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Overview

Boarding continues to be a core part of who we are as a school and a community. Unfortunately, the expected social distancing rules will likely result in the boarding programme opening with one student per room. While we are hopeful that as the year progresses, there will be flexibility to increase to our full boarding capacity, we are planning to open in September with one boarder per room with priority placement for our distant domestic and international boarders.

As we are able to expand the school’s boarding programme as allowed by Public Health authorities, we will look to move-in our Senior Two students beginning with the school Prefects and House Council members.

Information for International Student Travel

The Government of Canada has set out the following travel exemptions and restrictions for International students.

To be able to enter Canada, you must meet the following two requirements:

1. You must be travelling for an essential (non-discretionary) purpose. Travel to Canada may be considered non-discretionary as a student if:

  • you already live in Canada
  • you need to be in Canada for your program (for laboratory work, workshops, or similar)
  • your school isn’t offering online study options
  • you can’t study online from your home country because of internet restrictions or bandwidth limitations
  • you can’t participate in live online classes from your home country because of the difference in time zones

A border services officer will make the final decision on whether your reason for travelling to Canada is non-discretionary.

2. You must be 1 of the following

  • an international student with a valid study permit who was approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020
  • travelling directly from the US

When you travel to Canada

When the border services officer greets you, they will consider several factors, including:

  • your non-discretionary reason for travelling to Canada
  • written details and confirmation of your 14-day quarantine programme 
  • a valid study permit, or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit, if you’re coming from the United States, or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, if you’re coming from any other country

Before you travel, we recommend you either contact the Government of Canada's Border Information Service or review the latest travel updates from the Government of Canada by visiting the following websites: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors-foreign-workers-students.html and https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html.

Required Documents When you Travel

We are also strongly recommending that all RETURNING and NEW students travel with the following documents:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Letter of Acceptance or Enrolment for the 2020-2021 school year (For returning students, Appleby will be issuing letters of enrolment for the 2020-2021 school year in July. New students should already have their Letter of Acceptance. If you do not please contact the Admissions office at admissions@appleby.on.ca.)
  3. Tuition receipt(s) for the 2020-2021 school year
  4. Valid Study Permit or IRCC Letter of Approval 
  5. Current Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), as applicable
  6. Custodianship Declaration (Page 1 and 2, with a current date)
  7. Guardian's contact details
  8. Appleby College Admissions contact details – please see below:
    Luke Seamone, Executive Director, Admissions
    Appleby College
    540 Lakeshore Road West
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada  L6K 3P1
    Telephone: 905-845-4681
    Email: lseamone@appleby.on.ca
  9. typed 14-day quarantine/self-isolation plan that includes your transportation details, address where you will be staying, and name/contact details of the person who will be supervising/providing for you during this isolation period.
  10. Download ArriveCAN app Note: You must have a Canadian phone number, should the Government of Canada need to be in touch regarding your health or self-isolation. Students who do not already have one, may choose to use PhoneBox, to procure a Canadian phone number. 

Travel Assistance from Corporate Traveller

To assist families in booking in-bound travel arrangements we have enlisted the assistance of our corporate travel partner Corporate Traveller, one of Canada’s most respected travel management companies. Corporate Traveller provides Appleby with a full service travel solution that includes travel consultation, travel booking and pre and post travel emergency care at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world. Families are encouraged to contact Sarah Hilling at sarah.hilling@corporatetraveller.ca or toll-free at 1-877-573-7958. Please note that there will be a one-time service fee of $35 + HST to the cost of the booking. For additional information on travel please visit Corporate Traveller’s Travel Resource Hub at https://www.corporatetraveller.ca/traveller-resource-hub. For information on Corporate Traveller’s Emergency Care Services please visit https://www.corporatetraveller.ca/24-7-emergency-assistance.

14-Day Quarantine Programme

In anticipation of International students arriving at different times through-out August and the fall, Appleby has created the following series of 14-day quarantine programmes in order to support our students safe return to Canada and school. 

1. 14-Day Quarantine Programme for Students Arriving Between August 24 - 30, 2020

With the health and safety of each participant as the utmost priority, the programme has been designed with one goal in mind - that each student starts their 2020-2021 year at Appleby with a safe, welcoming and enjoyable 14-day quarantine experience. Additional information about the programme is below.

