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Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School District is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, approximately 200 km east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Our schools are in three small safe cities located in Trenton (population 17,000), Belleville (population 47,000) and Kingston (population 100,000).

An excellent pre-university secondary school program is available. This is for students 14 to 19 years of age and leads to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students may begin the program either in February or September. You can come for a short period of five to six months, one year or until the completion of Secondary School.

The percentage of international students is less than 3% of our population of students. This allows for a true Canadian cultural experience while studying in one of our five secondary schools.

During the school year the student lives with a Canadian homestay family. A private room, three meals a day and access to the home’s facilities are provided. The student will enjoy the security and care of life with a Canadian family.

English as a second language is offered in all secondary schools. The length of the course adapts to the needs of student.

We invite you to “COME STUDY WITH US” in a safe, reliable, exciting and academically challenging school!

Program Established: 1995

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate

Language(s) of Study: English

Total Number of Schools: 41

High schools for International Students: 2

Total Students: 12,800

Total International Students: 40

International Students Accepted for Grades: Grades 9-12

Nearest Airport: Toronto or Kingston

Belleville, with a population of 47,000 people, is known as the Friendly City and also as the Walleye Capital of the World. Belleville is situated on the beautiful shores of the Bay of Quinte. This city is located near several major facilities including Loyalist College, Queen’s University, and Trent University. Belleville is a progressive, well maintained community providing the services and facilities of a city with the intimacy of a small town.

Kingston, with a population of 100,000 people, is the largest city between Toronto and Montreal. Kingston is a city rich in Canadian history, with first settlements dating back 300 years. The city gains great prominence from being recognized as the home of Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. Kingston has long been recognized as a community that provides academic excellence. In addition to outstanding Roman Catholic elementary and secondary schools, it also features St. Lawrence College, Royal Military College, and Queen’s University.

Trenton, with a population of 17,000 people, is the gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway, an interior waterway which is connected by a series of locks extending to Georgian Bay. The city is well situated at the mouth of the Trent River and on the shores of the Bay of Quinte. Trenton is one of the cities composing the greater region of Quinte West. Trenton Air Base is the largest military air base in Canada, and is located on the outskirts of town.

For each accepted student, a Homestay Supervisor will arrange a placement with an approved Canadian family. The Homestay family provides the International Student with the following:

  • A home that is inspected and approved by the Homestay Supervisor.
  • Residence in a home in the community that provides the International Student with the security and care of life with a Canadian family.
  • Accommodation and meals, seven days a week for the entire duration of the school year.
  • Their own room with a suitable desk or table for study purposes.
  • Reasonable access to all the home’s facilities including laundry facilities.
  • Transportation to most appointments and the other supports usually available to a student living at home.

Entrance Dates: September 1st and February 1st

Application Deadlines: December 1st and June 1st

Application Fee: $250.00

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,800

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $250.00 one time

Homestay Monthly Fee: $800

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500 or $250 for 1 semester

Annual Custodianship Fee: not applicable

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@alcdsb.on.ca

Website: alcdsb.on.ca/programs/Pages/International-Education.aspx

Mailing Address: 151 Dairy Avenue

City: Napanee

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: K7R 4B2

Phone: 613-354-2255 ext 474

Fax: 613-354-0359

Skype ID: alcdsb.international

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