York Catholic District School Board

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), located in The Regional Municipality of York, a region north of Toronto, is one of the consistently top-performing school boards in Ontario.

Our students are accepted into prestigious colleges and universities in Canada and around the world as a result.

Program Offerings:

Our international education program offers international students with the following:

       World-class education

       Continual support for those learning English as a second language (ESL), which includes a full day orientation where they can meet other students, learn what to expect in the school year, how to access community resources and more. Our ESL Centres located in various YCDSB schools are internationally recognized and have hosted students from all over the world

       Opportunities to meet new friends through participation in a variety of student clubs, events, activities and field trips that enable each student to thrive, collaborate, integrate and succeed

       Specialized programs: SHSM, AP, IB, HPA, STREAM


Clubs and councils include but are not limited to: student government, DECA, Canadian Model United Nations, biotechnology, culinary, robotics, coding, athletics council, dance, band, music, mathletes and more.


Specialized Programs (for students who meet the program specific qualifications):

       English as a second language (ESL)/English Literacy Development (ELD)

       Continuing Education

       High Performer Athlete Program

       Regional Arts Program

       International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (students must qualify)

       Advanced Placement (AP) Program (students must qualify)

       Specialist High Skills Major Program:

       Arts and Culture


       Health and Wellness

       Information and Communications Technology





International Students Accepted for Grades: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, Grades 9 to 12


Programs Offered In: English, French


Entrance Dates: Beginning of September & February (Secondary), beginning of September & January (Elementary)


Application Deadlines: June 30 for September/semester 1 entrance, November 30 for January (Elementary) or February/semester 2 (Secondary) entrance


Programs Offered: Full Year, Gap year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camps, Remote OSSD


Program Tuition Fees:

·        Elementary (JK-Gr.8) – $14,500

·        Secondary (Gr. 9-12) – $16,000



Offered through CHN or MLI (York Catholic District School Board – The Canada Homestay Network) or MLI (York Catholic District School Board (mlihomestay.com))

Program Contact:

Iolanda Faraone

Principal, International & Continuing Education Programs

York Catholic District School Board

320 Bloomington Road West

Aurora, Ontario  L4G 0M1

416-221-5051 ext 13639