Lakehead Public Schools

Lakehead Public Schools is the largest public school board in Northwestern Ontario. Lakehead Public Schools educates, encourages, and supports students to develop a passion for learning, to set high personal standards, and to become active community and global citizens. Every student is provided with equal opportunities to learn in safe schools with innovative programming and quality educators.

Our Mission

To share the excellence of Lakehead Public Schools with the world, and to help create global connections and expanded career pathways for all students.

Our Promise

We provide our international students with high quality, English education, based on Ontario Curriculum, in a globally connected, authentic Canadian small city setting


What we offer:

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Advanced Placement (AP)

French Immersion

Specialist High Skills Major Programs

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Construction
  • Arts & Culture
  • Transportation Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services
  • Manufacturing

Program Established: 2016

Programs Offered: Full year, 1 Semester, Short term (0-4 months), Online summer credits

Language(s) of Study: English and French Immersion

Total number of schools: 3 secondary schools (roughly 1000 students in each) & 24 elementary schools

Secondary schools for international students: 3

Total international students: 35-50

International students accepted for grades: K-12

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Population: 110,000

Airport: Thunder Bay International Airport

  • 2nd Happiest City in Canada
  • 6TH Most Culturally Diverse City per capita in Canada
  • Largest Finnish Population Outside of Finland
  • 2 Ski Hills, Cross country trails, and Mountain bike trails
  • Sleeping Giant voted one of Canada’s top wonders


On the shores Lake Superior and nestled within the boreal forest and Canadian Shield, Thunder Bay is where upscale city life meets epic outdoor adventures. Regarded as the Gateway to Northwestern Ontario, here you can explore the nearly 150,000 lakes and rivers, climb to one of the highest points in the province, experience Canada’s longest zip-line, and sail on the world’s largest freshwater lake. People come from all over the world to indulge in Thunder Bay’s beautiful landscapes, cultural culinary delights, and superior educational and professional opportunities.


Thunder Bay has a history of welcoming newcomers and enfolding them into our community. The city is modern, dynamic and forward-thinking that puts an emphasis on being the best it can be through ongoing investments in infrastructure, culture and the economy. With a beautiful waterfront, modern downtown and vibrant restaurants and bars, Thunder Bay has become a destination for people from all walks of life.

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: May 31st, October 31st

Application Fee: $300

Tuition: $13,400 (short term pro-rated)

Health insurance: $600

MLI Homestay Fee * subject to change: $10,300


All funds are in Canadian Dollars

Lakehead Public Schools International

2135 Sills Street

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5T2



Office: +1-807-625-5176

Cell: +1-807-627-1810