Programs dedicated to international understanding and language education

High School in Ontario

The Greater Toronto Area includes four regional municipalities. The cities of Burlington, Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga offer safe, suburban neighborhoods with easy access to the bustling metropolis of Canada’s most populous city, Toronto. Nacel Canada is working with several school boards in this area including Peel, Halton Public, and Halton Catholic.


Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

High School Credit Programs available in Ontario

The following schools offer accreditation for successful completion of high school courses.

Peel International Academy at Clarkson Secondary High School, Mississauga


The Peel Academy at Clarkson Secondary School is part of the Peel District School Board, one of Canada’s largest school boards, located in one of the most diverse and multicultural regions in the world. International students are integrated with Canadian students but may also receive English as Second Language assistance, if necessary. Peel Academy offers many extracurricular clubs and activities including Ski Club, Student Newspaper, Social Committee, Batik Art Club, Drama Club, Yearbook, Geography Club, and much more. Sports available include badminton, baseball, basketball, cricket, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, swimming, soccer, volley ball, and many more.

The Peel Academy for International Students is located at Clarkson Secondary School in Mississauga, Canada—a safe, suburban city about 20 minutes from Toronto and Pearson International Airport. International students benefit from superior English language programs and the school’s partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan  College.

Assumption Catholic Secondary High School, Burlington


Assumption Catholic Secondary School is a faith-centered learning community that fosters excellence within the individual, promoting academics and citizenship through the living of Christian values. Learning is a co-operative endeavour shared amongst teachers, students and parents. Assumption students are encouraged to work and learn to their maximum potential. The school is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of each individual’s interests and talents. Students are taught to think critically, work independently, communicate effectively and show respect for themselves, for others and for the environment. Assumption is an Advanced Placement (AP) School offering Pre-AP courses in grades 9 – 11 and AP courses in grade 12. Along with regular academic programs, the school offers many extra-circular activities, sports programs, and various clubs.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary High School, Oakville


St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School  is located in Oakville, part of the Greater Toronto Area. St. Ignatius of Loyola is part of the Halton Catholic District School Board and offers full academic programs with the values of the Roman Catholic faith. A broad number of programs are available including Arts, Business, Canadian and World Studies, English and Modern Languages, Mathematics, and more. Extra-curricular include March Break School Trip, School Newspaper, and Cycling Challenge.  Required school uniforms foster a sense of pride and self discipline.

Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary High School, Milton


Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School is located in Milton, part of the Greater Toronto Area. Jean Vanier is part of the Halton Catholic District School Board and is dedicated to academic excellence, the development of each individual’s interests and talents, and the nurturing of the Catholic Faith.  Students are taught to think critically, work independently, communicate effectively, and show respect for themselves, for others, and for the environment.  By accepting the challenge of education now, students will be prepared to meet the future with faith, confidence, and a strong sense of their own self-worth.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville


St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is a high school located in the western part of Old Oakville, Ontario, part of the Greater Toronto Area. There are approximately 850 students attending the school in grades 9 through 12, making it the second smallest high school within the Halton Catholic District School Board. St. Thomas Aquinas High School has always been proud of the range of programs made available to students to help them prepare for post secondary options and careers.  The school’s new state of the art facility features upgraded academic, athletic and technology facilities.

General information

Support Network

Nacel Canada HSP Inc. offers continuous support to participants. A local Coordinator will work with each individual student, including arranging their homestay and acting as their contact throughout the program.


  • Students aged 15 – 17 at the time of arrival
  • 2 or more years of English language study
  • Experience living away from home, maturity and independence
  • An interest in learning about another culture and language
  • A willingness to share in the daily life of a host family
  • An open and flexible attitude which will allow the student to adapt to the school and host family environments

What the Program Cost Includes

  • Local supervision during whole program and local orientation
  • School and Host Family placements in Full board
  • Official documents to obtain visas
  • Reimbursement of mandatory school fees for Core Subjects
  • Medical, accident & liability insurance.
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support


  • Applicants are responsible for flights to and from final destination

Contact Nacel Canada for more information