Residential Life

Albert College has been called home by many generations of students, both boarding and day. The students and staff at Albert will soon become your extended family. Albert College offers residency to both male and female students from Grades 7 to 12. A 'home away from home' to students from across the world, Albert College provides its students with the unique opportunity to understand and learn about other cultures.

Male boarding students call Baker House (Junior boys) and Graham Hall (Senior boys) home, while Victoria Manor is home to all boarding female students. The junior and senior girls are divided into two different wings. All residences have common rooms with TV/DVD equipment, gaming equipment, lounge furniture, laundry facilities and areas for making light snacks. All residential rooms have internet access.

The residential lifestyle offers many opportunities for boarding students to become leaders among their peers. The flat senior program is specifically designed to develop leadership skills in young students. Flat seniors assist residential staff in numerous activities, from social events to study hall sign-ins. Day and residential prefects, members of a team of graduate students elected by the school, provide leadership and support to the student body.

The residential teams are also available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to provide support, friendship and guidance. In addition, our Health Centre staff are available to facilitate all health concerns. At Albert College, students will learn about other cultures and make lifelong friends while also learning a great deal about themselves as individuals. We treat our community of boarders as an extended family that studies, learns, works, plays and grows together.  We look forward to welcoming you to our home!

Two, Three and Five-Day Boarding Program

Two, three and five-day boarding options are available beginning in Grade 7 and provide the best of both worlds. Weekends with the family and weekdays to concentrate on academics, particupate in athletics and fully explore the arts. Structured independence in a safe, nurturing environment is what make Albert’s five-day boarding program 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. Ask us about all of our boarding options.

The students and staff at Albert will soon become your extended family. But don’t take our word for it – ask our students!

Rundong (Roger) Fan, Grade 12 student from China

Hi Yeon (Haily) Chun, Grade 11 student from South Korea

Vasily Zhbannikov, Grade 12 student from Russia

Testimonials

Albert College has been a great experience. When I arrived, I saw welcoming and bright smiles from friends that made me feel comfortable. Since then, I have made many new friends and we stick together as we enjoy our years at Albert.

Kiaran Solomon

Kiaran Solomon

Grade 12 - Cayman Islands

Albert College has been an amazing experience for me. Going from a girl in the islands to a Victoria Manor prefect is a fantastic feeling. This school has so many opportunities and brings each of us out of our comfort zone with athletics, arts and academics.

Samantha Coombes

Samantha Coombes

Grade 12 - Barbados

Over the past four years Albert College has been more than a school to me. It is my family and home away from home. I’ve seen friends come and go but the lessons, relationships and memories will last a lifetime.

Joshua Ferguson

Joshua Ferguson

Grade 12 - Bahamas

When I first entered Baker House all the boys greeted me with a big hug and a huge smile. I instantly knew I wasn't alone. I was really impressed how everyone looked out for each other. So maybe we came in thinking that we were alone but we leave not only with friends, but brothers.

Eduardo Montes

Eduardo Montes

Past Student from Mexico

My favourite thing about Baker House is that it makes a real home for students coming from around the world. Being together every day and doing fun things makes all of us family with connections across the planet.

Maxim Sindall

Maxim Sindall

Grade 10 - Toronto

In Baker House we are a big family with different cultures and everyone is respected and cared for. If you like to meet new friends, play sports, eat delicious food and study, come to Baker House and join our family!

Ryan Yao

Ryan Yao

Grade 10 - China

Living in Victoria Manor has helped me learn how to be a more confident student. Living in residence with other girls from around the world is an amazing experience making this such a positive and encouraging environment.

Stephanie Muniz de Camargo '16

Stephanie Muniz de Camargo '16

Graduate from Mexico

Heather gave me the confidence to do everything I wanted to do. I took a chance and even though I was new to the school, I wanted to apply for the position of prefect. She encouraged me, talked to me and gave me confidence I didn't know I had. Since graduating from Albert, I know that Heather will always...

Catharine Luo '15

Catharine Luo '15

Graduate from China

If someone were to ask me what one of the best experiences I had during my two years in Canada, I would immediately respond that it was meeting my House Director, Mrs. Kidd and her husband. Mrs. Kidd is very supportive and is loved by everyone in the Victoria Manor. It doesn’t matter if you need advice,...

Olivia Krug '15

Olivia Krug '15

Graduate from Germany

The whole atmosphere at Albert is so warm, wonderful and inviting. We left Albert knowing that this was the only school where we would ever send our kids. Not only did the school offer great programs and have an excellent academic record, but the family environment made us feel like our kids would be...

Robert and Pam D'Andrade

Robert and Pam D'Andrade

Alumni Parents - Barbados