The Ottawa Catholic School Board is located in Ottawa, Ontario which is the capital city of Canada. In addition to five foreign languages and ESL, students have the opportunity to take a wide variety of arts, honors, and dual credit courses. The Specialist High Schools Major (SHSM) program is offered for students to focus on a career path that matches their skills, interests, and talents.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board hosts varying facilities at each of its schools around Ottawa. These facilities support success and include technology labs, art studios, music rooms, dance rooms, gymnasiums, photography studios, chapels, and more.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students in the Ottawa Catholic School District have the option to play several different sports. Other sports options include intramural sports which provide students with a fun alternative to the competitive varsity athletic program.
Students have the opportunity to develop their artistic talents through art courses at the schools. Some examples of courses students can choose from are Dance, Drama, Media Arts, and Visual Arts, all of the varying levels. There are also different art-based extracurricular activities in which students can choose to participate to further their artistic development.
Located in the nation’s capital, the Ottawa Catholic School Board is a great community for international students. With a population of a little less than one million people, Ottawa has many options for all types of people. In the city, there are a huge number of museums, art galleries, and historic sites for students to learn about the history and culture of Canada. During the winter months, students can ski or snowboard at the many ski resorts located nearby. Ottawa is also home to the Rideau Canal, the longest outdoor ice skating rink.