Grand Erie District School Board (Associate Member)

Please join us at the Grand Erie District School Board, a publicly funded K-12 school board in the heart of southwestern Ontario, where affordability intersects with educational excellence! Our vision is to Learn, Lead, and Inspire, and our mission is to build a culture of learning, well-being and belonging. Our culturally diverse schools are staffed by highly trained and passionate certified teachers.

Whether students seek long-term academic pursuits leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, AP courses, dual credits with partnered universities and colleges, or a shorter-term exploration of our varied arts and technology programs, a French immersion experience, environmental studies, or a unique exposure to Canadian Indigenous perspectives, we offer exciting educational pathways tailored to students’ hopes and dreams.

We prioritize student support through a comprehensive orientation, a close partnership with a reputable homestay service, comprehensive ESL assistance, and ongoing academic guidance from in-school counselors and teachers, complemented by support from our Canadian student ambassadors.


-Competitive fees

-AP courses

-Partnerships with Universities & Colleges

-Specialized Technology Programs

-Canadian Indigenous Studies

-Comprehensive ESL support

-Canadian Student Ambassadors

-Nurturing Homestays

-Outdoor nature environment

Program Established: 1998

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

Specialized Programs: French Immersion,  Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English

Total Number of Schools: 72

High schools for International Students: 3

Total Students: 2,700

Total International Students: 7

International Students Accepted for Grades: 6-12

Nearest Airport: Pearson International Toronto (YYZ)

Grand Erie is home to safe, bustling urban settings, historic small towns and wide swathes of picturesque countryside. Larger urban cities, like London and Toronto, are nearby and easily accessible within one hour as is the iconic Niagara Falls tourist district.

The beautiful Grand River stretches right through our district to meet up with Lake Erie. Opportunities for water sports and nature activities abound in our many conservation areas. Other sporting interests include cycling, skiing, golf, curling, competitive hockey, and swimming at the various community centres including the iconic Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

The area is home to a Laurier University and a Conestoga College campus. Moreover, five universities – McMaster, Western, Wilfrid Laurier, Brock and Waterloo are within a one-hour drive with University of Toronto just over one hour away to allow for easy exploration.

Many school teams and clubs

Entrance Dates:  Sep and Feb (academic), July (Summer Camp), Various (S/T Groups)

Application Deadlines: May 31 for Sep start, Nov 30 for Feb start; late may be accepted

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,600 (Secondary), $12,700 (Elementary)

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,800 (Secondary), $6,350 (Elementary)

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: TBD

Homestay Monthly Fee: TBD

Annual Health Insurance Fee: TBD

Annual Custodianship Fee: TBD

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@granderie.ca 

Website: granderie.ca

Address: 349 Erie Avenue

City: Brantford

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: N3T 5V3

Phone: 519-756-6301 

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