The Thames Valley District School Board, London, Ontario


The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) provides a welcoming, fully inclusive and safe environment for all of our students and their families. With an emphasis on academic excellence, Thames Valley schools provide rich learning environments with innovative arts programs and student leadership opportunities. 

Study Opportunities include:

Elementary K- 8 / Ages 4 – 13 and Secondary 9 – 12 / Ages 14 – 17
Semester programs: September – January or February – June
Full academic year: September – June
Long-term to graduate with a High School Diploma.

After graduating with a High School Diploma, London offers world-class post-secondary and research institutions, including: Western University, Ivey School of Business, and Fanshawe College

London has created a rich history of research excellence, medical advancements and access to quality health care through Lawson Health and Robarts research institutes and the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.

Study in a safe, clean, and beautiful city while enjoying a lower cost of living than many larger cities in Canada.


Live with a Canadian family in a private home, with a welcoming, healthy and caring environment. Learn more about the local culture and make lasting friendships. TVDSB has great families. Host families provide a comfortable, private and furnished room along with three nutritious meals every day. 

Using an in-depth application process, students are matched with a suitable host family to meet their interests and needs.

Benefits of Homestay

  • English immersion
  • Local culture
  • Orientation
  • Quality, pre-screened, and interviewed families
  • Complete 24-hour, seven-day-a-week support

Our Programs

As a public education provider, we offer a full range of programs and services to learners across Thames Valley. We take considerable pride in the achievement of our students. Thames Valley graduates are consistently among the top entrants to college and university programs. 

Students have access to the latest technology through a strong commitment to an annual investment in hardware, software and staff training and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment where all students feel valued and respected.

We welcome international students (students who pay tuition fees) to our school board. They may be elementary or secondary school age students. We offer competitive tuition fee rates. Language support is offered in all elementary schools. Three secondary schools in London offer full ESL programs. ESL is available in some areas outside of London

English as a Second Language (ESL) / English Language Support

Provides maximum opportunities for English language learners to become proficient in English and be academically successful. Credit courses in this program are designed for students whose first language is not English and who have ageappropriate literacy and language skills in their first language. After an English language proficiency assessment, students are provided with the appropriate level of language instruction.

There are five ESL credit courses as well as a full range of compulsory subjects offered with language support. Qualified ESL teachers use effective teaching methods. University and college preparation courses take place in an integrated classroom with Canadian students.

Tuition Fees 2021-2022

CAN$ 25,550 Full Academic Year including Homestay/Custodianship/insurance

CAN$ 13,470 Half Academic Year incluing Homestay/Custodianship/insurance

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