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As the largest private boarding high school / university preparatory school in Canada, Columbia International College has an enrollment of 1700 students from over 70 countries.

Since 1979, under our unique Total Care Education System®, we have been preparing international students to be responsible global citizens and achieve their goal of gaining admission into top universities in Canada and worldwide. The diversity of Columbia’s staff and students enhances the learning environment and encourages creative thinking.

Columbia believes in the individuality of each student; thus we tailor its resources to effectively meet the unique Academic, Social, Emotional and Physical (ASEP) needs of our students. As a result, over the past 12 years, 100% of our students have received admission to top universities worldwide, many with scholarships.

Admission into Top Universities (2011/2012 Graduates) * CAD $3,500,000 earned in University Entrance Scholarships * 289 admitted to University of Toronto * 190 admitted to University of Waterloo * 206 admitted to McMaster University Total care Lifts You Higher Higher Higher * Higher Prospects of Entering Top Universities * Higher Rankings of Universities Admitted to * Higher Chances of Earning University Scholarship University Partners®, Dual Admission and Scholarships * Reduced or waived TOEFL scores * Dual Admission which guarantees students their program of choice at their desired university once they meet the minimum program requirements * Exclusive scholarships for our students Columbia has partnerships with 12 universities in Canada, the United States of America, Australia, and the United Kingdom, including: * University of Waterloo * York University * McMaster University * State University of New York – Buffalo State College * University of London – School of Pharmacy * University of Canberra * D’Youville College * Brock University * Acadia University * Cape Breton University * University of Ontario Institute of Technology * University of Alberta

All Programs Available:
  • Education
    • Secondary Education
Language of instruction


Type of school

Independent Private College




1003 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8P 4P3


Ontario Ministry of Education