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Fulford Academy

Address: 280 King St E, Brockville, ON, Canada
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Description Fulford Academy

  • Year of foundation: 2002
  • Location: Ontario, Brockville
  • Age of students: 11-17 years
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Number of students: 60
  • Programs: medium School, preparation for high school, summer courses, English Language  studying (ESL Foundation Programme), High School Support Program
  • Accommodation: residence
  • Cost of studying: from $12500 for the term with accommodation
  • Ranking: one of the best international private schools of the family type in Canada.

Fulford Academy is a small private boarding school in Brockville. It is truly international. Almost all students of the boarding school are foreign students. The private school of Fulford Academy is different from other Canadian institutions by its intricacy, family atmosphere. The school is also proud of high academic results of its students. Its graduates enter high-ranked universities, colleges of the country and the world.

One of the main features of the school is the emphasis on language preparation. English is studied as a foreign language. The linguistic aspect can be traced in all school disciplines, starting with mathematics, ending with art. This approach excludes situations when the student does not learn the material because of language misunderstanding.

The school attracts foreign students with its high-quality courses and convenient location. Fulford Academy covers an area of ​​1.6 hectares in Brockville. The school building is a historical building, decorated in the Old English style. Inside, it's full of British interior traditions. The building resembles an English classical boarding school. It locates on the river bank. From the windows there is a picturesque view of the city and the famous Brockville landmark - "A Thousand Islands". The language school is located a few kilometers from the border with the United States. 

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Fulford Academy

Program name
from 54 800 $CAD / year

The Ontario Ministry of Education (Canada) has developed a state program that combines the profound passage of languages ​​and other school subjects. To improve the level of English students use additional materials and gaming techniques. The program allows children from abroad to receive comprehensive studying for admission to boarding schools in the country.

There are no more than 12 students in the Fulford Academy, and the studying is provided by Ontario College of Teachers (Ontario College of Teaching). All teachers are certified for teaching to foreign students (ESL). For disciplines that are studied for more than 110 hours in a trimester, children must undergo an evaluation (get an academic credit).

Eight-graders learn English as an academic course and a course for foreign students. It is also necessary to study:

  • Mathematics;
  • Modern history of Canada;
  • Information technology for doing business;
  • Career development course;
  • Performing and visual arts;
  • The foundations of medical care and a healthy lifestyle;
  • Canada's geography;
  • Man + Society and Civic position.

The complex of natural sciences includes lessons in biology, physics, geology, astronomy and chemistry.

In the 9th grade, students continue to pass the same natural science subjects, the basics of health care and a healthy lifestyle, the course "Man and Society", the newest history of Canada, the civic education and career development course. English and mathematics form the basis of the program.

Pupils of the 10th grade have the opportunity to choose 6 subjects from natural, social and exact disciplines. Each direction must be represented. Also studying English and a healthy lifestyle (medical education).

from 17 250 $CAD / term

Adolescents aged 11 to 17 can go to Fulford Academy for admission to English-language high school. The requirements of the program include not only language learning, but also cultural development, acquaintance with Canada and passing the courses of mathematics, English literature and social sciences. For one school year, schoolchildren increase lexical stock, receive skills in reading, writing, speaking. Acquaintance with the culture takes place at school and extra-curricular activities. Certification of the program opens the doors of any Canadian high schools for students.

ESL Foundation Program for children starts at 8:25. The completion of the educational process usually takes place at 16:30. The homework takes about two hours. Tasks for self-preparation teachers are asked every day, from Sunday to Thursday.

from 59 800 $CAD / year

High School Support Program

If a student does not attend a desired higher school or university, this course will help to improve and strengthen knowledge. Students, as a rule, indicate the chosen specialization and the university, and the teachers of Fulford Academy individually form the curriculum of classes depending on the progress and the necessary subjects. The academic plan includes the requirements of a particular high school student chosen by the student. After the completion of the annual High School Support program, it is possible to re-enter the chosen higher educational institution. Credits based on the results of the study are taken into account in the future in college, so the student does not lose one year and can improve his knowledge.

The courses in the summer months at Fulford Academy have their own characteristics. These are not classical language courses, but an intensive program of preparation for studying in an English-language boarding school. The program will be useful to those children, whom the schools have already invited to study in September, but they know little about the Canadian education system. A week provides up to 40 language lessons (terms, conversation, group communication). Students also receive academic skills and learn methods of teaching. The lexical reserve after the completion of the summer course is sufficient for studying subjects in English.

On July 13 there is a massive arrival of children. The school allocates day for them for acquaintance and arrangement, and already from July, 15th the stage of intensive studying of language begins. The summer course ends on August 29, the next day the children leave the school grounds.