DATES: All NEW International boarding students must plan to arrive in Canada on Monday, August 24, 2020. This will allow students to complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine/self-isolation prior to the start of the new boarder orientation programme which starts on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. All RETURNING International boarding students must plan to arrive in Canada no later than Sunday, August 30, 2020. This will allow students to complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine/self-isolation prior to the start of school on Monday, September 14, 2020. If you are unable to return between Monday, August 24 and Friday, August 28, 2020 due to flight restrictions please contact Kim English, admissions officer at kenglish@appleby.on.ca and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.

ACCOMMODATION: Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme will take place on-campus in our residences with one student per room.

MEALS: Meals will be prepared by Appleby’s in-house catering team Sodexo and delivered (contactless) three times per day to each student's room. Snacks and fruit will also be provided, and options will be provided for dietary restrictions and allergies. Please click here to view a sample menu.

PROGRAMMING: Working closely with the Appleby Residential Life team, the 14-day quarantine programme will include an engaging balance of activities which support students’ mental and physical health, get them hands-on learning STEM and the arts, as well as provide entertainment. Activities will be offered in a safe, inclusive community environment that will seamlessly lead into Appleby’s boarding orientation programme. To view a copy of the programme schedule, please click here.

The 14-day quarantine programme will also provide the opportunity for virtual interactive games and physically distant activities where students will come together, while staying apart. With students coming from many different nationalities and cultures, the quarantine programme offers opportunities to learn, laugh and bond with fellow boarding students. From (virtual) karaoke to robotics, daily workouts and yoga to pajama parties, there will be fun and entertainment for all students. Guest entertainers will also provide lessons/skills and dedicated faculty will be on-site to ensure students’ wellbeing. Appleby’s boarding community has tremendous spirit and students will be introduced to the school’s four boarding Houses and will learn about the annual House Cup challenge! In addition to the fun and physical activities planned, Appleby’s Information Technology team will assist students with their new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (MSL3) setup as well as other administrative tasks in preparation for the start of the school year. The programme is created to meet all the regulations set out by Government of Canada. For more information please see the following COVID-19 Quarantine Document.

HEALTH CARE TEAM: Appleby has a team of school nurses to address the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of all Appleby students, and we will be working closely with this team throughout the 14-day quarantine programme. In addition, all residential staff have their Standard First Aid and CPR-C qualifications. Any students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined on-site, away from other students, staff and faculty and will be cared for by Health Centre staff.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation will be arranged for all students from Toronto Pearson International Airport. All necessary health-related protocol will be met in the delivery of this service.

COVID-19 TESTING: All students will be tested towards the end of their quarantine stay in order to meet Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario's requirements for international travelers. To view a list of Ontario COVID-19 Testing Centres please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations. 

REGISTRATION: To register for Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please click here. Interested families must register by Monday, August 3, 2020. If you have any questions about Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please e-mail Kim English, admissions officer at kenglish@appleby.on.ca.

2. 14-Day Quarantine Programme for Students Arriving Between August 31 - October 12, 2020

DATES: All NEW & RETURNING International boarding students arriving in Canada between Monday, August 31, 2020 and no later than Monday, October 12, 2020

ACCOMMODATION: Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme will take place off-campus at a designated hotel located approximately 10 km from our campus in Oakville.

MEALS: Meals will be prepared by Appleby’s in-house catering team Sodexo and delivered (contactless) three times per day to the students in their hotel rooms. Snacks and fruit will also be provided, and options will be provided for dietary restrictions and allergies. Please click here to view a sample menu.

PROGRAMMING: For those students arriving prior to the start of school on Monday, September 14, 2020, we have been working closely with the Appleby Residential Life team,  to ensure the the 14-day quarantine programme will include an engaging balance of activities which support students’ mental and physical health, get them hands-on learning STEM and the arts, as well as provide entertainment. Activities will be offered in a safe, inclusive community environment that will seamlessly lead into Appleby’s boarding orientation programme.

For those students arriving after the start of school, the expectation is that students will be participating in their online learning programme during the weekdays and this will be supplemented by special programming on the weekends as necessary. 

Appleby’s Information Technology team will also assist students with their new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (MSL3) setup as well as other administrative tasks in preparation for the start of the school year. As the programming is almost 100% virtual, the weekend activities programme will be made available to all new and returning boarding students. The programme is created to meet all the regulations set out by Government of Canada. For more information please see the following COVID-19 Quarantine Document.

