Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 15,100 students each day at 38 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement and well-being is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. Our Vision is for all students to be prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Our Mission is to create dynamic inclusive educational experiences that develop capable confident learners, who thrive and contribute to their communities.
Currently, four secondary schools host international students, each offering ESL credit courses and academic support. To provide a quality program for all, limits are placed on the maximum number of international students accepted to each school, and the number of students from each country are balanced.
Our schools offer diverse and innovative programming in welcoming, inclusive learning environments. All schools offer modern computer and science labs, libraries complete with internet resource tools, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Courses of study include all core academic subjects with specialized programs including arts, technology, business and cooperative education. Some specialized programs include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), French Immersion, Specialist High Skills Major and Cooperative Education.
Secondary school students may begin studies in September or February.
Our full athletic program (up to 18 different sports) and extracurricular activities are open to all students. For more specific information on school programs and activities please select a secondary school:
Program Fees Include:
- Academic reports for parents
- After school tutorial program 3 day per week
- A full academic program
- English as a Second Language credit courses
- Health care and accident insurance for one year
- TOEFL/IELTS tutorials
- Student activity fees, locks and lockers
- Students Services Support
- Some social activities and events
- University preparation
- Use of text books
- Weekly visits by the ISP Homestay Coordinator