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  • Years old From 13 to 18 years old
  • Grade From Grade 8 to Grade 12
  • Nearby airports Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Location type urban
  • Accomodation Host Family
  • Nearest cities Hamilton (44 min.) Toronto (80 min.) London (86 min.)

Study in Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District (UGDSB) is located in the city of Guelph, one hour from Toronto. It is an area rich in culture, architecture, parks, rivers and green areas. International students can enjoy an urban stay (Guelph or Orangeville) or a more rural stay (Fergus, Palmerston, Erin, etc.) depending on the assigned school.

The international UGDSB program is flexible and allows you to select the contents according to the objective set by the student, who, throughout his stay at the school, will receive qualified support to help him achieve the objectives. A wide variety of programs are offered, the student can take them while completing their studies to obtain the Ontario Secondary School diploma. Some of these programs are: art, environmental leadership, business and “Hockey Canada Skills Academy Leadership Course”. It also has IB (International Baccalaureate), AP (college credit for high school students), French immersion and Specialist High Skills Major programs.

All UGDSB schools offer a wide range of academic, technological, artistic and sports programs. Many of the schools offer English for Foreigners (ESL). In addition, schools with international students have a counselor who guides them throughout the course.

Upper Grand District School Board

500 Victoria Road North

Guelph ON N1E 6K2, Canadá

Educational ideology


Students will achieve individual excellence through an educational and dynamic program provided by effective staff and supported by a committed community. They will help meet the diverse needs of our students by providing equitable and accessible resources. Our learning environment will be characterized by committed professionals, effective communication, and mutual and compassionate respect.

  • Student learning is our primary goal.
  • The learning process is open and inclusive.
  • Education is the responsibility of the entire community.
  • Embracing diversity contributes positively in the community.
  • Teachers must make a difference and decisively contribute to positive change.
  • Leaders must focus entirely on students.
  • Continuous professional development contributes to life-long learning.
  • A safe physical environment needs to be permanently supported.
  • A respectful learning environment fosters personal growth.
  • Opportunities and resources must be equitably distributed.
  • Everyone should be treated with respect.


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Upper Grand District School Board and the surrounding area

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