High School at Assumption Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario

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.


  • Destination Burlington | Ontario Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to June
  • length 5 months or 10 months

Study Programs

1) Regular High School curriculum

2) Pre‐AP courses in grades 9 to 11

3) AP courses in grade 12: AP World Issues, AP English, AP Calculus and Vectors, AP Advanced Functions


The school is a faith‐centered learning community that fosters excellence within the individual, promoting academics and citizenship through the living of Christian values. Assumption, like all publicly funded Catholic schools in Ontario, also accepts non‐Catholics. They are expected to take part in the religious activities and mandatory religious classes. Being an "Open Access" school, Assumption prepares and delivers the religious curriculum in a way that allows all students to meet with high levels of success and interest.


Dramatic Arts, Guitar Music, Media Arts, Dance, Visual Arts, Financial Accounting, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Business Information and Communication, Geography of Canada, Physical Geography, Human Geography, American History, Canadian History, Civics, World History, Law, French, Learning Strategies, Food and Nutrition, Religious Education, World Religions, Philosophy, Introduction to Anthropology, Computer Science, Maths, Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Science, Physics, Construction Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Hairstyling and Aesthetics


Student Council, Crusaders for Life, Athletic Council, School Reach Trivia, Environment Club (Ecosaders), Peace and Justice Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Prefects, Best Buddies, Dance Team, Mock Trials


Football, Basketball, Girl Soccer, Ski, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross‐Country, Golf, Track and Field, Badminton, Rugby, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball. The school community prides itself on athletic achievements, and Assumption teams, known as the "Crusaders," are in a wide variety of sports.


Arts‐related groups include a yearly school play and entries in the Sears Drama Festival.


Our high school exchange programs in Canada provide full board.  Students will be welcomed by warm Canadian host families and learn firsthand about one another's culture ‪and live in a warming and comfortable environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop your language and social skills by meeting new friends and sharing experiences with your host family. Canadians are always looking forward to learn about your culture, yourself and everything about your home country.  Host families are carefully selected by our local coordinator, based on availability and your interests and hobbies.  

Canadian host families are also well known for supporting exchange students, by offering care at all times. International students will feel like at home, from the moment they arrive.  ‪We have many stories of students keeping in touch for years with their second families, visiting again with their own parents etc.
Students can also count on the full support of our local coordinators in Canada, who will be more than glad to offer any extra support, in case students are feeling homesick, need some extra reinforcement with school subjects, or need advice in communicating with the host family. Students must be aware that they might be placed in several host families during their exchange program in Canada ‪(due to availability, life circumstance, change of jobs etc.)
The personal growth and communication skills gained from an experience abroad can make an important difference in college and career goals. Apply now for your high school exchange in Canada!


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.

Price includes

  • 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

Price does not include

  • International airfare to final destination in Canada
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and other
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes)
  • School supplies and calculators, uniforms and sport uniforms, club or team fees
  • Extra language courses
  • All domestic transfers in Canada
  • Individual transfers for arrivals outside of scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Legalization of High School Transcripts (225 CAD)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.
  • Students aged 13 – 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
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