International Students

Welcoming international students from around the world

Hamilton District Christian High has successfully supported hundreds of international students in coming to Canada over the past 12 years. We are familiar with government requirements and have effective admissions and visa application process. HDCH values the culture and experiences that our international students bring to our school. Interaction among international and Canadian students is encouraged and results in learning and growth for all.

Faith meets learning
At Hamilton District Christian High School, international students are well looked after and experience personal growth.  The teachers care for their students. There are 40 teachers who are certified professionals in their areas.

The Canadian Experience
Frequent field trip experiences are a part of the learning process, as well as genuine community service hours with exposure to the Canadian urban environment. HDCH is a Christian school community. We believe that faith and learning must go together, and lead to practical actions and impact for daily living.

Related: Celebration of Culture

A Pathway to University
Since opening our international program in 1990, Hamilton District Christian High has helped hundreds of international students prepare for admission to Canada’s top universities. Our highly trained and well-informed guidance counselors assist students on how to navigate the university admission process. Our international graduates succeed in professions, business, church and community leadership.

Hamilton District Christian High School has graduated 4500 students since 1956.  Graduates continue to learn at leading colleges and universities such as the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, McMaster University, University of Western Ontario and other well-known post-secondary institutions.

Friendships last a lifetime
Relationships are important, and friendships that are built during teen years can last for life.  Many Hamilton District Christian High students stay in contact with their friends for years after graduation.

Related: Student Life


English Language Instruction
Hamilton District Christian High has an ESL program to help international students achieve fluency in English.  The program also helps students make the transition to education and life in Canada; an International Coordinator on staff provides support to students. After language placement testing, international students are given a program combining appropriate English language courses as well as courses with their Canadian peers. They are encouraged to participate in HDCH student life.

Cultural Presentations