Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board


Each secondary school has a dedicated guidance counsellor to assist ISP students with academic, career choices and to assist in the selection of, and application to, universities.  The counsellor also acts as a daily contact for any concerns or questions.  Free after-school tutorials, staffed by qualified high school teachers are offered 4 days a week throughout the school year. As well free TOEFL and ILETS tutorials are available to assist students in preparing to write the tests.

Program Established: 2000

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

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

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 50

High schools for international students: 4

Total Students: 16,200

Total International Students: 120

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Pearson International Airport (Toronto)

Belleville is a small secure city with conveniences of a large city. Our city population is 49,000, the area population 150,000. Our community is 99% English speaking and is popular tourist area in summer. Belleville is conveniently located within easy access to 3 of Canada’s largest cities including Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Ontario has several prestigious universities, 14 of these schools are within 3 hour drive.


The International Student Program selects local families to participate in a unique international experience to invite an international student into their family to provide a healthy learning environment. This environment assists students to develop their English skills, complete their studies and engage in activities with the host family to learn more about Canadian culture. Students are provided with a private room, three meals a day, seven days a week. every effort to accommodate interests and hobbies to ensure an positive experience.

Families are carefully selected and interviewed. Each host family participates in an in-home interview, an orientation session, and undergoes a criminal background and reference check. The program homestay coordinators will ensure that students are matched and placed in a family with compatible values. Students may select, families with same aged children, younger children, or just adults.

Each week the homestay coordinator visits the students to check on their academic progress, homestay and personal well-being. Every effot is made to accomodated interests and hobbies to ensure a positive cultural and learning experience.

Our program offers a full range of extra activities including planned monthly activities, cultural activities and trips such as Niagara Falls Toronto Ottawa and Montreal.

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: Nov 30th and May 30th

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,600 program fee all cost included in program fee except for homestay & airport pick up & drop off

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,300

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $250 one time

Homestay Monthly Fee: $800

Annual Health Insurance Fee: included

Annual Custodianship Fee: included

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: isp@hpedsb.on.ca

Website: hpedsb.on.ca/isp

Mailing Address: 156 Ann Street

City: Belleville

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: K8N 3L3

Phone: 613-966-1170 ext 2415

Fax: 613-966-1363