Lakehead Public Schools (LPS)

Lakehead Public Schools (LPS) located in Thunder Bay, is the largest public board in Northwestern Ontario. LPS aims to educate, encourage, and support students to develop a passion for learning, set high personal standards, and become active community members. (new paragraph) All schools offer access to modern technology and innovative education. The small class sizes are conducive to learning and provide students the ability to quickly develop relationships with peers and staff.

Students can choose a path that best suits their needs, ranging from developing English language skills to obtaining an Ontario Secondary Diploma and pursuing post-secondary education anywhere in Canada. Thunder Bay has two post-secondary institutions; Confederation College and Lakehead University (LU), and is home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and LU’s Faculty of Law. (new paragraph)Thunder Bay is the largest community on the shores of the world’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior. International students are fully immersed into an authentic Canadian, multi-cultural and English-speaking setting guiding them to their full potential.

The city offers a safe, welcoming and friendly close-knit community. With an intrinsic connection to the outdoor environment and vibrant urban life, the city of Thunder Bay together with LPS, strives to provide a fun and memorable experience for every student.

Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • 1 Semester
  • Short-Term

Specialized Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Placement
  • Specialist High Skills Majors
  • Co-Operative Education
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship
  • College Dual Credits
  • E-Learning
  • French Immersion
  • Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre
  • Aviation Technology
  • Sports
  • Fine Arts

Age Limit: 13
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • Lakehead University
  • Confederation College


  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Prince Arthur’s Landing (waterfront)
  • Kakabeka Falls
  • Terry Fox Memorial Monument
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery (and many other galleries)
  • Magnus Theatre
  • Loch Lomond Ski Resort
  • Mount Baldy Ski Resort

2135 Sills St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
P7E 5T2

Airport: Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT)

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: May 1 & November 1

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500 for secondary and $11,800 for elementary

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,250

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: 1st Year: $450 Each Year After: $250

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,035

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600

Annual Custodianship Fee:  $250; Airport Transfer: $100

All funds are in Canadian dollars

My-Tien Nguyen
International Student Coordinator

Phone: (807) 625-5176
Fax: (807) 623-7848