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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

 International Student ProgramsActivities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
 International Student ProgramsCounselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
 International Student ProgramsOrientation Programs

Accommodation for International Students

 Accommodation for International StudentsHomestay Provided by Private Company

Language Support for International Students

 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Classes During Study Programs
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Testing and Placement
 Language Support for International StudentsPre-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:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or OfficialRequired
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language ProficiencyBeginner
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
Notice Date Application Deadline: May 30
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage 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