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Abbotsford School District

Our award winning public schools and teachers have hosted international students for many years. Students receive expert ESL instruction while preparing to graduate from high school and enter universities across Canada, the US and around the world. We teach academic, technology, arts and ESL courses in modern facilities using the latest equipment and methods. We offer IB, AP and a wide range of elective courses, including golf, hockey, baseball and soccer academies. Students can enjoy taking part in our many clubs and recreation activities. We are proud of our unmatched student support – in addition to supportive school staff we have 7 International Assistants who speak a variety of languages, and who are in constant communication with students, teachers and homestay families.

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Alberni School District

SD 70 WCISP offers a long-term graduation program for international students who wish to earn a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma). High school students admitted into our program will be enrolled at Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) which is a brand new state-of-the-art secondary school located in Port Alberni. Regardless of when students begin their graduation program, students must meet all graduation requirements in order to achieve a BC Dogwood Diploma.  At ADSS, students may enter the program at the beginning of the first or second semester, however, their English language proficiency will determine acceptance into the program, as well as their graduation date. There is an ESL program which assesses students’ English language proficiency and our qualified ESL teacher provides students with the necessary skills so they can be appropriately placed in a variety of academic and extracurricular programs. 

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Burnaby School District

Burnaby offers international students the opportunity to study alongside local Canadian students in its elementary and high schools. Most international students come to graduate with a Dogwood Diploma, their entry to top universities in Canada and North America. We also offer a short term Canadian high school experience program of 5 or 10 months as well as an Academic English summer Program 2 – 5 weeks in July/August.  Burnaby School District is proud of its strength in academic programming and achievements. It has the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program in Canada and also offers the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma. The Visual and Performing Arts program in Burnaby is the most diverse in British Columbia. Burnaby students excel in sports and many school teams have won local, provincial and national championships.  Four sports academies - Soccer, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Swimming - accept students wishing to train with professional coaches while studying at high school. Schools have the finest in facilities - science, computer and industrial technology labs, libraries, theatres, media studios, art studios, dance studios, gymnasiums, TV and sound recording studios and cafeterias.  Schools offer excellent support for their international students, as does the Burnaby School District. Burnaby's ESL program is one of the finest in British Columbia and gives international students the help they need to be successful.

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Campbell River School District

Campbell River School District has about 5500 students. We have two high schools, with approximately 900 and 750 students each. Both high schools have strong academic focuses, with graduates going to a wide variety of universities, some even receiving scholarships to prestigious universities, such as Harvard and Brown. Our graduation rate is in the top 20% of British Columbia. We have a partnership with North Island College, and have an articulation agreement which allows high school students some access to college courses. In addition, our schools are noted for strong programs in: Technology – computer programming, animation, robotics Media – video production, digital photography, journalism Career exploration – Co-op Placements, Work Experience, construction trades, drafting  Athletics – soccer, basketball, football, racquet sports, volleyball, golf, track and field, etc. Fine Arts – Acting, Musical theatre, Band, Painting and Design, Pottery, Jewelry making Leadership and Enterpreneurship The Campbell River International Programs Department offers four basic programs: Long-term (graduation) One-year Language and Culture Experience Short-term English Immersion (come for as little as two months) Summer ESL/activity program However, because we are a relatively small program, each student receives extensive personal attention, and flexible programming is possible.

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Central Okanagan School District

The Central Okanagan School District (No. 23) is the 6th largest in the province and includes the communities of Kelowna, Peachland, West Kelowna and Lake Country. With a growing school population of 21,000 Canadian students, our 32 elementary schools, 6 Middle Schools and 5 High Schools offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes academic and elective courses. Math, Sciences, English, a choice of foreign languages including French, German, Spanish, Punjabi and American Sign Language, Social Studies and History are standard academic courses. Elective courses such as Business Education which includes Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing; Computer Science courses which includes Computer Animation, Web Design, Robotics; Drama, Art, Music, Home Economics and Technical education are offered at our schools.  The district also offers the largest number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses outside of the Vancouver area. Our schools are modern and have up to date facilities with fully equipped computer labs, science labs, gymnasiums, theatres and other specialized facilities. Our academies in the areas of golf, sailing, hockey, baseball and soccer are popular with students. Unique courses such as the Hockey Skills Academy, Dance, Journalism, Mixed Martial Arts, Cheerleading, High level First Aid training program and French Immersion are offered at some schools.

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Comox Valley School District

Canada’s education system continues to be ranked in the top five of all countries in the world. BC is always ranked top 3 in Canada. Our students are taught by BC Government certified teachers. We accept students of all ages – Kindergarten through to Grade 12. Our Homestay Program begins at grade six and students younger than this must live with an adult relative. In our middle and secondary schools, and like all students in British Columbia, our students have access to all courses in the curriculum plus Hockey, Golf, Outdoor Education and Tourism Academies. Furthermore, there are many courses in the arts, business, media, technical trades and physical education and athletics.

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Coquitlam School District

With a focus on global citizenship, Coquitlam School Board strives to equip all of our students with the skills to thrive and succeed as world leaders.  All of our 66 schools – including 8 high schools - are centres of excellence for teaching and learning, with libraries, wireless internet environments, science labs, theatres, fine arts rooms, athletic facilities, ESL, and international student support.  We provide an English immersion environment in which students acquire English quickly with the support of excellent teachers.  Our many and varied programs include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Online, Montessori, career, foreign languages, and specialized academic programs.  Our international coordinators support our international students academically and emotionally and help them to adjust to and achieve success in their new educational setting.

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Cowichan Valley School District

School District No 79, an integral district of the British Columbia public school system, offers one of the best educations in the world. Our District has four high schools, four middle schools, and twenty-one elementary schools with a combined enrollment of about 8300 students. The academic, sports, and performing arts (particularly film, drama and music) programs are some of the best in Canada. Computer technology programs and equipment are up-to-date and excellent, providing a cutting edge foundation for students to build on. We have been hosting international students for over 21 years, and host a variety of International Students (from Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, and Turkey). We are one of few programs that have ESL specialist teachers who work only with our international students. This ESL support is included in tuition costs, and is available throughout the regular school year.

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Delta School District

Delta School District has 33 schools in three communities only 30 minutes from Vancouver. Delta has very few ESL students with 95% speaking English as their first language (for excellent English immersion). Delta has National Award winning teachers (Prime Minister's Awards) and the graduation rate is consistently among the top in BC. We offer a free airport pick up and drop off service. School district staff run and monitor the homestay program personally (we don't out-source to private homestay companies). Delta staff also run monthly sightseeing activities. We have continuous entry so students can start at any time all year long. Delta has short term, full year, and graduation programs for elementary and secondary aged students. Delta has IB and AP programs for honors students. There are traditional schools with uniforms and elite academies in dance, film/acting, golf, hockey, baseball, and soccer. Delta has French Immersion Programs and over 100 elective courses that range from Architecture and Law to Engineering and Musical Theatre. All schools well-equipped and modern, with wireless technology, laptop computer carts, and extensive libraries. Secondary schools have professional theatres, modern science laboratories, updated computer rooms, wood/metal shops and auto mechanical facilities. Delta has large playing fields with a variety of sports facilities.There are over 650 international students from 29 countries. Delta...innovative and on the move. www.GoDelta.ca

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Greater Victoria School District

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International High School Programs has a long-standing reputation for offering high-quality academic and short-term programs to international students from around the world. As part of the public education system, our programs are approved and accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and include the following:  Academic High School Program – Students may choose to enroll in this program for one semester, one year, or stay until graduation. In addition to required courses, we offer ESL support, and a broad range of elective subjects, allowing students to tailor their studies to suite their individual interests and career goals.  Uplands Academic Transition Program - This innovative academic program supports international students with their transition into the Canadian public school environment. Instruction is offered in core subjects and students who successfully complete the program are eligible for credits and are guaranteed entrance into one of our high schools.  Short-Term High School Experience Program – The Short-Term program allows students to experience high school classes with Canadian students. In addition to ESL, students are integrated into classes that are more interactive (drama, art, physical education, etc.) giving them the opportunity to make Canadian friends and improve their English skills in less formal settings. Academic subjects are also available to those students who want an extra challenge. Camp Victoria ESL Summer Program – Camp Victoria gives students the opportunity to improve their English in a fun supportive environment, make new friends and discover exciting cultural, sports and tourist activities in beautiful Victoria. This is a six-day a week program, offered in the months of July and August.

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Gulf Islands School District

The Gulf Islands International Program is founded on the principles of global awareness, cultural understanding, and personalized learning for the 21st Century. The Gulf Islands International Program embraces the ideal of the cultural mosaic which makes Canada unique in the world. The Gulf Islands International Program is truly committed to ethnic diversity and the synergy that results when young people from around the globe work together to create a better world. Given our strong emphasis on intellectual and social development, the Gulf Islands International Program is a natural choice for highly motivated students who value a commitment to academic and personal development. The Gulf Islands International Program recognizes that students from different parts of the world have different reasons for studying in Canada. At this time, the program hosts three specific ethnic groups: Asian students, European students, and Latin American students.  The commitment to cultural diversity has resulted in the creation of six distinct programs that are designed to meet the specific educational and social needs of the international students who enroll in the Gulf Islands International Program:  Academic Study and Graduation Program English as a Second Language Program University Preparation Program Cultural Awareness Program Specialty Programs Junior Program Gulf Islands Secondary School boasts a reputation for academic excellence, student support, winning sports teams, outstanding performing and visual arts, and exceptional computer technology programs, including computer animation, webpage design, computer programming and computer assisted drafting.

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Kamloops Thompson School District

The Kamloops Thompson School District spans a very large geographical area with a diverse natural environment including hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and grasslands.  This environment lends itself to many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Kamloops is a University City with Thompson Rivers University in the heart of our community.  We are 97% native English speaking, providing students with a rich immersion experience as part of a Canadian family in their homestays and chances to make friends in the classroom and in the larger community. Our District serves over 15,000 students attending 33 elementary schools, 10 senior secondary schools and 1 middle school. International students can choose between multiple schools and are assisted in finding the best match for their educational needs and other interests. International Students are well supported during their stay in Kamloops with comfortable, caring homestay families, hard-working teachers, English as a Second Language support, as required and counselling support. A vibrant Activities Program with several activities every month keeps students connected and assists them in making friends while enjoying sports and cultural experiences.  With a team approach, students are well oriented to become acquainted in their new setting.

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Kootenay Lake School District

The International Student Program in SD8, – Nelson, BC, allows international students the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students in the BC public education system.  Our schools offer a wide range of courses in academics to lead to a university entrance, technical, applied and visual arts, career preparation and business fields.  We provide exceptional integrated academic programs for students at all grade levels.   ESL support classes with a pull out system are a vital part of helping students to quickly build their English Language Skills.  Counselling services are offered to support students with university applications as well as course selection and social/emotional support.  One of our high schools, LVR, offers courses in Honours English, Advanced Placement English, and Math Calculus.  This school also offers FREE after school ESL support to students by a trained TOEFL teacher and offers an AVID program to students – (Advancement via Individual Determination) which is a course for students who want to be successful in high school and attend a high quality university in Canada, the US or anywhere in the world.  This program stresses all of the skills needed to excel in an academic environment. 

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Langley School District

Langley School District is governed by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Government-certified teachers teach a complete government accredited and approved curriculum in all of the schools. We have been welcoming international students since 1989. Our International Student Program offers a wide range of education options which include Elementary, Secondary and Summer English Learning Programs. Students who want to come for the secondary program (grade 8 to 12) can begin their studies at the start of the school year in September, or in February at the start of the second semester.  Elementary program welcomes a limited number of international students to study in selected elementary schools (kindergarten to grade 7). The District requires children under the age of 13 to reside with a parent for the duration of their studies.   Each summer we offer exciting short-term Summer English Learning Programs for students age 10 to 18.   Our schools offer an excellent learning environment with full range of academic and elective courses for international students to choose. We also have full ELL support from beginner to advanced levels. Each student is assessed upon arrival and is provided appropriate levels of English language and academic instruction depending on their abilities and goals. Each secondary school has a dedicated International Student Coordinator that works closely with students to make sure their academic, social and emotional needs are addressed so they stay focus on their studies. 

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Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

Since 1993, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School District 42, has educated students of all ages from all over the world. Regulated by the provincial government, School District 42 is located in southern British Columbia, 44 kilometres east of the city of Vancouver. Our District prides itself in providing the highest standards in education, public safety and health. We are known for excellence in education – high-tech, accredited schooling, qualified teachers and motivated students. Our students excel in University and College entrance programs, fine arts, and career education. We provide excellent opportunities for international students to study in a Canadian High School and to prepare for their future University life. Our modern and highly equipped campuses also offer a variety of specialized programs and academies including soccer academy, hockey academy, equestrian academy, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Digital Arts, Teacher Training, short programs, activity and cultural programs and language camps. School District 42 also has a strong Canadian university preparation program for students who have completed secondary school in their home country. We have accredited partnerships with respected regional universities, and we consistently produce championship-level sports teams and University and College scholarship recipients. We pride ourselves in offering excellence in education...we invite you to Experience Canada and Learn in School District 42!

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Mission School District

Mission is located in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountain region of BC. We have a reputation for being caring, competent, and innovative. In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Programs include Advance Placement, Business, French Immersion, Fine and Performing Arts, Chef's Training, Applied Skills, Technical Education including Robotics and 3-D Printing, Physical Education and Community Recreation programs as well as Sports Academies including Hockey, Lacrosse, and Golf Academy. We believe strongly that when students come together from other parts of the world, we are all enriched by the global, international, and intercultural exchange. From this experiential learning comes understanding, appreciation of diversity, and increased capacity to participate and contribute as world citizens.

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Nanaimo Ladysmith School District

Location:  Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada Beautiful seaside city on Vancouver Island Population 85,000 Safe and clean community Mildest climate in Canada Easy access to Vancouver and Victoria Closest airport is Nanaimo Airport Program: High school program, Grades K to 12. Ages 6-19 6 modern high schools; total population of 13,700 Canadian students Every school has an International Student Advisor to tend to academic issues of International Students ELL offered as required; no minimum English requirements Integration with Canadian students in academic and elective subjects Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Austria all represented 2 semesters per year: September to January; February to June Graduates are guaranteed admission to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo or are qualified to apply at other universities in Canada and the USA In-house homestay program carefully matches students to excellent homestay families - their happiness and well-being are carefully monitored. Homestay Coordinators meet each week with the students to discuss any homestay issues. Excursions include trips to Victoria, Seattle, Whistler, Long Beach, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains.

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Nechako Lakes School District

School District 91, located in beautiful central British Columbia, offers a unique, personalized and true English immersion experience for our international students.  Our world class schools offer a variety of educational and extra-curricular programs that produce strong graduates who have many options following high school.  Our focus on creating a first class educational and immersion experience is shared by our host families, our teachers, and our communities. Due to our focus on creating a smaller, personalized program, we communicate regularly with students’ families and ensure that our students are involved in school and community activities to ensure unique Canadian experiences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our graduates and work with every one of our international students to support both their high school journey and their transition to university and beyond. 

