The Lambton Kent District School Board is funded and regulated by the Government of Ontario providing students with qualified and certified teachers in all grades and at all levels. Our District has a reputation for providing comprehensive, high quality and innovative full time academic programs to international students from around the world in a safe and welcoming environment.
Students enrolling in our District will be fully integrated with age appropriate Canadian students in traditional classroom environments that feature high quality science labs, specialty rooms such as computer labs, art rooms, drama rooms, music rooms and well-equipped gymnasiums. In additional to a having access to a wide array of compulsory and elective academic courses, students will, when necessary, receive instruction and support in state of the art ESL classes using the latest technology available.
With 99+% of our student population native English speakers, we are ideally suited to provide visiting students with total immersion in English in our schools, in our community and with their home stay families. This environment is clearly beneficial to students hoping to acquire the language skills necessary to enhance their prospect of accessing the best colleges and universities in Canada and across North America.
Program Established: 2002
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term
Language(s) of Study: English, French Immersion
Specialized Programs: Specialized High Skills Major Program
Total number of schools: 63
High schools for international students: 10 (4 school with ESL)
Total Students: 22,000
Total International Students: 150
International Students Accepted for Grades: 4-12 (homestay available for grade 7 – 12)
Nearest Airport: London (YXU), Windsor (YQG) and Detroit (DTW) are all about 1 hour away & Toronto (YYZ) is just 3 hours away. We are happy to arrange pick ups at any of the airports listed.
The Lambton Kent District School Board is located is the most southern region of Canada surrounded by the Great Lakes. The District has two main population centres, Sarnia and Chatham Kent. Major industries include agriculture, petrochemical and auto related manufacturing. Within district borders, there are numerous smaller towns supported by light to medium industry. Each of these communities has its own schools with over 99% of the population native English speaking. With Windsor and London each only about an hour away and Toronto only 3 hours away by car or train, international students will have easy access to the sights and conveniences of the city without having to sacrifice the benefits of living and learning in a safe, welcoming English immersion environment.
An important component to the success of the International Education Program is the placement of our international students in a secure, caring home with a Canadian family living in the area of the school board. We work with Canadian Homestay Network (www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca) in a strong partnership to ensure that our students are placed in welcoming Canadian homes.
The level of care that we provide for our international students is of utmost importance to us. We understand that it is a huge decision on the part of parents to send their son or daughter so far from home to study for a year or semester. The LKDSB and Canada Homestay Network will work together to guide students in their adjustment as they adapt to life in their new family and school. We will support students with their cultural adjustment, academic program, studies, and their social integration into the school. Students will be introduced to the local students and encourage them to join community and after school activities.
Our secondary schools provide students with a comprehensive list of clubs, athletic activities and arts programs from which to choose. These may include:
Art Club, Arts Council, Art Festival, Band/Jazz Ensemble, Book Club, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Drama Festival, Debating Team, Environment Club, Improvisation Team, International excursions, Math Contest, Musical Orchestra, Musical Production, Peer Tutors, Public Speaking, Rotary Interact Club, Science Fair, Student Athletic Association, Student Council, Writing Contests, Yearbook
Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Curling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Rugby – girls only, Soccer, Softball- girls only, Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball
Entrance Dates: September and February
Application Deadlines: April 30th for September start and November 30th for February start
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,200
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,650
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500
Homestay Monthly Fee: $875
Registration, Placement and Orientation: $500
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500
Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable
All funds are in Canadian dollars
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