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Notre Dame CSS

Address: 2333 Headon Forest Dr, Burlington, ON L7M 3X6, Canada
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Description Notre Dame CSS

  • Year of foundation: 1990
  • Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • Age of students: 13 to 19 years
  • Type of facility: private Catholic school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: joint
  • Accommodation: host family.
  • Notre Dame CSS (full name Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School) is a prestigious Catholic high school that has been operating since 1990 and has proven itself in the best way. The institution is part of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) and is associated with the parishes of St. Gabriel and the Apostle Peter.

    Students, teachers and parents are constantly in contact with each other and together make important decisions. Children learn the skills of critical thinking, independence in judgment, effective communication, respectful attitude to themselves and others. Foreign participants receive serious support in adaptation and study.

    The campus is located in Burlington, a short distance from Toronto. The Halton region is considered the safest place to live in Canada and North America. Graduates demonstrate high performance in examinations and enter the best universities in Canada, the US and the world.

    Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Notre Dame CSS

    Program name
    from 36 050 $CAD / year

    Middle Classes

    The middle classes give children a solid foundation for the future, because the school does everything possible to develop talents. The program is individualized and takes into account the needs and preferences of each child, teachers have a high level of skills and rich work experience. The schedule includes compulsory subjects and subjects of choice, foreign participants further develop the language on the ESL course (English as a second language) and receive comprehensive support:

  • Transportation of far-living students
  • Receiving a school package upon arrival / admission
  • Assistance to the staff of the center for the reception of international students
  • Help in homework after school
  • Mentoring programs.
  • In the 9th-10th class, intensive preparation for senior classes and specialized programs begins, serious courses and disciplines are held:

    1) Grade 9:

  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Music directions
  • Visual art
  • Geography of Canada
  • English
  • Communication
  • Learning strategies
  • French
  • Mathematics (the basics of mathematics, principles)
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
  • The science
  • Technology.
  • 2) Grade 10:

  • Theatrical art
  • Guitar, vocals
  • Visual art
  • mass media
  • Basics of Business
  • History of Canada
  • Citizens and citizenship
  • Computer studies (introduction)
  • English (academic, applied, literary)
  • Language in everyday life
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Career Skills
  • Learning strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Hospitality
  • The sciences of agriculture
  • Technology (production, transportation, construction).

  • Annual
    from 36 550 $CAD / year

    High School

    11-12 grades are a time of active preparation for the university and admission to adulthood, when teenagers are finally determined with priorities, they choose educational institutions and specialties. In addition to the standard course, the school offers many additional and special programs. The schedule includes compulsory and additional subjects:

    1) Grade 11:

  • Theatrical art
  • Music
  • Visual art
  • The photo
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Economy
  • History of America
  • World History (16th century)
  • Law in Canada
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • English
  • English for school and work
  • French
  • Learning strategies (advanced)
  • Introduction to College Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • World religions
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Technologies
  • Tourism.
  • 2) Grade 12:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Analysis of current economic problems
  • Marketing in Sports
  • Personal Finance
  • Discoveries in world history
  • World history (from the XV century)
  • Right
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Ontario Literacy Course
  • French
  • Education Strategies
  • College Mathematics
  • Introduction to kinesiology
  • The science
  • Family Relationships in Canada
  • Equality, diversity and social justice
  • Engineering
  • Technologies of land cultivation.
  • Graduates who have fulfilled all the requirements receive a prestigious Ontario Secondary School Diploma and go to the best universities in Canada, the USA and other countries.

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Advanced Placement is one of the best high school standards in the world, accepted in Canada and the US and recognized as an official document on education in a large number of countries. AP lasts 2 years, and its successful completion gives the holders of high scores significant advantages when entering the university. Teens study the disciplines that they choose based on their preferences. Senior students are advised to decide in advance with the future university and specialty in order to select the appropriate subjects and adjust the curriculum. This standard includes about 40 disciplines, the most popular in the country are:

  • English Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Foreign languages
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Art
  • Natural Sciences
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Computer science.
  • The school offers the following courses:

  • English
  • French
  • Geography and history
  • Mathematics
  • The science
  • Higher educational institutions gladly accept graduates with Certificates of Advanced Placement, which indicates a high level of training and overall development. Foreign participants (those for whom English is not native) are trained in a special course ESL (English as a second language) and are intensively engaged with certified teachers. Holders of high scores are waiting for several tangible benefits:

  • Ability not to pass certain entrance examinations
  • Excellent and excellent grades automatically bring the applicant to the number of the main applicants for the scholarships
  • Exclusive level of knowledge in the disciplines and language.
  • At the end of the training, an examination is carried out for each of the subjects with scores from A to F (A, B and C are considered successful). Graduates receive a diploma of secondary education and a certificate of Advanced Placement.

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    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP)

    International Baccalaureate (IB) is a prestigious international program developed in the 1960s and proved to be the best way. The course includes several stages, starting from junior schoolchildren, and IB Diploma is the final stage and lasts 2 years (11-12 grades). The master plan for all institutions in the world that teach IB is the same, but each school has the right to make adjustments.

    Notre Dame CSS runs high quality programs and is one of the best IB centers in Ontario. The curriculum includes 6 subjects - 3 of them at the advanced level, 3 on the standard, as well as several other works:

  • Writing an extended essay
  • Theory of Knowledge: a special theoretical course
  • Creativity, sport and social work (creativity, action and service): practice and action.
  • Subjects are divided into six groups, of which students choose disciplines:

  • Foreign Language and Literature
  • Mother tongue and literature
  • Mathematics and mathematical sciences
  • Natural objects
  • Humanities
  • Disciplines to choose from.
  • Much attention is paid to the development of critical thinking skills, the ability to make complex decisions, responsibility for their actions, respect for surrounding people. For successful completion of studies and obtaining a diploma, each student fulfills several conditions:

  • Test for each of the items of advanced and standard level (6 tests in all, points from 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest)
  • Writing research papers
  • Written lessons on "Theory of knowledge"
  • 150 hours of practice on the course "Creativity, sport and social work"
  • Other additional works.
  • The pupils of the school receive high scores on examinations and annually enter the best educational institutions of Canada, the USA, European countries.

