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[Peel SD] What is Your Advantage with the Peel Schools?

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The Peel Schools for International Students is a very special program where international students are the focus. The Peel Schools specially designed this program to be able to support international students and their needs. Because of this, students can work better towards their higher education in the future. Furthermore, student success is very important to these schools. So, they look to a student’s individual strengths, goals, and interests and tailor their education to develop these. So, when students graduate, many end up going to top schools not just in Canada, but all over the world.

Why Go to Peel Schools?

Peel Schools can provide superior English programs and classrooms with the latest technology. Furthermore, teachers in these programs have many years of experience working with students learning English. Additionally, the schools also have professional settlement workers who can aid students as they adjust to life in Canada. But this support is not just for their school life, but it extends to their life outside of school as well. Furthermore, international students also get to know Canadian students and other international students in a variety of different ways. Outside of the classrooms, these include orientations and peer-mentoring programs. Also, there are many extracurricular activities available for a variety of interests.

Where are Peel Schools?

The Peel District School Board is in the western suburbs of Toronto. It is the second-largest school board in Canada. Furthermore, it is in of the most multicultural communities in Canada and has 154,000 students across their 256 schools. But the four Peel Schools for International Students are in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario. These are Applewood Heights Secondary, Clarkson Secondary, Rick Hansen Secondary, and Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary.

Post-Secondary Schools and Partnerships

Thanks to the emphasis on student success, students who graduate from the Peel Schools for International Students go on to post-secondary education. Many students go to top post-secondary institutions in Canada and around the world. But, among the notable partnerships of Peel Schools are the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. Students in grades 11 and 12 can take part in mentoring programs, workshops, and campus visits to these schools. Furthermore, these activities will better prepare them for their post-secondary studies.

How to Apply to Peel Schools

Applicants can click here to begin their application. Documents must be translated into English before submitting them. Additionally, TOEFL, IELTS, or any other language tests are not a requirement. But students will have to take an English and math assessment when they arrive in Canada. This is to ensure students are in the appropriate English and math courses.

The Peel Schools for International Students have been instrumental in the success of international students in Canada. They not only get a world-class education in smaller class sizes, but they also improve their English thanks to their immersion in Canadian culture. But of course, the support was always there for them. And that made all the difference. As one student, Natalie from Vietnam puts it, “The opportunity to study in an intimate environment makes it easier for students to be successful. In Peel, teachers are passionate and care about students’ learning, which breeds confidence to be successful.”

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