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.

Fulford Academy


Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Three top unique qualities of the school:


  • Fulford Academy offers a warm, nurturing environment where international ESL (English as a Second Language) students aged 11 to 17 can prepare linguistically, academically and culturally for a smooth transition into prestigious Canadian and American boarding schools.
  • We teach from a content-based ESL curriculum, allowing students to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through Math, Science, Social Studies and English literature material. This ensures students learn the classroom vocabulary in an appropriate context, helping them succeed academically.
  • Fulford Academy issues joint offers of admissions with partnership schools providing international students with a clear educational pathway, which helps to transition them into the leading boarding schools in Canada and the USA.

Advanced Placement (AP): None

Programs offered:   

  • ESL Foundation Year
  • Summer School
  • Academic Program (grades 7-10, Ministry of Education in Ontario curriculum)

Languages: English

Computer (courses): Online credit courses

Arts: Art and Music classes

Sports: A variety of general non-competitive sports offered throughout the year: soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, skating, curling and more.

Extra curricular activities (clubs): soccer club, foosball club, garden club, grad club, cooking club, community volunteering, and various after class activities.

Weekend Activities: Trips to Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls, as well as many on and off campus weekend activities.

Grades: 7 - 12

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:7

Average class size: 7

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 100% boarding

Number of students: 50

Boy-girl-ratio: 2 girls / 3 boys

Percentage of International students: 100%

Dress code: Uniform (navy blue polo shirts and beige pants)

School Year: 2011/2012
ESL Foundation Year: $ 44,750 (full year - 3 terms)
High School Program: $ 44,750 (full year - 2 semesters)
High School Support Program: $ 39,990 (full year - 2 semesters)
Summer Academic Orientation Program: $ 9,450

Tuition Refund Plan: Enrolment may be cancelled by the parent or guardian without penalty if the school is advised in writing 60 days or more prior to the commencement of the program. If the enrolment is cancelled in writing by the parent or guardian, less than 60 days prior to the commencement of the program but before the program starts, the Academy will be entitled to a fee.

Credit card payments allowed: No

Additional costs: Uniform and airport transportation. For summer students: uniform, airport transportation, medical insurance, and textbooks.

Summer School: Summer Academic Orientation Program (2 sessions) – an intensive summer English immersion program for students, who are going to boarding schools in Canada or the USA.

Website: www.fulfordacademy.com

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