Canada Ontario, Canada
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Durham Catholic District School Board

Established: 1969
City
French Immersion

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    22000
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year, Multiple Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) is located along the coast of Lake Ontario and is a little more than an hour outside of Toronto. The Durham Catholic District School Board has four different foreign languages to offer in addition to their ESL program. All the schools in this district also have Advanced Placement courses for students to take as well as a couple Dual Credit course opportunities. There are also many electives for students to choose from including Drama, Law, and Marketing. Extracurricular activities are quite popular at the schools, featuring both artistic options such as Art Club and Drama Club and interest-based clubs such as Social Justice and Yearbook.

FACILITIES
The Durham Catholic District School Board has two recently built schools within its district, offering brand new facilities for their students. Schools in the DCDSB have facilities such as athletic fields, music rooms. art studios, and chapels for prayer.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Schools in the Durham Catholic District School Board offer a verity of athletic programs for their students. Varsity sports are offered seasonally and include Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
Each of the DCDSB schools have large arts programs with many courses and extracurricular activities for students to choose from. The Durham Catholic District School Board also has a new Regional Arts & Media Program for students to focus on specific arts programs such as Dance, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
The Durham Region is located about an hour East of Toronto, in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. There is a mix of rural land in the north, with the South being more urban. Driving is popular to get around here, but there is also a transit system that allows people to travel all over, and popularly into Toronto. Part of the Durham Catholic District School Board is on the coast of Lake Ontario, which offers some beautiful scenery.

Visit School Site: Durham Catholic District School Board
Visit City Site: Durham Region, Ontario

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:22
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
Yes
Speciality Programs
SAT Prep Courses
Sports
Basketball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
Arts
Craft, Dance - Fundamentals, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Interior and Exterior Design, Media Arts, Photography, Play Directing, Studio Art - 2D Design, Visual Arts
Music
Vocal Music and Ensembles
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics 1, World History
Languages
Arabic, Chinese, French Immersion, French Language and Culture, Italian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, Drama Club, Political Action, Social Justice Club, Yearbook Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
TOEFL Required
Case by Case

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