We are open for visits year-round and can personalize the experience according to your needs. To follow the recommendations put forth by our health authorities and government, all visitors to campus will need to fill out a questionnaire prior to the visit answering the following three questions:
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ we will not be able to permit your entry onto our campus.
In addition, all visitors must wear a mask and abide by physical distancing parameters while on our campus.
If you are unable to come for an in-person tour please contact our Admissions team who would be happy to offer alternative ways to learn about our campus or check out our virtual visit options.
Barrie is a city and manifesting regional centre in Central Ontario, Canada, located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe. The city is located geographically within Simcoe County, however it is a politically independent single-tier municipality. It is within the historically significant Huronia region of Central Ontario, and is part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialised sub-region of Ontario.
The school is in the borough of Utopia, which is part of the city of Barrie. Home to neighbouring Bear Creek Golf Club and Tiffin Centre for Conservation that situates between Barrie and Angus, the Tiffin Centre for Conservation is home to the NVCA's Administration Centre, and the 300+ acre property is a four-season destination for environmental recreation and education. With permission, students can walk into town with friends for a bit to eat or to pick up supplies. There are several restaurants, cafés, stores, pharmacies and a supermarket.
Toronto Pearson Airport is the closest international airport, located approximately 80 km (108 miles) from CISA. Pearson offers direct flights to cities around the world. Bus transportation to and from the airport is provided for students at school opening, breaks and the end of the year.
Explore the area
Visit Tourism Barrie to find hotels, restaurants, attractions, activities and more. You can also learn more about the area around CISA, Simcoe County.
8058 8th Line, Essa, Utopia, ON, L0M 1T0, Canada
From Fall 2022, the Literacy Test will be resumed again.
In-class students must take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The test will be computer-based and organized at school in a classroom.
Online students who cannot physically come to school to take the OSSLT test must take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course OSSLC (OLC4O).
The test or the course can be taken in grade 10, 11, or 12.
Please contact the school for more information.