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)
● 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
Canada’s #1 in Admission to Top Universities (2022)
Canada’s #1 in University Scholarships Awarded (2022)
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
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
Tracy Xu, China, Class of 2010
“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
“I met wonderful friends from all over the world from Russia, Mexico, from Africa to South East Asia. “
Rowa El-Tohami, Sudan, Class of 2013
“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. “
Sara Haghani, United Arab Emirates, Class of 2016
“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?”