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The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) welcomes international students from around the world to participate in full-year and one semester programs.

The SCDSB is committed to ensuring that students reach their full potential and become responsible and contributing members of an ever-changing global society. The SCDSB focuses on providing quality programs which develop the skills of lifelong-learning in a safe, caring environment.


All high schools provide:

Supports and Services:

Each of our 14 participating high schools has a designated guidance counselor who offers ongoing support and academic counselling to International students throughout their stay; this includes assistance with the college and university application process. The SCDSB also has a devoted team of English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors available to those students requiring language support.  

Extracurricular Activities:

All SCDSB high schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities. Examples of some of the teams and clubs international students are invited to participate in are:

Specialist Programs and Unique Learning Opportunities:

The SCDSB is proud to offer a variety of specialized programs: