Appleby College

Appleby College is an international independent school (grades 7–12) located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1911 by John Guest, a former Headmaster of the Preparatory School at Upper Canada College. Guest dreamed of establishing a small boarding school in the country, and did so with the support and financial assistance of his father-in-law, Sir Byron Edmund Walker, a prominent Canadian businessman and patron of the arts. Today, Appleby is a co-educational day and boarding university-preparatory school, with a curriculum based around the liberal arts. It is situated on Lake Ontario in Oakville, Ontario, roughly 50 kilometres west of Toronto. Students are drawn primarily from Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga, but boarding students come from other parts of Canada and throughout all continents of the world.

Appleby College
A view of Appleby College's Creek Field at the southern end of the campus
540 Lakeshore Road West

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Coordinates43.4262°N 79.6857°W / 43.4262; -79.6857
School typeIndependent, Co-ed, Day/Boarding
MottoNec temere nec timide (Latin)
(Neither rashly nor timidly)
Founded1911 (as Appleby School)
FounderSir Byron Edmund Walker[1]
OversightBoard of Governors
ChairpersonAubrey Baillie
Grades7 to 12
CampusSuburban (Oakville): 60 acres
Northern (Temagami): 11 acres
HousesColley House, Powell's House, Baillie House and Walker House
Colour(s)Light Blue   and Dark Blue  
MascotWhippet (informally, Blue Dog)
Endowment$49 million[2]
Tuition$35,900 – 71,700[3]

Appleby College's educational system is based on eight Pillars of Strength - "Pursue Scholarship", "Think Creatively", "Engage Globally", "Grow Experientially", "Discover Self", "Embrace Wellbeing", "Practise Leadership", and "Build Community". These pillars reflect the school's core attributes.

Appleby is one of two Canadian members of the G30 Schools. It is also a member of the International Round Square Organisation and the Canadian Independent Schools Athletic Association. Appleby is accredited by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute. On October 13, 2006, Maclean's Magazine named Appleby one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.[4] Appleby is the first high school ever to receive this distinction.