- Ages: 11-18
- Student population: 650
- School type: Boarding
- Curriculum: Intl. Baccalaureate
- Religious Affiliation: Christian
Good To Know
- After-school care: No
- Learning support: Yes
- Homeschool support: No
- Sibling discount: No
St. Andrew’s College (SAC) is an independent, all-boys preparatory school for Grades 5-12. Founded in 1899 and located 40 minutes north of Toronto in the town of Aurora, their 126-acre campus is home to a mix of 650 boarding and day students.
SAC offers a rigorous academic curriculum with multiple Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities and a rich, activity-based educational environment. A wireless tablet programme adds to the learning experience, incorporating the latest technology into the classroom.
They welcome boys from around the world with strong academic backgrounds who also want to become active members of the community.
As set out in their mission statement, SAC’s academic programme is complemented by a wide range of co-curricular activities designed to develop ‘the complete man, the well-rounded citizen.’ All students participate in their extensive athletic programme (74 teams across 21 sports) and the 118-year-old Cadet Corps. Many of the students also choose to participate in SAC’s internationally acclaimed arts, drama, and music programmes and are active in photography, broadcasting, robotics, community outreach, leadership and more.
A St. Andrew’s education is like no other. Graduates gain entry to top universities in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. They are renowned for their strong values, dedication to the community, lasting achievements and lifelong friendships.
St. Andrew's graduates have a 100% acceptance rate to reputable universities around the world. Each graduate receives four acceptances on average, demonstrating exceptional academic achievements and dedication. Additionally, graduates receive over US$1 million in university scholarships annually, recognising their outstanding accomplishments.
The majority of graduates, 70%, attend Canadian universities such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, the University of British Columbia, Western University, Queen’s University and others. Another 20% of graduates attend prestigious universities in the United States, including Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Cornell, Boston University, Johns Hopkins and Harvard. The remaining 10% of graduates attend international universities such as the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Sydney, Imperial College London and other world-renowned institutions. Graduates can attend some of the best universities in the world, enabling them to succeed in their future careers and significantly impact society.
- Rolling application deadline
- A multifaith school
- Over 120 years of experience teaching boys
- Advanced placement courses offered to those seeking to accelerate their learning
- Empower students to be physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy
International Day Student (requiring a study permit)
International Boarding Student (requiring a Study Permit)
Other mandatory fees:
- Technology fee CA$1,500
- Personal service fee CA$1,100
- Lunch fee (day students only) CA$1,500
- Registration fee (new students only) CA$5,000
- Refundable deposit (new student only) CA$1,000
- Voluntary SAC Parent Fund donation CA$1,500
The 126-acre St. Andrew’s College campus houses many wonderful facilities for use by their students and the greater community.
Here are just some of the great facilities the students have access to:
- Air-conditioned classrooms with wireless internet access
- Four boarding houses, each with a capacity of approximately 60 students in double rooms
- Air-conditioned dining hall
- Chapel and prayer room
- Seven grass playing fields
- Baseball diamond
- All-weather synthetic turf field
- Two double gynamisums
- Six international squash courts
- Two multi-purpose courts
- Fitness centre and weight-training room
- Outdoor rubber track
- Six-lane, 25-metre indoor swimming pool
- Two outdoor winter skating surfaces
- Rock climbing wall
- High ropes course
- Wooded running trails
St. Andrew’s offers an exceptional Arts/Co-curricular Plus (ACPlus) programme that engages students in a range of 40 diverse activities throughout the year, in addition to sports. These activities include bagpiping, pottery, coding, cooking, debating, media arts, drumming, film, guitar club, investment club, painting, medical sciences, Model UN and many others. With such a wide variety of opportunities, students can explore their interests, develop new skills and build lasting friendships beyond the classroom.
St. Andrew's takes pride in their Athletics programme, which boasts 74 teams across 21 sports, including soccer, volleyball, American football, hockey, squash, swimming, basketball, fencing, skiing, golf, tennis, baseball, rugby, curling and many more. They believe that participation in sports is essential for physical fitness and developing teamwork, leadership and discipline. To support students’ physical health and performance, all students are required to participate in Athletics programmes. St. Andrew's also has a dedicated strength and conditioning team available to students. Their team of experts ensures that students can access the resources and training they need to achieve their athletic goals and stay healthy. With this comprehensive Athletics programme and professional support, students can excel on and off the field.
15800 Yonge St Aurora, Canada