Rainbow District School Board

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.

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.

Students have a broad selection of courses to choose from, including physics, chemistry, biology, calculus, algebra, accounting, business, law, computer studies, international languages, arts, technical design and more.

Guidance Counsellors are always available to talk to and to support students as they make choices about postsecondary pathways and future career plans.

Caring teachers deliver courses in safe and nurturing learning environments. 

Experiential learning enhances and supplements 21st century classroom instruction, which focuses on collaboration to engage all students in their journey of discovery. 

Program Options:

  • Academic and cultural experiences for one or two semesters
  • Graduation with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • Credit ESL courses
  • Summer Programs
  • University and College Preparation

Rainbow Schools are exciting places to be, where diversity is valued and celebrated; and learning is relevant and fun.

Program Established: 2015

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp and Winter Camp

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 44

High schools for international students: 15

Total Students: 13,492

Total International Students: 10

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Sudbury (25 kms from City Center)

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 kilometres – 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.

Well-known as a leader in mining, Greater Sudbury has also become a regional centre in financial and business services, tourism, health care, research, education and government. The city has exceptional educational facilities, a leading cancer research centre and a world-class science centre. It also has highly progressive technology, life sciences, medical sciences and biotechnology sectors.

Diverse and dynamic, Greater Sudbury is home to a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments, where residents enjoy a vibrant cultural life and many outdoor activities, from canoeing, skiing, skating to hiking.

Greater Sudbury offers a safe, friendly, family-oriented, bilingual community (English and French) where diversity thrives.

In order to be successful in school, students need a caring, comfortable home. The homestay program brings students and families together.

Families welcome students into their homes; provide a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment to live and learn; encourage and take an interest in the student’s life and schoolwork; and share their lifestyle and culture with others.

The homestay coordinator interviews host families in their home and ensures they have a background check. The homestay coordinator also monitors students throughout their stay and provides support to both students and host families.

Homestay offers an excellent way for international students to learn about the customs and culture of Canada. It also provides a great environment for students to improve their English.

Students are placed in a safe, secure and stable home, with a private bedroom and access to all of the amenities. It is a wonderful home-away-from-home experience.

In Rainbow Schools, students participate in competitive and non-competitive sports including badminton, basketball, golf, hockey, football, soccer, track and field, rowing, volleyball, swimming, tennis, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, canoeing and hiking. Northern Ontario offers exceptional recreational opportunities in all seasons.

Students can also join a variety of clubs and teams and take part in many activities, including band, chess, reach for the top, drama, photography, Student Council, Athletic Council, chess, Amnesty International, Art Club, Beekeepers Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters Club, Biology contests, Breakfast Club, Environmental Club, Film Production Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Improv Team, Knitting Club, Math contests, Movie Club, Multicultural Club, Relay for Life, Robotics Team and Rock Band.

With access to a wide variety of sports, clubs, teams and activities, students enjoy a full secondary school experience. Common interests bring students together in a spirit of friendship and fun. In the process, they build important life skills, including teamwork, co-operation and communication. They also make memories that will last a lifetime.

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Fee: $250 administration and online orientation

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000 for a maximum of eight courses

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500 for a maximum of four courses

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $150

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: mckibbj@rainbowschools.ca

Website: rainbowschools.ca/

Mailing Address: 69 Young Street

City: Sudbury

Province: ON

Postal Code: P3E 3G5

Phone: 705-674-3171

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