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New Westminster School District

New Westminster School District: A Canadian Leader in International Education The New Westminster School District has been hosting international students since 1987, and we were one of the first public school districts in Canada to accept international students. Today, we welcome students from all over the world into our various long-term and short-term programs. To ensure that each of our students has a positive and memorable study-abroad experience, we offer comprehensive support services including English-language classes, homestay placement, counselling, and translation for Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Programs of Study: Quality Canadian Education The New Westminster School District offers international students a variety of academic and applied language study options. International students may enrol in an academic long-term program that integrates them into Canadian classrooms, or in short-term English language programs. Long-term Programs: Elementary, Middle and Secondary The International Education Program provides long-term academic studies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (ages 5–18). We have several long-term programs, allowing students to study for one semester, one year, or to complete high school. The regular school year begins every September and ends in June. However, international students may enter the school in either September or January (Elem/mid) or February (high) . Long-term students will have a deep immersion experience. Their spoken and written English improves rapidly, and they become comfortable with the Canadian lifestyle, culture and education system. Short-term Program Short-term programs include English Study Tours, Academic English Intensive Program, Integrated Short-term Program, and Customized Group Programs. Each program combines practical language training with appropriate educational activities that meet student interests. Short-term programs are held at various times during the year. 

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North Vancouver School District

North Vancouver Schools have well developed comprehensive programs for students that support strong academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. Our schools offer a variety of special programs that include: Advanced Placement (AP) Courses, Digitial Medical Academy, Basketball, Dance, Digital Media, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey and Soccer Academies and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Our goal is to provide world class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and to bring students together to learn, share and grow.

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Okanagan Skaha School District

All of our schools provide high-quality academic and elective programming, resulting in one of the highest graduation rates in British Columbia. Our schools offer: Modern, well-equipped classrooms, science labs, libraries, art studios, trade shops, culinary facilities and gymnasiums, which all have wireless access. An exciting selection of academic and elective courses, including Advanced Placement courses, trades training and award-winning performing and visual arts programs.  A low ratio of international students, giving students a great opportunity to experience Canadian culture and to speak and learn English.  A full range of enriching extracurricular activities, such as athletics, school clubs, and student leadership activities.  Easy transition to Canadian and American universities.  Come study in Okanagan Skaha! Experience the rich Canadian culture in the scenic interior of British Columbia, join our community and receive an excellent education!

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Peace River North School District

School District No 60 offers a world-class academic program that prepares graduates well for college, university, and careers. International students benefit from flexible and fully developed programs taught by British Columbia government certified teachers in modern, well-equipped schools. Our small communities and institutions have an excellent staff/student ratio and provide a supportive study environment.  Our District will become a “home away from home” for students, who may choose to stay with carefully screened and monitored homestay families. Modern school facilities, a variety of course offerings, high academic standards, enjoyable cultural destinations, and the safety of our communities provide an ideal venue for international study.

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Powell River School District

Stretched along the coastal shores of the Pacific Ocean, Powell River is known for its breathtaking, magnificent scenery and naturally peaceful environment. Surrounded by ocean, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, lush rain forests and wildlife, Powell River is the ideal location for our innovative, unique Eco-Education programs - where learning comes naturally! Since 1985, Powell River School District, has provided the highest standards in International education to students from around the world. With a limited International student enrollment, International students enjoy small class sizes along with 25 Canadian students. Immersed in a community of 100 percent English speaking people, teachers, host families and Canadian classmates, International students excel at all levels of academic studies at a rapid pace.  International students can attend high school to earn the British Columbia Graduation Diploma, or they can attend middle school or elementary school to gain cultural experience and improve English proficiency. Powell River is recognized for offering outstanding Specialized Programs such as: High School Graduation and University Credits in a Single Program University Entrance Prep courses Powell River Academy of Music/University Prep Culinary Arts - Professional Chef's Training Powell River Film School On-Campus Career & Technical Training Facility Powell River’s unique student-centered English Immersion program combined with state of the art, fully equipped, technologically advanced schools provide the highest level of successful educational experience.  Our vibrant Canadian student population, highly trained professional teaching staff, strong academic foundation and social nurturing guarantee students will be well prepared to compete with the best in the world.

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Qualicum School District

Qualicum School District provides international students from all over the world the opportunity to live with a local family, study in a Canadian school and enjoy the wonderful quality of life we enjoy on Vancouver Island. As one of the goals of many of our students is to gain acceptance into Canadian and American universities, our programs are designed to assist them in doing so. We offer a very strong and comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program with specially trained and experienced instructors to ensure International Students have the best instruction possible.  Qualicum School District has an abundance of athletic, arts and cultural organizations. There are many opportunities for our children and youth to participate in Music, Dance, Theatre and Fine Arts. Athletes have the opportunity to pursue their passions and excel at many team sports including basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, ice hockey, rugby and American football. Individual sports include tennis, golf, swimming, hand ball, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, karate, and taekwondo. Our Academy Programs include Golf, Soccer, Music and Hockey. Secondary Schools (Grades 8 – 12): Ballenas Secondary School is located in Parksville and enrolls 1000 Canadian students and 65-75 international Students. Kwalikum Secondary School is located in Qualicum Beach and enrolls 750 Canadian students and 51-60 International Students.  Both schools have a tradition of Academic Excellence with graduates going on to post-secondary institutions in B.C., other parts of Canada and the USA. An International Student Counselor is based at each school to provide academic counseling and assistance in adjusting to Canadian life. Post Secondary Opportunities: We are also in close proximity to Vancouver Island University, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Many of our International Students have been accepted into these excellent post secondary programs.

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Richmond School District

Created in 1906, the Richmond School District is the 5th largest school district among 60 in the province of British Columbia. Richmond students consistently exhibit unmatched levels of achievement demonstrated through consistently high graduation rates, provincial government examination results, scholarships, and university entrance acceptance rates. The Richmond International Student Programs offers international students of all ages a wide variety of challenging and exciting study options throughout the year: British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Program One-Year Secondary School Experience Program Single Semester Secondary School Experience Program Short-Term School Immersion Experience Program Customized Group Programs Teacher Training and Education Professionals Programs Summer Camp Elementary School Year Program The Richmond School District has extensive experience in supporting students that are English Language Learners (ELL). Across Canada, Richmond is considered the leading school district in the development of ELL curriculum and assessment. International students in Richmond have been very successful in obtaining English fluency while at the same time, completing their secondary schooling with excellent grades. International students benefit from the extensive and diverse range of course options available to them in Richmond. In addition to core curricular academic courses – English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies– international students can also choose from a variety of elective courses including: Modern Languages, Physical Education, Technology, Information Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Music, Recording Studio Technology, Desktop Publishing, and Computer-Aided Design & Drafting (CADD). Specialty programs provide international students with opportunities for advanced enrichment. In Richmond, international students can participate in the following specialty programs: International Baccalaureate (IB) Senior Years Program (IB-SYP); International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-SYP);Advanced Placement (AP) in the Sciences, Mathematics, Modern Languages, English, and Theatre Arts. Academies are offered for Table Tennis, Golf, and Soccer. There are also a number of other unique course options available to international students in Richmond schools: Engineering; Fashion Design; Aviation; Tourism and Hospitality; Environmental Biology; Computer Animation; Music Composition; Chef Training; and various Apprenticeship Programs.

