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Head of School Welcome

Welcome to DSC!

Head_of_school_Dr_Jason_Walter

It is my honour to welcome you to DSC International School (DSC).

DSC is a Canadian International School with 35 years of excellence. Our programs, curriculum, and educational philosophy ensures that our graduates leave with future-ready skills, knowledge, and global awareness. Our teachers offer a supportive, challenging, and engaging learning environment. This ensures students develop future-ready transferable skills within our cross curricular and integrated learning model. DSC’s educational philosophy inspires students to strive for excellence and make a positive difference within the local and global communities. We do this by promoting a love of learning and developing students’ social, emotional, intellectual, and physical intelligence. 

Our student body represents more than 45 nationalities with over 1000 students enrolled from Early Years (3-year old) through grade 12. As a through-train school, with all grades enrolled on the same campus, students develop strong bounds and our senior secondary students benefit from the leadership skills they develop while mentoring and coaching elementary students. DSC’s community is built around the principles of inclusivity, kindness, student success, and extracurricular enrichment.

DSC’s teaching team has over 100 educators with the large majority, over 90%, being Canadian trained teachers. All members of our teaching teams are qualified and experienced educators registered with the EDB and the Ontario College of Teachers. Our teachers demonstrate the same love of learning that they strongly advocate for within our student community. A large percentage of teachers have advanced university degrees and additional qualification courses from universities in Ontario, Canada. We firmly believe that the process of upskilling and professional learning ensures we stay focused on student success by continually enhancing our teaching strategies, curriculum planning, assessment and evaluation approaches, and other professional skills. 

The Canadian curriculum is well respected globally and Canadian educated students consistently out perform their peers on international standardized tests. DSC’s curriculum focuses on the development of transferable skills within our cross curriculum and integrated learning model. This approach ensures our students are successful and are prepared for post-secondary education.

Transferable Skills

Cross Curriculum and Integrated Learning

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Global Citizenship and Sustainability
  • Digital Literacy

 

  • Literacy Development
  • STEAM Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mathematical Literacy (Coding)
  • Environmental Education
  • Social-Emotional Learning Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy

 

DSC’s Individual Pathways Program begins in Grade 7. This program is designed to help students understand their aptitudes, passions, interests and then match these with a post-secondary program and destination. DSC graduates gain offers from the top 50 universities globally. In June 2021, the 100% of our Grade 12 graduates were accepted into universities around the globe with a vast majority receiving offers for both their program of choice and university of choice.

The 2021-22 school year is an exciting milestone for DSC International School. We will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary. During this year we will be celebrating 35 years of excellence while also laying the foundations for future success. The School has embarked on a multi-year campus redevelopment project that focuses on providing learning spaces designed specifically for our teaching and learning approach which is heavily based on creativity, innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The first phase of the journey will see an entire floor transformed from separate classrooms to an integrated Creativity and Innovation Hub. This Hub will be the focus point for the Arts, STEAM, Innovation, Robotics, and Hydroponics and Nutrition.

I invite you to spend some time browsing our new website or contact us for an individualized campus tour and admissions consultation.

Sincerely,  
Dr. Jason Walter
Head of School