Come explore the thriving global community at CIA.

A balanced curriculum that integrates technology, the arts, athletics, service and leadership opportunities.

Capital-International Academy (CIA) was founded in 2009. In recent years, with the increasing number of students, teaching experience has accumulated. In 2014, the organization officially changed its name to Canadian Capital International School and became independent with Ontario Education approving the establishment of a private high school. This school offers a grade 11 to 12 high school curriculum. After completing the required courses, qualified students will be issued an Ontario high school diploma (OSSD) by the Ministry of Education. Our school is committed to ensure excellence, high quality teaching, small classes, and to nurture and grow the students' comprehensive ability in order to achieve goals of attending prestigious universities and continuing on to successful and fulfilling careers.

CIA consistently adheres to the founding ideas of creation, inspiration and achievement. Furthermore, the school focuses on innovation in education and management, and the need to adapt to new trends in education, so that students are educated while stimulating their sense of innovation. They acquire knowledge with a focus on cultivating personality. Students at the school have the opportunity to focus on team spirit and have the chance to participate in all sorts of societies and community service activities to gain rewarding experiences in social learning. We promote and encourage students to put forward their own ideas and work to put them in action. Each faculty practices the CIA targeted teaching according to the students’ individual needs and wishes. The overall goal is to ensure that every student can spend an enjoyable high school career and work diligently towards the ideal of the university campus.


Capital International Academy engages students in a dynamic learning environment and inspires them to become intellectually curious, compassionate and responsible.

CIA welcomes high school students from Grades 9 to 12.

With small classes, a dedicated faculty, well-structured educational program and extra- curricular activities, CIA helps each student reach his or her potential in a supportive learning environment.

We invite you to visit the school, where you can experience the character, commitment and achievement of our staff and students.

Core Values

Academic Excellence

Our enriched academic programs promote critical thinking, creativity and the pursuit of knowledge in preparing students for success in university and in life.  Our teachers thrive a culture of innovation and creativity in teaching and learning excellence and are committed to continuous improvement.


The spirit of CIA is characterized by enthusiasm and cooperation and is based on strong and productive relationships among students, staff, alumni and parents. Our caring coeducational community offers a safe, structured environment in which students and staff members are encouraged to reach their potential. Having a community believing and working with the same beliefs and values is our pride.

Character Development

We foster ethical and spiritual growth in a community founded on mutual respect.  Our students and staff act with integrity and compassion.  CIA provides an environment that supports constructive debate, allows time for reflection, and encourages community involvement and personal responsibility.

International Engagement

CIA is located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s bilingual capital, and thereby profit from a culturally diverse community, we foster students who are open-minded to the perspectives, values and traditions of all cultures and who act with international understanding and global responsibility.  We share a spirit of outreach locally, nationally and globally and seek partnerships to enhance our learning.

Come enjoy your study and life here.

We are offering a program of Grade 10-12, which satisfies the Ontario Ministry of Education’s requirements for a Canadian high school diploma. This Program prepares international students for admission to Canadian universities.

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