Waterloo Catholic District Schools

Where Are We?

  • Located in southern Ontario, Canada
  • Same latitude as North California
  • 60 minutes west of Toronto
  • 45 minutes from the International Airport
  • 90 minutes from Niagara Falls
  • 90 minutes from the US border

About Our Schools

  • Catholic schools funded by the government
  • All students are welcome at Ontario catholic schools
  • Governed by provincial curriculum & standards
  • Internationally recognized programs & certification
  • All teachers certified & highly trained
  • 43 elementary schools (Grade JK-8)
  • Student-teacher ratio 22:1
  • Five secondary schools (Grades 9-12)
  • School student population range: 1000 –2100All composite schools offering comprehensive academic & applied programs
  • Student-teacher ratio 23:1
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Academic Year Opportunities

  • One or two semesters in Secondary School
  • Achieve credits
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) for students enrolled for two or more years
  • Pathways to North American universities & colleges

Specialty Programs

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Global Leadership
  • Elite Athlete Training
  • Advanced Placement

Engineering Certificate

  • Preparation program for university engineering
  • Providing hands on, practical skills needed to be successful in fields of engineering
  • Applying theory from the math & sciences to real world situations
  • Develop leadership and team skills
  • Collaboration with University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering

Special requirements for the International Certificate (one or two semester)

Per semester

  • One Mathematics Course
  • One Science Course
  • Applying theory from the math & sciences to real world situations
  • Two Courses from: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Mechanical Design
  • Experiential hours from: Electronic Car Team, First Robotics Team, Skills Canada Competition


Dan Witt

Chief Operating Officer
Research & Development Office, International Education Services
Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Sheikh Abdul-Raouf Kabbar

Imam – Islamic Centre of Cambridge (ICC)

Dr. Robert (Bob) Rempel Ph. D

Chaplaincy Leader
St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School
Waterloo Catholic District School Board

26 May 2021 at 6 PM KSA

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