International Students

International Students

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Discover the Leahurst difference!

At Leahurst College, international students are welcomed to a nurturing environment with a focus on academic excellence and innovation. International students will have the opportunity to improve their English, succeed academically and prepare to study in North America’s top universities.  AP (Advanced Placement) exam preparation is supported at the senior levels. 

Some of the Leahurst differences are:

  • International students attend classes with Canadian students, allowing them to enhance English skills, make Canadian friends and learn about the culture.
  • The academic program is anything but ordinary. It includes outdoor education, field trips, overnight travel and special events.
  • Students live with host families, who are carefully selected to provide students with a caring and well-supervised environment.
  • Leahurst is located in Kingston, Ontario, which is a safe community of 120,000 people with many amenities.

International Student Fees

Application Fee: $300, due with the application.

Fees are set based on grade level. All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Grades 5-8 (age 11-13): $28,800 per year.

Grades 9/10 (age 14-15): $32,000 per year.

Grade 11/12 (age 16-17): $37,000 per year

Homestay placement fee to set up the student with an appropriate host family: $500 (one-time fee, to Leahurst College).

Homestay fee: $900 monthly if organized through Leahurst College. 

If Homestays are organized with Canada Homestay, all fees are negotiated directly with them. 

English-language tutoring: Available upon request and charged on an hourly basis.

Admission requirements

International students must meet the following admission requirements.

  • Academically strong.
  • Intermediate English ability. If you have a TOEFL or TOEFL Junior score, please submit it with the application. Spoken English skills will be assessed through a Skype interview.

Admission process

Please begin the process by completing the online application form. Then, send your complete application package as directed on the Applying page. 

Canadian Study Permit


Once conditionally accepted into Leahrust College, and after paying a $10,000 CND deposit, then Leahurst College will issue a letter confirming such acceptance, and you will be able to apply to our Canadian government for a Study Permit. Should you be denied a Study Permit, then your deposit will be returned. 

Students who are Canadian citizens or who have a parent who is a Canadian citizen do not require a Study Permit. If the student is under 18 years of age, and a parent already has a Study or Work Permit, then that student also does not need a Study Permit. 

Study Permit processing times can be up to 4 months in length, so please begin this process early. 


Health Insurance

Every international student at Leahurst is required to have health insurance. We will assist you with this purchase once you have been accepted to the school.

More information

To learn more about international education at Leahurst, please contact Janine Biagi, Director of International Student Recruitment, at

We look forward to welcoming you to Leahurst College!