Canadian International Hockey Academy, Rockland, Ontario


The Canadian International Hockey Academy is a premier hockey boarding institution providing athletes a tailored education, and an environment to help them succeed in school, in hockey, and in life. With pro-style facilities, an elite hockey program, as well as a world class educational program, the Canadian International Hockey Academy is North America's premier hockey institution. As a co-ed institution recruiting athletes in grades 9 to 12 from around the world, CIH Academy is a uniquely rich and diversified experience for all who attend.

CIH Academy's relationship with Hockey Canada means that athletes have access to our Hockey Canada-certified coaches and the benefit of the best elite hockey training and experience possible. Athletes are also exposed to Junior, Major Junior, University, and NHL levels of hockey. CIH Academy is also a member of Hockey Eastern Ontario and the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) where our teams compete at the AAA level.

All campus facilities such as the Athletics and Events Centre (Arena), dorms, and outdoor sporting amenities are newly-built and state-of-the-art. Hockey Canada utilizes our campus each summer for their national training programs as our facilities are world class.

The CIH Academy is located in the riverside city of Clarence-Rockland (pop. 21,600), which is at the doorstep of the vibrant and scenic National Capital Region of Canada. Just 30 minutes outside of Ottawa, students of CIH Academy will have the opportunity to experience the rich culture and history of the region during their time at school.

CIH Academy students will benefit from excursions to Ottawa to go ice-skating on the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal-the world's largest outdoor skating rink-or to see Parliament Hill and the many museums, historic sites and monuments that dot the region. Winterlude, held yearly in February, brightens the cold months with maple syrup demonstrations, live music and ice sculpture contests, while the Tulip Festival in May celebrates the arrival of spring with the blooming of over one million tulips throughout the Capital. Easy public transit between Clarence-Rockland and downtown Ottawa means that the community is able to enjoy the sights and amenities of Ottawa while preserving its countryside feel.

Boarding Life

At the Canadian International Hockey Academy athletes will have the opportunity to develop leadership and independence through the experience of boarding on campus. Living away from home at a young age prepares the student for the transition to post-secondary education and adulthood. Our residence provides a secure and well-supervised environment.

Our student residence can accommodate up to 80 students and each floor has a shared area where students can get together to watch television or play games. Students can also prepare small meals in that area. Each room has two single beds, two desks and chairs, two dressers and a closet. Students can share a small refrigerator in their room for late night snacks or preferred foods.

Study at the Canadian International Hockey Academy 2020-2021

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) provides the academic education through the TR Leger School located at the Canadian International Hockey Academy. By enrolling in a public school board, athletes are guaranteed to meet the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education for earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a well-respected high school diploma recognized at universities and colleges throughout Canada, the United States, and worldwide.

The program consists of traditional classes which are all facilitated by qualified and certified teachers. With the structure of our school day we also can provide student/athletes with an opportunity to work independently at their own pace on courses if they wish to fast-track. All courses are developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. All courses are University/Academic level courses recognized and accepted by both Universities in Canada and the United States. The small class sizes and excellent teacher-to-student ratio allows teachers to give students the quality one-on-one in-class assistance they deserve.

Each classroom includes designated study rooms for small group collaborations on projects and lessons, allowing students to interact with their peers in constructive, educational ways. This also provides a space for teachers to meet with students one on one or in small groups to ensure they are meeting course expectations. Our university preparation model includes both a mid-term and final examination period where students demonstrate their learning through culminating tasks and examinations.

Hockey Programs for Boys

CIH Academy has two midget teams and one major bantam team who play full schedules at the "AAA" level in the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (ODMHA). The ODMHA is a member of Hockey Canada, the governing body of amateur hockey in Canada, through its relationship with Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO).

Hockey Programs for Girls

The CIH Academy Women's Hockey Program is composed of competitive high school aged players from all around the world. The program is designed to assist female hockey players to be the best they can be in the classrooms, on the ice and in the community. Our Women's program focuses on fundamental skill development, fosters teamwork and prepares players to compete at the next level. 

Cost 2020 - 2021: CAN$ 46,900 per year

The following mandatory fees are not included in the tuition and hockey program fees:
Textbooks and e-books - approximately CAN$ 300 - CAN$ 500, Apparel and Uniform Package New Players CAN$ 1415 + HST, New Goalies CAN$ 1165 + HST

Education and other programs’ fees include the following:

Academic program; Sport program; Room and board for school year (special dietary requirements subject on an additional charge); Textbooks; School academic trips to Ottawa area; Health care and sports medicine treatments (services of external paramedical professionals are not included); Insurance for the above (may require that students use family coverage after CIHA coverage is exhausted-refer to Cowan Insurance Policy); University application assistance

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