Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board


The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the world to our wonderful city, named the “safest community” in Canada. Located in the Great Lakes region, Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada. We are central to a number of large metropolitan cities such as Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Niagara Falls, all close enough to explore.  Windsor has everything that a big city offers, but with the comfort and safety of a smaller community.

The Ontario educational system is among the best in the world; a reflection of high academic standards, highly trained teachers, and state-of-the-art schools.

We offer specialized programs such as International Baccalaureate, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), ESL (English as a Second language), Sports Academies, Computer Programming, Robotics and many more.

Many of our international students receive Honors with Distinction for high academic grades and go on to receive academic scholarships for post-secondary.  Our graduation rate is 98% including alumni accepted to University of Windsor, Queens University, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

Our ultimate goal is to nurture the mind, body, and soul of our students and we look forward to having you study with us.

All this combined with the fact that Windsor is one of the top ten smartest communities in the world and it is easy to see why Windsor is the place to be!

Program Established: 2011

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate, English Language Program, Sports, Fine Arts, Computer Technology, STEM

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 44

High schools for international students: 8

Total Students: 21,000

Total International Students: 150

International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12

Nearest Airport: Windsor International/Detroit Michigan International

Welcome to Windsor – Our Location

Destination: Southern most city in Canada

Proximity:  4 hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Niagara Falls and 5 hours from Chicago, border city with Michigan USA


Diversity:  Windsor is the 3rd most diverse city in Canada after Toronto and Vancouver

Landscape:  Surrounded by water, green space, agriculture and friendly people

WECDSB is pleased to offer students housing options between our own student residence or with a reputable homestay provider!  Our WECDSB residence is attached to Assumption College High School and offers students an opportunity to practice their independence and help prepare them for university life.  It is a safe and secure environment and has a full meal plan provided!   We also work with the most reputable homestay providers in Canada where students can choose to live with a host family to experience a Canadian family’s lifestyle. 


WECDSB offers students an opportunity to participate in multiple school activities.  From any athletic team you can think of (basketball, volleyball, tennis, dance etc) to clubs and homework assistance.  Together with the residence and homestay providers we value the opportunity to show students around the local area! 

Entrance Dates: September and February

Application Deadlines: June 1 & December 1

Application Fee: $260 (non-refundable)

Full Year Tuition Fee:  $12,900 Secondary; $12,000 Elementary

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,450 Secondary

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: To be determined by the homestay company

Annual Student Residence Fee: $2,200 monthly

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $540 annually

Activity Fee: $100

Ontario International Student Recovery: $1,300

All fees are in Canadian Dollars

Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process.

General Inquiries Email: karissa_quinlan@wecdsb.on.ca

Website:  wecdsb.on.ca/programs/international_education

Mailing Address: 1325 California Avenue

City: Windsor

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: N9B 3Y6

Phone: 519 253 2482 extension 1226

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