International Visa Student Program

International Student Visa Program

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board would like to thank you for your interest in our school system. We are very proud of our reputation for excellence in education and innovation and our community’s reputation as a safe, clean, prosperous and multi-cultural environment to learn and live. As a Faith-based institution, we offer a wide variety of academic and co-curricular programs in our schools with a highly qualified, expert staff and we embrace international students within our school communities.

Our goal is to offer quality, comprehensive, and individualized education plans that meet the needs of our international Visa students – education plans that guide them to reach their potential, and that prepare them for both their post-secondary career paths and their role as global citizens.

International Visa student education plans will be established after a thorough initial and ongoing assessments of a student’s academic and English language capacity and will consider both academic and social needs of individual students. Our school system has the capacity to offer programs with full English-Second-Language support, partial English-Second-Language support and total immersion.

International and Out of Province students who have met the legal criteria to attend an elementary or secondary school in Canada will be admitted upon payment of a fee calculated in accordance with the Ontario Education Act and Regulations.

Please review the information enclosed in this site, information on our International Visa Student Program and the general information about our school system.
If you wish to attend an elementary or secondary school in our system, please refer to the instructions as outlined in the Application Requirements and Procedures.
Join us and make our schools a significant partner in realizing your education goals.
Margo Jones
Program Manager – International Student Services
WCDSB Resource Development Office