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The Eastern Ontario French Public School Board (CEPEO in French) is located in Canada’s secure, beautiful and bilingual capital: Ottawa. Our classes are taught in French while many activities and services in the region are in French and in English. Our students receive a certificate of bilingualism along with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma which is recognized worldwide.

For you, it means that after one year with us, you’ll have significantly improved your skills in French and English, two of the most frequently used languages in the world. Imagine the wealth of opportunities…

Our teachers and our dedicated liaison officer are available to help you in your new environment, succeed in your studies, make new friends and participate in enriching activities to make your experience unforgettable.

A large variety of programs are open for international students (conditions apply):

  • Sports-Study Program: athletics, basketball, volleyball, golf, ice hockey, skiing, soccer (football), tennis, individual sports;
  • Arts Program: visual and media arts, dance (ballet and contemporary), writing, music (instrumental and vocal), theatre, film and television, fashion and design;
  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB) ®;
  • Computer & Communications Technology Program;
  • Health Program;
  • Environmental Program
  • Preparatory Program

During the school year, you will enjoy the security and care of a Canadian family selected by our partners, the Canada Homestay Network and CAS.

  • Continuing your studies with us is a guarantee for a rewarding experience. Come to one of our schools to get a short-term experience or to obtain a globally recognized diploma that will help open the doors to many universities!

Program Established: 2013

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, 3 months, Summer Camp

Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate (IB) ®, Fine Arts, Sports, Environment, Health 

Language(s) of Study: French

Total number of schools: 43

High schools for international students: 3

Total Students: 14,500

Total International Students: 41

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a bilingual city where both official languages are spoken: French and English. Studying in any of the four schools at your disposal will allow you to acquire a solid understanding of both languages.

During the school year the student lives with a Canadian homestay family. A private room, three meals a day and access to the home’s facilities are provided. The student will enjoy the security and care of life with a Canadian family.

CEPEO’s schools offer a great variety of clubs, extra curricular activities, sports, arts, music, Model UN, and more. 

Our liaison officer organizes monthly outings for the international students so that they get to know each other better, and visit interesting places in the Ottawa area and discover more about the Canadian culture.

International students really enjoy the multicultural reality in our schools, and they take full advantage of the bilingual environment of Ottawa to improve their French and English skills.

Entrance Dates: Late August and late January

Application Deadlines: May 31 & November 30

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,200

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,600

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: included

Homestay Monthly Fee: See website: http://www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca/cepeo.shtml

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $515

Annual Custodianship Fee: included as is airport pick up and drop off

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@cepeo.on.ca

Website: ei.cepeo.on.ca

Mailing Address: 2445 St-Laurent Boulevard

City: Ottawa

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: K1G 6C3

Phone: 613-742-8960 ex 2163

Fax: 613-742-1012

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