The Limestone District School Board has partnered with Queen's University to offer high school summer courses at the Bader International Study Centre in England. Students have the opportunity to study and stay at Queen's 15th century Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.
English and History courses will be offered, in addition to an International Baccalaureate (IB) preparation program. Students have the option of applying to attend Grade 11 or 12 English, Grade 12 English Literature, Grade 12 History (The West and the World) or the IB Essay Preparation Tutorial. Successful completion of the English and History courses will provide students with one high school credit. The IB Prep course is non-credit.
Cost of the courses range from $4,995-5,995 including travel and accommodation expenses. Interested applicants are responsible for the costs as these are not covered by Ministry of Education. The Board has also partnered with MEI Academy, a third-partner provider which facilitates travel and accommodation services for
summer and school year courses abroad.
This is the second partnership between Limestone and Queen's to bring global perspectives to the Kingston institutions and their community partners. In 2013 a pre-admission initiative to provide international students who meet the university's academic and language requirements with a seamless path for completing their high school studies and obtaining entry into Queen's was launched.