It’s where the world comes to learn.
At the Peel District School Board, we are committed to inspire the smile within each child. Everything we do is designed to help each child achieve to the best of his or her ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world. The Peel board serves more than 153,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students in 244 schools throughout Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
The Peel board has been welcoming international students for more than nine years. Recently, the Peel Academy for International Students was established to enhance the level of support available to international students studying in the Greater Toronto Area.
Key features of the academy include:
Receive a world-class education:
Vision for 21st Century Learning and Technology:
Improve your English proficiency:
Prepare for post-secondary studies–in Canada and beyond:
Commitment to student success:
Program Established: September 2012
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp
Language(s) of Study: English
Total number of schools: 246
High schools for international students: 4
Total Students: 153,000
Total International Students: 450
International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12
Nearest Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport
The Regional Municipality of Peel (also known as Peel Region) is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada. It consists of three municipalities to the west and northwest of Toronto: the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the town of Caledon. The entire region is part of the Greater Toronto Area and the inner ring of the Golden Horseshoe. With a population of over 1,320,000, Peel Region is the second-largest municipality in Ontario after Toronto. The Peel District School Board is one of Canada’s largest publicly funded school boards. Located just outside of Toronto, Peel Region is one of the safest and most multicultural cities in the world. Many international tourist attractions are within one, two, or three hours’ drive – CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Norman Bethune’s birthplace, Algonquin Park (7,725 square kilometres of magnificent nature reserve), to name just a few.
The Peel District School Board has Homestay arrangements in place for students who require a place to live while in Canada. Canada’s Newcomer Services, Homestay Select Inc. and Superior International Education Development (SIED) are three possible Homestay organizations in Mississauga.
Each organization promises to provide appealing accommodations and caring hospitality in Canada, from a host family who shares in the student’s interests and educational goals. This means students arrive in Canada to a supportive home environment, and are offered assistance at every stage of their visit in Canada. All of our accommodations are located in appealing, safe neighborhoods accessible to school via public transportation.
Established in 2011 by the Peel District School Board, Peel Schools for International Students provides a unique, world-class education in a safe and inclusive environment for students from kindergarten to grade 12. We are located in the western suburbs of Toronto – just 20 minutes away from downtown Toronto and only one hour from Niagara Falls and the United States border – the Peel board in Canada’s second largest school board. Located in one of Canada’s most multicultural communities, we are experts in ESL programming and help students from around the world reach high levels of achievement and develop a love of lifelong learning.
Entrance Dates: February 2015 and September 2015. Students are required to be in Canada two weeks prior to the start of school in order to schedule their assessment at the We Welcome the World Centres and to orient themselves to their new environment.
Application Deadlines: November 28, 2014 (for Feb. 2015) & June 30, 2015 (for Sept. 2015)
Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,000 includes administration fee
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,000 includes administration fee
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: determined by Homestay organization
Homestay Monthly Fee: approx. $1,000 (determined by Homestay organization)
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $540
Annual Custodianship Fee: determined by Homestay organization
All funds are in Canadian dollars