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Canada’s Largest Boarding High School

(Grade 9-12)

Founded in 1979, Columbia International College has accelerated student success through our innovative Total Care Education System®. Our students excel academically and develop strong character for a lifetime of success.

Our programs:

  • High School (Grade 9-12)

  • Elite Pathway (with University of Toronto)

  • Summer Camp

Why Parents from over 100 Countries Choose CIC

A Sterling Global Reputation as the Most Caring School in Canada

  • For over 40 years, 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.

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

The Best Path to the World’s Top Universities

CIC’s official partners include: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, York University and Western University.

We Can Fulfill Your Dreams Better Than All Other Schools in Canada

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

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Waterloo

  • McMaster University

Canada’s #1 in Admission to Top Universities (2023)


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Canada’s #1 in University Scholarships Awarded (2023)


Canada’s Top Universities Endorse CIC

“ For the University of Toronto, CIC is our largest feeder school in the entire world, period. Not one of them, it is the largest school, domestic or international. So, CIC has a huge impact on our university and we’re very proud of that. “

CIC Grads Are Accepted to the World’s Best Universities

University of Oxford  Yale University  University of Hong Kong  Cornell University  Seoul National University  Imperial College London  University of Pennsylvania  Moscow State University  Columbia University  University College London  University of Edinburgh  University of Cambridge  Purdue University  University of Boston  Nanyang Technological University  London School of Economics  King’s College London Brown University  University of Sydney  National University of Singapore  Hong Kong Poly U  University of Chicago  University of Manchester  UCLA  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  University of Warwick  City University of Hong Kong

What Graduates Say

"I have learned so much during my year at CIC. I have had the opportunity to learn from the best teachers and have made friends for life. I was given amazing support right from the registration process till my university application."

–  Faraz Ahmad

CIC Class of 2020 | Loughborough University, United Kingdom

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Main Campus

1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 4P3
TEL: 1-905-572-7883
FAX: 1-905-572-9332

Hong Kong Admissions Office

Room 1612, 16/F, Shui On Centre
6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
TEL: 011-852-2868-4222
FAX: 011-852-2530-3156
WhatsApp: 852- 6068- 8271