A historical city, the freshwater sailing capital of the world
192 km / 2hrs from Toronto (SHOW MAP)

Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Primary and Secondary

Kingston has an exemplary public education system provided by the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic School Board. There are over 65 public schools in Kingston, with over a dozen offering French immersion.

For private education, Kingston is home to the prestigious Leahurst College (grades 7-12). Kings Town School, Lakeshore School, a Waldorf school, and a Montessori school round out the private options for elementary students.

Kingston is home to a rich variety of afterschool and private programs including classes for languages, art, dance, theatre, and more.


Kingston is home to the prestigious Queens University, the Royal Military College, and the St. Lawrence College, a large Applied Arts & Technology College with 3 campuses.

Queens has a student population of over 24,000 students and features over 30 laboratories that conduct research in areas as diverse as power generation, robotics, and cancer research. Queens’s medical school and business school are both highly regarded across Canada.

Learning English

Many young Ontario rheumatologists have family members that may not speak English as a first language who wish to relocate with them. Kingston offers free English language training via the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program, and there are a number of ethnocultural groups that support their respective communities and provide services to newcomers.