Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB)

The International Student Program of the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) welcomes and provides our international students with the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students under the Ontario public education system.  Our 60+ elementary schools and 10 secondary schools offer exceptional academic programs for students at all grade levels. UGDSB schools are in traditional Canadian communities, where over 95% of residents speak English as their first language.

Our region is rich in culture, architecture, parks, riverside and green spaces. Our Southwestern Ontario climate boasts four greatly varied and visually striking seasons: autumn, winter, spring and summer. Many outdoor and indoor recreational and leisure activities are available throughout the year.

Our highly regarded academic institutions with state-of-the art equipment and facilities, our culturally-rich region, as well as our areas of high tech industry make the Upper Grand District School Board an amazing location for students to experience Ontario and Canada.

Programs Offered:

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

Specialized Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Adult High School
  • Hockey Academy

Age Limit: 18
Universities & Colleges in Area:

  • University of Guelph
  • University of Waterloo
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Conestoga College
  • Mohawk College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber College

210 Broadway, Suite 208
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
L9W 5G4

Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: May 1 & November 1

Application Fee: $700 (non-refundable) – Includes $200 Application Fee + $500 Placement Fee *

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000 Secondary; $12,000 Elementary

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500 Secondary

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: To be determined by the homestay company.

Homestay Monthly Fee: To be determined by the homestay company.

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $450; $225 for 5 months

All funds are in Canadian dollars

* Placement Fee is NOT an additional cost for accepted students as the entire fee is applied to tuition. The Placement Fee is included with the Application Fee in order to expedite the English Assessment for earlier school placement and preferred course/timetable selection.

** The entire Placement Fee is applied to tuition reducing tuition by the full $500.

Douglas Morrell
Superintendent of Education

Email: doug.morrell@ugdsb.on.ca
Phone: 1-519-941-6191