Limestone District School Board, Kingston, Ontario


A public school board, Limestone is funded and regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Limestone offers a wide variety of program choices and activities which aim to develop the whole child. The original capital city of Canada and home to Canada's first prime minister, Kingston is rich in Canadian history. Kingston is also consistently recognized as one of the top places in Canada in which to live.

A Student Town
As the home of Queen's University, Royal Military College of Canada, St. Lawrence College, and Innovation Park, Kingston attracts top students from across Canada and around the world, helping to make Kingston a vibrant, innovative community.

There is No Better Place to Learn English
While Kingston's high quality of life and educational opportunities attract people from around the world, English is the dominant language spoken in Kingston. It is an excellent environment for becoming immersed in English.

Secondary Schools
Limestone places international high school students primarily at two schools in Kingston. Bayridge Secondary School and Loyalist Collegiate Vocational Institute offer English as a Second Language (ESL) support.
Bayridge Secondary School, Student population: Approximately 700
Loyalist Collegiate Vocational Institute, Student population: Approximately 700
LaSalle Secondary School, Student population: Approximately 600
Frontenac Secondary School, Student population: Approximately 880
Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Student population: Approximately 775

Study at one of the Limeston District School Board schools

Secondary Program

Limestone welcomes international students into its secondary school program, which spans from Grade 9 (age 14) to Grade 12 (age 18). There are six Limestone high schools in Kingston. Study options include single semester (five months), full academic year (September to June), and multi-year enrollment for students who are aiming to graduate and continue to post-secondary studies in Canada. High school students are expected to carry a full course load of four classes per day. Classes are 75 minutes in length.

Semester 1: September to January; Semester 2: February to June;

English as a Second Language

Students whose English skills are not yet strong enough to meet the expectations of the regular Canadian classroom must take ESL classes, which are offered by Bayridge Secondary and Loyalist Collegiate. ESL is offered at five different levels.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs

Limestone offers the Advanced Placement program at Loyalist Collegiate, and the senior years IB program at Kingston Collegiate. To be eligible, international students must demonstrate a record of strong academic achievement and a high degree of English fluency. We welcome international student inquiries about these two programs.

Fees 2021-2022
CAN$ 14,000 one academic year
CAN$   7,250 single semester
CAN$      850 one-month homestay (CAN$ 400 placement fee)

CAN$      200 application fee

Excluding custodianship, health insurance, activity fee and security deposit

A Window to Canadian Culture
Limestone offers international students the opportunity to live with a Canadian family while attending school in Kingston.

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