Canada's oldest co-educational boarding and day school
Founded in 1857, Albert College is Canada's oldest, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school. With over 150 years of experience and excellence in education, Albert College provides an enriched and engaging curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Post Graduate. A 'home away from home' to students from Canada and over 20 nations, Albert College offers residency to both male and female students beginning in grade 7. We believe in a well-rounded education and at Albert our students embrace Albert's A's – Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure as part of their university preparation.
Albert College lies on 25 acres in beautiful Belleville, Ontario, Canada
. There are two main buildings located on campus, the Junior School and the Senior School. The Senior school house students from grade 7 to Post Graduate as well as the junior and senior boys’ residences, Baker House and Graham Hall. The Senior School is a historic gothic style building that was built in 1923. There are plenty of large trees and outdoor areas to relax, read, study or play games. For those who like to walk, jog, or bike, a large waterfront park and marina is located just minutes from the College on the beautiful Bay of Quinte.
Five-Day Boarding Program
The five-day boarding program provides the best of both worlds - weekends with the family - weekdays to concentrate on school and spend extra time with their teachers and peers. Structured independence in a safe, nurturing environment is what make Albert’s five-day boarding programme unique. Students who have had the opportunity to live away from home for the first time during high school often have a smoother transition to post-secondary studies. Boarding in a familiar, nurturing environment provides students the opportunity to safely explore their independence.
Living at Albert College allows students to develop their independence and self-confidence. Alyssa LeBlanc '09 was a five-day boarding student at Albert College, returning home to Kingston on weekends. After only one year at Albert College, Alyssa graduated an Ontario Scholar, was class valedictorian and the recipient of many awards including the Governor-General’s Academic Medal. “I am not the same person that I was before Albert College. I have worked hard and achieved more than I ever thought was possible. Albert is more than a school, it’s a home and a second family,” says Alyssa. Like those in the over 150 years before her, Alyssa will leave Albert College with the skills required for success at university.