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Rocky Mountain School Districts

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP) provides students from around the world with the opportunity to live and learn in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. School districts participating in the program include School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay), School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) and School District No. 19 (Revelstoke). RMISP is designed to maximize the study abroad experience by fostering friendships between Canadian and international students in dedicated host schools committed to academic excellence, cultural exchange and English language acquisition. While students generally begin in the program in September and February other start dates can be accommodated.  RMISP is dedicated to activating and exploring the unique recreational opportunities afforded by the world-class mountain locations of its two host school districts. Unique elective courses like Outdoor Education and Ski Patrol offer our international students amazing experiential learning opportunities. Other popular elective courses include Forensic Science (CSI-type course), Equine Studies (horses in high school), Culinary Arts (chef training), Digital Media and Web Design, SuperFit, Firefighting, and Tourism. Sports courses include ice hockey, soccer, and volleyball.

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Saanich School District

In the Saanich International School District International Program students feel a sense of accomplishment, personnel fulfillment and a boost in self-confidence. This is achieved as they become a part of the safe, accepting community of Saanich, a municipality located in beautiful British Columbia near the capital city of Victoria and Sidney by the Sea. Here, students take advantage of our mild climate and enjoy outdoor activities all year long. Our coastal location offers breathtaking scenery, the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, rain forests, beaches and parks. Whatever students are interested in, outdoor adventure, sports, arts, or shopping and entertainment, this is the place to be. In our three Saanich High Schools students grow through fun, challenging activities. Our International learners get a ‘grade A’ education while they make great friends and experience West Coast, Canadian living.

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Sea to Sky School District

School District #48 has a modern and progressive school system offering a full range of educational programs and services.  International students are integrated into classes with the local students.  All our schools are accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and offer a government curriculum.  For those students whose English skills need developing, most high schools offer ESL support.  The courses offered at the schools are taught by university-trained teachers certified by the British Columbia College of Teachers and dedicated to preparing students for provincial examinations and post-secondary studies.  The latest in technology is utilized in classrooms.  Schools feature high quality science labs, specialty rooms such as computer labs, art rooms, drama rooms, music rooms and well-equipped gymnasiums.   Courses of study in all secondary schools include mathematics, English, social studies, the sciences, computer studies, fine arts, business studies, and physical education.  Vocational facilities such as an automotive shop, metalwork and woodwork shops can be found at most of our secondary schools.

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Sooke School District

Victoria's Sooke School District (No. 62) serves the Greater Victoria Westshore communities of Colwood, Langford, the Highlands and Bear Mountain as well as the seaside community of Sooke. The district is one of the fastest growing school districts in the province.  Sooke Schools offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes academic and elective courses. Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Studies, English Literature, Social Studies, History, Geography, and a choice of foreign languages including French, Spanish, and Japanese are standard academic courses. Elective courses include courses in Business Education (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing), Computer Science, Fine Arts (Drama, Musical Theatre, Visual Art, Band), and Applied Skills (Food Studies, Technical Education, Cosmetology). A variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available.  Academy Programs also offer specialized training in Hockey, Soccer and Dance. A French Immersion stream of courses is available for students with advanced French language skills.

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Sunshine Coast School District

The Sunshine Coast International Program provides a unique opportunity for students from around the world to learn in beautiful, natural setting close to the urban centre of Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. We have a safe and welcoming environment where diversity is celebrated. Our schools provide excellent academic programs with a high level of technological integration combined with a focus on personalized learning and support for student success. In addition to a full set of academic courses, we offer a variety of unique options for students. Outdoor Education and Leadership provide options for personal development. Fine arts courses include: Band, Choir, Visual Arts (Painting), and Drama. "Applied Skills" courses provide opportunities for students that will help them as they start to consider where their academic path may lead them. Our Applied Skills courses include such things as Television, Video Production, Textiles, Cooking, and Carpentry.  We also offer Apprenticeship-level courses for student at our schools in collaboration with Vancouver Island University for Professional Cook, Carpenter and Automotive Service Technician. Access to Vancouver is quick and easy by ferry and bus. Our schools often participate in activities in Vancouver for cultural events or academic field trips, while our sports team participate in the North Shore league against teams in North and West Vancouver. School clubs and sports include such activities as: Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Ultimate, Track and Field, Mountain Biking, Ski and Snowboard. Our ski team races at Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain. Our Mountain Biking trails are some of the best in the world. We pride ourselves on being a scenic coastal community, with small-town charm, close to the big city.

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Surrey Schools

In British Columbia, more than 85 per cent of parents choose public education, which offers a standard curriculum and government-certified teachers. Well funded by the BC government, public school provide an exciting selection of academic and elective courses, as well as enriching extra-curricular activities.  All Surrey schools provide the same high standard of academic and elective programming but vary in size, specialization and location within the City of Surrey. Integrated into regular classes, international students receive welcome support from school staff and friendly Canadian students. English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is provided, as needed.  International students who successfully complete all requirements receive a graduation diploma known as the B.C. Dogwood Diploma: the same one awarded to local secondary school students. Thanks to the Surrey School District, international students learn and live well, receiving a strong foundation in academic success combines with a safe, comfortable, and healthy Canadian lifestyle.

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Vancouver School Board

Vancouver public schools welcome international students!  The United Nations ranks Vancouver as one of the top ten cities to live in the world! In the beautiful city of Vancouver, students can explore nature, learn about our multicultural areas, and enjoy life with a welcoming host family.  The International Education Program gives overseas students the opportunity to study together with Canadian students. Students may enroll in a wide variety of excellent academic courses and electives including fine arts, languages and computer studies, fashion design, dance and robotics programs.  All Vancouver public schools are co-educational and offer excellent support for international students. Students will be given English language support where necessary. Each school has a library, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and counsellors to assist all students in course planning and study skills.  There are many extra-curricular activities including music, sports, drama, chess, snowboarding/skiing and community service. Detailed information is available about our 18 high schools.

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Vernon School District

Vernon schools offer a variety of unique programs along with high quality academic programs resulting in one of the highest graduation rates in British Columbia. Vernon’s schools have: International teachers in each high school to take care of international students. A diverse international student population from over twenty different countries.  Easy transition to Canadian and USA universities. Partnerships with many universities. Additional high school start dates including: September, November, February, April and July.  Vernon School District has a strong focus on academic achievement combined with a number of specialty programs including English Second Language (ESL), soccer academy, hockey academy and a high performers program. Other programs include Quest outdoor education , IELTS training and testing, summer ESL and full credit Math and English courses, fashion design, theatre, fine arts and home economics options. 

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West Vancouver Schools

West Vancouver International Programs offer: world-class British Columbia course work leading to graduation with a Dogwood Diploma intensive English for students from non-English speaking countries an excellent homestay program for secondary school students counseling and assistance services for students seeking further educational opportunities after attending our program vocational and technical courses  English Language Learner (ELL; formerly called ESL) programs at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels short term summer programs for groups of students

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Alberta

Battle River School Division

Battle River School Division provides high quality learning experiences for all of its students. With excellent achievement results, the students in our school division consistently earn above average marks on provincial exams. Our high school completion rate is high and schools offer a range of academic, fine art, athletic, leadership and extracurricular programs. Our schools are modern and have up to date facilities with fully equipped computer labs, science labs, gymnasiums, and other specialized facilities.

