Education is no longer limited to seasons and cycles. Learning is a lifelong process. It is natural then that summer is seen as another opportunity for learning and expanding one’s educational experiences. This is especially true for International secondary school students seeking the opportunity to study in Canada. Summer school programs provides an excellent opportunity to experience and integrate into a new and different culture. Parents of International students have the option to visit Canada while their children are attending summer school, giving family members the opportunity to learn about their children’s boarding or homestay environment for the coming year.
Canadian Independent Schools have increased their summer programs significantly in recent years as many parents choose to enrol their children in summer programs that include ESL, FSL, arts, technology, engineering, robotics, and other. Often integrated with physical and other social activities summer school programs have evolved into something more akin to ‘Summer Camp’. Students develop new skills, forge new relationships, and expand their horizons. Summer school it’s not the same-old same-old!Upper York School still has openings for summer school courses in ESL, the Ontario Literacy Course (OLC4O) and Grade 11 English.