The list of additional expenses will include school expenses and a fee for registration at the Fulford Academy. Parents pay for the flight, school services when providing the curator, transfer and medical insurance. Prior to the start of studying, a deposit equal to the course cost is paid.

from 55 600 $CAD / year

The Fulford Academy High School program is designed for students who require individual attention in a small classroom to earn an Ontario High School Diploma (OSSD) credit to their high school graduation. Our high school program is ideal for students who have an intermediate and advanced level of English.

To complete and earn an Ontario High School diploma, there are three basic requirements that a student must fulfill:

  • Successfully complete all 30 specific credits;
  • Successfully take the literacy test in Ontario High School;
  • Run 40 hours of community service.

The price of the program includes:

  • Curator;
  • Textbooks, books;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Primary school supplies;
  • School tie and cardigan;
  • Transportation for official travel dates;
  • Meals and lodging.

Accommodation, housing and food

Borders at Fulford Academy live in comfortable residences. Separate accommodation is practiced at the boarding school. On the territory there are 3 residences with 26 sleeping rooms (12 of them are male and 10 female), designed for 2 people. 4 rooms are provided for guests. The joint recreation of students is organized in 3 spacious rooms with TVs, an assortment of popular board games.

Board meals (three meals a day) are organized in the school canteen. Dishes in the menu are traditional international, European, vegetarian.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : Accounting and management, anthropology, art, astronomy, Bases of legislation, biology, business, chemistry, civil position, English, English literature, Financial accounting, French, geography, Geography of canada, geology, healthy lifestyle, History of canada, human and society, humanitarian sciences, management, maths, Media sphere, physical Culture, physics, psychology, sociology, tourism, World history
Events list: camping, Leadership program, Shopping, swimming


The main advantages of the school are:

  • English-speaking environment.
  • Comfortable residence.
  • Small classes (6 people each).
  • A large number of opportunities for sports.
  • Professional attentive pedagogical staff.
  • Cozy, quiet family atmosphere.

In addition, it is worth noting a number of features. Fulford Academy has a special career guidance department. The task of its employees is the competent professional orientation of students, monitoring their development, the dynamics of academic results.

Foreign students, who are 99% at the boarding school, are offered integration courses in the curriculum. In the classroom they can get acquainted with culture, history of Canada and the USA, prepare for studies. Thanks to the integration courses, each student becomes a full-fledged part of the society of a once alien country.

Equipment Fulford Academy

Six rooms are equipped for students in the main building of the school. Everyone has everything for effective studying (materials, equipment, etc.). There is also a creative studio in the boarding school. Fulford Academy has several playgrounds (for volleyball, basketball, badminton), a football mini-field. Not far from the boarding school there is a modern sports complex. Students are offered free access to its resources.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The beginning of the academic year takes place in early September. On September 3, the educational process begins. On December 18 students go home. On January 4-5, studies continue. Short spring holidays are waiting for children on March 15 - 21. The spring term ends on March 30, and on March 31 Fulford Academy completely empties - the students return home. The next period of studying is April 1 - June 19.

What are the additional fees in the Academy:

  • Deposit;
  • Registration fee;
  • Transfer;
  • Supervision;
  • Visa fees and services.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 CAD
  • Transfer (one way) 155 CAD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Fulford Academy reviews

Sergey V.

Frankly speaking, studying in Canada is the best thing that has happened to me in my life.

Fulford Academy - this is the coolest small Canadian school that accepts a great deal of international students! I heard various English from Americans, Chinese, French, Mexican. 

It's super-beautiful, super-comfortable and super-all-designed. We are a little on the outskirts of big cities, but the nature is very beautiful and the territory near the school is big. There is a field for football and tennis courts. Inside everything is still beautiful, high quality, superhistorical! Very comfortable and tidy dormitory rooms, new clean showers, and dining room is light!

Yes, sometimes it is difficult to learn (especially at first it was difficult to fully switch to English in all areas), but now you understand that here study is not just years before the diploma, but an entire adventure, a real life and it's very cool.

Stepnov Arthur (daughter of Alexander), Fulford Academy

My daughter is studying at Fulford Academy for the second year. 

Sasha is fluent in English, although she did not show any obvious abilities for the language, she became interested in mathematics, physics. I planned to send my daughter to college in the USA after graduation, but Sasha flatly refuses, she wants to stay in Canada. Thanks teachers of the school for sensitive attitude to the child, and SMAPSE experts for the recommendation of the school, as well as accompanying the daughter in Brockville!


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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