    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program

    Development of special skills at the advanced level is an adapted program for high school students, aimed at the serious development of knowledge and skills in a particular field. This course helps to obtain an exceptional level of training and a fundamental base, which is then successfully applied in professional and educational activities. Directions include:

  • Leadership in Business (Business Leadership)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Horticulture and Landscape Design (Horticulture and Landscaping)
  • Hospitality.
  • Advanced courses are conducted in a way that does not interfere with basic studies and does not overload the schedule. Classes are conducted not only by specially trained teachers, but also by invited experts and practitioners who have achieved success in their professional activities. Graduates who successfully complete the course receive a special certificate - Red Seal diploma and transcript.

    Ontario Youth Apprenticehip (OYAP)

    A special program for high school students, which is conducted in parallel with basic education and allows you to get a working specialty. Available directions:

  • Body repair (cars)
  • Mason
  • Joiner
  • Baker
  • Specialist for work with children and youth
  • Child Development Specialist / Early Childhood Teacher
  • Construction machinery (specialist)
  • An electrician
  • Nanny
  • Ventilation and air conditioning (specialist)
  • Precision machining
  • Transport
  • Welding.
  • The training is based on the active development of practical skills: teenagers spend a lot of time in workshops, where together with experienced instructors learn the basics of the profession and consolidate the acquired knowledge, constantly training. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive a special certificate that gives an opportunity for employment (or further development).

    Accommodation and food

    Foreigners are accommodated in host families. Notre Dame CSS has partnerships with companies engaged in the selection and design of a suitable placement:

  • Nacel Canada HSP
  • International Students Canada
  • Homadorma
  • Canada Homestay Network.
  • All families are carefully selected, a separate bedroom is provided with the necessary furniture and appliances. The food passes at home and at school (or completely at home). If necessary, you can discuss the availability of various diets and special food.

    The cost of accommodation and meals: from 16550 $ CAD / 10 months.

    Events Notre Dame CSS

    Teachers take care that all students develop not only in school, but also in sports, creativity, spiritual and moral and personal plans. Available sports:

    1. Autumn season:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Field hockey
  • 2. Winter season:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Hockey (boys)
  • Hockey (girls)
  • 3. Spring season:

  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Football (girls)
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Lacrosse
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Softball
  • Baseball.
  • A lot of time is spent on art, creativity and music. Creative development helps not only to increase the general level of education, but to become more sensitive and responsive. Available types of creativity:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Vocals and singing
  • Acting in the theater and cinema
  • Writing scripts
  • Painting, Graphics
  • Sculpture and modeling
  • Design and fashion.
  • On the campus there is a large number of clubs and sections on interests, everyone will find for themselves what they are interested in:

  • Anime Club
  • Book club
  • Choir
  • Christmas Assembly
  • Computer programming and robotics
  • Development and peace
  • Ecological Society
  • Fishermen
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • The UN Model
  • Train of peace
  • School Game
  • Snow Angels
  • Social justice
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga.
  • Extra-curricular life is full of various events and events:

  • Holidays and festivals
  • Movie night
  • Canadian National Tower
  • Niagara Falls
  • Professional sports games
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Canadian Wonderland Wonderland
  • Musical Festivals
  • Ontario Art Gallery
  • Trekking in the forest and climbing
  • A visit to the theater and cinema
  • Excursions around the city and the surrounding area
  • Trips to shopping centers and shops, shopping
  • Visit restaurants and cafes.
  • Advantages

  • Almost 30 years of successful work
  • Own methods of education
  • Development of spiritual and moral qualities
  • Sports, creative and extra-curricular activities
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Small class sizes
  • Equipped with the best standards
  • Burlington is a cozy city with great opportunities.
  • Equipment Notre Dame CSS

    The campus is located in the city of Burlington, located near Hamilton and 50 km west of Toronto. Burlington - part of the industrial area, nicknamed the Golden Horseshoe. Features and benefits of the campus:

  • Auditoriums for classes and lecture halls
  • Administration offices
  • Library
  • Scientific and technical laboratories
  • Computer lab with the best technology from Apple
  • Multimedia equipment, including the "smart" board
  • In-house sports stadium
  • Treadmills
  • Theatrical complex
  • Three gymnasiums
  • Strength Trainers
  • Culinary room
  • Carpenter's workshop
  • Canteen
  • Chapel
  • Park walking areas and recreation areas.
  • Term dates and fees

    The academic year begins on September 4 and ends in the beginning / end of June. Vacations are held during the periods: from December 25 to January 5, from 12 to 16 March. Senior students take exams from 25 to 31 January and from 21 to 27 June.

    Cost of education:

  • Middle classes: from 8250 $ CAD / semester, from 15500 $ CAD / year
  • Senior classes: from 8750 $ CAD / semester, from 16000 $ CAD / year
  • The cost of the programs Advanced Placement, IB Diploma, Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program, Ontario Youth Apprenticehip (OYAP): check with our specialists.
  • Additional charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Service Fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Correctly completed application with full information
  • Report card from the previous place of study
  • Total level of progress over 70% in all subjects
  • High level of knowledge in English and mathematics
  • Recommendations of teachers from the previous place of study
  • Tests to identify the level of mathematics and English.
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