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

The Eastern Ontario French Public School Board (CEPEO in French) is located in Canada’s secure, 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 liaison officer are available to help you in your new environment, succeed in your studies, make new friends and participate in enriching activities to make your experience unforgettable.

CEPEO’s territory is about the size of Switzerland and covers the Eastern part of Ontario. Its territory includes Ottawa, the capital of Canada, smaller cities such as Kingston, Pembroke, Cornwall, Hawkesburry and smaller cities and villages in rural areas.

Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • 1 Semester
  • Summer Program
  • Programs offered in French
  • Sports-study (including agreement with FC Barcelona Academy)
  • Arts and culture

Specialized Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Summer Credit
  • Adult High School
  • Hockey Academy
  • FSL Summer Camp

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 sport, outdoor, 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.

2445, St-Laurent blvd
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1G 6C3

Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Entrance Dates: Late August and late January

Application Deadlines: May 31 & November 30

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,200

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,600

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: included

Homestay Monthly Fee: See website:

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $515

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

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Jean-Marc Emery
Directeur, Affaires partenariales et internationales, M.A.

Phone: 613-742-8960 ext: 3004
Fax: 613-742-1012