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Calgary Board of Education

Calgary Board of Education schools have different levels of English as a Second Language classes, a full range of academic classes, interesting complimentary classes (options), and extra-curricular activities to suit most interests! Depending on the student’s English proficiency, international students can access the same regular academic classes (Math, Sciences, Social Studies, and English) as Canadian students.  Students can also access the wide variety of complimentary courses offered at our schools. Some examples would be Fine Arts (such as Choir, Jazz Band, Music, Dance, Art, Drama, etc.) and Career and Technology Studies, (such as Cosmetology, Welding, Pre-Engineering, Graphic Design, Construction, Auto body, Mechanics, etc.), and Languages (such as French, Spanish, German). There are too many to name them all! Please see specific school websites (www.cbe.ab.ca) for more details regarding the courses and extra-curricular classes that each school offers.

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Calgary Catholic School District

International students would attend one of our schools that are located in various communities across Calgary. All schools offer a wide variety of courses and follow the same Provincial curriculum requirements to achieve a high school diploma. In addition, several schools offer curriculum to achieve an International Baccalaureate as well as Advanced Placement.  

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Canadian Rockies Public Schools

The Canadian Rockies Public Schools is located in the Rocky Mountain serving the communities of Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Exshaw and Kananaskis Country.  International Program students use state-of-the-art technology to enhance learning. Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Technology courses use modern computer labs and fully equipped workshops. Our high quality academic programs are enhanced with a wide variety of programs in the arts, music, technology and sports. Our schools have fully equipped gymnasia with weight training facilities. Our physical and outdoor education programs utilize the community swimming pools, golf courses, curling rink and the Canadian Rockies for climbing, hiking and outdoor education.  Extra-curricular activities include football, track and field, basketball, volleyball, outdoor education, hiking and camping, golf, curling and hockey.

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Edmonton Catholic Schools

The Edmonton Catholic School District provides high quality education in a faith based learning environment. We welcome students from all over the world and embrace all faiths.  With exceptionally well trained teachers and a strong commitment to individual achievement and success, our goal is to inspire students to learn and to prepare them to live fully as global citizens. At Edmonton Catholic Schools, we boast a reputation of academic excellence and student support. Our students consistently do well on provincial exams and many go onto post secondary studies.  We have a superb international student program that includes English as a Second Language support for all grade levels. International advisors at school work closely with students to ensure their academic, social and emotional needs are taken care of. Each high school student is set up with an educational plan and goals are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure success. Our programming follows the prestigious Alberta curriculum. International Students have a variety of programs to choose from including Academic Program, English as a Second Language Program (ESL), Short Term Program, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Advanced placement (AP), Sports Program (Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, Golf) and Fine Arts Program (Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance). For more information, please check out our website at www.ecsd.net/international.

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Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Public Schools’ International Student Program welcomes and educates international students from around the world. We have over 20 years of experience in serving international students with comprehensive academic programming that includes a strong emphasis on preparation for university and post-secondary entrance. Our schools offer exciting choices in courses and activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of all of our students.  In addition to the rigorous Alberta Curriculum, we offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Students may receive credits for exceptional performance in these programs that can be applied towards entry into post-secondary institutions worldwide. English as a Second Language (ESL) support is available at all levels; communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking are emphasized, as students are introduced to the rules and principles of the English language. Edmonton Public also offers a wide range of optional courses – students may choose from over 100 options based on their talents and interests. All of our international students are integrated into classrooms with Canadian peers.

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Golden Hills School Division

Golden Hills School Division is located 25 minutes east of the beautiful city of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Canada. We value our diverse environments and the safe communities we are part of that are rich with culture and exceptional learning opportunities for international students. We offer outstanding Alberta education curriculum, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (Alberta Benchmarks) and a wide variety of other opportunities in the areas of career and technology studies, the arts and sports. Golden Hills is the only public school division in Canada that offers dormitory facilities as well as a homestay program. Our dormitory leaders and homestay parents nurture and encourage students, while making their residence both a place they can call home and a sanctuary where they can relax and study. Our full-time Accommodations Coordinator is always available to help and support our students, their parents and homestay families. Home is where the heart is and our students are always at home at Golden Hills International.

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Grande Yellowhead Public School Division

All High Schools in Grande Yellowhead offer a full program of core subjects and numerous options of interest. Students are well prepared for entrance to universities, colleges and technical schools following graduation.  Our students benefit from our great location, with schools in and near the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, as we partner with Jasper National Park to offer a variety of Outdoor Education courses. Popular courses including Winter Travel ( skiing, cross country, snoeshoeing, avalanche safety, GPS instruction), Wild Life Studies and Stewardship of a Canadian National Park.Students receive instruction in the mountains at the Palisades Learning Center, which has excellent on site dormitories, and qualified Parks Canada Staff to assist with instruction.  Three High Schools offer French Immersion Programs, and we offer several other languages including Spanish and Japanese. Our Fine Arts programs include Drama, Concert Band, Art and one school boasts a Rock Band Program. Our High Schools have cutting edge technology with well equiped computer labs offering technology classes. All high schools have Food Studies and Fashion Labs and Industrial Education Labs. One school has an ELITE Program offering a range of training for the Trades including mechanics, welding, and fabrication studies.  Grande Yellowhead offers something unique for International Students- a chance to attend excellent ,small, safe, rural High Schools, in a beautiful location in Alberta.

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Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division

Holy Spirit Catholic Schools welcome students from around the world. We are committed to honouring diversity and providing a safe, caring environment for students of all faiths. Holy Spirit International Student services will work with the school of your choice to provide a program designed to meet your needs as an English language learner. Our commitment to excellence in education is evident in our schools where you will see academic programs and co-curricular activities designed to shape engaged, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. All classrooms in our 14 publicly funded schools are fully equipped with advanced technology to meet the needs of today’s students. Our graduates earn the Alberta High School Diploma, which is recognized by universities, technical institutes and colleges in Canada, the United States and around the world.  Our programming includes: Advanced Placement Program English as a Second Language Pre-Engineering Science & Inquiry Sports Medicine & Sports Performance New Media Fine Arts French Immersion Second Language courses in French, Spanish & Japanese We also offer various academies to all students (some are at an additional cost): Hockey Academy Soccer Academy Music Academy Fine-Arts Academy

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Horizon School Division

Horizon School Division is continually recognized for its innovative programming and excellent academic results. Our International Education program is designed to provide individual attention and the opportunity for students to reach personal goals.  Students who attend Horizon will enjoy safe and caring communities, modern facilities, schools with advanced technology, excellent teachers and a variety of programs. Depending on the school, we offer elite sports academies, fine arts, practical arts, trades, advanced technology and excellent academics. Programs are designed to fit the learner’s needs while building English language competencies and exploring the Alberta and Canadian cultures. Horizon School Division also offers a baseball academy in Vauxhall and a girls' hockey school in the community of Warner.

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Lethbridge School District

Our high schools provide comprehensive programming with a strong academic focus. We offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, which are ideal for strong academic students wanting advanced preparation for university studies. In addition, we offer a wide breadth of programs including excellent fine arts programs in dance, visual arts, drama, and instrumental and choral music. Our technology studies programs have the latest in cutting edge equipment and teachers utilize the most up-to-date technologies for providing 21st Century classroom instruction.  Our schools offer many optional courses such as second languages (French, German, Spanish and introductory Japanese), Food Studies, Fashion Studies, Design Studies, Construction Technologies, Financial Management and Legal Studies. Our students enjoy having a lot of choice in their programming! We welcome international students!  We offer you extra support by providing an orientation to your new school, assigning an administrator in each school to assist you, assigning for you a teacher-advisor who will take personal interest in your program and well-being, and we have a district level administrator to ensure you have the best possible experience. You receive English language support if required. We host special social events and field trips. We strive to help you reach your goals whether you are here for a cultural experience, to improve your English language skills, or to better prepare you for entrance to a Canadian University.  Our schools are modern, clean and safe, and they offer you a warm and friendly place to study in Canada! 

