Canada Ontario, Canada
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Centre Wellington High School

Established: 1928
French Immersion

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year, Spring Semester, Spring Year

School Description

Centre Wellington District High School (CWDHS) is located within the close-knit community of Fergus, Ontario. With Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSMs) in Business, Environment, Health and Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Sports, and Technology, students can learn relevant skills for their future careers. Students can immerse themselves in the French language and culture by enrolling in the French Immersion program. Technology courses are available for students who are interested in robotics.

CWDHS campus facilities are constantly being updated with new technologies to enhance students' education. The media center recently underwent a $100,000 renovation to install new speakers and computer systems. The school also centers around a beautiful light-filled atrium as a common space. Other amenities include multiple athletic fields, swimming pools, and gymnasiums. Student can also make use of an on-campus greenhouse and auto body shop.

Athletes can choose from many team and individual sports. Students can compete in soccer, swimming, field hockey, curling, tennis, running, golf, ski racing, basketball, and volleyball. Hockey players of all skill levels can join the Canada Hockey Skills Academy.
Students can choose from a wide variety of art classes in subjects including music, theater, watercolor, prints, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and visual arts. Clubs and extracurricular activities include astronomy and environmental clubs, computer programming, and even juggling.

Centre Wellington is proud to have received a Gold Certification by the Ontario Ecoschools Program. The certification is awarded to schools that are environmentally friendly.

The school district is one hour west of Toronto. Fergus lies along the Grand River about 25 kilometers north of the university town of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. Fergus is a small, vibrant town with a population of about 20,000. Charming Elora, known for its 19th-century limestone architecture, has a population of 8,000 residents, many of whom are artists. Each of these cities, hamlets, and villages are welcoming and safe places to live.

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Awards and Accomplishments Of School

Consistently ranked within the top 250 schools in Ontario based on the Fraser report. Gold Eco School.

School News

Every new international student takes part in a 5-day orientation before school starts, including practical advice for the school & community, and a 3-day true Canadian summer experience at world famous Algonquin Park.

Famous Alumni

Glen Wagner- 2009 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellance

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 17 acres Campus Size
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Specialist High Skills Major Program: Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Business, Health & Wellness, Horticulture & Landscape, Hospitality & Tourism, IT, Sports, Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction, Environment. Technical courses offered in culinary arts, hospitality / travel and tourism, manufacturing and construction technology (virtual reality, computer hardware, robotics), farm program, horticulture, and environmental science. Offers an Outdoor program option for senior students - camping, leadership, survival (extra cost around $350). Has a Karate Program for credit with black belt instructor. Also has a Hockey School that runs in both semesters 1 and 2. French Immersion Program.
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Curling, Field Hockey, Golf, Hockey Academy, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling
Art, Theater, Media Arts, Photography, Textile, Theater Arts and Technology, Visual Arts
Guitar, Music instrument, Vocal
Clubs and Extracurricular
Amnesty International, Anime Club, Astronomy Club, Athletic Council, Chess Club, Christian Culture, Computer Club, Distributive Educations Clubs of America (DECA), Environmental Science Club, Friendship Culture, Gaming Arts Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Hockey School, Horticulture Society, Improvisation, Knitting Club, Math Club, Photography Club, Skiing Club, Student Life Committee, Tech Crew, Writing Club, Yoga Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students must be strong in English Five day orientation included in the price for International Students

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