Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)

The Lambton Kent District School Board provides educational services to more than 22,000 students in 64 elementary and secondary schools. Our district is made up of numerous small towns and communities situated in Southwestern Ontario, a picturesque geographic area surrounded by the Great Lakes. We are located in the proximity of large cities, 2.5 hours south of Toronto and only an hour drive to Detroit. The programs provided for international students include:

  • Academic programs from Grade 4 to Grade 12
  • English Second Language programs (all levels; from 10 to 21 years of age)
  • Specialist High School Major and Dual Credit program to a selected number of international students
  • French Immersion program
  • Short-term classroom immersion programs offered

International Students choose to study with the Lambton Kent District School Board because it:

  • Provides a quality educational experience
  • Provides a safe and welcoming environment
  • Provides English immersion both in school and in the community
  • Provides classroom buddies to act as mentors for visiting students
  • Enrolls students from the age of 9 years to 21 years in grade 4 to grade 12
  • Ensures small class sizes that are conducive to learning
  • Recognizes that visiting students and resident students are mutually enriched when they participate together in social, educational, recreational and cultural activities.

International students will experience the unconditional support of our program staff and the genuine hospitality of Canadian home stay families. Our staff will help guide students in their academic program, studies, introduce them to local students and encourage them to join after-school activities.

Programs Offered:

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

Age Limit: 21
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • Lambton College (Sarnia)
  • St Clair College (Thames Campus in Chatham)


  • Bluewater Bridge to USA (Michigan)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Rondeau Provincial Park

476 McNaughton Ave E,
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
N7M 5L7

Airport: Toronto or Detroit

Entrance Dates: While we can accept continuous intake for short term students. Students wishing to receive credits should be here to start their classes in September or February.

Application Deadlines: We encourage students wishing to begin their studies with us in September to apply by June 1, 2016 and students wishing to begin their studies with us in February to apply by November 1, 2016 but if we have school and homestay space we are happy to welcome late applicants.

Application Fee: Not Applicable

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,840 CAD Secondary & $11,480 CAD for elementary

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,420 CAD

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850

Annual Health Insurance Fee: Included in tuition

Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Kirsten Ramsay
International Education Administrator

Phone: 519-354-3775 ext. 31350
Fax: 519-354-0662