Get Your High School Diploma in Ottawa, Canada!

Public School Education

Ottawa Public Schools are well known internationally for their top quality education system which allows students the opportunity to develop their English language skills while working on academic credit courses.  Providing enriching instruction from grades 9 to 12, our schools offer varying levels of difficulty preparing the student to excel in English while preparing for university or college programs.

ESL – English as a second language is offered as a credit course in high school.  All non-English speaking students are assessed and placed in an appropriate level of ESL instruction. Students improve their English and can take regular academic course at the same time.

Our schools follow the internationally renowned Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) curriculum. This curriculum is taught not only in Ontario but in many countries around the world.

The Credit System

  • Students take one ESL course per semester.
  • Each course is worth one credit
  • Students can substitute up to 3 ESL credits for the compulsory English credits
  • To graduate, students must pass Grade 12 English
  • Students need 30 credits to graduate
  • Students may apply to have the credits they earned in their own countries applied to their studies in Ottawa

Entering High School at Grade 11 or 12

There are two separate requirements for these students:

  • They must pass grade 12 English
  • They have to earn a designated score on one of the following language proficiency tests such as CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL to be accepted into a full time academic program at university.

Note students who complete their high school from grade 9 or 10, do not need to take a language proficiency test.

Club and Activities

There are many optional clubs and activities that we encourage our students to participate in such as competitive and non-competitive sports, such as Badminton, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, rugby, soccer, football, track and field, rowing and volleyball.

Club activities such as band, chess, choir, drama, computer, homework, photography, skiing and student council are ways for students to broaden their social networking while making friends and improving their English skills

Host Family Accommodation

Host family accommodation is an enriching yet affordable option when studying in Ottawa. NSL Mondial has a vast database of approved homestays that have passed our strict inspections and reference checks including the provision of a Police Records Check for the vulnerable sector.

Students are provided with a comfortable private room that includes a bed, dresser, study area, closet and natural light along with three nutritious meals a day.

Being part of a typical Canadian family helps student to improve their English and learn about Canadian culture and lifestyle.

Most importantly, NSL Mondial is on place to monitor the student’s day to day activities, making sure they adapt and settle in well.

  • 2019-2020 Fees – (Canadian Dollars)
  • Tuition
  • Medical Insurance
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Banking Fee
  • Homestay Placement Fee
  • Homestay Fee
  • Custodianship & Monitoring
  • 10 months
  • $13,500
  • $600
  • $650
  • $150
  • $250
  • $11,440
  • $1000
  • 5 months
  • $6,750
  • $300
  • $650
  • $150
  • $250
  • $6,195
  • $600
  • 2020-2021 Fees – (Canadian Dollars)
  • Tuition
  • Medical Insurance
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Banking Fee
  • Homestay Placement Fee
  • Homestay Fee
  • Custodianship & Monitoring
  • 10 months
  • $14,150
  • $600
  • $650
  • $150
  • $250
  • $11,440
  • $1000
  • 5 months
  • $7,075
  • $300
  • $650
  • $150
  • $250
  • $6,195
  • $600

Supervision and Custodianship

NSL Mondial provides supervision and custodianship services to ensure that your child is monitored and assisted in order to guarantee his/her personal and academic success while studying in Canada.

Included in these services are the following:

  1. Notarized custodianship documents, to be utilized when applying for a study permit and visa application.
  2. Welcome and orientation upon arrival in Ottawa.
  3. Regular supervision and monitoring with a minimum of two written reports by semester along with informal  weekly checkins and updates.
  4. Monthly communication with parents or agents as required. Often at the beginning, the communication is more frequent even several times a week, until the student settles in to his/her routine.
  5. Support in all aspects of the student’s life – academic, social and cultural.
  6. 24-hour emergency phone number, 7 days a week.

Application Process

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirement

  • B average (approximately 70%) in the student’s last two years of school
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal. Use form provided

English Ability

High school students require the following levels of English before they can be admitted into the program. We highly recommend that students study English before coming to Canada and achieve an intermediate level or more.  Students with a low level in English will require much more time to reach their academic goals.

  • Grade 9 – High Beginner
  • Grade 10 – Intermediate
  • Grade 11 – High intermediate
  • Grade 12 – Advanced

Accommodation Requirement

  • Have a custodian in Ottawa (if under 18 years of age)
  • Live with a family (students may not live on their own)

Application deadline

  • May 31st for the September entry
  • November 30th for the February entry

Note: Applications will be considereed after the deadline according to circumstances. Please contact us.

