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Fort Erie International Academy

Grades Gr. 6 TO Gr. 12 — Fort Erie, ON (MAP)

Fort Erie International Academy:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 6 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    10 — 15 students
  • Tuition
    $10,000 to 55,850/year
  • Language of instruction
    English, French, Mandarin
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    35 day students, 180 boarding students
  • Curriculum
    Liberal Arts
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School address

  • 7 Tait Ave, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 0G1 (MAP)
  • 9 Tate Avenue, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 3T7 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

FEIA offers bus transferring. Service options offered are airport pick-up.

Our Perspective

How we see Fort Erie International Academy

Though relatively new, FEIA has a lot to offer, beginning with extensive physical resources. The campus includes two academic buildings, with some structures dating to the 1920s, and others, modernist, constructed in the 1960s. Learning and living areas are varied, spacious, and developed in ways that you simply don’t find in international schools of this vintage. To build a campus this large and well-appointed would be a feat for any school in its first years. Also beginning construction is a boarding facility that, once finished, promises to be jewel of the property. To say the school is proximate to the Canada-US border risks understatement—Buffalo, New York, is just across the Niagara River, the shore of which is just a block from the FEIA campus. Also close by is the largest customs port between the two countries. As such, the school has access a considerable array of transportation hubs, including both the Toronto and Buffalo international airports. The academic program is rigorous, created for students intending to go on to post-secondary studies in North America. The co-curricular program adds dimension to student life, and is rightly a priority of faculty. Given that the school is relatively new, FEIA perhaps isn’t the first option that comes to mind, though that will surely change, particularly with the completion of the dormitory. It’s a strong option, to be sure, and definitely a school to watch.

School's Perspective

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How Fort Erie International Academy sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"FEIA is a private boarding school in Fort Erie, ON, home to grades 6-12 students. It enriches Ontario curriculum opportunities through experiential learning and global awareness, guiding students to achieve personal, academic, and athletic excellence. FEIA has an elevated level of community spirit, university preparatory academics, and elite preparatory school basketball and hockey programs. Students are empowered to strive for their goals and to become agents of change, innovators, and leaders on a global scale."

  • Our objective is to provide a well rounded education that addresses the whole student;
  • - Academia leverages project-based hands-on experiential learning opportunities;
  • - Personalized Learning and Growth plans are developed for each student to ensure success;
  • - Small class sizes ensure each student has the dedicated attention they need to flourish;
  • - Our mentoring program ensures success beyond the classroom with an added focus on mental health;
  • - Soft skills like critical thinking and problem-solving are integrated into learning opportunities;
  • - Community outreach and volunteer opportunities help students see beyond their own needs;
  • - Daily syncs, weekly check-ins and monthly reporting ensure Parents are always in the know;
  • - After school extended program including cultural arts, sports and culture;
  • At FEIA, We Are Making Tomorrow's Leaders, Today.

School Facilities

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Athletics facilities

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Science facilities

Instructional resources

Shared spaces

School Videos

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

William Cockburn, Head Principal
Bachelor of Arts in English and History (University of Guelph), a Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Teacher Leadership Specialist, a Guidance and Career Education Specialist, and an Ontario

I am honoured to serve as Fort Erie Academy's principal! This is my sixth year in educational leadership. Before becoming principal, I had many leadership experiences, including lead teacher, student life coordinator, and vice principal. Throughout these amazing experiences, teaching still remains central to my everyday practices. 

I also have more than ten years of classroom teaching experience in private boarding schools in Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Canada. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English and History (University of Guelph), a Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Teacher Leadership Specialist, a Guidance and Career Education Specialist, and an Ontario College of Teachers Principal qualification. 

I am privileged to lead Fort Erie International Academy and the many talented teachers and students here! My goal is to continue to bring passion to education with a commitment to creating a supportive climate and culture at F.E.I.A. conducive to teaching the “Whole Child,” empowering staff & students by creating a conducive environment for teaching and learning, implementing meaningful initiatives, and inspiring life-long learning and well-being! I look forward to working with all stakeholders in our growing school community this year!


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