Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
Located in Windsor, Ontario, schools in the Windsor-Essex Catholic School District offer a variety of unique programs such as enriched science and English, specialized sports academies, various Specialized High Skills Majors (SHSMs), the International Baccalaureate Diploma, STEM, experiential learning, and dual enrollment.
Students in the district have access to high-tech, state-of-the-art facilities such as computer labs with professional programs, construction workshops with professional tools, and recently renovated artificial turf fields and tracks.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students at schools in the district can participate in athletic programs such as specialized sports academies, health and wellness specialized high-skills majors, and freshman, junior varsity, and varsity-level sports teams.
Each school offers a variety of art courses including hip-hop, guitar, and drama. There are also Specialist High Skills Majors in Arts and Culture, Technology Design, and Visual Arts and Media.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Schools in the district have achieved many academic and athletic awards and accomplishments Catholic Central High School’s boys basketball team has a historic record of success while Assumption College Catholic High School won multiple gold and bronze awards at a 2018 business pentathlon.
Windsor, the southernmost city in Ontario, shares a border with Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America. Windsor is home to the University of Windsor and is within driving distance to both the culturally rich city of Toronto and the iconic Niagara Falls. The vibrant downtown area allows easy access to public transportation, shops, and dining.
Visit School Site: Windsor-Essex Catholic School District
Visit City Site: Windsor, Ontario
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsSpecialist High Skills Majors: Agriculture, Construction, Arts and Media, Business, Campus Ministry & Religious Education, Communication Technology, Communication, Community and Emergency Response Services, Culinary Arts, Drama, Energy, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Health and Fitness, Health and Wellness, Hospitality and Manufacturing, Information and Communication Technology, Music, Special Education, Sports, Student Success/Learning, Student Support Centre; Sports Academies: Dance, Basketball and Soccer;
Accepting Students in GradesYes
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Cut off age is 19 by June 30th
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