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Thames Valley District School Board

 

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) provides a welcoming, fully inclusive and safe environment for all of our students and their families. With an emphasis on academic excellence, Thames Valley schools provide rich learning environments with innovative arts programs and student leadership opportunities. 

Located within two hours of Toronto – Canada’s largest city – and Detroit, U.S.A., TVDSB is one of Ontario’s largest public school boards, serving a 200-km region, including London and other vibrant cities. 

More than 74,000 students attend 134 elementary and 28 secondary schools where they are taught by award-winning teachers who deliver the highest quality of education. We’re within easy reach of many post-secondary, cultural and employment opportunities for our graduates.

As a public education provider, TVDSB offers a full range of programs and services focused on student success. Thames Valley students have access to the latest technology resources and our graduates are consistently among the top entrants to university and college programs.

The Settlement Workers in Schools program in London helps newcomer students and families get acquainted with schools and all the programs they have to offer: www.tvdsb.ca/swis.

The Thames Valley learning community inspires innovation, embraces diversity, and celebrates achievements – a strong foundation for all students

Program Established: 2014

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: ESL, Robotics, Music, Fine Arts, Sports, Technology, Communications, Business, Environmental

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 159

High schools for international students: 27

Total Students: 74,744

Total International Students: 236

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: London International Airport

London, Ontario, Canada is a thriving community that draws students and visitors from around the world. The city is an exciting place in which to live, work and learn with culture, entertainment, dining, shopping and fun for the whole family.

The largest urban centre within the Thames Valley District School Board, London is Ontario’s sixth largest city with a population of 368,000. The city offers outstanding public education and world-class post-secondary and research institutions including Western University, Ivey School of Business and Fanshawe College. The city has created a rich history of research excellence, medical advancements and access to quality health care through Lawson Health and Robarts research institutes and the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.

Devoted to economic development, London offers exciting job opportunities in a number of sectors – including manufacturing, technology, tourism and entrepreneurship.

London is safe, friendly and easy to navigate. Two hours from Toronto – the nation’s largest city – and close to the U.S. border and three of the Great Lakes, the region’s location brings everything within easy reach.

The Thames Valley District School Board provides an enriching learning environment. A wide range of extra-curricular activities round out the student experience and create opportunities for new friendships. These activities include a wide variety of clubs and groups such as band, dance, vocal music, chess, debate, computer, drama and the student council.

Thames Valley students excel at local, national and international science fairs, technology skills challenges, robotics competitions, the arts, as well as math and literary contests.

There is something for everyone. From environmental clubs to student government, our schools are committed to empowering our students to become responsible, engaged citizens. And, of course, there are school dances, field trips, pep rallies and assemblies so that students can come together to share school pride and spirit.

We build each student’s tomorrow, every day.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities round out the student experience and create opportunities for new friendships. These activities include a variety of clubs such as band, dance, vocal music, sports, chess, debate, computer, drama and the student government.

Thames Valley students excel at local, national and international science fairs, technology skills challenges, robotics competitions, the arts, as well as math and literary contests.

There is something for everyone. From environmental clubs to student government, our schools are committed to empowering our students to become responsible, engaged citizens. And, of course, there are school dances, field trips, pep rallies and assemblies so that students can come together to share school pride and spirit. 

Highlights of London and surrounding area are:

Parks and Nature / Active Lifestyle:

  • Springbank Park, Victoria Park, Storybook Gardens, Gibbons Park
  • Fanshawe Lake’s biking and hiking trails, fishing and boating, sailing and rowing
  • Great Lakes Beaches – Port Stanley and Grand Bend
  • Boler Mountain snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking and zip-line
  • East Park – theme park

Sports:

  • London Majors Baseball
  • London Knights Hockey
  • London Lightning Basketball
  • BMO Centre – London – Soccer
  • Golf courses
  • Fitness facilities

Culture and Entertainment:

  • Museum London
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Budweiser Gardens
  • Centennial Hall

Music:

  • Music and arts festivals
  • Aeolian Hall
  • London Music Club
  • London Music Hall

Shopping:

  • Masonville Mall
  • Whiteoaks Mall
  • Richmond Row
  • Covent Garden Market

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: March

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000 Elementary (K-8); $14,000 Secondary (Grade 9-12)

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: studycanada@tvdsb.on.ca

Website: tvdsb.on.ca/

Mailing Address: 1250 Dundas Street

City: London

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: N6A 5L1

Phone: 519-452-2000

Fax: 519-452-2396