Question: What’s a snapshot of Bronte’s program?
- Bronte College includes grades 9-12. Many students enter grade 12 for a pre-university year.
- Bronte College student graduates earn the internationally recognized Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
- Located in the Greater Toronto Area – Mississauga, Ontario
- University Admission Success Rate of 98%
- Both On-Campus Boarding & Homestay
- Options for gifted students include: the *International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and Advanced Placement (AP)
- English Language Support
- Engaging Extra Curricular Programs
- International student focus
- Full-Service Cafeteria
- Fun, Educational Summer Camp (Ages 12-17)
- Short Term Experience Camps, April and October
*(additional qualifications for entry to IB program required)
Question: What are your semester intakes?
Bronte College has 3 intakes: February, July (summer school) and September.
Question: Can students apply for 1 semester or 1 year of study?
Yes. You may apply for both options.
Question: What are the Application Deadlines?
There is no deadline for the OSSD program, as long as the student can get a study permit in time to start the program. Students interested in the IB program should contact Admissions for the current deadline. We suggest applying as early as possible to ensure space is available both in the classroom and in the dormitory.
Question: What’s the best way to submit an application?
We prefer to receive applications submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do accept hard copy applications by mail, or a scanned copy by email, but the processing times will be longer than through online submissions.
Question: Do you have a list of all documents required for the application?
Yes. Please refer to the “How To Apply” section on our website.
In general we require:
- Online Application and accompanying Application Fee of CAD $300.00
- Photocopy of passport
- School transcript reports from the last 2.5-3 years of study
- passport style photo
Applicants for the IB program may be required to submit additional documents
Question: How do I submit my transcripts?
To speed up the process we accept soft copies student transcripts via email. However, before the student starts his/her studies, we require a certified copy of transcripts to be kept on record. This can either be sent via mail or submitted in person when the student arrives at Bronte.
Question: How and when can I pay the Application Fee?
The Application Fee can be paid online and must be submitted at the same time as the Application Form.
Note: You will be taken to another secure page to make payment.
Question: How long does it take to know if I have been accepted or not?
If the application package submitted is complete, students will receive a reply within 3-5 business days. If accepted to Bronte College, a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) will only be issued once the payment is made. If the student needs a custodianship letter, that letter along with the LOA and receipt of payment will be emailed out within one to two weeks of receiving the payment.
Question: Are there any IELTS requirements for International students?
Bronte College does not require IELTS scores. Student will be provided links to online testing, and placed into ESL classes if required. Bronte College’s ESL program is integrated into the regular timetable so students benefit from English immersion. If applicable, math and science proficiency testing will be arranged to determine class placement.
Question: I finished Grade 11 in my home country. Can I be accepted for Grade 12 and graduate in 1 year with the OSSD?
Yes. Contact our Admissions Department for more details at email@example.com
Question: What does the Annual Registration Fee cover?
The Annual Registration Fee covers the following:
- Reserves a space for the student in the program
- Textbook rentals
- Facility improvements
- Some activities
- Student incidentals
Question: Do you offer Custodianship services?
For international students under the age of 18 who are without a parent or legal guardian, we provide custodianship service, which allows a staff member to act in place of a parent or guardian in the event of an emergency. When students receive their Conditional Letter of Acceptance (CLOA), a Custodian Declaration Form is included in the package for parents to notarize and sign for our records.
Question: Do you help students with Visas and Study Permit Applications?
Bronte College assists current students with visa and study permit renewal applications. Students will be notified on the procedures, documentation and forms that are necessary to meet submission deadlines. The following documents are provided for new students to submit for their student visa application; Letter of Acceptance, receipts, Custodian Declaration, if applicable.
Question: How Do I Submit my Visa or Study Permit Applications?
Applications for both Visas and Study Permits can be submitted online at MyCIC (cic.ga.ca.). Please note that government fees are paid online via credit card only.
Question: What Items Do I need to Submit my Applications?
- MyCIC online account login
- Physically mail the passport in
- Pre-paid envelope that can be purchased at the post-office (regional express post envelope)
- MyCIC online account login
- Bank statement showing a minimum amount of $3000
- Current Study Permit (If applicable)
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING STUDY PERMITS & PASSPORTS
The duration of a Study Permit depends on the applicant’s passport validity. We request that Study Permits last until September after the student’s Grade 12 year, but ultimately the duration granted depends on Immigration. Students must have a new Study Permit for post-secondary school.
Question: Do I need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to study at Bronte?
International students from countries other than United States of America (USA) must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The application can be completed online at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp and requires a passport, credit card, and email address.
Question: What’s the nationality mix?
Over the years we have welcomed students from all over the world. Most years, there are over 30 countries represented in the student population.
Question: Does Bronte have a Nurse on campus?
Yes. Our school nurse supports student health and well-being on campus. We also offer a health insurance plan for international students. The plan ensures students are adequately covered in the event of emergencies. Ontario residents are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Question: Average class size?
12 = ESL, 18 = academic classes.
Question: Is Bronte College a religious school?
No. We are a non-denominational school and welcome everyone
Question: Do I have to wear a uniform?
Yes. All students must wear a uniform during school hours. We provide a uniform package to all students. Typically, uniform package fees are sent out to students upon their acceptance.
Question: Does Bronte provide Airport Pick-ups?
When new students arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport, a Bronte College staff member will greet them. Airport reception is complimentary for first-time arrivals. Students should provide the school with one week’s notice (min 48 hours notice), complete with flight details.
Question: What facilities does the campus have?
Full size facilities include a library, gymnasium, fitness facility, on-campus boarding, an outdoor playing field and 25 classrooms with SMART board technology. A large cafeteria with fresh food cooked on site caters to students with an international menu.
Question: What are the boarding options?
- Bronte College offers a comfortable dormitory conveniently located in the same building as the school with 24/7hour security. Bronte College also organizes its own Homestay program, with carefully screened host families, and students are supported by an on-campus Homestay coordinator. Bronte College accommodations remain open for students over the December and March holidays with planned activities and staff supervision.
Question: Is it possible to attend as a day student, if I have local family in Mississauga?
- Local Canadian and Permanent Resident students are welcome to apply as Day students
- International students who have local family in Mississauga may apply to attend as a day student. Additional documentation will be requested in order to consider the request.
Question: Are payment plans available?
Bronte College offers flexible payment plans. For inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: Are there extra-curricular activities?
Yes, the Campus Life program includes after school activities and weekend trips to local tourist attractions, seasonal events and sporting activities. Sports include soccer, badminton, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, cross-country, track and field, and dance. Clubs include art, biology, robotics, chess and games, yearbook, and many more.