The Peel District School Board has been welcoming international students for more than nine years. Peel Schools for International Students was established to enhance the level of support available to international students studying in the Greater Toronto Area.
Key features of the academy include:
- partnerships with University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College to introduce students to the options available after high school and ensure motivated international students are prepared for post-secondary studies and success
- orientation and peer-mentoring programs designed to introduce and integrate international students with their Canadian peers
- superior English language programs custom-designed to help motivated international students acquire academic-level English
- extracurricular activities that provide additional opportunities for international students to socialize with Canadian students to build cross-cultural understanding and further language development