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Peel District School Board

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:

  • partnerships with University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning to introduce students to the options available after high school and ensure motivated international students are prepared for post-secondary studies and success
  • orientation and peer-mentoring programs designed to introduce and integrate international students with their Canadian peers
  • superior English language programs custom-designed to help motivated international students acquire academic-level English
  • extracurricular activities that provide additional opportunities for international students to socialize with Canadian students to build cross-cultural understanding and further language development

Receive a world-class education:

  • Canada is recognized around the globe as a leader in educational excellence. Our students rank among the best in the world when it comes to standard test results, reading, math and science.
  • The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment in 2009 ranked Ontario, Canada students among the top 10 readers in the world. In another international study, Ontario’s education system was ranked as one of the best in the world.

Vision for 21st Century Learning and Technology:

  • At the Peel Academy for International Students, teachers often incorporate digital resources into their lessons. Through the school’s free Wi-Fi, students can access web-based content, resources, experts, research and collaboration tools to further their education and prepare for a technology-driven world.

Improve your English proficiency:

  • Students will be integrated with Canadian students and will take most classes with Canadian students. This allows international students to practice their spoken and written English on a daily basis. They will also spend a portion of their day with other international students and a teacher trained to help international students learn academic-level English.

Prepare for post-secondary studies–in Canada and beyond:

  • Students who attend the Peel Academy for International Students can earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized internationally. Students can take academic or applied level courses to prepare for college or university.
  • The academy’s partnerships with the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning helps students prepare for their post-secondary studies, whether they decide to stay in Canada or continue their education elsewhere.

Commitment to student success:

  • The province’s Student Success Strategy helps students in grades 7 to 12 tailor their education to their individual strengths, goals and interests. Part of this strategy involves small class sizes so students can continue to get the attention they need to succeed.
  • Experience a vibrant and diverse culture
  • Canada has a vibrant cultural environment and celebrates diversity. This encourages cultural immersion and exchange, shaping international students into cultural ambassadors with a greater understanding of the world.

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

General Inquiries Email: peelacademy@peelsb.com

Website: studyincanada-peel.ca/

Mailing Address: 5650 Hurontario Street

City: Mississauga

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: L5R 1C6

Phone: 905-890-1010, ext. 2628

Fax: 905-890-1112