Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario, Canada. It consists of the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries.
Waterloo Region District School Board serves more than 63,000 students in more than 120 schools as well as alternative and continuing education sites. Their school district partners with staff, families, and caregivers to build students’ confidence and success as they face the future.
The Waterloo Region District School Board understands that International Student Exchanges provide opportunities to interact with different cultures, increase language skills and gain a better understanding of global culture.
York Region District School Board through its International Education department is enriched by providing opportunities to live and learn with students from around the world. Students from every continent are learning in their schools.
YRDSB is the third largest school district in the province. Located north of the City of Toronto, York Region School District has about 200 primary and secondary schools. International students can participate from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Students may enroll in various extracurricular activities and sports teams, such as student council, environment clubs, theatre and drama, informatics engineering, skiing and snowboarding, photography, weight training, and more!
Ridley College offers a unique opportunity for students from Grade 9 to 12 to learn the way they want to learn. Students are empowered to guide their own learning, discover and pursue their passions, and persevere through challenges. The community experience is enhanced by the Ridley campus. From its grand entrance to its sweeping playing fields and the stately architecture of its 10 boarding houses, Ridley’s historic, 90-acre campus offers an idyllic setting for its student-centred culture and campus community. Students live, learn, and play against a backdrop of mature trees nestled in the heart of the Niagara region. Ridley College’s co-educational boarding and day school experience fosters individual development.
The Upper School consists of Grade 9 to 12, with a post-graduate option. All students are part of a wider community that includes their peers, faculty, and staff. Ridley is dedicated to ensuring Upper School students (both boarding and day) have the ability to participate in a wide variety of leisure activities on and off campus. Each weekend and during some evenings throughout the school year, the Student Activities Committee organizes and hosts activities within the Niagara Region and beyond.
Nestled among the pines on a pristine 50-acre historic lakefront property in traditional Anishinaabeg territory, Rosseau Lake College offers a boarding and day school experience that is like no other in Canada.
The student experience at Rosseau Lake College goes far beyond academic learning. Not just a traditional boarding school—life at RLC is a unique experience. Rosseau encourages students to develop loyal and lasting friendships, respect for one another, tolerance for others, independence and maturity.
There are 3 gender-specific residences on campus. Caring and responsible houseparents (faculty members) live in each residence and are available 24/7. Students are paired with peers comparable in age with similar interests. When possible, international students are placed with students of different nationalities.
On the weekends, students are offered organized activities supervised by staff. Activities vary depending on the season, but each student is asked to participate in at least one event throughout the weekend.
Rothesay Netherwood School is a small school where high expectations of students and faculty are realized in a caring environment. They have built a strong community where respect, courage, and responsibility form the foundation of daily life. As a boarding and day school where the faculty lives on campus, the level of commitment is high, and the interaction between the students and faculty is exemplary.
Rothesay Netherwood School has four residences on campus: Mackay House, Quinn House, Kirk House and Netherwood House. All of the residences have common areas and laundry facilities. Quinn House, Kirk House, and Netherwood House have small kitchen facilities, as well.
Students enjoy broad success at RNS because it is a small school with a big school program. As a small school, Rothesay Netherwood offers students the opportunity to be safe, to value learning, to build meaningful relationships, and to be part of a community. Students are also encouraged to be broadly involved in the robust extra-curricular program.
St. Margaret’s School is an independent, all-girls school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. St. Margaret’s School for girls has been dedicated to the education, development, and well-being of their students for over a century. The 22-acre campus is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood less than 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. They are situated in park-like setting bordered by farmland, Blenkinsop Lake, Victoria’s Lochside Regional Trail and the Lake Hill neighborhood. The natural outdoor environment provides incredible opportunities for learning and for play.
St. Margaret’s is a small-scale learning environment provides teachers with the flexibility to personalize learning for each student – building upon individual passions and challenging each girl to improve her own performance, exceed her own expectations and realize her own potential. St. Margaret’s academic program is supported by experiential programs that provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge, take on positions of responsibility and leadership, and develop a desire and a passion for making a difference. Each girl will discover a lot about herself, her peers and the world in which she lives through the experiences she has here.
At St. Andrew’s College for boys, boarding students enjoy a unique camaraderie outside the classroom through participation in a wide variety of structured activities, events, leadership, and outreach programs — boys can choose to be as busy and engaged as they want to be. With a non-stop pace that challenges and engages boys in every way, St. Andrew’s College offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
While academic success is the number one priority at SAC, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Everything a boy does at St. Andrew’s is a part of the “Complete Man” mission of the School. Whether it’s achieving good grades, making a new friend, scoring a touchdown, getting the lead in a school play, or exercising leadership skills, we approach every moment of a boy’s life as an opportunity to grow to become the “well-rounded citizen.” Student life is created through the multitude of engagements offered, but it is also about the brotherhood that is formed among housemates, classmates, and teammates. It is about the mentoring that goes on between faculty and student, coach, and player, Housemaster, and resident. It is about the cherished traditions that have been created since the School’s inception in 1899.
St. Michael’s University School is situated on 19 park-like acres in Victoria, British Columbia. This school offers a boarding program that brings together students from 20 countries around the world and offers each of them an integral role in residence. Boarders in Grades 8-12 collaborate and learn together, developing a sense of independence through leadership opportunities and community involvement.
Life in residence offers structured study time and support while also creating organized recreational activities from downtown excursions to inter-house competitions. Girls and boys have separate residences, but share common rooms and a dining hall. There are three co-ed residence buildings, each with a boys and girls wing (called a house) and a shared common room. There are two students per room and share a private bathroom. Houses include a dining hall, common room kitchen, storage areas, resident houseparents. They offer weekend activities and house games. Boarding also includes our English Language Language program, which runs from Grade 8 to Grade 10.