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Livingstone Range School Division

Livingstone Range Schools International Program is designed to meet the individual needs of each student that attends its schools. Students who choose to come to our schools will experience high quality academics, caring teachers, safe communities, access to a variety of sports, arts and outdoor activities. Programs are designed to fit each students needs and allows the development of English language competencies while studying in a regular Alberta classroom. Students have the opportunity to explore and expand their interests by participating in a wide variety of elective programs as well as academic classes. Livingstone Range Schools will help the international students set individual goals and then provide the support and programs to meet the goals. Assistance with exploring post-secondary programs is available to all of our students and tours of local post-secondary institutes are arranged for all that are interested. Students interested in developing their English language abilities and competencies while studying the full Alberta curriculum in a safe, caring environment will find themselves at home and succeeding in Livingstone Range Schools.

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Medicine Hat School District

Most of the students who come to the district are placed at Medicine Hat High School www.mhhs.ca which offers a wide variety of classes and programs to choose from. Math is offered at the AP level as well as high academic workloads in all other cores. An exceptional Fine Arts and Second Language program as well as a strong athletic background. The school offers the Registered Apprentice Program in its Trades Programs.

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Palliser Regional Schools

Palliser Regional Schools International Student Program offers students from around the globe access to world-class learning opportunities set within the beauty and diversity of the Province of Alberta. Palliser’s focus on the individual student, expertise in second language learning and literacy, and high expectations for students and staff help produce some of the best academic results in the province, with high stakeholder satisfaction in our safe and caring learning environments, program options and student achievement. We offer full educational programming with small class sizes and homestay placement with caring families in our vibrant family-oriented communities.  For more information on our program and our exceptional results, please visit www.palliserinternational.ca Safe, caring schools and communities Expertise in literacy and teaching English as a second language Small class sizes and individual attention for students Home stay program co-ordinated in-house, to ensure a nurturing and caring family environment 5 schools ranked in the top 50 high schools in Alberta, as published by the Fraser Institute 

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Peace Wapiti School Division

Eaglesham School Outdoor Pursuits Program: Welcome to the exciting Outdoor Pursuits Program. Alongside your academic courses, you will participate in activities focusing on the Canadian outdoors. Each month will introduce you to a new facet of the possible adventures available to an individual surrounded by the beauty of the Peace Country. Qualified instructors will deliver skills geared towards the beginner level, so no previous knowledge is required. Instruction will be delivered for two afternoons a week with the occasional Saturday/ overnight outings to apply the skills acquired at a deeper level. Education on the Wild Side: Described as “education on the wild side,” Eaglesham School’s Outdoor Pursuits Program emphasizes academic excellence using Alberta Education approved curriculum balanced with outdoor learning. Participants may choose to experience a full year in the program, a single semester, or a quarter. Each month, students will participate in an exciting new adventure in outdoor learning, including golfing, overnight kayaking trips along the Peace River, nature photography, wilderness camping, orienteering, hunter training, archery, hockey, cross-country and downhill skiing in the world-renowned Canadian Rocky Mountains, water safety training, fishing, mountain biking and hiking. Students will learn from certified instructors and earn certification in hunter safety, first aid, and firearms safety.

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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Red Deer Catholic Regional schools are public schools in Alberta. Our focus is on the student and our academic achievement levels are consistently at or above the provincial level in all subjects. Our international program is available for students from grade 8-12 unless the student is accompanied by a parent. We offer a strong academic program in a small, safe community in the province of Alberta, Canada. We offer the following: Complete Alberta Education High School Curriculum providing access to post secondary institutions from around the world. Advanced Placement Program (AP Program) English as a Second Language levels 1-5 Second language courses in French and Spanish French Immersion Program from Grade 8-12. Sport Academy in golf, ice hockey, Fitness for Life, curling, baseball (please note there is an additional cost for the Sport Academies) Full range of extra curricular athletic and fine arts programs. Career courses including mechanics, cosmetology and construction.

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Red Deer Public Schools

Red Public Schools has three high schools with modern facilities and equipment. The two high schools, because of their large size (1800 and 1400 students) offer a wide range of courses and programs.  Specialized Programs include: International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Advanced Placement and Sports Excellence. There are also many, many courses to chose from, including Academic courses: Mathematics, English, English as a Second Language, Social Studies, Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to Option courses: Physical Education, Recreation Education, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, Animation, Computer Technology, Robotics, Motion Media, Photography, Communication Technology, Graphic Arts, Digital Video Production, Design Studies, Architecture, Financial Studies, Legal Studies, Programming, Web Design, Autobody, Fabrication, Construction, Mechanics, Cosmetology, Fashion, Foods, Sports and Medical Studies, Art, Band, Rock Band, Guitar, Choir, Dance, Drama, Leadership, and Psychology. Both schools offer very strong language programs including: French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

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Saskatchewan

Chinook International Program

The Chinook International Program (CIP) offers programs for students aged 5 – 18, Grades Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our small school setting provides students with a quality of education that is unparalleled. Small class sizes (12-15 students) and a focus on one on one instruction geared to the needs of each individual student creates an atmosphere where students are inspired to succeed.  For students who are seeking a Canadian post secondary program, CIP offers career counseling in grade 12 which helps students to choose an area of post secondary focus, including completing entrance, residence and scholarship applications. Further to this, agreements with our local college and university provide students a direct pathway to post secondary programs upon meeting certain criteria.  Given the location of CIP, students are afforded the opportunity to experience true immersion. The community is strictly English speaking and the number of students from any language group is limited to increase a student’s ability to perfect their English by the completion of their program.

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Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

Our teachers are highly educated, government-certified, professional, and dedicated. Most have several university degrees.  Students attending Saskatoon Catholic high schools take courses in English language, history, physical education, wellness, mathematics, science, and social studies.  In addition, students must take a course in biology, chemistry or physics, and choose from electives such as graphic arts, digital production, music, art, drama or French.  There is also a program of studies for students whose first language is French, or for those who wish to enter French immersion.   We have certified ESL teachers and offer ESL courses to all of our students.  Many of our students have very little English when they first arrive here.  International students benefit from full integration into classes where English is the language of instruction. International students also take part in small independent ESL classes that focus on their specific language needs.  These classes are credit courses which makes it easier to graduate sooner.

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Saskatoon Public Schools

International high school students may be enrolled in any of seven different high schools depending on their educational requirements. In addition to offering the regular academic program for university entrance, these high schools each offer individual specialty programs that students may opt for such as Outdoor School, Media Studies, Aviation Studies, or French Immersion to name a few. All schools offer English as an Additional Language support for students as they work through their academic program.

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Manitoba

Lord Selkirk School Division

Lord Selkirk School Division offers a unique International Student Program in a small, safe city, with many great opportunities for community involvement and academic pursuits. The program operates out of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School -- one of the largest high schools in Manitoba, with approximately 1,200 students. Younger international students are placed in our elementary and middle schools. The high school offers outstanding academic and vocational curricula with exceptional music programs, computer/business studies, advanced placement courses and many athletic and artistic opportunities.  There are over 200 courses to choose from, spanning a wide range of interests and needs. EAL (English as an Additional Language) support and classes are available to all international students. The school’s modern facilities include state-of-the-art computer labs, a 300-seat theatre, an indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness area and indoor track, and an outdoor track and stadium. ISP staff is available on-site, so students enjoy easy access to our support and services (including language and academic assistance, and advice on how to adjust to life in a Canadian homestay family). To help students use their English skills and have an authentic experience of Canadian life and culture, the ISP runs several events throughout the year and encourages students to get involved in school-based or community-based activities.  Our program is a friendly, personal program that offers the complete package – academic, cultural and athletic opportunities, with a strong emphasis on education and personal growth. Students will experience great improvement in their English, along with life-long memories and friendships.

