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School of secrets: The church, the cult and the consequences

Watch our latest investigation on a former boarding school in Ontario called Grenville Christian College. Nearly 1,400 students who attended say it was not only tough but brutal, and heavily influenced by a U.S.-based cult.

Students who attended the Anglican boarding school in eastern Ontario suffered abuse

School of Secrets

11 months ago
Duration 44:50
The Fifth Estate investigates a former boarding school that promised a Christian education and tough love. But nearly 1,400 students who attended Grenville Christian College in Ontario say it was not only tough but brutal, and heavily influenced by a U.S.-based cult.

It was a boarding school that promised a Christian education and tough love.

But nearly 1,400 students who attended the now-closed Grenville Christian College in eastern Ontario say it was not only tough but brutal, relying on emotional and physical abuse to keep students in line.

The Fifth Estate examines what happened, how it could have been allowed and what role was played by another religious organization in the U.S. that some have referred to as a cult. 

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