We’re Canada’s Largest Boarding School

 

Experiential Learning Beyond the Classroom

 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Modern and Comfortable Residences

 

Total Care Education System®

 

Delicious and Nutritious Meals

 

Stress-Free Living All Year Round

 

We’re #1 in Admissions to Top Universities in Canada

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A Legacy Of Excellence

For over 40 years, CIC has accelerated student success through our innovative Total Care Education System®. Our students excel academically, and develop strong character for a lifetime of success. We bring peace of mind to thousands of parents worldwide, who trust CIC to keep their children safe and healthy.

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We Are Your Best Choice

A sterling globalreputation as the most caring school in Canada

Founded in 1979, parents from over 100 countries place their children in CIC’s care

As a result of our care-based approach towards student success, CIC graduates are highly regarded among Canada’s top universities

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The best education system and resources to deliver student growth

Our unique Total Care Education System® is a holistic education that addresses the complete development of a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs

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The best path to the world’s top universities

CIC is an official partner with all these universities:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University
  • York University
  • Western University
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We can fulfill your dreams better than all other schools in Canada

CIC is #1 in admissions and scholarships among all schools in Canada

Compared with any other high school globally, CIC graduates receive more offers of admission from:

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Total Care Education System®

We believe that truly caring about our students helps foster strong values, a sense of character, and instills them with the courage to pursue their dreams. Based on our commitment to our students’ well-being, health and success, and to realize our vision to be the world’s most caring school, we created the Total Care Education System®. Our mission is to deliver peace of mind for parents and foster student success.

Unique to Columbia International College, the Total Care Education System is designed to nurturv e international students in four areas essential to their growth and achievement.

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Total Care Learning®

MaximizesAcademic Potential

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Total Care Development®

MaximizesCharacter Development

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Total Care Living®

MaximizesLiving Experiences

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Total Care Communication®

MaximizesFamily Connections

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Be Under Our Caring Wings

We believe that truly caring about our students helps foster strong values, a sense of character, and instill them with the courage to pursue their dreams.

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As the proud Principal of Columbia International College, it is my strong belief that for children to be successful as international students, they need to

  1. Take advantage of the opportunity to discover the world around them, our Canadian culture, and the Ontario classroom.
  2. Be cared for as if they were at home where they receive constant support to achieve their dreams.

All our faculty and staff share this same understanding and commitment to our students.

Parents, you have shared with us that you want your children to live and learn in an environment where they feel well supported, cared for, safe and comfortable. As the mother of three children, I truly understand your concerns. Founded in 1979, CIC was created with the vision to address these concerns and we have devoted resources to ensure we are the most caring school in the world. I will, together with our staff, attentively care for your children as if they were our own.

Students, we will recognize your personal strengths, what you are passionate about and your individual talents. We will support you to reach your goals and maximize your potential during your entire journey at CIC…

Students, we will recognize your personal strengths, what you are passionate about and your individual talents. We will support you to reach your goals and maximize your potential during your entire journey at CIC.

You will have a balanced lifestyle filled with activities and fun, opportunities to experience other cultures and make lifelong friends from around the world.

We have designed a comprehensive approach that will support you to study successfully and learn creatively through experiential learning, character education, and leadership adventures.

We will always be empathetic, compassionate, and attentive while supporting you. We will make sure that you are doing well academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

We call this the TOTAL CARE EDUCATION SYSTEM®

As Canada’s largest boarding school, CIC is designed so that the academic and the boarding programs work together as one integrated unit…

As Canada’s largest boarding school, CIC is designed so that the academic and the boarding programs work together as one integrated unit. Our teachers, residence and support staff all work collaboratively and share the same positive attitude in creating an environment for students to be successful in their studies and beyond.

We are incredibly proud of how well our Total Care approach has worked for more than 40 years. As a result of our proactive support, our graduates are consistently offered admissions to some of the top universities around the world with impressive scholarships. We have a proven track record of success that has gained the confidence and appreciation of our parents from over 100 countries.

Choosing Columbia International College will be the start of providing your children the best opportunities for their future.

We are committed to developing and educating the whole student. In addition to ensuring long term academic success, we believe it is just as important to focus on positively building their strong values and character. We will help them to become globallyminded responsible citizens who give back to their communities and make a difference for future generations.

Throughout this website, you can learn more about how our Total Care Education System provides peace of mind for parents and fosters student success.