Each secondary school has a dedicated guidance counsellor to assist ISP students with academics, career choices and selection of, and application to, universities. The counsellor also acts as a daily contact for any concerns or questions.
Each school offers daily English as a Second Language classes.
Schools have dedicated international staff to support the students with integration, cultural activities and social events.
Program Established: 2000
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts, Several Specialist High Skills Major Programs, Computer Science & Technology, Outdoor Education
Language(s) of Study: English, French
Total number of schools: 40
High schools for international students: 4
Total Students: 15,000
Total International Students: 120
International Students Accepted for Grades: 8-12
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 by inviting an international student into their family to provide a caring, supportive & inclusive Canadian home. 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 and three meals a day, seven days a week. Students and families are carefully matched to accommodate interests and hobbies to ensure a positive experience.
Families are personally selected and interviewed, along with a criminal background and reference check. Each host family participates in an in-home interview, an orientation session, annual review meetings and ongoing program communication and support. The homestay coordinators support the families with regular communication/feedback, social events and professional learning opportunities.
Each week the homestay coordinator visits the students to check on their academic progress, homestay experience and social/personal well-being. Every effort is made to accommodate 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
Administration Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,600 program fee (all costs 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