Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

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.


Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • 1 Semester
  • Short-term Immersion
  • Summer Program
  • Programs offered in English
  • International Certificate
  • French Immersion

Specialized Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Summer Credit
  • Winter Camp
  • Adult High School
  • Teacher Training
  • TESL Certificate

Age Limit: 6
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • University of Ottawa
  • Carleton University
  • Saint Paul University
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Algonquin College
  • La Cité collégiale


  • Parliament Buildings
  • Rideau Canal
  • National Art Gallery of Canada
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canadian Aviation Museum
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica
  • National Arts Centre
  • Gatineau Hills

440 Albert Street, Room 315
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1R 5B5

Airport: Ottawa International Airport

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Fee: $400

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $350

Homestay Fee: $5,810 for one semester or $10,685 for 2 semesters

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600

Annual Custodianship Fee: $750

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Geoff Best
Executive Director

Phone: 613-239-0277
Fax: 613-239-0608