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Haven International School

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Brantford, ON (MAP)

Haven International School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    10 — 15 students
  • Tuition
    $7,700 to 26,500/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    50 boarding students, 10 day students, 40 eschool students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 360 Colborne Street, Brantford, Ontario, N3S 3N3 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Haven International offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, door-to-door pickup.

The regions Haven International offers busing from are:

  • Brantford
  • Cambridge
  • Hamilton

Additional notes: Our transportation services provides safe and efficient transportation to eligible students attending school. We are responsible for all elements associated with the planning and provision of student transportation services.

Our Perspective

How we see Haven International School

The school makes good use of the location, including competitions and outreach with nearby universities, Waterloo and Laurier. Haven is very much a preparatory college, attracting students who intend to advance to post-secondary studies, particularly within North America. That said, there is a dedication to ensuring that they live well day-to-day, challenging themselves, yes, but also having time in their day to reflect and enjoy the experience. The diversity of the student body adds to the sense of internationalism, though with an annual enrollment of 100, students find themselves in a close-knit community of like-minded, academically inclined peers and mentors. All the services are represented and then some, including counsellors to advise and help students through the visa and student permit application process. A short-term student exchange program—they come for month-long sessions—is unique, and offered to student in Grades Grade 7 through Grade 11.

School's Perspective

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How Haven International School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Haven international School is a private school that empowers young minds to reach their fullest potential in education. We deliver Ontario’s Curriculum, but what sets us apart is our ability in delivering this curriculum through individualized learning. At Haven, students are guaranteed a unique educational experience where individual goals and aspirations are valued and met. Haven’s team of teachers are all fully committed and dedicated beyond expectation to offering a one of a kind independent education."

  • Academic Success - Our students have received individual scholarships of up to $72000
  • University and College tours to make an informed decision
  • Inter-School Competitions - EUCLID at Uni of Waterloo, Game Design at Laurier Uni
  • Comprehensive Meal Plan for All Students
  • Community Service - in accordance with Ministry of Education
  • Enjoying the Canadian Experience - Visiting attractions in Ontario
  • Summer Program - A variety of different summer programs designed for our students every summer.

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"At Haven, we do not only care for our students academic growth. We also make sure that they grow emotionally, spiritually and socially in other to be prepared for the outside world. We engage our students in a variety of extracurricular activities like sports, board games, etc. which builds their confidence. Furthermore, we make sure that there is no discrimination no matter who they are or where they come from. Study periods are created to allow students build their study habits."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Haven shows a great deal of care for our students. We make sure that they attain their academic goals while building their talents and gifts in other areas. We also provide lunch for our students. Furthermore, when compared to other schools like ours, we are considerably less pricey and more dedicated to meeting individual students' goals."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Our small class sizes that allow for one-on-one communication between students and teachers. This allows the teachers to attend to each students individual needs. We provide personalized coaching that helps children to become successful and our self-improvement strategies will increase their confidence."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Our school really cares. When students attend Haven, they join the Haven family which comprises of the students, teachers and all staff of Haven. At our school, students do not miss home because we make them feel like they have a home away from home with us. Families are surprised to see the student's level of achievement in a very short time."

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities



School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Haven International School

Video reviews of Haven International School

Alum, Baris Gundogdu (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Baris Gundogdu to learn about the unique experience of attending Haven International School.

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Tom Tidey, Principal

Welcome to Haven International School, where our standard of excellence provides international and local students with the foundation for entrance into top-ranked Canadian and world universities. This is an exciting stage in your child’s life; they will become ready to enjoy new experiences and face new challenges. By the time they graduate from Haven International school, they will be equipped to leave with the confdence, knowledge, skills and responsibility essential to fourish in university and ultimately become an active and contributing member of society.

Haven’s students and teachers work together in a caring, vibrant community that promotes personal and academic growth. Our high-quality student-centred learning environment supports each student’s unique needs and goals, while building on their strengths and weaknesses. Our blend of local Ontario and international students live, learn and grow in an environment that emphasizes excellence, responsibility and morality, both inside and outside the classroom. Students are constantly motivated, challenged and stimulated to always strive to be the very best they can be in everything they do at all times. Haven’s academic and English as Second Language programs are based on the curriculum expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education and lead to the awarding of the prestigious Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This diploma is recognized and acknowledged worldwide as meeting the entrance requirement for university. Far from being a blank canvas, your child joins us with a rich palette of unique colours. We recognize the personal qualities of each student and celebrate individual talents. Haven students are re ective thinkers, creative problem-solvers, curious learners and energetic performers. Our exceptional co- curricular provision sets us apart: whatever your child’s enthusiasm, there will be an activity just right and lots of new things to try.

An open door and a warm welcome await you.

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