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

The Windsor-Essex region is located in Southwestern Ontario.

Our region of 300,000 people is growing in popularity and prospects.  With major cities such as Toronto, Chicago, London, Niagara Falls and Detroit Michigan USA all within a 4 hours driving distance, there will be no shortage of opportunities for you to explore.

Airport access via Toronto Pearson, Toronto Ontario or Detroit Metro, Detroit Michigan USA

WECDSB Student Residence Facility – to create the best possible educational experience for our students we are pleased to offer a band new student residence facility.

Available for students in grades 9-12.   Double occupancy.  Full meal plan.  Located on the grounds of Assumption College Catholic High School, this safe, secure facility includes freshly renovated, spacious and comfortable rooms, common areas and 24-hour supervision.

Homestay Accommodation – living with a local Canadian family can offer a new and exciting opportunity to any student.  We invest time and effort in finding a host family that will provide a safe and comfortable environment during your time in Windsor.   All host families are interviewed and screened.  Once accepted they are matched with students based on

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board offers a selection of extracurricular activities that will keep you busy.

Everything is available from sports & athletics, to arts, dance and drama.  We have debate teams, multicultural groups, and photography club and robotics teams.  There are hundreds to choose from or start your own group! 

We encourage all students to participate in a sport or club while studying at WECDSB

Entrance Dates: September and February

Application Deadlines: June 1 & December 1

Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Full Year Tuition Fee: Secondary $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: $1,600 monthly

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $540 annually

All fees are in Canadian Dollars

General Inquiries Email: lauren_mcdonald@wecdsb.on.ca

Website: https://www.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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