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The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN), a K-12 publicly funded school district in Ontario, Canada, gives a warm welcome to international students from all over the world!

Throughout this website, you will find the information necessary for learning about us and applying to study at our school district.

We, here at the DSBN, invite you to live and study in one of the most scenic parts of the world that is home to the magnificent and famous Niagara Falls. Experience the views of the Great Lakes, witness the cascading waters of the mighty Falls, enjoy the many parks and trails and fresh air, visit some of the historical sites while appreciating the amenities in our modern urban centres, and witness the ships climbing the Niagara Escarpment on their journey through the Welland Canal.


Click above for a Video Overview of the International Student Pathways Program 


Niagara’s climate boasts 4 beautiful seasons which offer a wide variety of leisure activities. The region is located just one hour by car or bus from Toronto which, itself, offers many cultural, educational, tourist, and shopping venues. The Niagara Region, with its population of 500,000 spread over 12 communities, will offer you a safe and more stress-free environment in which to live, study, and have fun. Click for more about the Niagara Region.

In Ontario, the public education system delivers a consistently high-quality education that is respected worldwide. Our schools offer programs that are internationally renowned for their excellence, are staffed with government-certified, highly dedicated teachers and have superb facilities. The high-school diploma gained in Ontario public schools is widely recognized at universities and colleges across Canada, the USA, and around the world.

Families in Niagara are eager to provide the care and support that you will need as you adjust to a new culture. Host families are well-screened and are supervised by a professional homestay manager.

Click here to see instructions on How to Apply to Study

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