The Durham Catholic District School Board welcomes international students to an enriched learning experience in Canada. Our diverse and multi-cultural school board attracts students from around the world. The Board's Passport to Excellence program is the perfect place for one to improve his/her English, make friends, prepare for the future and learn about the Canadian culture. Our schools are located one hour east of Toronto in Durham Region, in the province of Ontario. This area offers students both the charm of urban and small-town communities. Lake Ontario borders our communities to the south and Lake Simcoe to the north. The quality of life is excellent and the recreational opportunities are endless not to mention that the educational and employment opportunities continue to grow.
We are a progressive and proud public school board that serves the communities of beautiful Northwestern Ontario. Students in a KPDSB school always come first and programming options are continually expanding to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Many of the programs offered are the first of their kind in an Ontario school, a testament to the innovation of our staff and their dedication to our students. Our programs and staff have received plenty of attention over the past year with visits from world renowned experts and doctors, including a visit from The Honorable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, to see firsthand the difference our schools are making for kids in the northwest.
The Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) educates more than 1,500 students from diverse cultures and backgrounds in 4 elementary schools and 1 secondary school located in Kenora and Red Lake, Ontario. At the KCDSB we welcome students to experience a quality, inclusive and values-based education in a caring Catholic school community. Faith values are infused in all aspects of the school culture and student's learning with emphasis on student achievement and well-being while creating joy in learning. Our mission goes beyond academics the arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide excellence in Catholic education and grow graduates who become fully engaged citizens able to contribute to their families, communities and society. Our staff is among our greatest resources. The people that we hire have a direct impact on the success of our students. With approximately 180 academic and 60 support staff the KCDSB is one of the largest employers in the region.
Lakehead Public Schools educates, encourages and supports all students to develop a passion for learning, set high personal standards and become active community members. Every student is provided with equal opportunities to learn in safe schools with many learning choices and innovative programming. We offer consistent high quality core programming from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 12. At Lakehead Public Schools, we work with parents, community partners and employees to make good things happen for our students inside and outside the classroom.
At the Peel District School Board, we are committed to inspire the smile within each child. Everything we do is designed to help each child achieve to the best of his or her ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world. The Peel board serves more than 153,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students in 244 schools throughout Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The Peel board has been welcoming international students for more than nine years. Recently, the Peel Academy for International Students was established to enhance the level of support available to international students studying in the Greater Toronto Area.
Rainbow Schools offer exceptional programs in English and French Immersion from Kindergarten to Grade 12, including the International Baccalaureate Program and the Advanced Placement Program. Our secondary schools prepare students for university, college and the workplace. Support with learning English enables students to build a foundation for success in their overall studies. Location: Located four hours north of Toronto, the City of Greater Sudbury is nestled on the Great Lakes Basin within the Canadian Shield. It is situated in the heart of Northeastern Ontario, an area that stretches from the Quebec border in the west to the eastern shore of Lake Superior, north to the James Bay and Hudson’s Bay coastlines. Greater Sudbury’s vast geographic expanse (3,627 square kilometers) makes it the largest municipality in Ontario and the second largest in Canada. A picturesque place, Greater Sudbury has 330 lakes, including the largest city-contained lake in the world.
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is a leading education provider. Founded on strong Catholic values, the Board is committed to the principles of equity and inclusivity that enable each student to learn and grow to his or her full potential. Our schools continue to rank as the top schools in the region. Our secondary schools ranked the highest for their performance on provincial literacy and mathematics assessments. We will provide you with an authentic Canadian education experience. Location: With its world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and four-season outdoor adventures, Greater Sudbury continues to surprise and impress. It is a bilingual city with the third largest francophone population in Canada outside of Quebec. People of many different ethnic backgrounds shape our multilingual and multicultural fabric. Most predominant are people of Italian, Finnish, Polish, Chinese, Greek and Ukrainian ancestry. Together these influences make Sudbury one of Canada’s most culturally diverse centers. We love to share our history, culture and attractions and look forward to welcoming you and your family.
The TDSB has 580 schools and over 260,000 students making it the largest public school board in Canada and the 4th largest board in North America. Over 200 nationalities and 75 languages are represented in our schools, giving our students the greatest advantage to achieve intercultural awareness and to become effective global citizens. The TDSB welcomes international students from around the world. Our schools provide students with a wide range of worldclass academic, business, technological and other specialized programs taught by highly qualified teachers. When needed, international students will receive ESL support at all levels to facilitate their rapid and smooth integration into the regular curriculum. In Ontario, there are 20 universities and 25 community colleges accepting international students for their post-secondary study.
The upper Grand District is located 1 hour west of Toronto Ontario in the beautiful community of Guelph. With the Grand River flowing through our district, it provides many outdoor activities to explore. Guelph ranked as the safest community, the 7th smartest city and the 3rd best city to Raise a family in all of Canada. International students have been coming to our district for the past 4 years and are welcome in Elementary and Secondary programs with a variety of academic courses and extracurricular activities. All students will be provided a custom educational plan based on their English assessment when they arrive.