HEALTH CARE TEAM: Appleby has a team of school nurses to address the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of all Appleby students, and we will be working closely with this team throughout the 14-day quarantine programme. In addition, all residential staff have their Standard First Aid and CPR-C qualifications. Any students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined on-site, away from other students, staff and faculty and will be cared for by Health Centre staff.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation will be arranged for all students from Toronto Pearson International Airport. All necessary health-related protocol will be met in the delivery of this service.

COVID-19 TESTING: All students will be tested towards the end of their quarantine stay in order to meet Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario's requirements for international travelers. To view a list of Ontario COVID-19 Testing Centres please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations.

REGISTRATION: To register for Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please click here.If you have any questions about Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please e-mail Kim English, admissions officer at kenglish@appleby.on.ca.

3. 14-Day Quarantine Programme for Students Arriving After October 12, 2020

DATES: All NEW & RETURNING International boarding students arriving in Canada after Monday, October 12, 2020

ACCOMMODATION: Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme will take place on-campus in a house located on the eastern boarder of the School's 60 acre campus in Oakville.

MEALS: Meals will be prepared by Appleby’s in-house catering team Sodexo and delivered (contactless) three times per day to the students in their rooms. Snacks and fruit will also be provided, and options will be provided for dietary restrictions and allergies. Please click here to view a sample menu.

PROGRAMMING: The expectation is that students who arrive after Monday, October 12, 2020 will be participating in their online learning programme during the weekdays and this will be supplemented by special programming on the weekends as necessary. 

Appleby’s Information Technology team will also assist students with their new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (MSL3) setup as well as other administrative tasks in preparation for the start of the school year.

HEALTH CARE TEAM: Appleby has a team of school nurses to address the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of all Appleby students, and we will be working closely with this team throughout the 14-day quarantine programme. In addition, all residential staff have their Standard First Aid and CPR-C qualifications. Any students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined on-site, away from other students, staff and faculty and will be cared for by Health Centre staff.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation will be arranged for all students from Toronto Pearson International Airport. All necessary health-related protocol will be met in the delivery of this service.

COVID-19 TESTING: All students will be tested towards the end of their quarantine stay in order to meet Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario's requirements for international travelers. To view a list of Ontario COVID-19 Testing Centres please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations. 

REGISTRATION: To register for Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please click here.If you have any questions about Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please e-mail Kim English, admissions officer at kenglish@appleby.on.ca.

4.  Alternative (non-Appleby) 14-Day Quarantine Programme

We are strongly advising students and families to participate in the applicable quarantine programme outlined above. However, should a student and family chose not to participate in an Appleby program they will be required to provide the School with a comprehensive 14-day itinerary of their planned quarantine programme at is consistent with the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario's recommendations. The itinerary should include but not be limited to the following: 

  • Flight schedule: date of arrival, airline, flight number, departure & arrival times and arrival terminal
  • Quarantine location and contact information: address, phone number, email, website (if applicable)
  • Transportation details from airport to quarantine location
  • Planned COIVD-19 testing location and appointment date

If you have any questions about Appleby’s 14-day quarantine programme, please e-mail Kim English, admissions officer at kenglish@appleby.on.ca.


A Typical Boarding Day

The following will provide you with a high-level overview for what a typical Boarding Day will be like. As the School finalizes the Timetable and the Course Schedule the content below will be updated accordingly.

Time Action Details
Prior to 7:00 a.m. Daily Screening App

Prior to coming to campus, all students and staff will undergo daily screening via a phone app developed by REACH. Boarding students will complete this screening process in their Houses. If any COVID-19 symptoms are noted during the daily screening, the individual will not attend school and will follow Health Centre guidelines.

The free app is available for both Apple and Android devices by searching 'Reach Boarding' in the applicable app store. Students will be sent an e-mail with their usernames and passwords on Thursday, September 3. Starting on Monday, September 7 students and employees will be required to complete the daily screening survey prior to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends at their convenience. Students and employees can expect to receive daily e-mail reminders for the first two weeks of implementation.

