capable of achieving success.

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

McMaster University, one of Columbia's University Partners®, offers our graduates guaranteed admission. As one of Canada’s top universities, admission to McMaster is highly competitive and there are always more applicants than admission spots.

Our exclusive partnership ensures that Columbia students who meet minimum admission requirements receive priority admission into McMaster faculties. Guaranteed Admission allows our students to enter the program of their choice at one of the top universities in Canada.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Columbia is committed to maximizing students' potential and equipping them so they can achieve their dreams of entering top universities. As part of our commitment to helping students leap higher, we have formed partnerships with 11 universities in Canada, Australia, the U.S.A and the U.K.

Our University Partners® offer students a host of benefits including waived or reduced TOEFL requirements, guaranteed admission and exclusive designated scholarships.

These university partnerships are part of the commitment to helping our students leap to top universities worldwide.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

GLOBAL REACH. WORLDWIDE SUCCESS.

With over 1,600 students from more than 60 countries, Columbia International College's academic excellence reaches all four corners of the globe.

While at Columbia, students are encouraged to share their diverse cultural perspectives in class, at the residences and during extracurricular activities, making for engaging discussions and enhancing their total learning experience.

As our graduates move on to universities worldwide, they take with them the global perspective and out-of-the-box thinking nurtured at Columbia. This sets them apart from their peers and earns them recognition with their professors as leading and innovative thinkers.

Welcome to CIC Total Care Education System®
 
COLUMBIA NEWS
Summer campers experience Bark Lake

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Columbia International College’s summer campers will get to experience one of the school’s most popular and attractive facilities, Bark Lake! Located in the Haliburton Highlands and the Kawartha Lakes, Bark Lake is Columbia’s leadership training centre specializing in team building and character development.

Campers enrolled in the Platinum, Silver or Gold camp programs will visit the pristine grounds of Bark Lake and learn new skills by participating in great activities including:

Important upcoming dates

Students currently enrolled in courses at Columbia are getting ready to end their semester. They will be writing their final exam today and will have a short break before starting a new semester.

Those beginning their studies in August have a few weeks left before the fall semester starts but we would like to remind them of a few important dates:

U of T introduces new scholarships for CIC students

june grad 2015

Recently, the University of Toronto announced its new scholarship program exclusive to Columbia International College students.

As Columbia is the leading feeder school for U of T in the world – meaning more students attend U of T from Columbia than any other school in the world – the scholarship recognizes and rewards the Columbia’s high achieving graduates.

Residence at Columbia

pine girl residence

Columbia International College's five residence buildings provide students with the best care to nurture their personal, academic and social development.

Facilities

Sun safety tips

Sun safety tips

As temperatures across the greater Toronto and Hamilton area begin to rise, Columbia wants to ensure that its school community practices safe sun and heat habits.

With rising temperatures and increased humidity, temperatures can reach the high 30’s and the humidity can make outside temperatures feel like 40+ degrees Celsius.

Summer Camp offers unique experiences

Summer Camp offers unique experiences

Columbia International College’s Learn English and Discover Summer Camp recently begun and is giving campers from around the world memorable experiences.

During their time in Canada, campers will learn English, explore Hamilton, Ontario, and Canada, and most importantly, have a fun and safe adventure. They will visit many great attractions including:
• Niagara Falls & Niagara–on-the-Lake
• Toronto (CN Tower, Marineland, Medieval Times, Rogers Centre and more!)
• Bark Lake Leadership Centre
• Montréal & Ottawa

Viva Pan Am Hamilton!

Viva Pan Am Hamilton!

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are coming to Hamilton!

In just a few days, the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will kick off in host city Toronto where thousands of athletes from across the Americas will compete in 36 sports. Hamilton is excited to be the host site for one of the most anticipated Pan Am sports, soccer (football)! All soccer games will be held at the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, located in Hamilton’s Stipley neighbourhood, from July 10-26.

Congratulating our new grads!

Congratulating our new grads!

On Tuesday, June 30th, Columbia International College honoured close to 200 graduates during June’s Graduation Ceremony. Held in the Ainsliewood Gym, parents, guests, teachers and staff were in attendance to celebrate the students and their achievement.

Keynote Speaker

Math contest top achievers

Math contest top achievers receive awards

Two Columbia students were recently recognized for achieving top scores in the University of Waterloo’s PASCAL and EUCLID math contests.

Alexandr Kim achieved the highest score in CIC for the Grade 9 PASCAL math contest and Zhi Wang achieved the top score out of 138 participants CIC for the Grade 12 EUCLID Math contest. Both students placed within the top 25% of all students globally who wrote the contest. Approximately 16,000 students from over 1300 schools wrote the EUCLID math contest.

Upcoming June graduation

June's Graduation Itinerary

In just a few days Columbia will celebrate its second graduation ceremony of the year. We are looking forward to welcoming close to 100 parents and guests who will join us to share this special occasion. The ceremony will take place in the Ainsliewood Gym at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Living Wall Lounge at 12:30 p.m.

Below is the June graduation ceremony itinerary for those interested in learning more;

TOP ACHIEVERS

Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Student: Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Sabahat Rahman (Bangladesh)

Sabahat Rahman

Student: Sabahat Rahman (Bangladesh)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2012


Yin Mei Li (China)

Yin Mei Li

Student: Yin Mei Li (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Nan Xi Zhao (China)

Nan Xi Zhao (China)

Student: Nan Xi Zhao (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Shulomith Sappire (Nigeria)

Shulomith Sappire (Nigeria)

Student: Shulomith Sappire (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Omonosifon Samuel Udo (Nigeria)

Omonosifon Samuel Udo (Nigeria)

Student: Omonosifon Samuel Udo (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Student: Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Yu Meng Yang (China)

Yu Meng Yang (China)

Student: Yu Meng Yang (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Osamundiamen Osawaye (Nigeria)

Osamundiamen Osawaye

Student: Osamundiamen Osawaye (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Allegra Putri Kartika (Indonesia)

Allegra Putri Kartika (Indonesia)

Student: Allegra Putri Kartika (Indonesia)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2013


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UPCOMING EVENTS

August, 07th 2015
04-week ESL final exams
Last day for returning students to change courses

August, 08th 2015
Residence Check-in from 9AM-4PM for New Students

August, 10th 2015
Start of Fall 2015
Registration and Orientation for New Students

August, 15th 2015
PD Day

August, 17th 2015
Classes Begin
Late Registration Fee Applies to Returning Students

August, 21st 2015
Last day for New Students to add or change a course

August, 24th 2015
8-week classes late registrants will be auditing

PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA
Nancy Baker

Nancy Baker
Head Of English
OCT, B.A., TESL

Mrs. Nancy Baker is the Head of the English Department and previously served as the Head of Senior School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Toronto and completed her teaching certification at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Prior to working at Columbia, Mrs. Baker taught English in Seoul, South Korea. She is an avid reader and loves to share her passion for literature.

Having served at Columbia since 1998, Mrs. Baker believes that the “Total Care Education System® upholds the safety and happiness of students and thus ensures that students are genuinely cared for. Many teachers including myself play a role greater than that of simply a classroom teacher. We are here to lend a hand, an ear, and a shoulder when necessary.”


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