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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa and Capital Region, Ontario

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

The goal of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is to support international students academically and socially so they will have a positive experience in Ottawa.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  70,000
# International Students:  310
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary120K - 8
Secondary259 - 12


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School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary120K - 8not available22 - 3025
Secondary259 - 12not available< 3025

District Support for International Students

International Student Programs

  • Activities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
  • Counselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
  • Orientation Programs

Accommodation for International Students

  • Homestay Provided by Private Company

Language Support for International Students

  • Language Classes During Study Programs
  • Language Testing and Placement
  • Pre-program Language Classes

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) offers a wide choice of programs and activities for secondary school students. OCDSB offers international students many academic and cultural opportunities.

Secondary School Highlights

  • The secondary schools at the OCDSB provide programs for all students to excell academically
  • OCDSB has a number of specialty programs including the International Baccalaureate, advanced placement, gifted programs, outdoor education, French immersion and opportunities to learn many languages

Secondary School Program Options

  • Academic Academies (Science, Technology, Tourism & More)
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • University Preparation Programs
  • Vocational/Trade Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
  • High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
  • Required
English Language Proficiency:
  • Beginner
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
  • Not Considered

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 200
Application Deadline: May 30
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • High School Preparation Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs