PRESS RELEASE March 2, 2023
[Merrickville, Ontario, March 2, 2023] – Merrick Preparatory School (MPS) has been awarded on the first-ever published International Boarding School ranking list; the World’s Leading Boarding Schools in 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Fortune and Statista Inc., the world-leading industry ranking provider and statistics portal. The ranking list was announced on February 28th, 2023.
Only 17 Canadian Boarding Schools made the World’s Leading Boarding Schools in 2023 ranking which consisted of 250 top-rated boarding schools around the world, and Merrick Preparatory School is the only non-CAIS school listed, which is an even greater achievement.
“It is an honour to be recognized among this elite group of international schools” states Kevin Farrell, Headmaster at Merrick Preparatory School. “It is due to the incredible dedication and hard work of all MPS staff over the past eleven years who have created one of the best educational institutions in the world with courage and compassion.”
Fortune and Statista selected the World’s Leading Boarding Schools in 2023 through more than 2000 evaluations. The evaluation was based on recommendations collected from heads of boarding schools and heads of admissions of boarding schools, as well as boarding school advisors (agents/educational consultants), alumni, and parents of boarding school students between June 30, 2022, and November 15, 2022. The evaluation did not count or consider recommendations of one’s own boarding school. The leading boarding schools were presented with ratings of 4 and 5 stars and are listed in alphabetical order.
“This award is for our teachers, current and past, who impel our students into the experience and help them reach beyond their grasp,” shares Kevin Farrell. “It is for our parents, who put their trust and faith in us to provide their children with a world-class education. And, it is for our students, who suspend disbelief and give all they can to reach beyond their grasp and discover there is more in them than they think.”
“It means the world to me that Merrick Preparatory School is amongst the 250 top-rated boarding schools around the world. I love seeing the difference each staff member from the cleaner to the headmaster makes for each student. Our staff knows, cares for, and helps each student to achieve success on their own personal educational pathway. MPS is an amazingly caring place for students of different cultural, personal, and religious backgrounds; everyone finds a place in our MPS family – it is a unique and beautiful community,” explained Johanna Ziegler, Director of Admissions at Merrick Preparatory School.
“The boarding school landscape is wide-ranging, and there are hundreds of institutions that promise they will be the right choice for your family. So how do you choose? To help you navigate your search for the school that’s the best fit for you and your child, Fortune presents its list of the world’s leading boarding schools of 2023. A collaborative effort with market research company Statista, this inaugural directory consists of 250 top-rated boarding schools around the world”, states Fortune.
Based on the results of the study, Merrick Preparatory School is honoured to be recognized on Fortune Education’s list of the World’s Leading Boarding Schools in 2023 and the World’s Leading Boarding Schools in Canada.
“We will continue to push ourselves and our students to be the best we can be – courageous and compassionate community builders who reach beyond our grasp for the global good in our chosen field,” concludes Farrell.
About Merrick Preparatory School
Merrick Preparatory School (MPS) is a day and boarding school (grades 9-12 and University Qualification Year) located in Merrickville, Canada. Our students come from across Canada and around the global, and graduate with the #1 world ranked high school diploma, the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Since our founding in 2012 we have maintained a 100% university placement rate to top-ranked university, with many of our graduates on scholarship. Located in a heritage building on the shores of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, our small, quiet and safe village, twice voted the prettiest town in Canada, provides a perfect place for focused academic study within a nurturing and safe family environment. Merrickville is only 45 minutes from the nation’s capital, Ottawa, where our students have access to all of the national capital resources.
About Fortune Education
Fortune Education is designed to be your guide to navigating this new, rich, and somewhat overwhelming world of education. The boarding school landscape is wide-ranging, and there are hundreds of institutions that promise they will be the right choice for your family. To help you navigate your search for the school that’s the best fit for you and your child, Fortune presents its listing of the world’s leading boarding schools in 2023.
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