  Washrooms (Residence) Washroom facilities inside the boarding houses will undergo a deep cleaning and sanitizing three times per day with non-touch fixtures being installed where possible. To encourage social distancing while using the facilities, capacity of each washroom will be labelled, and floor queues will mark two-metre distancing.
  Breakfast Boarders will continue to receive three meals daily, with breakfasts and dinners in the Dining Hall - modified to provide appropriate social distancing and safety precautions.
  Uniform One unique challenge to mitigating the spread of the virus is school uniforms—particularly those items which require dry cleaning. To address these concerns Appleby’s dress code for the upcoming school year will be modified with the main uniform consisting of a white polo shirt, kilt with navy knee socks or grey dress pants with navy blue or dark grey socks, navy 1/4 zip crested sweater (optional), and black dress shoes. Students are expected to be in a clean uniform daily.
  Masks/ Physical Distancing

Students, employees and visitors to campus will be expected to wear at a minimum a 2-ply cloth face mask at all times when indoors including during classes. Students will need to wear a clean mask every day. A mask will be provided to all students at the start of the school year but they will be responsible for providing any additional masks. Cloth masks will be available for purchase through the College Shop. Exemptions to wearing a non-medical face mask:

  • The person is unable to wear the face mask because it would inhibit their breathing for medical reasons.
  • The person cannot safely wear a face mask for any other medical reasons, such as having respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.
  • For religious reasons, the person cannot wear a face mask or cannot wear a face mask in a manner which would properly control the source.

Boarders will be expected to wear a mask at all times when they are in common areas or the hallways of their residence. They will also be expected to wear a mask if they are in their room with other people. Boarders will not have to wear a mask when they are in their room alone.

  Handwashing/ Sanitizing

Handwashing is the single most important thing we can do to prevent pathogens from entering the body and causing illness. Regular hand-cleaning with warm water and soap, or an alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) containing at least 70 per cent alcohol, for 20 seconds will reduce the risk infection in both children and adults. To promote hand hygiene over 250 ABHR dispensers are located around the school at entrances, exits, stairwells, common spaces, living spaces, and inside every classroom. With support from health services, faculty will teach students about why, how and when to clean hands, and to cover coughs and sneezes.

7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Morning Co-Curricular Block (based on interest) We intend to run a full range of co-curricular and club programmes although we expect that many may be impossible or limited in the Fall or will have to be modified due to health parameters and the HyFlex model. Examples include many contact sports, service programmes involving senior citizens, and some activities that require close group interactions. We plan to replace these with other offerings and are working with faculty to identify creative alternatives such as intramural competitions, and other forms of arts and service programming. We also anticipate some restrictions involving large gatherings such as assemblies, Chapel, etc. and will adjust as required.
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Classes

We are moving to a semester HyFlex model for the 2020-2021 school year. In the semester model, the school year will be divided into a Fall semester that will run from September to January and a Spring semester that will run from February to June. First term semester exams will take place in January and second semester exams in June.

Students will participate in four daily teaching blocks with all courses having classes every day. We know that many students struggle trying to manage 6-8 courses in a remote model, so a semester system will work better for most high school students if there is the prospect of shifting back and forth between on campus and remote/on-line. The school day for Upper and Senior school students will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. Classes will end at 3:50 p.m. and will be followed by co-curriculars and clubs.

The HyFlex model will allow members of each class to alternate between being on campus/in-class and participating remotely by video teleconference. We plan to install technology in each classroom that will allow for high quality, synchronous participation of those physically in the classroom with those on-line. Assuming two-meter distancing and the resultant decline in classroom capacities by well over 50%, we expect to start the year with students alternating day-to-day (i.e. 50% on campus and 50% on-line, so over a 10-day cycle, students will be in person for five days). Exceptions will be made for circumstances such as those who are immuno-compromised, ill and quarantining. The classes will be recorded and also made available on an asynchronous basis. The HyFlex model allows us to shift based on changing parameters. So, if the school is closed for a few weeks, it will easily pivot to a fully remote/on-line model. If the social distancing requirement is reduced to 1.5 metres, we can move from a 50/50 split to a 75/25 split. It also works for students who cannot attend in person due to health issues, while also easily adjusting to a return to 100% students attending daily.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Community Life Block Providing meal service is a complex matter than includes a variety of factors, including pre-ordering, cohorting, physical spacing, protective barriers, waste reduction, and scheduling. In order to fulfill the goal in the Operating Model of continuing to feed all students, we are moving to a three lunch period model using multiple sites – the Dining Hall, the Old Gym and the Arena (until the November long weekend.) We are partnering with Sodexo to work through a variety of ideas and options which include pre-ordering, ‘grab-and-go pieces’, cleaning protocols, delivery to other spaces (classrooms, boarding houses) and use of outdoor eating sites.
12:30 - 3:50 p.m. Classes Please see above.
4:10 - 5:10 p.m. Co-Curriculars Please see Morning Co-Curricular Block above. 
5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner Please see the information for Breakfast above.
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Evening Study

Students will be required to be in their residence rooms. 

