London has two public school boards, one secular and one Catholic, as well as several private elementary schools. Both of the area school boards have Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) to help newcomers acclimate when joining a new school.
Thames Valley District School Board
London District Catholic School Board
Public elementary schools and secondary schools
Public schools are funded through tax dollars and are free to attend. Public schools in Ontario have high graduation rates in a wide range of programs. They are inclusive environments to maximize learning for all students.
Thames Valley District School Board: Education in English and French Immersion programs are available to students in elementary and secondary schools. Adult education and English as a Second Language programs are available.
London Catholic District School Board: Programming for elementary and secondary students in English and French Immersion is available. Students are required to take religion courses.
Conseil scolaire Viamonde: French first language programs are available through the public French school board.
Conseil Scolaire de District de Ecole Catholiques du Sud Ouest: French first language programs are available through the Catholic French school board.
Private elementary and secondary schools
Private schools are funded through tuition, which is usually paid for by families of students (scholarships are sometimes available).
Covenant Christian School
London Christian Academy
London Christian Elementary School
London Community Hebrew Day School
London District Christian Secondary Academy
London International Academy
London Islamic School
London Waldorf School
Montessori House of Children
Post Secondary Schools
Publicly funded colleges and universities are usually less expensive than private post secondary schools.
Fanshawe College: Fanshawe College is one of Ontario’s largest colleges. With 115 programs and 16,500 full time students registered in the 2010/11 school year – 510 of those International students – it offers newcomers many choices for a practical post-secondary education or career retraining.
Western University: During the 2010/11 academic year, Western registered more than 35,000 students, including more than 2,200 international students from 116 countries. The International and Exchange Student Centre offers a wide range of programs and services.
College Boreal: A French-language postsecondary institution, Collège Boréal serves Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario through its seven campuses, as well as a network of access centres throughout the province which offer French-language continuing education, employment assistance, immigrant integration and other social programs. (London Access Centre).
Many private colleges are skill or diploma specific.
North American Trade School