Secondary School Life

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Students whose English skills are not yet strong enough to meet the expectations of the regular Canadian classroom must take ESL classes, which are offered by Bayridge Secondary and Loyalist Collegiate. ESL is offered at five different levels.

Graduating from Limestone requires students to have a minimum of one credit of mainstream (non-ESL) English.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs

Limestone offers the Advanced Placement program at Loyalist Collegiate, and the senior years IB program at Kingston Collegiate. To be eligible, international students must demonstrate a record of strong academic achievement and a high degree of English fluency. Advanced Placement classes are offered at Bayridge SS, Frontenac SS and Loyalist CVI, We welcome international student inquiries about these two programs. Please contact us for more details.

Student Counsellors

International students at each school are assigned to an academic counsellor. Counsellors are specially qualified teachers who provide students individual attention throughout their entire high school careers regarding course selection, college and university, academic progress, and personal guidance.

Graduation Requirements

Dozens of international students graduate from Limestone each year and continue on to Canadian colleges and universities.  click here for Ontario Secondary School Graduation requirements.   It is important to recognize that it normally takes international students at least two years to develop the English language competency and earn the necessary credits to meet Ontario's graduation requirements. Contact us for more information.

School Sports Teams

Each school has many different after-school sports teams that run during the year.  Our schools play in the very competitive Kingston Area Secondary School Athletics Association ( Some teams have extensive try-outs and some are full participation teams.  There are THREE seasons in KASSAA.

Fall Sports Season
(Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, American Football, Girls Field Hockey, Golf, X-Country Running) 
frontenac vs bayridge Banana Bowl

LaSalle volleyball city champs

Winter Sports Season
(Boys Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Hockey, Curling, Swimming, Skiing, Wrestling)
curling hurry hard

ski team lasalle

Spring Sports Season 
(Badminton, Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Rugby) 
fss rugby

cheering at bss

School Clubs
After-school and during school student clubs are an important part of school life at Limestone. We strongly encourage our international students to take advantage of these fantastic opportunities for added social interaction, learning, and social understanding.

Band Students
Music programs are offered at many Limestone schools! 

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Mathematics competition champions.  Limestone schools consistently out-perform many other Ontario schools in district Math challenges.

BSS students Drone shot

Bayridge Secondary School

Sammy Li Sofia Garcia
Bayridge graduate Sammy Li (above left) was accepted to electrical engineering at Queen's University; Sofia Garcia (above right) now studies international business at Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. Carlotta Massoletti (below left) was accepted to the media arts program at Humber College. Below right: Bayridge students participate in a robotics fair.
Carlotta Massoletti Robotics Fair

The Arts at Limestone: Opportunities for All Students
The Arts at Limestone: Opportunities for All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Loyalist Collegiate Vocational Institute

Loyalist Collegiate Vocational Institute

Rita Wen Haoyuan Fu
Recent LCVI Graduates Rita Wen (left) who was accepted to the economics program at University of British Columbia, and Haoyuan Fu (right) who was accepted to Engineering and Arts at McMaster University.
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All schools offer a wide range of sports programs.

LCVI students
Trivia Challenge image Limestone students face off against students from another school district in a televised trivia challenge.

field hockey jumping students