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Louis Riel School Division

The Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) is a public school division that welcomes international students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to its community, and appreciates the diverse perspectives they bring to schools and classrooms. It offers excellent and affordable educational experiences for students of all ages, with complete immersion in English or French speaking environments. In addition to full year and semester programs, LRSD also offers continuous entry short-term studies for students who wish to audit, as well as an Accredited Summer Enrichment Program. The distinct programming provides students with meaningful and engaging experiences that foster personal, academic and social growth. Not only does LRSD offer a broad range of academic courses, but it also provides industry-led technical and vocational training with a proven track record for future employment and post-secondary education. Resources include comprehensive libraries, well-equipped computer facilities, science laboratories, theatres, gymnasiums, music/band rooms and practical arts facilities. Visit the International Student Program website at isp.lrsd.net to view a video of LRSD. LRSD strives to provide quality education in safe, supportive and inclusive learning environments. The caring and dedicated staff will arrange medical insurance, greet students upon arrival at the airport, inform students of course selection, organize school registration, provide orientation sessions, facilitate transition with “in-class” buddies prior to arrival, transfer out-of-province credits, monitor attendance, provide ongoing communication with students’ parents and guardians, arrange for students to write exams in their first language, assist students to prepare for TOEFL exams, arrange graduation transcripts, assist with scholarship applications and university registration, assist with preparation of immigration papers and coordinate homestays. LRSD facilitates a quality Homestay Program. Homestay families can provide excellent opportunities for international students to immerse themselves in Canadian culture, lifestyles and the English or French language. The Homestay Program is committed to ensuring that international students studying in the Division have access to homestay accommodation of the very highest standard.

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Mountain View School Division

Mountain View School Division’s International Student Program invites highly motivated and open-minded students to have an experience and education that will change their lives!  Located in Manitoba’s scenic Parkland Region, students will appreciate the safety and natural beauty that come with living in one of our seven welcoming communities.  Our innovative classrooms, caring teachers and dedicated International Student Program staff ensure that students reach their full potential. Whether students are looking for a cultural experience, to improve their English fluency or to graduate with a Canadian diploma the International Student Program staff will work closely with each to student to make certain they meet their goals. Students will have a memorable experience living with one of our carefully selected homestay families.  They will immediately feel t home and enjoy taking part in family outings, interacting in English and living a new culture. Mountain View School Division invites you to enjoy a premier education in one of our dynamic schools and an unforgettable experience in our welcoming communities.

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Pembina Trails School Division

Pembina Trails is pleased to consider applications for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The minimum age of students for our Homestay Program is 12 years. Students younger than 12 years of age must live with a parent or an immediate family member who will assume custodianship of them (please visit out website at www.pembinatrails.ca/isp to learn more about the conditions for students not participating in our Homestay Program).  High school graduation is available to our international students and our diploma is recognized across Canada and around the world.  Courses are available in the areas of English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Education, Physical Education, Other Languages (French, Spanish and Japanese), Fine Arts (Dance, Theater, Music, Art, Video Production), Technology and Industrial Arts and much, much more. Specific programs like French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Program for Gifted Learners, the Hockey Academy at Shaftesbury High School, the Sports and Arts Program at Vincent Massey Collegiate are also available to our international students.  You are invited to visited our website (see link under Contact Us below) where you will gain access to each of our school's website and learn more about what each school has to offer.

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River East Transcona School Division

High Standards – Academic and Extracurricular Distinction We prepare students for university studies worldwide Close links to prestigious national and foreign universities World-renowned music production technology program with the only state-of-the-art, high school music recording studio in the city of Winnipeg A large number of our students consistently rank in the top 2% in various provincial, national & international physics and mathematics competitions.  Excellence in Education - Unique Course and Program Study Opportunities A quality academic education with internationally-recognized diplomas and certificates Beginner and advanced opportunities for training in Information Technology  Examples of some of the specialized courses and programs we offer: International Baccalaureate  Advanced Placement Music Production Technology Dramatic Arts and Music Programs – Jazz, Band and Choir  Visual Communications Website Design and Animation Multi-Media Production Photography Fashion Technology Aerospace  ESL (English Second Language)  Intensive ESL programs to enhance English language acquisition and overall fluency, included in the program of studies at no extra fee No minimum English levels required to participate in our International Education Program.  TOEFL preparation available

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School District of Whiteshell

The School District of Whiteshell is the smallest and most unique school District in the province and we are proud of that fact.  We are student-first thinkers.  We value holistic development, work/life balance, individual accountability and social responsibility. Our class sizes and student teacher ratios are the best in the province. We prepare students for post-secondary pursuits: university academics, skilled trades and business. We offer EAL (English as an Additional Language) support to enhance English language learning and fluency development, including TOEFL preparation support. We Believe In: Hhigh quality education and inspired learning. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Citizenship, courtesy, respect and healthy relationships for all people. Healthy living, environmental stewardship and sustainability. Responsible leadership and accountability. Mastery of essential skills by all to open opportunities for a successful future. Historically, our students outscore provincial averages in almost every strand of English Language Arts and Mathematics by 10% to 40%.  Our learners excel in the classroom, while engaging in a variety of life-skills programming, sports and activities. We have a full slate of higher level maths and science courses in addition to arts, music, photography, woodworking, bicycle maintenance, outdoor education, power mechanics, tourism, home economics, business, global issues and more…

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St. James Assiniboia School Division

St. James Assiniboia School Division aims to put students on the path to post secondary achievement and academic excellence. Our graduates are eligible and prepared for admission to universities and colleges in Canada, the U.S.A. and throughout the world. We have a track record of academic excellence.  St. James-Assiniboia offers a low ratio of international to Canadian students in our schools. There is full integration of international students in classroom settings, complemented by ESL programming. ESL support is available at every school level to prepare international students for academic studies.  St. James-Assiniboia offers a wide array of nationally and internationally recognized certificate and diploma programs. Students may complete their high school studies with the Academic Certificate, Advanced Academic Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates, Advanced Placement Certificates, French Immersion Diploma, Technology Education Diploma and Performing Arts Program Diploma. Along with general high school instruction, we deliver an extensive range of optional and specialized studies, including computer science, computer applications, geography, history, mathematics and advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, English, French, Spanish, visual arts, dance, drama/theatre arts, choral music, band, business education, home economics, technology, pre-engineering technology and social sciences. There is also a Hockey Academy and a Sports Academy. All schools in SJSD have modern learning facilities, including trades and technology equipment, theatres and performing arts equipment, fully equipped scientific laboratory areas, libraries with extensive print materials, study rooms, and computer laboratories. All schools have at least one gymnasium with a full range of athletic equipment and all high schools have weight room facilities.

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Study Manitoba School Divisions

Schools are staffed by government certified employees and the curriculum is government approved.  Students may be eligible to receive a Manitoba Diploma in one year with the required credits.

