Merrick Preparatory School
|Year of Foundation||2012|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||grade 9-12|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||60|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:8|
|Accreditations||Ontario Ministry of Education|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||16250|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||58,200|
Distinctly Canadian – Uniquely Global!
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 globe. Both Domestic and International students reap the rewards of a MPS education with life-long friendships that span the globe and by gaining entry into world-ranked universities.
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 the perfectly located for focused academic study in a small, safe, caring community. Our main building 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.
Merrick Preparatory School inspires students to reach beyond their grasp. Naturally curious, we engage students to be inquisitive. We instill courage to face adversity, compassion to be globally minded and a sense of responsibility to be community oriented. Actively acquiring excellent academic and English language skills, our graduates are courageous, compassionate, global citizens ready to enter world ranked English-speaking universities.
In our safe and inclusive environment, we dedicate ourselves to understanding the individual learning needs of each student to ensure their success. We teach to add to the global good. Reasonable self-denial, compassion and giving one’s utmost effort will result in positive contributors and builders of a civil global society. Our graduates are citizens of the world, broad in their perspective and compassionate in their outlook. Our marker of success is measured by our students’ happiness and fulfillment.
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CurriculumOntario Ministry Diploma Program & English as a Second Language
Languages of instructionEnglish
ExaminationsOntario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
The move to the online learning platform due to COVID-19 has been way easier than I thought. It is working really well, and the teachers have been making adjustments to make it better for us. I am really happy with it! I am happy that I was part of Merrick Preparatory School. The school developed my social and leadership skills. These two years will be part of my life that I will never forget. Thank you, Mr. Farrell, for everything you done for us.
I made amazing, lifelong friends. I am still in contact with many students from MPS, and three of them are my really close friends even now. I went to Mexico last year to see one of my friends I met at MPS, and she will come to Turkey next summer. I am so grateful to MPS!
Merrick Preparatory School is the perfect school for someone who is looking for a small caring environment with lots of learning structure and support. It gives you the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, build strong friendships and more over a multicultural network. MPS helped me to get back on track and to be ready for a university in Mexico. I am excited to be studying medicine this fall.
In general we are amazed how much time and effort you put into communication with the children and parents. We moved several times and our kids have been to different schools, but we have never experienced such a wonderful, approachable and dedicated school environment. I can only imagine how great it will be once the students are back on campus!!
Before I attended Merrick Preparatory School (MPS) I was not confident with the use of my English language skills in a daily manner. MPS' staff enhanced my skills and provided me with the needed skills and resources to be able to apply to the best universities in Canada and the U.S. I am absolutely pleased and blessed that I’ve been part of this great academic institution. If you are looking for a promising and excellent academic future, then Merrick Preparatory School is your place! It will be your second home and you’ll build wonderful lifelong memories and friendships.
Merrick Preparatory School prepared me very well for studying at the University of Toronto. Compared to my peers in my classes, I am better prepared and able to handle the large workload. The teachers at Merrick Prep covered much of the material I am now studying as a first-year university student; they prepared me exceedingly well. Merrick Preparatory School also taught me how to take notes appropriately in a lecture and seminar format class. I am writing, not typing, all my notes in English on my tablet. The education I received at Merrick Preparatory School was excellent and prepared me extremely well for studies at the University of Toronto.
Merrick Preparatory School has better prepared me for university than other schools I have attended because they offer more support, care and one-on-one instruction. The small class sizes and the detailed attention and instruction from my teachers has made all the difference!
Feras just finished his first semester at University of Tampa studying Finance. His grades are good. It clearly reflects the value of the quality education he got at Merrick Preparatory School. I am happy that we made the decision to send him to MPS. He is on track to get a full Kuwait government scholarship after he finishes 30 Credits. I really appreciate your help, especially during challenging times for Feras. I expect Feras to be highly successful during his college life and afterwards.