9:30 - 11:00 p.m. Down Time Students will be expected to wear a mask and practice physical distancing while using the Common room. 
11:00 p.m. Lights Out  

 

2020-21 Tuition Fees

    ANNUAL PLAN
(1 Payment)
Tuition Refund Insurance Optional
QUARTERLY PLAN
(4 Payments)
Tuition Refund Insurance Included
MONTHLY PLAN
(11 Payments)
Tuition Refund Insurance Included
    April 1 Tuition
Refund
Total April 1 3 payments:
Jul. 1,
Oct. 1,
Jan. 1
Total April 1 10 payments:
May 1 to
Feb. 1
Total
Boarding Student Type
International Boarders
Type A* (tuition + boarding)
$77,540 $1,230 $78,770
Canadian Boarders
Type B* (tuition + boarding)
$71,500 $1,160 $72,660 $32,830 $13,840 $74,350 $23,920 $5,125 $75,170
Senior Two (Grade 12) Boarders
Type C* (tuition + boarding)
$63,180 $1,030 $64,210 $25,610 $13,400 $65,810 $16,900 $4,975 $66,650
Day Student Type
Senior One
(Grade 11) (tuition only)
$47,170 $780 $47,950 $20,000 $9,730 $49,190 $14,280 $3,565 $49,930
Upper School
(Grade 9-10) (tuition only)
$42,850 $700 $43,550 $15,680 $9,650 $44,630 $10,010 $3,525 $45,260
Middle School
(Grade 7-8) (tuition only)
$38,850 $640 $39,490 $12,630 $9,310 $40,560 $6,680 $3,450 $41,180

Definition of Boarders

Type A – International Boarders are all boarding students who are not Canadian citizens except Type C regardless of residency.

Type B – Canadian Boarders are all boarding students who are Canadian citizens except Type C regardless of residency.

Type C – Senior Two Boarders are Senior Two boarding students who were Senior One Day students regardless of citizenship.

Please note: This fee schedule applies to new Appleby students. Fee schedule information for returning Appleby students can be accessed by clicking here.

Fees for the 2021-2022 school year will be set at the beginning of 2021.
A one-time enrolment fee of $6,500 is in addition to the tuition fees listed above.

Provisional Fee Structure

Are there any changes to the fee schedule and provisional fee structure for the 2020-21 school year?

All boarding students (category A, B and C) will be rebated the difference between their boarding fees and the corresponding day fee for their grade band while in remote mode. As an example, if a student is a Canadian Type B boarder in Upper Two, they will receive a monthly credit for the difference between their Canadian Type B boarding fee and the Upper School Day fee.

All day students will receive a $250 credit per month while in remote mode. This credit will also be factored into the credit for boarding students.

These rebates will be calculated on a monthly basis and credited to families at the end of each reporting period (three times over the year). These credits will also be prorated for students who are receiving financial assistance in the 2020-2021 school year.


 

Other Important Information for Boarding

Health Centre: A new Health Centre has been built in the area next to the Old Gym where Athletic Therapy was previously located.
 

College Shop/Tuck Shop: Access to the College Shop will be restricted to appointment only and the Tuck Shop will be closed at the start of school.

All School Assemblies, Chapel, Grade Band: We anticipate that there will continue to be restrictions in place regarding mass gatherings in the Fall so we will adjust these programmes accordingly.

Washrooms (During School Day):

Whenever possible, do the following to reduce risk in the bathroom:

  • Avoid gathering in the bathroom
  • One person in at a time is better
  • At a minimum, avoid having groups of students or staff members mix in the bathroom
  • Don’t use the air dryer instead use paper towels
  • Use paper towel to open or close doors and turn off the sink
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap
  • If the toilet has a lid, close the lid to reduce spray