Welcome to Southern Ontario Collegiate

International Students Succeed

Southern Ontario College

Virtually ALL of our graduates are admitted into their University of choice. Your child's success is our success, and we do everything possible to ensure your child graduates and enters the university program of your choice!

International Programs

Secondary School Program
Intensive English ESL 
Pre-University Preparation

A Message from the Principal

Soutrhern Ontario CollegeIt is an honour for me to serve as the principal of Southern Ontario Collegiate, a world-renown educational facility. Being a leader in a private international school is an exciting opportunity for me.

Since 1980, my superlative staff has been providing academic excellence in a safe environment. Indeed, international students are cared for at Southern Ontario Collegiate both academically and socially.

Over 95% of our graduates attain admission in the best and most prestigious universities in Canada and abroad; many of them with scholarships. It is my privilege to be a part of their journey and an honour to represent Southern Ontario Collegiate: an international educational institution of pre-university excellence for students from around the world.

- Prof. Trish Nanayakkara

Welcome to Southern Ontario Collegiate!

Prepare your Child for University

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SOC helps your child prepare for University. Our University Placement Counsellor assist students with university applications and procedures. In addition, assistance is provided when applying for scholarships and bursaries. And while no school can guarantee 100% admission to university, Southern Ontario Collegiate consistently places over 95% of our graduates in the University of your choice!

We also provide parents with outstanding support service. Parents are provided with updated progress reports via e-mail. As well, parents are encouraged to contact the school by telephone or email for the most current and up to date progress reports on their child.

Student Services

  • Airport Pickup and Arrival Assistance

    International students are picked up at the Toronto airport and are given an international calling card so they can phone home to let you know they have arrived safely; they will then be transported to their homestay / residence destination.
    In their first week at SOC, students participate in various information sessions (community activities, Canadian law, public transportation, school code of conduct, homestay/residence rules) to orient them to their new program of studies.

    Help with Visits Home

    Our administrative staff helps international students with everything that they need to visit their homes on holidays, including travel arrangements, renewing passports, study permits or re-entry visas.
  • University Tours and Seminars

    Specialized university presentations on campus allow students the opportunity for personal interviews with key university representatives. University tours are also available.

    On-Campus Tutors

    SOC is proud to provide full time on-campus tutors. We understand that international learners often need additional help with curriculum issues and language acquisition.
  • Exceptional Homestay Arrangements

    SOC provides students with exceptional living arrangements with local Canadian families who have been pre-inspected, screened and interviewed. Students find these accommodations to be a perfect environment to study comfortably and effectively. Internet service is provided by the homestay family with unlimited access up to 11:00 pm (exceptions for assignments). In most cases, homestay families host 2 students (exceptions are possible).

    Living in Residence

    At the residence, between 5 to 8 students of the same gender are placed in homes dedicated exclusively to students. There, they receive supervision, meals, cleaning service, privately appointed rooms, and common areas for meals and TV.
    At SOC, our host family program provides students with a home away from home!
  • Health Insurance

    SOC provides health insurance for all international students. In addition, staff are also available for transportation to medical facilities (doctors, hospitals, clinics) if needed.


    Students under the age 18 require a custodian/guardian. SOC provides this service and facilitates the process.

Academic Success

Academic Success

Wisdom and Knowledge

We consider each student as a unique individual with diverse abilities, strengths and needs. Our staff cares for your child's success and we provide academic excellence to help your child develop the skill set they need to achieve intellectual and social success.


Excellent Education

Universities Recruit on Our Campus

SOC is the only school that offers students small class sizes (the student-teacher ratio is 15 students per teacher) and a full time on-campus tutor. Plus, key university recruiters come to our campus for personal interviews with our students.


Safe and Secure Environment

We Take Care of your Child

SOC provides health insurance for international students. In addition, staff is always available for transportation to medical facilities (doctors, hospitals, clinics) should the need arise.


Summer Camp

Perfecting English Language Skills

Our Summer Camp combines formal classes and cultural activities to provide a unique learning experience for international learners to improve their English language skills while interacting with English-speaking Canadians.


Southern Ontario Collegiate

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Southern Ontario Collegiate

28 Rebecca Street

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8R 1B4

Tel: 905.546.1500 or 905.546.1501;

Fax: 1-866-875-2619