The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is a support program for students whose first language is not English.
Comprehensive ESL services are available at Westlane Secondary School and St. Catharines Collegiate for our International Secondary students. All of our 95 elementary schools provide some ESL assistance, with 9 of the elementary schools providing extensive ESL support on site. International students are assessed for level of English and math at the time of arrival and placed into appropriate ESL and regular academic classes to meet their needs for success. International students will get a high level of English immersion experience every day. Once a high level of ESL is reached, student may attend any of the 20 high schools.
Our schools have supports in place to assist International Students adapt to life at DSBN.
For further information on ESL, please visit:
For information on the ESL program at Westlane Secondary School, please visit:
For information on the ESL program at St. Catharines Collegiate, please visit:
http://www.dsbn.org/Schools/Collegiate Click Departments Click ESL from the panel on the left.