Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB)

The program can range from full time English Enhancement Program to a full time Academic Credit Program all within a public high school in Eastern Ontario. Each student will be provided with a individualized placement plan. All new students will participate in an orientation program which covers many topics related to their upcoming school program and life in Canada. All students receive ongoing support and assistance in school and are assigned an experienced homestay coordinator to monitor the home life. Our caring and supportive school staff monitor each student’s academic pathway and progress and keep them on course to achieve their academic goals. We offer a range of optional services as part of the student assistance program (extra cost).

We have also designated 10 high schools to provide enhanced English Language Support for those students who need the extra help. This includes a full time English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor available during the entire school day and who monitors progress of international students in all their classes, an ESL credit course each semester and system program staff that work with all teachers to implement strategies for curriculum accommodations for our international students.


Programs Offered:

  • Full Year
  • 1 Semester
  • Short-term Immersion
  • Programs offered in English
  • French Immersion

Specialized Programs:

  • Summer Credit
  • Winter Camp
  • Adult High School

Age Limit: The student must finish high school before the age of 21. Adult programs available for students aged 21 or older.
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • St. Lawrence College


  • 1000 Islands
  • Aquatarium
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Skywood EcoPark
  • Rideau Heritage Route
  • Big Ben Ski Centre
  • Gibbons Family Maple Syrup Farm
  • Saunders Zoo

Postal Bag Service 1120,
225 Central Avenue West
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
K5V 5X1

Airport: Ottawa or Montreal

Entrance Dates: Our academic year is divided into two semesters with intake for full semester or year program at the beginning of September and the beginning of February. We also offer short term (4 – 12 week) programs with continuous intake.

Application Deadlines: Continuous

Application Fee: N/A

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: N/A

Homestay Monthly Fee: $900

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $800 (included with registration in our Homestay Program)

Annual Custodianship Fee: included with registration in our Homestay Program

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Matthew Raby
Executive Director

Email: matthew.raby@ucdsb.on.ca
Phone: 613-936-8252