Canada Ontario, Canada
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Centre Wellington High School

Established: 1928
French Immersion

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1200
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
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.

FACILITIES
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.

SPORTS AND ARTS
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.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
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.

Visit School Site: Centre Wellington District High School
Visit City Site: Guelph, Ontario

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?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
French Immersion
Yes
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.
Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Curling, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Ski competition, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Art Explorations, Drama, Media art, Photography, Textiles, Theater Arts and Technology, Visual Arts
Music
Guitar, Music instrument, Vocal
Languages
French
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, Improv, Knitting Club, Math Club, Photography Club, Skiing Club, Student Events Committee, Tech Crew, Writing, Yoga Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-19
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Enrollment Restrictions: Students must have a 70% grade average;Students must complete the program before turning 19; Students must be strong in English Five day orientation included in the price for International Students

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