The town of Merrickville, Ontario, voted the “prettiest town in Canada,” is known for its natural beauty, artisan shops and historical architecture. Overlooking the picturesque Rideau Canal, one of its premiere attractions is a stately stone structure that was built in 1861. In 2012, it was transformed into Fulford Preparatory College, a private day and boarding school for up to 60 students from Canada and around the world.
The heritage treasure has turned into a global village of young men and women seeking a world-class education. The school offers programs for students in grades 10 through 12, as well as a University Qualification year for those who already have a high school diploma.
Fulford Prep meets the needs of students from Canada and around the world in a private school setting. Small class sizes and an eight-to-one student-to-teacher ratio provide individual attention and intense preparation for admissions into North American and international universities and colleges.
Graduates of the college boast a 100 per cent acceptance rate to world-class post secondary institutions. Many of these students also receive significant scholarships.
The college’s students achieve academic excellence through the study of the world recognized Ontario high school curriculum. However, they benefit from 140-145 instructional hours per course, surpassing the Ontario ministry’s requirement of 110 hours.
Both local and international students benefit from comprehensive programs that allow the students to flourish both academically and socially.
Local students who wish to study at a small and caring private school benefit from the teachers’ commitment to ensuring their academic success. They make friends and lifelong connections from around the world. They enjoy a truly nurturing and happy high school experience
International students also excel within a sensitive and caring environment. The college strives to provide them with the necessary academic and linguistic skills to achieve success in their post-secondary endeavours. They actively teach adaptation to North American cultural values, social standards, and expectations.
Students are provided with opportunities to participate in cultural, recreational and sporting activities that enhance collaboration, independence and leadership skills. When the academic day ends, they participate in seasonal sports, various clubs and volunteer opportunities. In addition, students enjoy trips to Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto to experience arts, shopping and events.
Merrickville provides a perfect backdrop to the important facets of education the Fulford students receive. It offers not only recreation, art and shopping opportunities, but also the warmth and community spirit found in a small town. Residents of this close-knit community welcome the students and know them by name.
In this small, caring setting, Fulford’s staff is committed to the individual achievements of each student. Whether local or international, students will be academically successful, good citizens, and leaders both in their future schools and in their broader communities.
Known as the jewel of the Rideau, Merrickville now provides within its boundaries, the richness of world-class education. Housed within one of its most renowned heritage buildings is Fulford Preparatory College, Distinctly Canadian – Uniquely Global.