Toronto District School Board
As Canada's premier educational system, the TDSB has 580 schools and over 260,000 students making it the largest public school board in Canada and the 4th largest board in North America. Over 200 nationalities and 75 languages are represented in our schools - giving our students the greatest advantage to achieve intercultural awareness and to become effective global citizens.The TDSB welcomes international students from around the world.
Our schools provide students with a wide range of world-class academic, business, technological and other specialized programs taught by highly qualified teachers. When needed, international students will receive ESL support at all levels to facilitate their rapid and smooth integration into the regular curriculum. In Ontario, there are 20 universities and 25 community colleges accepting international students for their post-secondary study.
Our teachers and counsellors are particularly sensitive to the needs of international students. We know from our experience that international students often need help adjusting to life in a new country. Our staffs speak a variety of languages, and are
always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic and personal issues. This special counselling and support service is highly appreciated by our students and their families.
Program Established: 1988
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 semester, Short Term
Educational Programs offered in: English
Total number of schools: 550+
High schools for international students: 24
Total Students: 260,000
Total International Students: 1,300
International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12
Nearest Airport Toronto International Airport
Toronto is Canada's largest city with a population of 2.7 million. It is is the finanacial, commercial and business centre of Canada and political capital of the Province of Ontario. It is a city that prides itself on being the most multicultural and diversity is
our motto. We have many attractions (CN Tower, galleries, Centre Island), international celebrations and local festivals that highlight our multicultural mosaic. We are a centre of excellence with an outstading public education system and world
reknown post secondary instituitions like the University of Toronto. We are well serviced by a public transport system that includes a metropolitan subway, streetcars, buses, ferry services ad dedicated bike lanes on a city system that totals 5,365 kilometers.
Entrance Dates: September & February
Application Deadlines: May 31 & November 15
Application Fee: $200
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500 Elementary; $14,000 Secondary
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6250 Half Year Elementary; $7,000 1 semester Secondary
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Arranged by Canada Homestay International www.canadahomestayinternational.com
Homestay Monthly Fee:
Annual Health Insurance Fee: included in the tuition fee
All funds are in Canadian dollars