Serving one of the fastest growing areas in North America, The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) operates in the Regional Municipality of York, located in the Greater Toronto Area. With 85 Elementary and 16 Secondary schools across the Region’s nine municipalities, (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and King Township), the YCDSB works to support and inspire our approximately 53,000 students and their families through an innovative curriculum of Catholic Education rooted in Gospel values.
As one of the top-performing school boards in Ontario, our more than 5,000 dedicated instructional staff are committed to building a strong community of lifelong learners, guided by a commitment to critical thinking, inclusion, and active social responsibility.
Program Established: 1998
Programs Offered: Full Year,5 months, Summer Camp
Language(s) of Study: English, French Immersion
Total number of schools: 101
High schools for international students: 6
Total Students: 53,000
Total International Students: 338
International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12
Nearest Airport: Lester B. Pearson International Airport
The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) operates in the Regional Municipality of York, located in the Greater Toronto Area with the region’s nine municipalities, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and King Township.
Students not residing with a parent or approved family member (Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle, Sibling 19+ or Cousin) while attending a YCDSB school must arrange homestay and custodianship with one of the two approved providers, Canada Homestay Network (CHN) https://
Entrance Dates: Elementary – September & January/Secondary – September & February
Application Deadlines: September start – June 30th deadline, February start – Nov. 15th deadline.
Application Fee: $200
Full Year Tuition Fee: $16,700 Secondary; $16,000 Elementary
1 Semester Tuition Fee: Secondary, $8,350 Elementary: Jan – June $8,000
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Please refer to our approved Homestay & Custodianship Service Provider websites: CHN – https://
Annual Custodianship Fee: Please refer to our approved Homestay & Custodianship Service Provider websites: CHN – https://
Homestay Monthly Fee: TBD
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $475
Annual Custodianship Fee: TBD
All funds are in Canadian dollars
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