CECCE – Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est


With nearly 27,000 students attending 46 elementary schools, 14 secondary schools, a Virtual Learning Academy (AAV), an adult school and some 3,000 professionals serving students, the CECCE is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec.

The CECCE stands out at the provincial level in particular by:

  • Recognition as a leader in education in Canada;
  • The best results in the province on the EQAO provincial tests
  • A graduation rate of 96%;
  • A high parental satisfaction rate (94%);
  • Sustained growth in its workforce;
  • The offering of English courses from the 4th year in order to achieve high-level sustainable bilingualism;
  • The offer of English courses from grade 9, identical to those offered by other French- and English-speaking school boards.
  • Allows students to access all post-secondary programs in the language of their choice before entering the job market by mastering Canada’s two official languages French and English.

Program Established: 2012

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp

Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate, Sports, Fine Arts, Business and Administration, Health and Environment

Language(s) of Study: French, English mandatory

Total number of schools: 60

High schools for international students: 14

Total Students: 27,000

Total International Students: 80

International Students Accepted for Grades: 1-12

Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Most of the CECCE’s schools are located in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, in the province of Ontario, and others are in neighbouring cities: Kingston, Brockville and Pembroke. Canada’s National Capital Region is the fourth-largest urbanized area in the country, with over a million residents. Ottawa is a dynamic, welcoming city and it is the perfect place to have new educational experiences in a safe, bilingual environment.

The City has a lot to offer : linguistic and cultural diversity, a plethora of educational resources, a balanced lifestyle, a wide range of inspiring activities, and convenient access to major Canadian and American cities. Ottawa has many unique neighbourhoods that can easily be explored on foot and is host of many international festivals, no matter the season !

The Conseil des écoles catholiques is offering you the chance to come study in a region that is safe and full of opportunities, where you can thrive and experience new things !

You may choose the services of a host family offered by the Canada Homestay Network, a partner organization of the CECCE. This type of accommodation will give a true Canadian experience, since in addition to being fully integrated into a French-language school, you will be living with a family that speaks both official languages, English and French. 

No matter what your interests are, the CECCE has something for you! Either within the District or within the community, the CECCE has a wide variety of clubs, teams, activities and school trips. Students can participate in many sport activities : American football, soccer, martial arts, dance, mountain biking, cross-country, tennis, basketball, golf, aquatics, baseball, volleyball, hockey  – two of the CECCE’s schools have the province top hockey facilities. Many of students compete at the provincial, national and international levels or practice a sport during lunch or after school. The CECCE’s schools also offer many more activities and for all students, such as theater, business development, wood workshop, mechanics, first aid, etc.

Ask us for more info about the many activities available !

Entrance Dates: Late August and January/February

Application Deadlines: Continuous Intake

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,250

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $820

1 Semester Insurance Fee: $410

Full year virtual program fee: $10,000

1 semester virtual program fee: $5,000

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@ecolecatholique.ca

Website: international.ecolecatholique.ca/

Mailing Address: 4000, rue Labelle

City: Ottawa

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: K1J 1A1

Phone: +1 613 744-2555 poste #33349

WhatsApp: +1 613 314 6834

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Summer camp: https://international.ecolecatholique.ca/fr/Les-Camps-Dete_61

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