Your High School Programme in Canada!
We are specialists in youth educational programmes
Thinking about an academic experience in a Canadian high school? CISS can secure the RIGHT SCHOOL for you! Whether you’re looking for the most academic environment, or specific classes in robotics, or a school with a great basketball team, our wide variety of options means we have something for everyone. We’ll also place you with a welcoming host family and provide all the support you need to succeed in your goals. Let us help make your Canadian school dreams a reality!
Communities to Choose From
Registered Host Families
Education in Canada
Canadian public schools follow strict provincial guidelines informed by global and domestic research and best practices in education. Our public school graduates enjoy an exceptionally high rate of acceptance into universities and colleges in Canada, the US and abroad. Canada also has many excellent private schools with additional benefits such as smaller classrooms and more focused outcomes.
A Hands-On Learning Approach
Students learn best by doing. Canadian education is focused on a HANDS-ON learning approach that combines theoretical and practical study with learning experiences.
In every Canadian school, whether public or private, students have the opportunity to explore different academic and career pathways through a diversified curriculum that aims to meet the needs of all students. Core academic skills are augmented by arts, technology and other skills based on each student’s intended career goals. Continual assessments allow students to monitor their results and adjust their studies ahead of final course exams.
Why Study With CISS
Your High School Programme in Canada!
You can study in a Secondary School in Canada for a short-term experience all the way to graduation. CISS, a Canadian Organization, supports students and families from around the world. Our team works to find the RIGHT placement for each applicant. We cooperate with well-established public schools (including publicly funded Catholic schools), as well as with select private schools, both boarding and day schools. All our schools are carefully selected to offer the best high school option for international students in Canada.
We care that each student is adjusted to their school and family, and our team of dedicated coordinators ensure that the students in their care have the tools needed to do well in school and to overcome challenges. Parents can be sure that their child will have an advocate voice in times of need, but will also be given opportunities to grow, mature and learn from their full Canadian experience.
High School Specialist
Toronto and Vancouver teams offer knowledge and best recommendations
Variety of Options
Large city to small town, public or private, east or west? We help you decide
Internal homestay team means high standards for host families in all our locations
Best Canadian Experience
We look after all our students from start to finish, ensuring an amazing experience
CISS counsellors mentor their students through regular communication and visits
With over 40 locations to choose from and hundreds of schools, the public schools are the choice of most international students as well as of Canadians. They offer a wide range of academic courses, sports and extracurricular activities. We help you find the best option for you!
A programme for students who want to explore smaller communities in Ontario, and would like to have a price with a lower program. The Canadian Explorer takes place in select communities and public schools, and CISS chooses the location for you.
High School Placement Specialist
Variety of Options
With our internal homestay department, MLI Homestay, we select and train families under strict standards and policies, ensuring students in any of our placement communities have a private bedroom in a welcoming home environment. We also monitor other student placements, ensuring no more than one other international student is in the home. Our ultimate goal is your safety, comfort and overall experience.
Best Canadian Experience
CISS looks after you from start to finish. After reviewing your application form, we strive to provide the best placement. From selecting host families, finding the best-matched communities and schools, advising students and supporting partners around the globe, we then oversee the arrival of students and supervise them throughout their stay. CISS seeks to deliver the best experience in Canada for all our students.
Together with our partner schools, CISS coordinators are in constant contact with their students. From texts, calls, and personal visits, our teams spend a lot of time both sharing in the successes of our students, as well as mentoring students to work through struggles. CISS offers 24-hour emergency telephone assistance to ensure that emergency situations are handled promptly.
Our Complete Educational Package
Our programmes are fully packaged and rates include:
- School tuition
- Homestay with a carefully screened and well-matched host family (as arranged by our own homestay division)
- CISS custodianship and monitoring service package
Once a student is accepted through CISS, they receive the following services:
Prior to Arrival in Canada, CISS will assist the student with:
- Consultation and advice regarding selection of the appropriate school for each candidate
- School registration and placement procedures
- Notarized Custodianship document(s) for Study Permit and/or CAQ purposes
- Host family matching
While in Canada:
- Airport reception and 2 transfers (to community upon arrival + to airport upon departure)
- Appointment of a Local Coordinator to aid, monitor, and visit the student throughout his or her stay
- Legalization and co-validation of student transcript if required
Please note: CISS is not an immigration consultant agency, and cannot offer legal or immigration advice to families already in Canada seeking to assist international family members to study in Canada. If you have any immigration questions regarding study in Canada, we urge you to visit the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website.
Le Français is a programme for students seeking more than just one French class in their timetable. CISS can arrange this in three different ways: Bilingual Experience, French Immersion and Francophone Experience. Note that all schools in Canada offer French language classes. This option is for a more intensive French experience.
5 or 10 months
The World Student is one who seeks to take either AP (Advanced Placement) classes or be accepted into an IB programme for the purpose of furthering their university placement options in universities around the world.
IB: Age 16
AP: Age 17
2 years for IB
5 or 10 months for AP
Multiple Options of Destinations to Choose From
Canada, the 2nd largest country in the world, has a diverse population ranging from the First Nations (Native Canadians) to new immigrants. This diversity makes it a very welcoming place. From smaller towns with a very community-based lifestyle, to big cities full of activities and options, our placement choices are tailored to meet your personal profile, budget and programme goals
Support, Care and Life-time Friendships
The nurturing environment in a host family provides the support and care that students need to focus on their high school programme, achieve great academic results and successfully adjust to their new Canadian lifestyle. This is the preferred option of accommodation for 99% of international students in Canada.
Ready to start your programme?
Other programmes for you
In this lower-cost, no-choice academic year option, CISS places you in an Ontario city or town where you’ll be one of only a few international students in the school. Placement locations are in “off the beaten path” destinations, giving you a truly unique Canadian high school immersion experience.
Study Tours provide an opportunity for students to practice their English, integrate with local students in a high school, experience life with a host family, enjoy unique activities, and have a genuine Canadian cultural experience.
With a focus on fun and unique opportunities to learn, our summer programmes promise to give you the experience—and the Canadian memories—of a lifetime.