London International Academy (LIA) is a Canadian Private Secondary Day & Boarding School, located in the beautiful "Forest City" of London, Ontario. We are certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education to offer academic courses from grades 9 to 12 and authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). We are an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the IB Diploma Programme (Gr. 11 & 12). We help launch our students into post-secondary education for a successful integration academically, socially, and culturally.
With a strong track record of placing students in Canada's top universities and programs focused on meeting domestic and international students' needs, London International Academy is ready to help you achieve your goals!
London International Academy offers many advantages to students, both international and domestic: a full Canadian curriculum taught by certified, knowledgeable, and caring teaching staff, on and off-campus housing support, student meal plans, a specialized student services department that offers individualized assistance with university applications, and much more! LIA looks to educate young, bright minds while providing opportunities that allow our students to stand out amongst the crowd.
First built as a university preparation school, London International Academy (LIA) has quickly grown into a fully-certified private secondary boarding school, authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Education to grant successful students the Ontario Secondary School Diploma for further academic study at the post-secondary level in North America.
LIA's main campus, located in the heart of the city of London (Ontario), is a vibrant hub of activity and student innovation. Offering small class sizes, OCT qualified educators, and a variety of extracurricular and student-led initiatives, LIA is committed to maintaining a fostering environment for its students' academic maturation. London International Academy is committed to helping its students become well-educated, innovative, and responsible young adults to better prepare them for their futures in an increasingly exciting and connected world.
Our students and staff will be successful, powerful learners who will strive to be global citizens. Our professional and highly motivated staff will challenge student thinking to grow in knowledge through inquiry and quality learning and foster interest and love of science, technology, and the arts. In a safe, supportive environment, LIA will provide learning and living opportunities for all students to strive to realize excellence and potential and develop an understanding of social responsibility and respect for individual and cultural differences.
In agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Education, London International Academy has developed the STEP program (Steps to English Proficiency). The program defines and develops learning criteria for improving students' oral, reading, and writing abilities, enabling teachers to provide descriptive, learner-specific feedback to students, helping them progress systematically through the ESL curriculum while completing their OSSD requirements.
The IB offers an education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising four programs that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently and inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and ask the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they have left our programs. We are supported by IB teachers and coordinators who develop and promote the IB's curriculums in almost 5,000 schools globally every day, in over 150 countries worldwide.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality international education programs that share a powerful vision. The Diploma Programme (DP) is a curriculum framework designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in the last two years of high school. IB students graduating with the IB diploma can study at universities worldwide, often with advanced credit. Students report that their involvement with the IB has given them the tools needed to succeed at college. Students comment on their sense of preparedness, self-confidence, research skills, and ability to manage their time. Even more important, they have developed a sense of the world around them and their responsibility to it.
Diploma Programme students study six subjects (three at standard level and three at a higher level) over two years and complete three additional requirements: the theory of knowledge (TOK), the extended essay, and CAS—creativity, activity, and service tasks outside of the classroom. In addition to these requirements, students must earn a minimum of 24 points out of a possible 45 points on the final assessments, which are externally marked and moderated by the IB, in order to receive an IB diploma.