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
SAFE and SECURE!
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: $250 (non-refundable)
Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,000 Secondary; $13,000 Elementary
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,450 Secondary
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: To be determined by the homestay company
Annual Student Residence Fee: $1,600 monthly
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $540 annually
All fees are in Canadian Dollars
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