English Levels Defined


  • Understand, read and retell simple stories
  • Give and respond to straightforward directions and instructions
  • Write assertive, negative and interrogative sentences
  • Write a short structured composition following a model


  • Maintain face-to-face conversations on familiar topics
  • Use short sentences to give opinions
  • Skim a paragraph to find main ideas and scan text to find specific information.
  • Write simple and compound sentences in answering written questions
  • Write a short composition following a teacher’s outline


  • Take part in conversations on a range of subjects
  • Take notes from a passage using a graphic organizer in preparation for writing
  • Identify a writer’s or character’s point of view
  • Use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences with some accuracy
  • Write short expository paragraphs in response to a reading


  • Discuss or explain ideas or issues
  • Identify and explain literary elements (theme character, plot and setting)
  • Identify facts and opinions
  • Write a passage of 3 or more paragraphs to develop a central idea


  • Express, support and elaborate a point of view
  • Analyze literary elements (themes, character, plot, setting)
  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar works from context
  • Write a coherent response to literature which analyses, interprets and evaluates information and ideas

Refund Policy

High School Tuition

All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to NSL Mondial

  • Full refund of tuition fee, less the application fee will be given if immigration Canada does not approve the study permit. To obtain a refund, a written requestion is required including the letter of refusal from Immigration Canada and the original letter of acceptance.
  • Two-thirds of the tuition fee will be refunded if a student withdraws before the commencement of the program.
  • One-half of the tuition fee will be refunded if the student withdraws after the commencement of the program, but before 30 calendar days have elapsed.
  • No refund will be given to the student who:
    • withdraws 30 days or more after the commencement of the program
    • is dismissed from the program because of a breach of law, policy or regulation as determined by the government of Canada, the Police, School Board and/or NSL Mondial.

Homestay Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If the fees are not clearly itemized on the invoice, NSL Mondial will apply a standard non-refundable fee of $250 for homestay registration and $250 for custodianship registration.
    • Cancellation prior to arrival
      • Students who cancel 30 days or more before arrivals will be given a full refund less the non-refundable homestay Registration fee and Custodianship Registration Fee.
      • Students who cancel 29 days or less before arrival will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable Homestay registration feee, custodianship registration fee, one month’s homestay fee and a $250 cancellation fee.
      • If Immigration Canada does not approve the student’s visa or study permit, no cancellation fee will be charged. The student will be given a full refund minus the non-refundable Homestay registration fee and Custodianship registration fee. To obtain a refund, a written request is required and must include the letter of refusal issued by Immigration Canada.

All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to NSL Mondial.


Contact us for updated forms

Study Permits

International students studying for 6 months or more, usually require a Study Permit issued from Immigration Canada.  These permits can be renewed if the student prolongs his studies.

How to apply to the Canadian Consulate for a Study Permit

Please refer to the following link to get full information on what is required. Study Permit – How to apply


A custodian is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is assigned by the parents to provide care and supervision for their minor child while he/she studies in Canada.

The parents of a minor, must supply a notarized declaration with one page signed by the parents or legal guardians in the country of origin and the other page signed by the custodian in Canada. This documents states that the custodian is authorized to act in place of the parent.

In order to notarize a document, both parties (parents and custodian) must present themselves in front of a notary public or lawyer to have him/her certify that the signature on the document is authentic and legitimate by affixing a notary’s stamp and signature

A photocopy or scan must be taken and forwarded to NSL Mondial. The originals will be required when applying for a study permit.

An original copy of the parents’ documents authorizing the custodianship must be given to NSL Mondial upon arrival in Canada. This document is required to fulfill the custodians duties such as getting access to school reports and seeking medical attention if required.


All students must have their immunization records up-to-date and certified by the Ottawa Public Health Department before they can attend school.

Step 1

Send copies of original immunization records to NSL Mondial. If the original record is not available, ask your doctor to complete and sign the immunization record form at this link.

Step 2

Once complete, scan and email it to NSL Mondial and we will send it to the Ottawa Public Health Department to review.

Step 3

If additional immunizations are required, an immunization requirement form will be sent to you indicating which immunizations are required or need updating. Please return the completed form showing any additional immunizations given by your doctor to NSL Mondial.

Step 4

When all of the required immunizations are complete, a Certificate of immunization will be issued by the Ottawa Public Health Department and sent the student’s school.

Important Note

  1. School entry might be delayed if immunizations have not been certified before school starts.
  2. It is recommended that immunizations be completed in your home country if possible. Clinic in Ottawa charge between $40 to $100 for this service.


International students must have medical insurance.

Medical, hospital and dental care in Canada is very expensive  which is why international students must have private health coverage.

The insurance provider is Ingle International. The cost of medical insurance for one year is $600.

Please visit Ingle International website for more information.

Arrival - Orientation and Assessment

Students should plany to arrive in Ottawa 10 to 14 days before the first day of school  for the September start date and at least 7 days in advance for the February intake.


After arrival in Ottawa, all international students are assessed for Math and English language ability

Please let us know of the student’s arrival date so we can make an appointment.


All new international students are required to attend an orientation.

The orientation will be done during the assessment.

School Registration

School registration at the assigned school will take place after the assessment and orientation and after proof of the mandatory immunizations have been submitted and approved by the Health Department. The appointment will be made on the assessment day.

Academic Support Services

Academic Advisor

Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who provides ongoing support with course registration, university applications, academic issues, TOEFL or CAEL preparation. Students can communicate with the Academic Advisor in person, by phone or email.

School Guidance Department

Guidane and Counselling services  in each high school provide students with three different levels of counselling – educational, career and personal.