Welcome to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Ottawa which is located in the capital of Canada. A vibrant and colourful city, Ottawa is the fourth largest city in Canada with a population of over 1 million people. Ottawa, known for its diversity and welcoming attitude, is a safe, family oriented city with many indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy in all four seasons.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been serving students in the capital for over one hundred years and has graduated students who have distinguished themselves at colleges and universities throughout the world. There are 26 high schools, 116 elementary schools and 5 secondary alternate sites in the district that are located in urban, suburban and rural surroundings.
OCDSB high schools provide information and guidance to its students about post secondary pathways nationally and internationally. In Ottawa, Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Algonquin College offer some of the best post secondary programs in the world. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board provides international students with the opportunity to choose an educational path that best suits their interests and goals. Students can choose to come to Ottawa to graduate from high school or for a shorter period of study to improve their English and cultural competency.
Intensive English language classes are also available for students wanting to upgrade their academic English for entry into a high school or university. Additionally, a summer English experience camp of 2-6 weeks offers students an opportunity to experience life in Ottawa, improve their English and have fun.