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Programs Offered

Welcome to Windsor and thank you for your time and interest in learning more about our Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board.

We are proud of our Board as the top ranking school board in Ontario in terms of Academic Achievement (Rank #1 in Southern Ontario and top 3 province wide). We also pride ourselves on organizing and running a variety of successful study programs for more than 200+ international student a year. Whether, it is a chance to experience a Canadian school and the culture for a short time or a bigger opportunity to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School diploma, WECDSB has something to meet each student’s needs.

Below is a quick list of program offerings. We look forward to welcoming your students!


Long Term Study (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Study for 5 months (1 semester) or 10 months (full year)
  • Fully integrate into a Canadian school experience
  • Earn high school credits toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Come for one year or multiple years of study and graduate

Short Term Study (Elementary and Secondary) *available to individuals and student groups
  • Study for 2 weeks to 4 months in a Canadian classroom
  • Experience classroom integration and work on your English language skills
  • Earn a ‘Certificate of Completion’

Summer Program (ESL Camp & Activity) *limited to groups with minimum of 10 students
  • Participate in a 2 week summer camp including ESL class and student activities
  • Practice and improve your English Language skills with daily ESL lessons
  • Learn leadership skills and team work with daily activities both at school and at local attractions
  • Earn a ‘Certificate of Completion’

CO-OP / Internship Programs (grades 11 - 12) *must have strong English language skills
  • Earn high school credits and develop new skills in the workplace
  • Get on-the-job and safety training in Canada
  • Learn more about a specific sector of your interest
  • Earn a ‘Certificate of Completion’



Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board High School Specialties

 School  Specialist Program Offered  Specialty Classes
Assumption College Catholic High School
Assumption 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Cooperative Education (experiential learning)
  • Accounting & Marketing
  • Technological Design 
  • Communications Technology
  • International Business 
  • Manufacturing of Technology
Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
Carter 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Sports Academy Programs 
    (dance, baseball hockey, soccer)
  • Business Studies
  • Technological Design 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Construction Technology
Catholic Central High School
CCH 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Sports Academy Program
    (basketball)
  • Construction Academy Program
    (electrical)
  • International Languages
  • Law, Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology
  • Technological Education
  • Business Studies
F.J. Brennan Catholic High School
Brennan 
  • Sports Academy Programs
    (baseball, hockey, soccer)
  • Construction Academy Program
    (masonry)
  • French Immersion Program
  • Dramatic Arts and Culture
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Information Technology
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Holy Names Catholic High School
Holy Names 
  • STEM Academy
    (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math)
  • Cooperative Education 
    (experiential learning)
  • Instrumental & Vocal Music
  • Fashion and Textile Design 
  • Business / Computers
  • Accounting 
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Business Leadership 
St. Anne Catholic High School
St Anne 
  • Sports Academy programs
    (basketball, hockey)
  • STEM Academy
    (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math)
  • French Immersion Program
  • International Business
  • Canadian and World Studies 
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Philosophy 
  • Career Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Technological Education
St Joseph’s Catholic High School
St Joseph 
  • Construction Academy Program
    (carpentry, plumbing)
  • Cooperative Education 
    (experiential learning)
  • French Immersion Program
  • Digital Arts & Graphic Design
  • Visual Arts & Media 
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Business Leadership
  • Contemporary First Nations
  • Health & Wellness
St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School
Villanova 
  • Sports Academy Programs
    (hockey)
  • STEM Academy
    (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math)
  • Cooperative Education 
    (experiential learning)
  • French Immersion Program
  • Business: Marketing / Entrepreneurship
  • Economics, Law & Politics 
  • Modern languages
  • Information & Communication Technology 
  • Career Studies
  • World Issues: A geographic Analysis


School / Student Support

Client support from start to finish - from the point of registration to the first day of school, each student is treated as an individual. Our job is to fully support the agent, parent and student during their time with WECDSB. 

Free language assessment - all long term students are asked to complete an online assessment prior to their arrival in Canada. This free 30-minute online test is sent directly to all new students. The assessment score is sent back directly to the WECDSB International Student Coordinator, who reviews the results and determines the best school placement for the student. 

In-school Student Guidance - all long term international students will have 1-point of contact at their school who they will meet with regularly to support them with class schedules, tests, school environment and any concerns or questions they have along the way. 


Alumni and their Journey

We are proud to say our international student graduation rate is 97% annually with program acceptance to a wide-range of Ontario post-secondary institutions.  These include University of Windsor, University of Toronto, Western University, St. Clair College, Conestoga College, Queens University and the University of Waterloo. 


Annual Student Scholarships Awards

The International Education Student Scholarship Award recognizes up to 10 extraordinary students whose actions and experiences studying at WECDSB have exemplified excellence in either academics or personal growth.

The winners will receive up to $1,000 Canadian dollars for their next academic journey in post-secondary school.  This scholarship awarded each June is for graduates from WECDSB.
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