When a student comes to CIC Waterloo, they will join a house filled with joy, laughter, care, warmth and tranquility. Each house is under the care of a trained house mother who will take care of each student, support their individual needs, and, provide a safe living space for each student.
Most students have their own study-bedroom. This is their own private space, which they can turn into their own living oasis. All students in the central building eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining room, a large central dining complex; the others have their own chefs and their own house dining-rooms.
By living together in a boarding school, we address the age-old themes of relationships, group dynamics, regulation and disappointment, as well as contemporary issues such as social media and global living. These are not merely survived by muddling through, but tackled head on through structured and well-resourced health education and tutorship. An experienced team of health educators deliver a balanced health curriculum that tackles all of the usual concerns within a moral framework, through small group sessions, counselling presentations and student orientation.
We welcome students from all religious backgrounds and make provision for their spiritual welfare. Our values are underpinned by our ethical foundation and placed in a higher context through individual spiritual growth. We provide a special prayer room (Liberty Hall) to accommodate all students irrespective of the student religious background.
CIC is a very special school that provides a rich, nurturing and caring environment that has brought out the best in me and allowed me to truly thrive. My university admission was a breeze.
The small class size, the high staff-to-student ratio, the respectful atmosphere, and above all, the unwavering dedication was what makes CIC special.
Ample access to technology, a high teacher to student ratio, and caring engaged teachers helped me to gain admission to veterinary school after CIC.
Since my very first day at CIC, I felt welcomed, accepted, and loved. Every morning I see the smiling teachers and staff.
What I like best about CIC is most definitely the education that I received.
High academics have always been important to me and it didn’t take long to realize that this school was right fit for me.
You want to get into a great university come study at CIC, the entire admission process is handled by the school.
I came to Canada not knowing anybody, the school and residence staff made me feel at home right away. My university placement was surprisingly easy.
My overall experience at CIC was fantastic, especially all the new life long friends I made. I got offers to all the universities I applied to.
The teaching staff were very helpful and made my learning experience fun. I can get lost in public school easily, not at CIC with small class size and attention to school needs.
My teachers at CIC did a great job, not only presenting the material, but also teaching it. Got my university offers early spring.
Arriving at CIC for the first time you feel at home not because of all the cold snow, but because of the caring and warm environment.
I got early university admission in March, thanks to the wonderful job of the guidance office
Thanks to the school, my university admission was the easiest thing I ever went through in high school.
Getting all my early universities offers was a great relief, couldn’t have done it without everyone at CIC.
I love the school because I have many nice teachers and a principal who helped me get into my dream university.
Because of my older brother’s wonderful experience at CIC Waterloo my parents sent me to CIC in grade 10. CIC was one of the best experiences in my life. I got into my dream program at McGill University.
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