|Study location||Canada, Ontario|
|Type||High School, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||$12,600.00 per year|
|Application fee||$200.00 one-time|
International students typically require at least two years of study in Canada to build the English language competence and complete the credits required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. To earn the O.S.S.D., students must successfully complete 30 secondary school course credits. International students starting at Limestone in Grade 10 or later will be granted equivalent credits for some or all secondary school courses they have earned in their home country.
Students who plan to attend a Canadian university must pass Grade 11 and Grade 12 “U” level English. Similarly, Canadian colleges require Grade 11 and Grade 12 “C” level English. (Note that these courses involve the study of English literature and communication, and are different in nature than English as a second language courses.) To be admitted to Grade 11 English, students for whom English is a second language must demonstrate competency at the ESL “E” level.
All students must complete 10 hours of community volunteer work for each year they attend Limestone. Furthermore, they must sit the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, a provincial test offered each spring. A student’s results on the OSSLT are not factored into university or college applications.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
It is common – though not always mandatory – for international students to study ESL when they first arrive in Canada. ESL prepares speakers of English as a second language for the regular language demands of the Canadian classroom.
The Ontario curriculum offers five levels of English as a second language education, from Level A (beginner) to Level E (proficient). Students must demonstrate proficiency at the ESL “E” level before being admitted to mainstream Grade 11 English.
Permission for ESL speakers to enter the mainstream English program is granted by school administration.