High Schools in Canada

Canada’s elementary and secondary schools follow a government curriculum and employ government certified teachers, ensuring a high level of quality and a focus on individual student needs. This successful environment is highly acclaimed as school students excel in science, reading, and mathematics: Canadian students have consistently been among the top 5 academic performers in the world and number 1 among English speaking countries according to the OECD PISA studies in reading, mathematics and science. Students may choose from public or private school options.

In addition to the high quality of teaching Canadian schools provide students with a nurturing environment through student services and pedagogical services such as; counselling, academic and professional advisers, community involvement, second language support, special needs learning, tutorial sessions and extracurricular activities.

The facts

  • Elementary schools are grades 1 - 6.
  • Secondary schools are grades 7 - 12 in most provinces, with the exception of Quebec where secondary school runs from grades 7 - 11.
  • The school year runs from September - June.
  • Canadian high school diplomas are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) courses are available to support international students.
  • Schools are the responsibility of the ministry or department of education in each province and territory.
  • All schools must register with and meet the curriculum and graduation requirements set by the Ministry of Education for that province/territory.

Public Schools

  • Offer co-educational day programs.
  • Homestay programs are available for international students.
  • Tuition and homestay fees range from CAN$ 10,500 to CAN$ 23,000 depending on the institution.

Private Schools

  • Independently funded.
  • Co-educational, or boys only, or girls only.
  • Smaller class sizes and lower teacher-student ratios.
  • Full boarding or homestay programs available for international students.
  • Tuition and boarding fees range from from CAN$ 10,500 to CAN$ 23,000 per year depending on the institution.

Information from http://www.educationau-incanada.ca

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High Schools in Canada per State

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Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta

Eaglesham School, Eaglesham, Alberta

Livingston Range School Division, Claresholm, Alberta

Red Deer Public Schools, Red Deer, Alberta

British Columbia

Aberdeen Hall School, Kelowna, British Columbia

Bodwell High School, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Chilliwack School District, Chilliwack, British Columbia

Delta School District (33 schools), British Columbia

Brookes Shawnigan Lake , Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia 

Glenlyon Norfolk School, Victoria, British Columbia

Langley School District (8 high schools), British Columbia

Langley Fine Arts School, Langley (Langley District School), British Columbia

Pattison High School, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Peace River North School District, Fort St John, British Columbia

Queen Margaret's School, Duncan, British Columbia

Queen Margaret’s School (Duncan, BC) Equestrian Program

Sea to Sky School District (4 high Schools), Squamish, British Columbia

Sooke Schools, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

St Margaret’s School (all girls’ school), Victoria, British Columbia

Vancouver school district, Vancouver, British Columbia


Balmoral Hall School (Girls), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Louis Riel School Division (7 high schools) Manitoba

Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Newfoundland International Student Education Program, Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

King's Edgehill School, Windsor, Nova Scotia


Avon Maitland Schools Canada (9 high schools), Ontario

Blyth Academy, Toronto, Ontario

Braemar College, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian International Hockey Academy, Rockland, Ontario

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Ontario

Fulford Academy, Brockville, Ontario

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Ontario

Hudson College (K-12), Toronto, Ontario

Limestone District School Board, Kingston, Ontario

Ridley College, St Catharines, Ontario

Robert Land Academy (Military High School), Wellandport, Ontario

Simcoe County District School Board, Ontario

The Thames Valley District School Board, London, Ontario

Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto, Ontario

Trafalgar Castle School, Whitby, Ontario

Quebec (English or French language of instruction)

Bishop's College School, Sherbrook, Quebec

Central Quebec School District (10 high schools)

College Bourget, Rigaud, Quebec


Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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