Education in Canada

Canada's education system is ranked number one among English-speaking countries, with students achieving top marks in math, science, and reading, and literacy and graduation rates among the highest in the world. Our schools famously provide a nurturing and safe environment, deeply respectful of multicultural diversity and the individuality of each student.  

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. 

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.  

Why Study With CISS

High School SpecialistsToronto and Vancouver teams offer knowledge and best recommendations
Variety of OptionsLarge city to small town, public or private, east or west? We help you decide.
Homestay ExpertiseInternal homestay team means high standards for host families in all our locations
Best Canadian ExperienceWe look after all our students from start to finish, ensuring an amazing experience
Student CareCISS counsellors mentor their students through regular communication and visits
CISS has over 40 years of excellence supporting international students in their quest for a Canadian High School placement

Our Study Communities

British Columbia13 locations, Pacific Coast, small-mid-large cities
Ontario16+ locations, small-mid-large cities, English or bilingual (Eng/Fr)
Alberta3 locations, cowboy culture, small-mid-large cities
Qu├ębec2 locations, small town or large city, Bilingual (Eng/Fr) or full French
Our placement choices are tailored to meet each student's personal profile, budget and programme goals

Public Schools

Location+50 locations across Canada
Ages14-17 years, boys and girls (12-13 years, limited placement options)
ESL - English as a Second LanguageAvailable
DurationShort-term, Academic Semester or Academic Year
Experience life as a Canadian high school student in our public school programme!

Private Schools

LocationsQuebec and Ontrio
Ages14-17 years, boys and girls
DurationAcademic Year (limited options for an Academic Semester)
Come experience the tradition and prestige of studying at a Canadian Private School.

Our Homestay

Welcoming FamilyFamilies are all different but share the desire to welcome their student to Canada
Private BedroomPrivate bedroom in a family home
MealsBreakfast, lunch, dinner daily
Safe and SecureSafe and supportive home environment
Quiet study spaceEither in bedroom or another area of the home, study space for student
The nurturing environment of a host family provides a true Canadian immersion experience!