Merrick Preparatory School

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MPS is a private co-educational day and boarding high school with a maximum capacity of 60 students, offering grades 9 through 12 and a University Qualification Year (UQY).
Since its opening in 2012, students from more than 26 countries have called Merrick Preparatory School home. International students come for the focused academic attention and small class sizes in one of Canada’s safest communities. Domestic students come to broaden their international understanding and perspective by immersing themselves in a truly international education with students from around the world. Both Domestic and International students build lifelong friendships and gain entry into world-ranked universities.


Nearest Airport:

Ottawa International Airport








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Welcome to Merrick Preparatory School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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With an average class size of 10 students and over 140 hours (instead of 110 ) of in-class instruction per credit course and ESL support if needed, our students excel and reach beyond their grasp.

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Students graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma well recognized around the world. Our students gain 100% placement to their first choice university in Canada/ worldwide with scholarships.

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Our small school by design creates a safe, friendly, family-environment where students develop strong, personal, life-long friendships with their classmates, staff and community.


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Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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Badminton, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Football, Horseback riding, Aerobic, Ball Hockey, Ping Pong, Running, Yoga, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, etc.

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Special Offerings & Activities

Merrick Preparatory School students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities. These engaging and diverse activities contribute to making MPS a vibrant and cohesive school community. Co-curriculars are offered from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening.

Arts & Crafts club, Music (piano, flute, violin, drums etc.), photography club, yearbook club, Model UN

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All of our students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities
ESL Foundation Program as well as University Qualification Year
5 Day Field Trip - (either Toronto/Niagara Falls or Quebec City/ Montreal) in second semester - all school event


Details & Facts

School Type: Boarding

International Students accepted for: Boarding

Gender: Co-ed

Religion: Non-Denominational

Year Founded: 2012

International students accepted for: other

Info: International students can join us for grade 9-12 (short term (if space available) and semester possible) as well as our ESL Foundation Program, University Qualification Program as well as our summer programs during the month of July.

Boarding Grades: School Year: grade 9-12, PG

Day Grades: Grade 9 - 12 for local students

Dress Code: Boys and Girls wear their own formal black business-attire dress pants, Black leather belt, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, black socks. Cardigan to be purchased, School tie will be provided.

Foreign Languages: French,  ESL


Entrance Dates: September,  January/February upon request and depending on availability

Length of stay: Full Year,  Term/Semester upon request and depending on availability

Application Deadlines: rolling admissions

Application Process: School Report,  Teacher's Reference,  Application Fee,  Interview,  Entrance Examination






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Location: small-town

Info: Located in historic Merrickville, Ontario (known as “The Jewel of the Rideau”) and acclaimed as Canada’s Most Beautiful Village by Communities in Bloom, MPS is perfectly located for focused academic study in a small, safe, caring community. Our school is located in one of the town’s most notable buildings. Constructed in 1861, it overlooks the picturesque Rideau River and Canal System (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is located just 45 minutes from Ottawa, the nation’s capital city. Our boarding students enjoy luxurious rooms (2 per room) with en suite bathroom, fine dining and some of the best teachers this country has to offer.


Number of courses / system: Semestered

Enrolment Total: 80

Enrolment Day Students: 20

Enrolment Boarding students: 60

Enrolment International Students: 55

Countries represented: Nigeria, Oman, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Syria, India, Mexico, USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Senegal, Egypt, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Sierra Leone, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Macau, France, Venezuela, Peru etc.

Average class size: 10

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:8

Academics: We offer the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students take 8 academic courses every year (grade 9-12). The school is inspected every 2 years by the Ontario Ministry of Education to ensure the high academic standards. Students graduating with the OSSD can apply to any university. A semester/ year can be validated in the student's home country.

AP-Courses: N/A

Support Programs: Student Success Program, Advisor Group, University Guidance counselor specialists, Evening Study Hall, Daily tutorial support, weekly preparation for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Preparation

Summer Programs:

Specialized Programs: Academies,  OSSD,  Trips,  other

Accomodation: Dormitory

Info: Students have access to several common rooms with large-screen TVs, game consoles, a games room with a pool and ping-pong table, a piano, various board games and a sports and weight room, in addition to various outdoor playing fields and a basketball court.
For our boarding students we offer large rooms, up to 39 square meters, with Queen/Double-sized beds, 4-piece en-suite bathrooms, individual climate control and home cooked meals based on student’s dietary requirements.


Our Fee Structure

International Seven Day Boarding Tuition CAD 58200 EUR 39281,86
International Day Tuition CAD 0 EUR 0,00
Extra Fees Student account: CAD$ 2000 (for expenses like optional and mandatory weekend activities) Application Fee: CAD$ 200
Tuition Refund Plan No
Payment Plans Yes

Health Insurance: mandatory

Student Guard included in fees

valid for school year 2023/24

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