York Region District School Board

York Region District School Board is one of Ontario’s top ranking public school boards. Located in York Region, it is one of the five districts making up the Greater Toronto Area. International students from around the world can choose full-year academic programs (elementary or secondary), or short-term programs such as the Summer English Language Academy or Winter
Outdoor World Camp. Some of the facilities available to students include:

  • technology-enabled classrooms
  • science and computer labs
  • gymnasiums and fitness rooms equipped with showers
  • modern libraries
  • communication, design and media arts labs
  • theatre arts and music rooms
  • cafeterias
  • outdoor sports fields
  • online resources

Program Established: 2000

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

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement, Arts Progam, Specialist High Skills Major

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 213

High schools for international students: 20+

Total Students: 128,000

Total International Students: 2200

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Toronto (Pearson) International Airport, Toronto Buttonville Airport

Located within the Greater Toronto area (GTA), just north of the City of Toronto, York Region boasts an inspiring mix of cultural attractions that will satisfy a variety of interests and expectations. York Region consists of nine municipalities, each with its own distinctive character and unique attractions. Each municipality has plenty to offer, including local festivals and events, entertainment and sport facilities, shopping destinations, a variety of restaurants, leisure facilities, beautiful parks and landscapes. For more information about York Region’s municipalities and touristic information visit www.yorktourism.com

York Region has a strong and diverse economic base. The Region’s positive business climate encourages new business investment. Key industries represented include: business and financial services, automotive parts and transportation equipment manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, construction and building related services and furniture and related products.

The York Region District School Board offers accommodation to international students who wish to live with Canadian families during their study terms.  Students are provided with a private bedroom, three daily meals, shared bath and a safe and secure environment. Through daily interaction with Canadian families, students improve their English and learn about the customs and culture of Canada. Homestay families are matched with each student based on personality, and on the basis of proximity to school. International students are welcomed treated with the same respect and care as a family member to ensure the best possible experience.

Student can enjoy and participate in a variety of extra-curricular clubs and sports teams such as:

  • student council
  • environmental clubs
  • drama and theatre
  • computer engineering
  • chess
  • mathematics
  • snowboarding/skiing
  • robotics
  • visual arts
  • photography
  • music
  • weight training
  • peer tutoring

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: April 30 & October 31

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $15,300

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,650

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $475

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international.education@yrdsb.ca

Website: yrsb.ca/international

City: Richmond Hill

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: L4E 4R1

Phone: 905-883-2046 ext. 237

Fax: 905-773-2406

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