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The Limestone District School Board has hosted students from International destinations for over 20 years. We host 120-150 students/year in Limestone. The Limestone DSB International Department prides itself on being friendly, responsive and clear about the application process. The Limestone DSB runs it's own Homestay Family program with full time professional and experienced staff that communicate with homestay families, agents and schools. Your experience in Limestone will include attending high quality academic programs in one of the best education systems in the world, activity trips, an orientation to your school, meet amazing friends, and be part of the Kingston community!
YGK Norman Rogers Airport in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Suburban, City, Urban
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Kingston is a student-centered historical and dynamic city on the shores of Lake Ontario at the entrance to the Thousand Islands. Students have a free unlimited city transit pass to enjoy the city.
Limestone International runs it's own high-quality home stay program. We have full time caring coordinators that are in each school daily to help with any needs that the students might have.
Limestone International provides academic challenge, athletic opportunities and activity trips to surrounding areas of Ontario and Quebec.
We have a BRAND NEW school opening in the Fall of 2020. Kingston CVI is moving to this new school and will be called Kingston Secondary School. All schools have open hallways with lockers and access to a library in the building. All schools have gymnasiums, fitness rooms, a library, sports fields and a track for outdoor activities.
All Limestone schools compete in the Kingston Area Secondary Sports Athletic Association (www.kassaa.ca). There are three sports seasons (Fall, WInter, Spring) with a full range of team and individual sports offered. KASSAA is an extremely competitive league in many sports and often has great success at the Ontario provincial level. KASSAA offers 22 different sports to complete in.
Advanced Placement, French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Trips
French Immersion (Frontenac SS & Kingston CVI)
Advanced Placement (Bayridge SS, Loyalist CVI, Kingston CVI)
International Baccalaureate (Kingston CVI)
Most schools offer trips to various locations in Ontario. The International Education program also offers 6 trips throughout the year including Toronto, Ottawa, skiing, wilderness camping etc.
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1998
Total number of schools: 55
Total Students: 19000
Number of High schools for international students: 6
Total international students grade 9-12: 120
Grades: K - 12, other
Info: Our schools offer a wide variety of programs for any type of learner.
English Second Language (BSS & LCVI)
French Immersion (FSS & KCVI)
Rural programs (NDSS & ESS)
Science and Technology Programs (BSS & LCVI)
Advanced Placement course (BSS, FSS & LCVI)
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish
Info: All schools offer programming in French. Kingston CVI and Frontenac SS offer French Immersion classes. Spanish classes run at Frontenac and Kingston CVI depending on interest and enrollment.
Entrance Dates: August, September, February
Length of stay: 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: May 31 & November 30
Application Process: Online Application Forms, Letter of Acceptance
Videos on Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/LimestoneDSB
Most recent newsletter: www.studykingston.com/
Location: Suburban, City, Urban
Info: The Limestone District School Board serves Kingston, Ontario, a medium sized city of 160,000 people located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Unique and picturesque Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital. Home to Queen's University, The Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College, Kingston is a student centred city! Kingston is safe, friendly and Canadian in every aspect of the word. Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!
Number of courses / system: Semestered
Info: All of our schools are semestered schools.
Semester I runs from September 1 - January 31
Semester II runs from February 1 - June 30
Each semester students take 4 courses. Each course is 75 minutes in length
Info: Limestone has many high quality homestay families. Limestone also has full time homestay coordinators assigned to each school. These coordinators act as links between school - homestay and agents.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Each school has guidance counselors that are dedicated to serving our International students. Services include timetable changes, course planning, University, College and Trades applications and planning. Access to personal emotional services and health services are also provided. All of our Guidance counselors have also been teachers and have a full understanding of courses, credits and validation needs of International students.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Bayridge Secondary School||650||bayridgess.limestone.on.ca/|
|Frontenac Secondary School||900||frontenacss.limestone.on.ca/|
|Kingston Secondary School (KCVI)||1000||kcvi.limestone.on.ca/|
|La Salle ISS||650||lasalle.limestone.on.ca/|
|Ernestown Secondary School||500||ernestownss.limestone.on.ca/|
|Application Fee||CAD 200||EUR 128,81|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 13500||EUR 8694,53|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 6750||EUR 4347,27|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 400||EUR 257,62|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 850||EUR 547,43|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 55||EUR 35,42|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 400||EUR 257,62|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 12300||EUR 7921,68|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 23550||EUR 15167,13|
Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1000 to Euro 1500
Study Permit approx. Euro 105
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance
Health Insurance: mandatory
Guard Me Insurance
Info: Airport Pick up from YGK is free of charge. Airport pick up from YYZ, YOW or YUL is $300
Plus $500 refundable security deposit
Please note that the program description is very much reduced. All information, in particular on the fee-structure, is based on the information provided by the individual Canadian program and is subject to change / as at 06/2020