Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO)

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario is located in Canada’s safe, beautiful and bilingual capital: Ottawa. Our classes are taught in French while many activities and services in the region are in French and in English. Our students receive a certificate of bilingualism along with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma which is recognized worldwide.

For you, it means that after one year with us, you’ll have significantly improved your skills in French and English, two of the most frequently used languages in the world. Imagine the wealth of opportunities…

Our teachers and our dedicated well-being officer are available to help you easily adapt  to your new environment, succeed in your studies, make new friends and participate in enriching activities to make your experience unforgettable.

During the school year, you will enjoy the safety and care of a Canadian family selected by our partners, the Canada Homestay Network and CAS.

Studying with us is a guarantee for a rewarding experience. Come to one of our schools to get a short-term experience or to get a globally recognized diploma that will help open the doors to many universities!

Program Established: 2013

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, 3 months


A large variety of programs are open for international students (conditions apply):

       Sports-Study Program: football (soccer), track and field, basketball, volleyball, golf, ice hockey, skiing, dance, tennis, individual sports, skating, swimming and more!;

       Arts Program: visual and media arts, dance (ballet and contemporary), writing, music (instrumental and vocal), theatre, film and television;

       International Baccalaureate Program (IB) ®;

       Health Program;

       Environmental Program;

       Preparatory Program

       Specialist High Skills Major: arts and culture, transportation, sports, business, health and wellness, environment and nature.

Language(s) of Study: French

Total number of schools: 43

High schools for international students: 5

Total Students: 16,500

Total International Students: 35

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Age Limit: 18

Universities & Colleges in Area:

      University of Ottawa

      St-Paul University

      Carleton University

      Dominican University College

      La Cité

      Algonquin College


Ottawa is part of the National Capital Region. It offers fantastic sports, outdoor and cultural possibilities. Many music festivals, beautiful museums, lots of sports : hockey, soccer, baseball, biking, kayaking, rafting, golfing, skiing, skating; major sports events, multicultural events and restaurants, great parks and rivers; water park; historical monuments; Parliament of Canada and many more.

If you’re willing to explore a bit further, Montréal is only a two-hour drive away, while Toronto and Niagara Falls are less than 6 hours away.

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a bilingual city where both official languages are spoken: French and English. Studying in any of the five schools at your disposal will allow you to acquire a solid understanding of both languages.


The headquarter of CEPEO is located at the following address:

2445, St-Laurent blvd

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K1G 6C3


CEPEO’s schools are located all across the eastern Ontario’s territory. For more information, please, contact CEPEO’s Bureau of International education:

Entrance Dates: Late August and late January

Application Deadlines: May 31 & November 30

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $15,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: Between $12,000 and $13,000

Homestay Monthly Fee: Varies from a partner to another

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $550

Annual Custodianship Fee: included as is airport pick up and drop off

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email:


Mailing Address: 2445 St-Laurent Boulevard

City: Ottawa

Province: Ontario

Postal Code: K1G 6C3

Phone: 613-742-8960 ex 2163

Fax: 613-742-1012