The Ottawa International Student Program of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is accepting new international students in Kindergarten to grade 12 for the September entry and the February entry.

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Academic Requirement

  • B average (approximately 70%) in the student's last 2 years of school
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or principal: Use form provided

English Ability

High school students require the following levels of English ability before being admitted to the program and are strongly advised to study English before coming to Canada. Students with a low English level will likely need extra time to meet their academic goals.

  • Grade 9: High Beginner
  • Grade 10: Intermediate
  • Grade 11: High Intermediate
  • Grade 12: Advanced

Although there is no English-speaking requirement for elementary students, we recommend that students have some knowledge of English that includes reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Accommodation Requirement

  • Have a custodian in Ottawa (if under 18 years of age)
  • Live with a family (students may not live on their own)

Application deadline*

  • High School
    • May 31st for the September entry
    • November 30th for the February entry
  • Elementary School
    • May 31st for the September entry

*Applications will be considered after the deadline according to circumstances. Please contact us.

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