Through the arches

Three granite arches grace the entrance of Colby House, Stanstead College’s main building. The arches reflect the school’s motto – Sanitas Sapientia Religio or health, wisdom and integrity – as well as its highly structured programs of academics, athletics and student life.

At Stanstead College boys and girls in Grades 7 through 12 live and study on a picturesque campus surrounded by the hills of Quebec's Eastern Townships and Northern Vermont. The school has a population of approximately 235 students from around the world and a highly involved faculty and staff. In addition to the Quebec Diploma at Secondary V (Grade 11), Stanstead College offers a Grade 12 option based on Advanced Placement and Ontario pre-university programs.

Students enjoy a strong sense of community as they prepare for university. Building on over 140 years of tradition, Stanstead College reinforces traditional values as it embraces innovation in a constantly changing world.


Stanstead College at a Glance

Our school
•    Founded in 1872
•    Grades 7 through 12
•    Boarding and day
•    English curriculum, French in all levels
•    Extensive interscholastic and intramural athletics
•    Art, Music and Drama
•    Over 21 club activities
•    Diverse weekend activities
•    Foreign exchange opportunities

•    Class sizes averaging 13 students
•    Teacher-student ratio of 1:8
•    Numerous Advanced Placement offerings
•    Exceptional university placement rates
See also: University Prep

Student Body
•    55% boys, 45% girls
•    70% boarding students
•    48% Canadian students
•    12% American and 40% international
•    Students from 8 provinces and territories
See also: Student Life


•    Expansive rural campus in Stanstead, Quebec, a town of approximately 3000 in Quebec’s Eastern Townships
•    1.5 hours from Montreal
•    A five-minute walk from the United States border

•    Over 600 acres of land
•    Two residences for boys and two for girls, with live-in house directors
•    Two gymnasiums, two fitness centres, two squash courts
•    Off-campus pool access
•    Full indoor hockey arena, four tennis courts, exterior basketball court and outdoor rink
•    Six rugby and soccer fields
•    A vibrant and well-equiped student centre
•    Performance space for music and drama
•    Dining hall with delicious, healthy options
•    Health centre with 24-hour nurse and school counsellor
See also: Campus Tour

Financial Assistance
•    Scholarships and financial assistance available
•    Average award is 25-30% of fees, and awards can be up to a maximum of 50% of fees
•    One full entrance scholarship may be awarded to a student entering Grade 9, 10 or 11 (Secondary III, IV or V).
See also: Fees, Scholarships and Financial Aid

•    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Quebec Ministry of Education


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