Please Note - We have currently closed the online Application Portal for International Students. Please check this website at the beginning of December 2018 for an update.
Important Messages for 2019-2020
- A credit card is necessary to pay the application fee. Applications cannot be submitted without the application fee.
- Students must graduate from the school where are initially placed.
- Secondary students must complete an online English assessment and orientation and have their own email address. Students will be contacted through this email to set up a brief “Welcome Interview”.
- Students in Grade 11 and 12 need to submit an IELTS result of at least 5.5. Grade 11 students can submit their IELTS results by January 11, 2019. Grade 12 students must submit their IELTS results with their application.
- HDSB health insurance is mandatory and will be charged with the school tuition fees.
are open to international students
*Iroquois Ridge Secondary School
*Oakville Trafalgar High School
*Abbey Park High School
White Oaks Secondary School (IB)
TA Blakelock High School
*Garth Webb Secondary School
Burlington Central High School (IB)
*high-demand schools that require high English proficiency
All other elementary schools are open. Please note that families must live within the catchment area of the school where the student has been accepted.
Families are required to have their own residence and cannot use the address of friends or family.
These schools have
limited availability for international students
Acton High School
Georgetown District High School
Nelson High School
Aldershot High School
M.M. Robinson High School
Craig Kielburger Secondary School (IB)
Milton District High School
The following schools are
closed to international students
Dr. Frank Hayden Secondary School
Robert Bateman High School
James W Hill
Single track French Immersion Schools
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