Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB)

The Greater Essex County District School Board invites students from around the world to experience life and learning in vibrant Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Our schools reflect the consistent success of Ontario public education in global rankings. Students engage in collaborative, inquiry-based learning in the classroom and participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and community service opportunities. International Students are warmly welcomed at 13 secondary schools and 55 elementary schools. Our wide range of academic programming offers opportunities for all students in our schools including English as a Second Language programs, technical courses, Advanced Placement courses, the IB Diploma Programme, a dedicated Centre for Creative Arts and more. Windsor is a mid-sized Canadian city with all the amenities of a large urban centre. Essex County includes numerous large suburban neighbourhoods and thriving small towns. At the heart of the Great Lakes region, Windsor is surrounded by fresh water on three sides providing many beautiful opportunities for recreation. Waterfront parks, manicured gardens, playgrounds, green spaces, walking and biking trails are woven throughout the area. We have a long history of welcoming newcomers from around the world and we look forward to welcoming your students!

Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • Semester
  • Short-term

Specialized Programs:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Summer Credit
  • Hockey Academy
  • IB Diploma Programme
  • Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts
  • Specialist High Skills Majors

Age Limit: 18 before December 31 of School Year
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • University of Windsor
  • St. Clair College


  • Pelee Island
  • Fort Malden National Historic Site
  • John Freeman Walls Underground Railroad Museum
  • Windsor Sculpture Park
  • Point Pelee National Park
  • Ambassador Bridge to USA
  • Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to USA
  • Art Gallery of Windsor and Chimczuk Museum
  • Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River

Address: 451 Park Street West, Windsor, ON N9A 6K1

Airports: Windsor International Airport (YQG) and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: June 1 & December 1

Application Fee: $300

Full Year Tuition Fee: Elementary $12,850 Secondary $13,850

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Michelle Marcuz, International Students Program Lead

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