Nestled between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) welcomes students from across the globe to participate in full-year, one-semester and short-term programs. The SCDSB is committed to ensuring that students reach their full potential and become responsible and contributing members of an ever-changing global society. The SCDSB focuses on providing quality programs which develop the skills of lifelong-learning in a safe, caring environment.
Each of our 16 participating high schools has a dedicated Guidance Counsellor who offers ongoing support and academic counselling to our students throughout their stay. The SCDSB has a devoted team of English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors available to those students requiring language support. As well, all SCDSB high schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities.
The SCDSB is proud to offer a variety of specialized programs including Extended French and Specialist High Skill Majors in Arts and Culture, Business, Construction, Environment, Health and Wellness, Horticulture and Landscaping, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technology, and Transportation. For more information on High Skills Majors, please visit www.myshsm.ca.
Program Established: 1999
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term
Language(s) of Study: English, Extended French
Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement, Speciaist High Skills Majors,
Total number of schools: 100
High schools for international students: 14
Total Students: 52,000
Total International Students: 150
International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12
Nearest Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport
Simcoe County boasts the longest fresh water beach in the world, Wasaga Beach, a network of world-class trails for hiking and biking, and some of the best skiing in all of Ontario. Simcoe County is conveniently located just one hour north of Toronto. Whether a student wishes to live in one of our cities, lakeside towns or rural villages, the Simcoe County District School Board has something to offer to everyone.
Our homestay program provides students with the unique opportunity to live with a Canadian family. Local host families welcome international students into their homes and provide a safe and caring environment where international students are able to learn about Canadian customs and culture, and be fully immersed in the English language.
From athletics, to clubs, our students have a variety of activities to choose from:
Entrance Dates: September & February
Application Deadlines: May & November
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,250
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $450
Homestay Monthly Fee: $875
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600
Annual Custodianship Fee: $250
All funds are in Canadian dollars