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Canada’s Largest Boarding High School
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.
High School (Grade 9-12)
Elite Pathway (with University of Toronto)
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
Canada’s #1 in Admission to Top Universities (2023)
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. “
There is no other school in Canada where we get more students, in any one year than Columbia International College.
Registrar and Director of Enrolment Management
Students admitted from Columbia alone represent a far bigger number than any other school worldwide.
Dr. Stephen Watt
Dean of Faculty of Mathematics
In 2009 an additional partnership was formed to guarantee admission to all Columbia students who meet McMaster’s admission requirements.
Columbia International College consistently has more graduates admitted to Rotman Commerce than any other private Canadian secondary school.
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
Kairat Khismetzhan, Kazahkstan, Class of 2020
Total Scholarships CAD$645,000
“I am grateful for the lesson I learned here. What makes me truly happy is the acknowledgement of the things I have: a supportive family, talented and sincere friends who always have my back, and the blessing to be able to study in Canada and Hong Kong in the near future. “
Shanayu Ghate, United Arab Emirate, Class of 2021
Total Scholarships CAD$39,500
“The faculty and staff at CIC are very professional and bring the best out of students. CIC teachers are very helpful and really want the students to learn the subject they are teaching. They also take extra measures outside of class time. Through academic support, teachers help students who need extra help after class.”
Sara Haghani, United Arab Emirates, Class of 2016
Total Scholarships CAD$60,700
“At CIC, we have lived a life of peace and friendship and tolerance. If we did it here at CIC, why can’t we, as citizens of the world, do the same at the global level?”
Taisiia Yaremenko, Ukraine, Class of 2021
Total Scholarships CAD$4,000
“I can’t overstate the importance of someone walking you through the university application process. University Placement Office Counselors have done that millions of times and they are willing to help everyone with that.”
Adesuwa Alikah, Nigeria, Class of 2022
Total Scholarships CAD$71,000
“I like that, in the Canadian system, my grade isn’t just based on one final exam, but on many small components.”
Omotayo Ajao, Nigeria, Class of 2022
Total Scholarships CAD$133,000
“Canadian education is way more straightforward and less voluminous than my home country’s education. You are able to fully understand a particular topic before moving onto another.”
Tracy Xu, China, Class of 2010
Total Scholarships CAD$19,000
“I knew that there are these people who are in support of me and they want me to get into good universities. And also I need to try harder so I do not disappoint them.”
Qiudi Zhang, China, Class of 2010
Total Scholarships CAD$8,000
“I met wonderful friends from all over the world from Russia, Mexico, from Africa to South East Asia. “
Vo Dinh Huy Nguyen, Vietnam, Class of 2020
Total Scholarships CAD$95,600
“Had it not been for the support that I had been receiving at CIC, I would not have been able to achieve such accomplishments, nor grow into the person that I am today.”
Rowa El-Tohami, Sudan, Class of 2013
Total Scholarships CAD$50,000
“The teachers appreciated what you had to say, because they saw value in what you had to say, even if you were a non-Canadian or of a foreign background. “
"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