First built as a university preparation school for students from China, 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. Growing from just 20 students in 2002, LIA’s student body is in excess of 350 students as of December 2015, and is growing well. Offering small class sizes, ESL-qualified educators, and a variety of extracurricular and student-led initiatives, LIA is committed to maintaining a fostering environment for the academic maturation of its students.
London International Academy offers many advantages to students, both international and domestic: a full Canadian curriculum taught by certified and knowledgeable teaching staff, on- and off-campus housing support and 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 for summer study exchanges between students from all cultures, all over the world.
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 stimulating and connected world.
LIA is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment, as well as learning and living opportunities for all students to strive to excellence, reach their personal potential, and to develop an understanding of social responsibility and respect for the individual and for cultural differences. 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 so that they will grow in knowledge through inquiry and quality learning, and foster interest and love of science, technology, and the arts.