A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

Appleby College

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Three top unique qualities of the school:

  • Canada’s first e.school, with all students and faculty having Lenovo Tablet PCs.
  • Member of G20 (a consortium of the top 20 independent schools worldwide)
  • All Students are members of the Round Square, and can participate in cultural, language, service and adventure exchanges worldwide.

Advanced Placement (AP): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Mathematics (Calculus and Vector), Statistics and Data Management, Economics, English, French, French (Extended), German, Art, History of the Arts, World Geography and World History

Special subjects offered: Mandarin, Race, Gender and Rights, Media, Information and Techno culture, Dance, World Religion, Political Science, Psychology/Statistics and English Writers Craft

Languages: French, Mandarin, Spanish, German

Computer (courses): Computer Programming, Computer Science, School network, Internet. Computers are used daily in class. Every student has an Appleby computer. (Technology Program, Digital Photography, Computer Graphics)

Arts: Dance, Orchestra, Choir, Drama, Concert Band, Ballet, String Ensemble

Sports: Cross country, Skiing, Swimming, Squash, Badminton, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Field hockey (G), Volleyball, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Pilates, Fitness Training, Water Polo, Aquatic Fitness, Curling, Climbing, Pilates

Extra curricular activities (clubs): Offerings include film analysis, model UN, debating and choreography. For a complete list, please visit http://www.appleby.on.ca/students/afterSchool/artsservice.aspx

Service Opportunities: students must complete 25 hours of community service per year at Appleby

Weekend Activities: Weekend excursions, normally taking place on Saturdays, contribute to the overall well-being of boarders by allowing them to get away for a while on weekends and enjoy social interaction with each other. Weekend program at http://www.appleby.on.ca/docs/reslife/calendar.aspx#weekend. Appleby also offers students opportunities to travel to different cities in Canada on long weekends. These trips are planned specifically for our boarding students to give them a taste of our country.

Grades: 7-12

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:7

Average class size: 12-14

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 240 boarding

Number of students: 700

Boy-girl-ratio: 1:1

Percentage of International students: 12%

Dress code: Uniform for boys and girls

Tuition: CAN$ 53,695.- (School Year: 2011/2012); CAN$ 5,000,- enrollment fee

Tuition Refund Plan:   http://www.appleby.on.ca/media/pdf/ACTuitionRefund.pdf

Credit card payments:  Not allowed – only used for CAN$ 300 application fee. All other fees are covered by wire transfer.

Additional costs:  Uniform, books and international travel; college shop purchases; course materials; music and tutoring costs

Summer School: Yes, for a list of extensive offerings, please visit the following link:


280 King Street East | Brockville, ON K6V 1E2 | Phone: 613-341-9248 | Fax: | Email: info@kendallconsulting.ca