Summer School

Are you looking to get ahead in your studies?

Albert College has created an exciting four-week summer program for students between 12 and 18 years to improve their English skills while experiencing some of the exciting attractions of central Canada. 

The 2020 Summer School dates are August 4 to 28.

Our experienced and passionate instructors are committed to providing highly motivated students with a unique and rewarding educational experience in a relaxed, supportive environment. Learning does not have to end when summer begins. In fact, we believe the summer months present a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers to approach education from a completely different perspective.

Classroom instruction focuses on a skill-based and thematic approach. For many English language learners, the achievement of the ESL curriculum expectations varies and requires more time and experience. The Albert College Summer School program is an intensive three-week course that is designed to assist English language learners to develop the English skills they need to be proficient in their everyday lives and, more specifically, the proficiency in academic English that helps them to integrate into the mainstream school program. Through the strands of reading, writing, listening/speaking, socio-cultural competence and media literacy, the instruction will better prepare students for further study in Canada or for taking English as an academic subject in their home country.   

Small class sizes allow highly individualized instruction and active student participation. Every student works toward a working knowledge of the course material as well as effective teamwork skills. The vibrant residential program with daily physical activities and evening entertainment promotes social interaction, independence and personal responsibility in a fun atmosphere.

The summer program blends classroom activities and field trips. Each participant receives classroom instruction by the day (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and enjoys a variety of exciting attractions in the evenings and on weekends. Excursions are designed to be entertaining and to provide an opportunity to further improve English skills.

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Class Hours (Monday to Friday)

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Classroom Preparation
8:30 a.m. Classes Begin
10:15 a.m. Morning Break
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:30 p.m. Classes End (Extra help after school as needed)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. For three nights of the week, students will have scheduled activities
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m. Study Hall (Only Sunday - Thursday evenings)

Weekend Activities

There will be several exciting weekend activities planned for students, which MAY include:

Other possible evening activities may include:

Evening On-campus Activities Evening Off-campus Activities
soccer bowling
volleyball water-front trail
basketball paintball
ultimate Frisbee miniature golf
swimming movies
foosball and billiards shopping
weight room and fitness center museums
tennis/squash music shows
X Box and Wii gaming equipment theatre of performing arts


Fees & Tuition

Type of Student Tuition
Full-Time Boarding $4,500
Day $1,400
Additional costs include $500 CDN sundry expense (includes spending money and excursions), Health insurance while studying at Albert,  air and ground transportation.

Health Insurance

It is essential that summer school students have medical insurance coverage in the event of accident or major illness. Out of province and international students are not eligible for Ontario’s provincial paid health coverage. In these instances, private insurance must be secured.

What to Bring

Students should arrive with toiletries, alarm clock, towels, facecloths, fan, sheets, pillows, hand soap, shampoo, clothes hangers, laundry bag, clothes soap, electrical adaptor if required, laptop computer.  All students are expected to supply their own regular school supplies, such as pens, pencils, rulers, spiral notebooks or any other supplies that may be needed for their course. ESL students may choose to bring electronic translators. Many of the personal items listed may be purchased at stores within walking distance of the school.

Summer School registration starts in January. Applications along with the required forms must be completed, signed and submitted by the end of June annually.

For more information about Summer School please contact the Enrolment Office:

Please note that the Application Form below must be downloaded and saved to your computer for the form to be filled out and submitted digitally.


Summer School Handbook