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University Preparatory Boarding School in Ontario, Canada

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Columbia International College:
Columbia International College is the largest private junior and senior boarding high school in Canada. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Columbia believes in the individuality of each student and tailors its resources to effectively meet the unique academic, social, emotional and physical (ASEP) needs of our students. As a result, 100 per cent of our students since 1995 have received admission to top universities worldwide, many with scholarships.

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Co-educational High School Program (Grades 9 -12)
At Columbia, we apply our ASEP assessment process to determine the student’s learning characteristics. Then our team of education experts will design a Personalized Success Plan (PSP) for each student.

Photo of University Preparatory Boarding School in Ontario, CanadaBased on the academic component of the PSP, our team of education experts will guide the student on:
- The number of courses to take each semester
- The time needed to complete their entire academic program
- The selection of courses to meet personal interests or career goals
- The choices to aim for in post-secondary education

During the year, our team of education experts will follow closely the student’s academic performance. Based on the progress report, they will adjust the academic component of the student’s Personalized Success Plan (PSP) accordingly.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Completion Requirements:
Students require the OSSD to enter universities or colleges in North America. The OSSD is granted to students who earn a minimum of 30 credits. To receive the OSSD, students must complete and/or earn:

- 18 compulsory and 12 optional credits
- 40 hours community involvement activities
- The provincial secondary school literacy test

AP Program:

The AP is a program of post-secondary level courses and examinations that provide Pre-University students with the opportunity to receive advanced placement and / or credits in Canadian and US universities
Accepted by 34% of Canadian universities
Accepted by all American universities

Pre-University Program:
Pre-U program is designed for admission to university in Canada, USA, Australia & UK. Students now studying in Form 5 /Sec. 4 / Senior Middle 3 / 'O' Level are eligible to apply.

7 month program (January or June intake) allows completion of 6 credits.
10 month program (August intake) allows completion of up to 8 credits.
'A' Level Students are eligible to apply for the shorter 2 month Pre-U program (June intake) or the 5 month Pre-U program (August or January
intake).

Academic Excellence through Character Building
:
Image of University Preparatory Boarding School in Ontario, CanadaIn accordance with our ASEP (Academic, Social, Emotional & Physical) approach, we believe that in addition to academic learning, it is essential to build students’ characters through leadership training and experiential enrichment in order for them to excel in today’s competitive world. It is Columbia’s desire to foster a supportive and motivating environment for character building.

Our Total Development® component performs this important role in our Total Care Education System®

Total Development® is unique to Columbia. It is one of the most comprehensive among Canadian private schools. It comprises a variety of well-designed after-school and weekend activities organized under five major programs:

- Residence Life Program
- Student Life Program
- The Athletic Program
- Leadership, Enrichment and Development (L.E.A.D) Program
- Community Service Program

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THINK Global School
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With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Canada, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2014-15, we are in New Zealand, Costa Rica & Greece, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

- Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

- Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

- All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
London International Academy
Courses / Programs
London International Academy (LIA) is a co-educational private boarding school for international secondary level students, located in downtown of London in the Southwestern part of Ontario, Canada. Our aim is to help international students from around the world achieve their goals of earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in order to attend the North American University of their choice.

Our secondary school program is flexible, with four semesters of study accompanied by a wide selection of courses. We place a great deal of effort in making sure our international students are fully prepared for their post-secondary education.

100% of our graduates received acceptance to Universities and Colleges throughout North America. Of those graduates 60% attended a "Top Ten" Canadian University, and 58% received scholarships!

Known as the “Forest City”, London is the 10th largest city in Canada and is only hours from many popular North American cities such as Toronto, Canada, Niagara Falls, Canada and Detroit, USA. It has an International Airport that serves approximately 350,000 travelers each year, making it the 12th busiest passenger airport in Canada.
Co-educational Boarding Programs for International Secondary School Students:

- Full Canadian high school curriculum leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- ESL programs
- TOEFL, IELTS and COPE preparation courses
- TOEFL test center
- Summer cultural exchange program
- Individual assistance for university application
- Comfortable residence living
Brentwood College School, Vancouver Island
Courses / Programs
Brentwood College School is a co-educational university preparatory boarding school (Grades 9-12) located in Mill Bay on the spectacular oceanfront of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

With students from over 30 different countries, the Brentwood tripartite programme puts academics at the core of the curriculum, while creating extensive opportunities for all students to participate in athletics and the arts.

With 491 students who enjoy the 77 acre oceanfront campus and our modern facilities, Brentwood is a truly remarkable place to meet life long friends while gaining a world class education.

Our programme combines a challenging 21st century academic curriculum with traditional values and ethics. Brentwood graduates are well prepared for the challenges of post-secondary education and their options are varied: last year's graduates received offers from such institutions as Oxford, Duke, Brown, Colgate, Queens University, University of Victoria and St. Andrews University, School of Medicine.
Boarding Programme for boys and girls from Grades 9-12:

- Day Programme
- Challenging Academic University Preparatory Curriculum
- 20 Advanced Placement courses where Students can choose from 28 Fine Art and 24 Sport Options.
Stanstead College, Quebec
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1872, Stanstead College in Quebec, Canada is an independent Canadian boarding and day school for boys and girls in Grades 7 through 12. The school has a population of approximately 200 students and a highly involved faculty and staff. In addition to the Quebec Diploma at Secondary V (Grade 11), Stanstead College offers a Grade 12 option based on Advanced Placement and Ontario pre-university programs. Stanstead College focuses on private school education for students from Canada and around the world with a highly structured and supportive program in a small, secure environment. Class sizes average12 students with a teacher-student ratio of 1:8. We have exceptional university placement rates. Stanstead College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Quebec Ministry of Education.
- Grades 7 through 12
- Boarding and day
- English curriculum, French in all levels
- Extensive interscholastic and intramural athletics
- Art, Music and Drama
Bishop's College School, Quebec
Courses / Programs
Bishop's College School (BCS) is a private, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 7-12 located in Sherbrooke, in southern Quebec. We offer ESL for grades 7-10 and almost 80% of our students are boarders from over 20 different countries. For 175 years, we have been challenging students to find their potential academically, athletically, artistically and personally.

At the heart of BCS is our academic program. We teach students to think critically, creatively and independently. Here, students study in a dynamic bilingual and multicultural environment, one that is collaborative and grounded in timeless values while benefiting from the latest technology and educational innovations.

Located in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke QC Canada our campus is a unique blend of historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, comprised of 26 buildings and set on 262 acres, including playing fields and woodlands.
Co-educational Private Boarding School Programs:

- Grades 7-12
- University Placement courses
- French/English Bilingual Option program
- Duke of Edinburgh Award program
- Active Cadet program
- ESL for International Students

School features include:
- Small class sizes
- Safe & secure 262-acre campus
- Internationalism
- Experienced & qualified faculty
- Wireless campus