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District School Board of Niagara

You are invited to study at the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) located in the heart of the world-famous Niagara Falls area in Canada! At the DSBN, our motto is, “Achieving Success Together.” At the secondary school level, international students are well-prepared academically to enter reputable Universities and Colleges in Ontario, throughout Canada, and around the world. In addition to academics, DSBN is known for specialized arts and technology programs and is a world champion in Robotics.

Continuing your English language development is enhanced through our extensive ESL support provided at selected school sites and will occur naturally as you will be immersed in classrooms that have a high percentage of native-English speaking students.

Niagara’s climate is more moderate than in some other parts of Ontario and is located about one hour from Toronto offering many cultural, educational, tourist, and shopping venues. The Niagara Region, with its population of 500,000 spread over 12 communities, will offer you a safe and more stress-free environment in which to live, study, and have fun.

Families in Niagara are eager to provide the care and support that you will need as you adjust to a new culture. Host families are well-screened and are supervised by a professional homestay organization in the area.

Program Established: 2005

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Summer Camp, Winter Camp

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 97

High schools for international students: All 18 high schools offer varying levels of ESL support

Total Students: 36,000

Total International Students: 150

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Toronto – Pearson International Airport (1 hour away)

The District School Board of Niagara is located in the heart of the Niagara Region that is home to the world famous Niagara Falls. Visitors from all over the globe come to view the magnificent Canadian Falls and to experience the natural geographic beauty of the area including two of the Great Lakes, the Welland Canal system, tender fruit and grape vineyards, and wide expanses of landscape that play host to a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking the Niagara Gorge, cycling the Niagara Escarpment trails, ice skating, playing hockey, canoeing, fishing and camping throughout the four seasons of Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. While the three months of Winter typically get snow, the other nine months of the year are pleasantly mild to hot.

Please visit https://www.dsbn.org/international/student-support-and-homestay-services for student support and homestay services.

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available in all secondary schools. These may include but are not limited to various sports, arts, academic, and interest progrrams. For short term cultural/language group programs, a package of activities would be negotiated and may include but are not limited to: museums, historical sites, Niagara Falls tourist attractions, visit to Toronto, outdoor activities.

Entrance Dates: September 1 & February 1

Application Deadlines: June 1 & December 1 (contact us if later)

Application Fee: Application Fee $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: Secondary $13,000     Elementary $12,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: Secondary $6,500     Elementary $6,000

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@dsbn.org

Website: dsbn.org/international

Mailing Address: 191 Carlton Street

City: St Catharines

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: L2R 7P4

Phone: 905-641-2929 ext 54181

Fax: 905-685-8511

Skype ID: DSBN.International.Education