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Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board is committed to providing quality education which combines academic excellence with a concern for the spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural and physical growth of the student.

This education is provided in a Christ-centered environment where Catholic faith and life are integrated into the total curriculum and school day. Through the ministry of teaching, the Board fulfills its mandate from parents, from the Ministry of Education and Training, and from the Church.

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board provides inclusive, faith-based education through its 20 schools in Thunder Bay. Our goal is to provide your child with a well-rounded education that meets or exceeds provincial academic requirements, but also provides for his or her physical and spiritual needs.

Program Established: 2017

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 20

High schools for international students: 2

Total Students: 6,500

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Thunder Bay, located in the centre of Canada, is a vibrant community with a metro population of more than 120,000 residents. We are industrious, knowledgeable and creative. Our confidence in where we live and work inspires and nourishes our commitment to build a strong community. Thunder Bay is one of Ontario’s largest cities and home to an international airport, one of the busiest in Ontario. It is close to the U.S. border with excellent access to the U.S market on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world Thunder Bay has a major education centre with Confederation College, Lakehead University, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. It is the owner of the largest independent telecommunications company in Canada and is developing a growing focus in molecular medicine (research in the areas of mitochondrial DNA, genetic DNA analysis, and cancer research and development)

We run our own high quality homestay program, where we guarantee one student with one family. Families encourage students to participate in real Canadian life and language. Younger students are welcome to live with a parent while studying with us.

No matter what your interests are, we have something for you! Either within the District or within the community, Thunder Bay has a wide variety of clubs, teams, activities and excursions for students to join. These can include day trips to the USA, and the surrounding region, ski trips, concerts, festivals or cultural events. Students can demonstrate their talents through skills or performance competitions, theatre productions and art shows. It is important for students to be physically active, and within the community it is easy for students to participate in martial arts, dance, mountain biking, tennis, golf, aquatics, baseball, volleyball, horseback riding – we even high level semi-professional soccer, baseball, and hockey teams to provide sport entertainment. Within the schools we have many more teams, from competitive provincial championship level to strictly fun intramural level. Ask us for more info about the many activities available.

Entrance Dates: September 1 and February 1 for High Schools

Application Deadlines: May 31 for September entry December 1 for February entry

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850.00

Homestay Placement Fee: $250.00 

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $800

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: lwright@tbcschools.ca

Website: www.tbcschools.ca/education/international-program

Mailing Address: 459 W. Victoria Avenue 

City: Thunder Bay

Province: ON

Postal Code: P7C 0A4

Phone: 807-625-1555

Fax: 807-625-1560