About the Event

When you study in Canada, you earn an academic qualification that is recognized and respected around the world. You will also become part of a diverse, welcoming and vibrant community that offers you a unique cultural experience in a safe and beautiful environment. Modern boarding schools blend valuable traditions with exciting programs, rigorous academics, amazing facilities and tons of opportunity for fun.

Come meet our 28 CAIS Boarding School representatives live, to learn more and ask questions about our Canadian boarding school programs.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the Canadian education and Independent School system - and what sets our schools apart from others.
  • Interact directly with CAIS Boarding School Admission Teams and have all of your 'How to Apply' admission questions answered (English language requirements, tuition fees, scholarship opportunities and financial aid possibilities).
  • Learn more about boarding school student life in Canada – life in residence, clubs, trips and our hundreds of co-curricular programs.
  • Take a virtual tour of our campuses, watch school videos and scroll through photos - all from within our boarding schools AND all from within the comfort of your own home.
  • Learn more about where in the world our graduates go for post-secondary schools and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canada is home to many of the best schools in the world, and our 27 CAIS Boarding Schools represent the best of the best. CAIS Boarding Schools have a worldwide reputation for providing students with essential skills required to be successful in today’s shifting global economy. Whether they are large or small, located in a city or in the countryside, all CAIS Boarding Schools provide students with a middle and high school education that is recognized for its superior quality by the best universities around the globe. The boarding experience gives students more time to focus on education, extra-curricular activities and character development.
Students who study in Canada earn academic qualifications that are recognized and respected around the world. Canada has a diverse, welcoming and vibrant society that offers international students a unique cultural experience in a safe and beautiful environment. Attending high school in Canada is an excellent pathway into world renowned Canadian and international universities.
1 – Academic Quality
CAIS' independent schools offer unparalleled quality that is confirmed by their adherence to the strict standards required to be a member in good standing of our organization.

2 – Personalized Approach
Specialized teachers, lower student-teacher ratios and involvement of parents as partners in education with our schools, mean close, individualized attention for each student, resulting in better outcomes.

3 – Specialized Expertise
You have the choice among a wide variety of options and approaches to education from CAIS schools.

4 – Top Quality Teachers
Our teachers have the freedom to pursue innovative approaches to learning and collaborating that simply don’t exist outside the independent school community.

5 – Diverse Experience
Offering the best, most relevant education in today’s world requires an environment and approach to learning that embraces a global perspective and exposes students to the reality of a connected planet. Generous and growing financial aid programs ensure that all talented students are able to access an independent education.

6- Latest Technology
Independent schools employ the most cutting edge technologies that enable vast learning, and literacy in this area is a fundamental driver of success in a knowledge economy.

7 – 21st Century Learning
Innovation, creativity, technological wizardry, collaborative leadership, global connection, and trans-disciplinary skills are among a few of the major drivers of success for today’s professional. Independent schools are in the unique position of being able to lead the changes required of our education system to accommodate a new kind of thinking for a new kind of world.

8 – Parent Participation
These schools would not exist without the passion of an engaged parent community committed not only to the success of their own children, but to that of the whole community of students.

9 – Post Secondary Success
Nearly 100% of CAIS' 45,000 students are accepted at the university or college of their choice.

10 – Happy Students!
We cannot underestimate the value of happiness as it relates to success, especially at these critical learning stages of a child’s life. Creating a lively community of discovery, joy, spirit and respect is the underpinning of all CAIS schools, and not surprisingly, the most important factor in their success.
These events are available at no cost and open to any students and families interested in learning more about boarding school options in Canada.
These fairs will provide students and families the opportunity to browse our CAIS boarding school booths, to speak with Admission Directors and school faculty members directly, and the opportunity to learn more about how YOU can join us on campus in Canada.
Our virtual fairs will provide attendees with the chance to meet boarding school staff and faculty (and in some cases parents, students and alumni), from our 27 CAIS boarding schools across Canada.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
A webcam is not required, but is encouraged. Some schools may have the ability to host a video chat but a webcam is definitely not required in order to participate.
Your login details will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Please contact caisboarding@getvfairs.io for any technical issues on the day of the fairs.
This is a fully online event so no travel is necessary in order to attend. You can participate from anywhere that you have internet access. Our CAIS Virtual Fairs are accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. All of our schools will have online brochures, photos and videos that you will be able to download and add to your ‘virtual bag.’ Once these files are in your bag, you are then able to email them to yourself or share them with friends and family members just by simply entering them email address.
Yes! We are hoping you will spread the word about our Canadian Boarding School (CAIS) Virtual Fairs and invite other friends and family members to join you! You can share the link to this page at any time and then they will be able to register to attend as well. We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and your family to our events.
The Canadian Boarding School (CAIS) Virtual Fair platform will remain open for 12 months (even when our representatives are not live at their booths). At any time you will be able to log in and access any downloadable brochures and videos from our school booths that were presented during the Live Event days. You may also leave questions for our school representatives which will be responded to in a timely manner.
For more information on any of our CAIS Boarding Schools, please contact arobertson@cais.ca