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.
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.