Boarding

Laureate College’s Boarding Program provides a welcoming and caring community environment that helps students become responsible, self-disciplined, and socially skilled in Canadian cultures and values.

We offer on-campus residences at the east (girls) and west (boys) wings on the second floor of the school building. A live-in house parent is residing on each wing as the supervisor and is responsible for the well-being of the boarding students. Each room is fully furnished with bunk beds, closets, desks and chairs and a full bathroom. A limited number of wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available. All rooms come with scenic or courtyard views with plenty of natural light through windows. 

There is also a spacious common area for boarders to utilize or hang out. Each wing is equipped with a security system and requires a fob or passcode for entry. Security cameras have been installed in the dormitory hallways for safety and security. Cameras are non-intrusive and are only used to investigate security matters.

Meal Plan

Our professional kitchen staff prepares food and drinks in our commercial-grade kitchen and provides a variety of balanced and nutritious meals and cuisines from different cultures around the world three times a day, seven days a week, served buffet style in our school cafeteria.
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Study Hall

All boarders are required to be at the study hall from 6:30 to 9:00 pm to review lessons and work on homework or assignments with additional support from the Boarding Program and Student Life Coordinator.

Additionally, many evening programs like ESL and IELTS preparation classes, writing classes, and reading groups/book clubs are available for students to sign up for. An effort is made to tailor the study hall program to each student’s academic needs and requirements.

Dorm Life

Orientation and Residence Handbook

Orientation begins after enrolment. Students and parents will receive a welcome email that includes all information, forms, and contacts they will need to start school at Laureate College. A copy of the Residence Handbook is included for students so they will know exactly what to expect before arriving on campus. Once on campus, a member of our boarding team will greet and ensure the new boarder is welcomed and helped to settle into their new living arrangement. 

Academic support

Daily Schedule

Regular Day

7:30 Wake up
07:35 – 08:25 Leave dorms before 08:15 and Breakfast no later than 08:25
08:30 – 09:45 Class 1
09:45 – 10:45  Independent Learning (IPPLC/PPL3O/Tutoring/House event, etc.)

(Lots more schedule to come)

Activities At-a-Glance

Each term, we provide a new selection of after-school activities, Monday to Thursday, for the boarders to partake in. We offer a combination of educational, athletic, life skills, leadership, and artistic clubs so that all students have an opportunity to join clubs they are interested in.
 
Clubs include – 
  • English Literacy: A chance for our second language students to expand their learning of English in a group setting    
  • Volunteer Club: Students in Ontario are required to complete forty hours of volunteer service in order to graduate. This club offers our students a chance to explore outside opportunities as well as perform in-house volunteering by helping staff run the building.
  • Sports: A wide variety of sports clubs are available ( weather permitting), such as badminton, tennis, basketball, table tennis, hiking, swimming, and soccer.
  • Arts: Photography, Painting, Writing, and Music
  • Personal Interests: Philosophy, Chess, Debate, Games
  • Cooking Club: Using both the student kitchen and at times, our commercial kitchen, students plan meals, and recipes and cook meals for group dinners.

On-campus Fitness Centre

Our well-equipped fitness center encourages healthy and active living for our boarding students.

Weekly Laundry Services

The Residence Staff will help students do the laundry twice a week. Students must put their clothes in the laundry bag and leave it in the hallway outside the boarder’s dormitory door every Monday morning. Bags will be collected, contents washed, dried, folded, and returned to boarders by Tuesday or Wednesday. Boarders over 17 are allowed to wash their clothes once a week using the laundry facilities on the second floor. 

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Weekly Housekeeping Services

Laureate College provides janitorial services to keep the Dormitory halls clean. Students are equally responsible for keeping their rooms clean and must dispose of their garbage daily. Clothing, books and all other items must be removed from the room floor during the scheduled cleaning days.