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Albert College

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Albert College

At a glance

Location Belleville, ON
Canada
Tuition $44,300
Grades JK-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 20%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded yes
Student/Faculty Ratio 4 : 1 Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate N/R

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 295

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12 - 18

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 48*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
International School
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades JK-12, PG
Boarding Grades 7-12. PG
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Post Graduate
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 25

History

A Short History of Albert College

Founded in 1857 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as the Belleville Seminary, Albert College is Canada’s oldest co-educational independent boarding school. Initially, the Belleville Seminary was a secondary school offering a classical and commercial education. In the past, the school also had a small Preparatory Department for younger students who possessed some knowledge of arithmetic and geography.

In 1866 the College received its university charter and was renamed Albert University in honour of the Royal Consort to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert. Until the Canadian Methodist Union in 1884, the College awarded university degrees in the arts, engineering, theology and music. In addition, women were afforded the rare opportunity to advance beyond the level of high school studies and were awarded degrees of MML and MLA (Mistress in Modern Literature and Mistress in Liberal Arts). In fact, the first woman in Canada to graduate with a university degree studied at Albert College.

The original College, located on what is now College Street East, was partially destroyed by fire in the spring of 1917. Construction on the present site began in 1923 and the new school opened in 1926. The architect of the landmark neo-Gothic building that forms the heart of the school today was Alfred Chapman, whose other accomplishments include the Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Knox College (University of Toronto), Havergal College and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

When the College reopened, it admitted boys only, but in 1934, girls were welcome once again. Students in Grades 7 and 8 were admitted in the late 1970’s, primarily as day students, in response to the growing need for an educational option in the area. In 1995, the College introduced Grades 5 and 6, extending its elementary day program through to include Kindergarten in 2003, with the construction of a modern Junior School on the main campus.

Since its beginnings, Albert College has served the needs of its students creatively and sensitively, honoring its long tradition of coeducation. It has been a college, home and friend to many from all over the world. Presently, the College serves boarding and day students (JK – Grade 12/PG) from the local area, across Canada and over twenty-five countries around the world.

Academics

Student/Faculty ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 12 - 18
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Art
Art History
Biology
Business
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Field Ecology
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Human Development
Humanities
International Relations
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Social Studies
Sociology
Statistics
Study Skills
Trigonometry
Typing
World History
Writing

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 295
Boys 150
Girls 145
% Boys/Girls 50.8 boys / 49.2 girls
Boarding Students 91
Day Students 201
International
Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Carribean)
Russia
Spain
Taiwan
United States
Virginia
% of International Students 47%

Admission

E-mail info@albertcollege.ca
Web Address www.albertcollege.ca
Director of Admission Mrs. Heather Kidd
Admission Application Apply to Albert College
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $100.00 CDN
Financial Aid Awarded yes
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 20%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (Albert College)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $21,200
Boarding Student Tuition $44,300
International Student Tuition $45,300

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 98%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
rugby
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
baseball
basketball
bowling
camping
canoe
cycling
fishing
fitness
flag football
kayaking
mixed sports
outdoor club/skills
sailing
soccer
swimming
tennis
ultimate frisbee
volleyball
walking
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Audiovisual Club
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Food Council
History Club
Math Club
Peer Tutoring
School Band
Student Government
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Yearbook

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Phone (613) 968-5726
Address 160 Dundas Street West - Belleville, ON K8P 1A6 Canada
Website www.albertcollege.ca 
Email info@albertcollege.ca 
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