Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB)

The Avon Maitland District School Board is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. It is ideally situated for easy access to the abundance of activities and attractions in the region.

Nestled in Canada’s Great Lakes Basin, Avon Maitland borders Lake Huron in the west and the City of Stratford in the east, just 90 minutes southwest of Toronto.

Our 9 High Schools and 31 Elementary Schools are spread across small towns and cities ensuring a safe learning and cultural environment. We are recognized for our high academic standards and offer superior programs in music and drama, technology, business, math and science.

The Avon Maitland District provides international students with a full English immersion experience given that the region is 98% English speaking. We take great pride in our English as a Second Language program (ESL), assessing each student to determine the level of instruction that works best for them as individuals. We teach them English in small classes of a maximum of seven (7) students.

International students attending Avon Maitland Schools live a hometown Canada lifestyle, rich in culture and tradition all within safe and friendly communities. Our host families are dedicated to ensuring each student experiences all that Canada has to offer.

Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • 1 Semester
  • Short-term Immersion
  • Summer Program
  • Programs offered in English
  • French Immersion

Specialized Programs:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Performing Arts Academy
  • Baseball Academy

Age Limit: Minimum age without a Parent is 10
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • University of Waterloo
  • Wilfred Laurier University
  • Western University
  • MacMaster University
  • Fanshawe College
  • Lambton College
  • Conestoga College


  • Stratford Shakespearean Festival
  • Niagara Falls
  • Justin Bieber Walking Tour of Stratford
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Beaches of Lake Huron

62 Chalk Street North
Seaforth, Ontario, Canada
N0W 1K0

Airport: Pearson International – Toronto

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: May 31 and November 30

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: Secondary $12,800 Elementary $12,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,400

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: No Charge

Homestay Monthly Fee: $875

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600

Annual Custodianship Fee: $50; Airport Transfer: $175

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Rob Simmons
Vice Principal – International Education

Email: robert.simmons@ed.amdsb.ca
Phone: 519-527-0111 Ext 136
Fax: 519-527-0444