HDSB is now accepting secondary and elementary applications for September 2018.
All elementary students must live with an immediate family member. Families are cautioned to confirm school availability before purchasing real estate.
Placement in secondary schools will be determined by student choice and school and program availability. Please note that several schools can accept a very limited number of international students. Abbey Park High School, Garth Webb Secondary School, Iroquois Ridge High School, Dr. Frank Hayden Secondary School, White Oaks Secondary School, and Thomas A. Blakelock High School are
not accepting fee-paying students for September 2018.
We are accepting students at Burlington Central High School and Aldershot High School.
HDSB encourages students to remain in the school where they have been assigned as a result all future school transfers will be restricted.
Starting in September 2018, students will be expected to graduate from the school where they are initially placed.
Students applying to HDSB must provide a valid email address to complete an online language assessment and a pre-arrival orientation.
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Final acceptance to our international students program will be based on the results of the assessment, so students are advised to complete the assessment as soon as possible.
The Halton District School Board has partnered with
Ingle Health Insurance
for International Students. This health insurance is mandatory and must be renewed every year.
Information on studying in Ontario is available in the following languages:
Thank you for considering studying in the Halton District School.
Halton is centrally located between Toronto and Niagara Falls and our communities are consistently ranked as some of the best places in Canada to live and work. Our region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada because of our perfect balance of big city amenities and small town charm. We are proud to say that all our communities are safe and diverse.
Halton offers first class education that supports all students regardless of where they come from, what languages they speak, and what career path they want to follow. Our teachers work hard to customize lessons and course content to match individual student’s learning styles and previous learning. There is a wide variety of course types and levels that help students move towards their goals for post-secondary education and future careers. All our teachers are certified and must follow the high standards set by the Ontario government.
We know school is more than academics. We encourage all students to join a team or club to get involved with the school community. We are proud of the wide range of activities that our schools offer: from music to sports, from theater to robotics, from social justice to visual arts.
We are excited that you are learning about Halton. We know that all our students and teachers in all our schools are enriched by international students. We value your points of view and cultural perspectives and we hope you share them with us to help us grow as well. Please view our video below to see what studying in Halton District School Board could do for you.
Please contact us if you have any question about becoming an international student in Halton.
Halton District School Board
International Students Program
HDSB Welcome Centre
215 Ontario Street South
Tel: 905-335-3665, ext 3435
Toll free: 1-877-618-3456