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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.

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COLUMBIA NEWS
Sobering facts; student attend powerful MADD presentation

Sobering facts; student attend powerful MADD presentation

This morning, Columbia International College students were warned of the dangers of impaired driving as they attended a special Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) assembly.

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Longwood facility now open

Longwood facility now open

Columbia International College has once again added to its already vast and extensive campus with the recent addition of an all-new student fitness complex.

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Apply to become an Executive Student Leader

Apply to become an Executive Student Leader!

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
- Harvey Firestone

Are you a current student looking for a challenging and rewarding experience?

Winter Camp 2015

Winter Camp 2015

March break is a welcomed winter vacation for many students the country, allowing them to rest and regroup before they begin to prepare for the end of the term.

A small group of Columbia students had a unique break as they spent part of their March Break enjoying the great outdoors at Bark Lake Leadership Centre!

Study Buddy Program launches in residence

Study Buddy Program launches in residence

Columbia International College is expanding its student Academic Support Program in residence. The Study Buddy Program is a peer academic support service designed by our Guidance Department. It is composed of a team of dedicated Columbia students who have a strong academic background and are enthusiastic about helping their peers.

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2015 Hoops for Heart tournament

2015 Hoops for Heart tournament

Columbia’s students and staff came together last week to raise awareness and funds for Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation.

On March 12, teams of 3, made up of male, female and coed players, participated in the school’s annual Hoops for Heart basketball tournament fundraiser. Held in the Ainsliewood gym, the daylong tournament not only gave students the opportunity to be active and have fun, but also educated them on two important health issues; heart disease and stroke.

Peruvian Chef delights Columbia

Global Chef Program

Last week, Columbia International College had the pleasure of welcoming Chef Claudia Alvarado as part of Sodexo’s Global Chef Program!

ChefAlvarado brought the flavours of her native country Peru to Columbia where she recreated authentic Peruvian cuisine in the school’s two main cafeterias. Students and staff not only dined on traditional dishes but also spoke with Chef Alvarado and learned about Peruvian culture.

Math contest top achievers

Math contest top achievers

A number of Columbia International College’s top academic achievers were recognized this week for their exceptional performance in two elite Canadian math contests last semester.

Students who wrote the Canadian Senior Math Contest from the University of Waterloo, and the Canadian Open Math Challenge from Sun Life Financial in partnership with University of Toronto, and who scored in the top 25% of all participants were presented with a certificate of distinction.

Varsity soccer team wins gold

Varsity soccer team wins gold

Earlier this week, the Varsity Boys Indoor Soccer team was presented with a championship plaque for their 1-0 win over Saltfleet Secondary School in the Hamilton-Wentworth Interscholastic Athletic Council (HWIAC) soccer final on March 3.

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Dr. Vincent Lam at Columbia

Dr. Vincent Lam at Columbia

Yesterday, Columbia International College was honoured to welcome Canadian author and medical doctor, Dr. Vincent Lam.

Dr. Lam spent the day speaking with Columbia students currently enrolled in Writer’s Craft and ENG4U courses. He spoke of his childhood growing up in the Chinese expatriate community in Vietnam, his early writing career, his artistic inspirations, and balancing his life as a doctor and author.

TOP ACHIEVERS

Handiya Mwiinga (Zambia)

Handiya Mwiinga

Student: Handiya Mwiinga (Zambia)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2012


Ekaterina Bliznyuk (Russia)

Ekaterina Bliznyuk (Russia)

Student: Ekaterina Bliznyuk (Russia)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Nur Sultan Meikin Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)

Nur Sultan Meikin Uulu

Student: Nur Sultan Meikin Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2012


Gergely Tamas Szabo (Hungary)

Gergely Tamas Szabo (Hungary)

Student: Gergely Tamas Szabo (Hungary)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Justice Felix Igweze (Nigeria)

Justice Felix Igweze

Student: Justice Felix Igweze (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2013


Chu Yun Sun (China)

Chu Yun Sun (China)

Student: Chu Yun Sun 2012081165 (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Yu Song Yang (China)

Yu Song Yang

Student: Yu Song Yang (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Xiao Yun Sun (China)

Xiao Yun Sun

Student: Xiao Yun Sun (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Yu Meng Yang (China)

Yu Meng Yang (China)

Student: Yu Meng Yang (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Han Young Oh (South Korea)

Han Young Oh (South Korea)

Student: Han Young Oh (South Korea)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


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UPCOMING EVENTS

March, 30th 2015
04-week ESL mid-term
Course Confirmation Week

April, 03rd 2015
Good Friday Holiday

April, 06th 2015
Easter Monday Holiday

April, 14th 2015
04-week ESL final exams

April, 16th 2015
Last Day for students to submit a request to take the summer off
Mid-term reports for March 8-week classes
4-week ESL begins

April, 17th 2015
All fees due for May grads returning in summer
Spring Talent Show

PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA
Tim Putt

Tim Putt
Head of Senior School
OCT, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., M.Ed.

In 2013, Columbia welcomed Mr. Putt as the Head of Senior School. Recognized as a leader in private school education and administration, Mr. Putt is passionate about teaching and finds “working directly with students and listening to their suggestions and ideas” very rewarding.

Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Putt was the Principal and Vice-President of Academics at Blyth Academy. In his 11 years at Ashbury College, he served as Director of Educational Technology, Head of Summer School, Assistant Headmaster, and Head of Senior School. In addition to holding undergraduate degrees in Law and Education, Mr. Putt holds a Masters Degree of Education, with a focus on Learning and Teaching.

Mr. Putt's experience and dedication to education is helping Columbia students Go Higher® in their pursuit of academic excellence and character development.


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