Merrick Preparatory School
|Year of Foundation||2012|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||grade 9-12, PG|
|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|
Merrick Preparatory School (MPS) is a small boutique boarding school located in the village of Merrickville, Ontario on the shores of the historic Rideau Waterway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just 45 minutes from Ottawa, the nation’s capital, Merrickville has been twice voted the prettiest town in Canada and MPS has access to all the nation’s capital resources for our students. Our village offers a quiet safe place for students to remain focused on their academics where many of the villagers know our students by name. With an average class size of ten students and a maximum capacity of 60 boarding students, 20 local day students and 30 live-online synchronous learners, our students receive individualized attention and support from highly trained, certified and dedicate teachers in a nurturing family-like environment. Students from over 20 countries make MPS a distinctly Canadian and uniquely international school. Since our founding in 2012 we have maintained a 100% university acceptance rate for our graduates to world ranked universities, with many students on scholarships.
MPS offers grades 9 – 12, a University Qualification Year and an English As a Second Language Foundations Program. Each grade and program has distinct advantages, including our Advisor Program that focuses on life skills, our co-curricular program that focuses on mind, body and community development, our community involvement program that focuses on compassion and empathy. Each student has one-hour of tutorial support daily from their teachers and boarding students have two hours of dedicated evening study with guided support from our residential life supervisors. For grade 12 and University Qualification Year students we focus on “life after MPS” and provide one-on-one university guidance, support scholarship applications and provide three hours of IELTS preparation per week. Our graduates earn the #1 world ranked Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) which is recognized by universities around the world. Over 80% of our graduates receive offers from the University of Toronto (#1 university in Canada).
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CurriculumOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education
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.