Why Study with CISS
CISS takes great care to ensure that the placement for each student is the RIGHT placement, not just an available school in one specific school district. The majority of our school options are in well-established public schools (including publicly funded Catholic schools), but we also work with a select private schools, both boarding and day schools.
But the placement is just one part of the overall experience. CISS takes it role of custodian seriously. We care that each student is happy in their placement, 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. You can be sure that your 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 Placement Specialist:
CISS is partnered with over 50 school districts across five Canadian provinces. We have over 400 schools to offer, including select private schools. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, and local teams in all communities and regions, we offer the knowledge of each location to recommend the best placement for each student.
Variety of Options:
We offer placement options in small towns, moderate cities or big metropolises, in schools of different sizes, with a great variety of subjects and extracurricular activities. We work with families of varying compositions and interests, who are able to host students with different needs and goals. The more you tell us about yourself, the better the overall match for you!
With our internal homestay department, 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 monitor other student placements, ensuring no more than one other international student is in the home. Our ultimate goal is your safety and comfort.
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.
Which experience best meets your needs?
Whether you have just a few weeks or are seeking a high school diploma, we have a programme that will provide what you need.
|The Classic||Le Français||The Graduate||The World Student||The Experience|
Note: all schools offer
IB: Age 16
Students learn best by doing. Canadian education is focused on a HANDS-ON learning approach that combines theoretical and practical study with learning experiences. 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.
Specific options below vary by school.
Typical daily schedule in a public high school
|8am - 9am||Classes begin|
|most classes are 70-80 min in duration
4-5 class periods daily
|12pm - 2pm||Lunch period|
|Typically 40-60 minutes|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||School day ends|
|After school sports or clubs meet until approx 4:30-5:00pm|