A frequently asked question we get from both parents and students is what do students do to keep busy on the weekends? I can promise you one thing, you won’t be bored! From talent shows to sports to trips to New York there is no shortage of activity at Ridley College. As one of the largest boarding programs in Ontario Ridley College offers plenty of activities to keep students busy on the weekends. There are a lot of events going on at the school that you can participate in or attend, including sports, theatre performances, talent competitions, and dances. There are also house events such as dinners, spa nights, sports nights, REACH competitions etc.
At night on the weekends you can also go to the local mall or restaurants or the movie theatre (there is a movie bus that takes students to and from the theatre from Ridley). As for long weekends and school breaks, all boarding students are expected to leave campus on midterm breaks and major holidays. Various options are available for students who cannot return home during these breaks, including but not limited to a home stay with a local family (arranged by the school), optional school trips, and/or organized stays with other Ridley students (with parent permission). These options may involve an additional cost to the student.
In the past there have been weekend trips to New York City, camping trips/dogsledding trips to Algonquin, horseback riding in Pennsylvania, trips to Ottawa and skiing most Sundays in the winter. Check out the video below to see some of the weekend actitivities at Ridley: