At Waterloo Independent Secondary School, we understand the challenges that students face, in particular students who are new to Canada. Parents choose to send their children to Waterloo Independent Secondary School with the expectation that they will be admitted to a Canadian university of their choice and that they will graduate successfully. Parents entrust their children to us and place all their hopes in us for their children’s future. Our obligation is to earn the trust of both students and their parents. Our mission is to support students in making decisions that will help them reach their goals.
We have great expectations for all of our students. We want them to show enthusiasm for learning English well. We work hard to foster a spirit of independence in them because we know how important it is for their success in university and college. We want them to develop in character so that they are well prepared when they leave school and go into the workplace. WISS encourages students to be diligent in their school work, to persevere through difficult times, and to do their best.
With the guidance of teachers and school administration, our students will reach their port of dreams. It is with great pride that we watch our graduates go off to university. Our confidence in their success comes knowing that they have had excellent teachers and strong guidance along the way.
News & Events
Final Reports distributed - Thursday June 18th
Upcoming Shakespeare Online classes throughout the year. Interactive remote learning. For more information email us at:
Upcoming Writing Classes Online throughout the year. Interactive remote learning. For more information email us at:
WISS will begin to accept Grade 7 and 8 students beginning September 2021! More information will be out soon regarding this exciting change.
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At Waterloo Independent Secondary School, we want our students to listen to the world around them, we want students to hear it hum, and ultimately to watch them grow into young people who are curious, reflective and want to make a positive difference to their world.
WISS emphasises the development of each student’s academic ability and encourages well-rounded, confident individuals who aspire to achieve their potential.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say:
University of Waterloo
I was fortunate to have chosen Waterloo Independent Secondary School, I succeeded in becoming a double-degree student the at the University of Waterloo. My GPA at University was quite good and stable, which I attribute to the education and cultivation of the teachers at WISS.
Grade 11 Student
The courses at Waterloo Independent Secondary School are well set to match the direction of each student’s university curriculum. I transferred from another school last year and I have found all the courses here are helpful to me. WISS is ideal for international students who are new or already in Canada.
Rotman School of Business
Time has flown by so fast! I graduated from Waterloo Independent Secondary School two years ago. It was a time of fulfilment and happiness with my teachers at WISS. Now I am studying at one of the top business schools in Canada. My high school study has laid a solid foundation for me, I feel like WISS helped me prepare well for life after High School very well.
What Sets Us Apart
Waterloo Independent Secondary School is an independent school in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada that offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The school is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and undergoes rigorous government inspections of its academic programs. Graduates continue their studies at post-secondary institutions in Canada and across the world.
CARE. GUIDE. LEAD.
As educators, we at Waterloo Independent Secondary School share a deep commitment to the success of every student, and, as professionals, we work to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex society.