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Ontario

Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School District is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, approximately 200 km east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Our schools are in three small safe cities located in Trenton (population 17,000), Belleville (population 47,000) and Kingston (population 100,000). An excellent pre-university secondary school program is available. This is for students 14 to 19 years of age and leads to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students may begin the program either in February or September. You can come for a short period of five to six months, one year or until the completion of Secondary School. The percentage of international students is less than 3% of our population of students. This allows for a true Canadian cultural experience while studying in one of our five secondary schools. During the school year the student lives with a Canadian homestay family. A private room, three meals a day and access to the home’s facilities are provided. The student will enjoy the security and care of life with a Canadian family. English as a second language is offered in all secondary schools. The length of the course adapts to the needs of student. We invite you to "COME STUDY WITH US" in a safe, reliable, exciting and academically challenging school!

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Avon Maitland District School Board

Avon Maitland Schools Canada provides a full service English education with a focus on student success. Our mission is to Engage, Inspire and Innovate and we believe that students, staff and parents are “Always Learning”. We welcome our international guests while appreciating the diverse perspectives they bring to our classrooms and communities.  We take great pride in our English as a Second Language program, assessing each student to determine the level of ESL support they need. We teach them English in small classes of only 5-7 students. International Students are also supported individually by our Academic Principal, who works directly with schools and students so that they meet their academic expectations. Avon Maitland has become a very popular study abroad destination attracting students from over 20 countries. Students choose Avon Maitland for the quality of education, the passion and spirit of its schools and the attractive mix of urban and rural lifestyles. We offer an excellent and affordable educational program.

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Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater District School Board offers a world class education with a focus on providing quality education for every student in a safe and caring environment. Bluewater students and staff continue to be recognized at the provincial and national levels in the arts, science, athletics, language, the environment and the skilled trades. Each of our secondary schools endeavours to provide a global perspective, and we appreciate the unique culture each international student brings to our school communities.  In addition to the English as a Second Language support we offer, we are pleased to have a broad selection of elective courses to choose from, ensuring that each student has an academic program designed to meet his or her unique needs and interests. We are proud to offer a variety of specialized learning opportunities, such as French Immersion, Specialist High Skills Majors (focused programs in manufacturing, the environment, health and wellness, hairstyling, the arts, transportation and hospitality), Technology and the Arts. Our International Student program is growing every year thanks to the quality instruction and learning experiences at the core of each of our schools, as well as our full slate of extra-curricular activities. 

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario International Education Program offers global views and perspectives that enhance the education of students who have chosen to explore cultures and languages through education abroad. The International Student Program allows students from around the world to study and learn alongside Canadian students of the same age. The program encourages cultural awareness and international understanding by bringing students together and enabling them to experience similar social and academic opportunities. International students can choose between multiple schools and are assisted in finding the best match for their educational needs and other interests. Students may attend for a short term of 3, 5 or 10 months, with an emphasis on English language acquisition and cultural experience, or they may participate in the program for more than one year, and work toward attaining an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

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Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

UNE ÉDUCATION DE CLASSE MONDIALE The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside the province of Quebec. Most of the schools are located in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and others are in neighbouring cities: Kingston, Brockville and Pembroke. The CECCE has more than 21,000 French-speaking students in 50 elementary and secondary schools. Our priority is to insure the success of each student. The CECCE is recognized for the excellence of its schools; its students consistently obtain the best results in Ontario on standardized tests. Its secondary schools offer many specialized programs (International Baccalaureate, Sport Academies, Sciences, Fine Arts, etc.). All students master both French and English, Canada’s two official languages. The secondary school graduation rate is greater than 90%. Why choose our schools? To receive a high-quality education in French with the Ontario Curriculum; To perfect your English skills (an option: living with a bilingual homestay family); To study in a safe, welcoming and Christian values inspired environment; To experience living in Canada, a country recognized worldwide for its quality of life.

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Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

The Eastern Ontario French Public School Board (CEPEO in French) is located in Canada’s secure, beautiful and bilingual capital: Ottawa. Our classes are taught in French while many activities and services in the region are in French and in English. Our students receive a certificate of bilingualism along with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma which is recognized worldwide. For you, it means that after one year with us, you’ll have significantly improved your skills in French and English, two of the most frequently used languages in the world. Imagine the wealth of opportunities… Our teachers and our dedicated liaison officer are available to help you in your new environment, succeed in your studies, make new friends and participate in enriching activities to make your experience unforgettable. A large variety of programs are open for international students (conditions apply): Sports-Study Program: athletics, basketball, volleyball, golf, ice hockey, skiing, soccer (football), tennis, individual sports; Arts Program: visual and media arts, dance (ballet and contemporary), writing, music (instrumental and vocal), theatre, film and television, fashion and design; International Baccalaureate Program (IB) ®; Computer & Communications Technology Program; Health Program; Environmental Program. During the school year, you will enjoy the security and care of a Canadian family selected by our partner, the Canada Homestay Network. Continuing your studies with us is a guarantee for a rewarding experience. Come to one of our schools to get a short-term experience or to obtain a globally recognized diploma that will help open the doors to many universities!

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Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides services in the communities of Greater Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Located in Northern Ontario, our schools are only a few hours’ drive from the major urban centres of Toronto and Ottawa.  The graduation rate of CSCNO students is the highest among all school boards operating in the districts of Sudbury, Manitoulin and Algoma. In 2015, 92% of its students earned their worldwide recognized diploma in less than five years, while 89% graduated in four years. This rate exceeds the provincial average. A variety of programs such as Specialist High Skills Majors in Health and Wellness; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Sports; Business, Mining and Manufacturing are offered at CSCNO secondary schools.  In the Greater Sudbury area, students have access to four French-language Catholic secondary schools. With many activities and services in the region offered in both English and in French, students have an opportunity to gain a superior level of bilingualism. Our quality high schools provide students with opportunities for them to acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the post-secondary destinations they may choose.

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Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

Pour un avenir sans frontières The Conseil scolaire catholique Providence ( Csc Providence) serves students spread over an area of over 28 819 km2 which includes the Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton / Sarnia, London-Middlesex-Elgin, Woodstock / Oxford, Huron-Perth Grey-Bruce. Our extensive network of 23 elementary schools and 7 French secondary schools allows more than 10000 students to feel part of a great  school community of enthusiastic French language and to enjoy top quality education in a rich learning environment, equitable and inclusive. The Ontario education system is considered one of the best in the world; owns and maintains high academic standards and its staff is highly qualified. The Csc Providence strives for excellence. Our school board boasts a graduation rate of 97%; the highest over the 72 schools boards in Ontario.  At the secondary level, the results of student test of the Office of Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) exceed those of the provincial average standing at 85% in mathematics (theoretical level) and 90% (level language skills). In others words, studing with us guarantees success. In addition to Ontario's regular curriculum, our schools offer a variety of programs like the International Baccalaureate ( IB), Specialist High Skills Majors (10), dual credit recognition, COOP and OYAP programs, the Hockey Canada skills Academy as well as dance and volleyball academies. Moreover, many extracurricular and educationnal activities are offered to students and allow them to futher delop intellectual, physical and interpersonal skills.

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Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Viamonde International Student Program welcomes students between the ages of 14 and 18 from all points of the globe. Our French school system offers an impressive variety of programs and up-to-date classroom technology.  You are invited to study at Viamonde located in the heart of the world-famous Greater Toronto Area. At the secondary school level, international students are well-prepared academically to enter reputable Universities and Colleges in Ontario, throughout Canada, and around the world. In addition to academics, Viamonde is known for specialized arts, sports, communication and technology programs. Our teachers and counsellors are particularly sensitive to the needs of international students. We know from our experience that international students often need help adjusting to life in a new country. Our staffs speak a variety of languages, and are always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic and personal issues. This special counselling and support service is highly appreciated by our students and their families. Viamonde is recognized for the excellence of its schools; its students consistently obtain the best results in Ontario on standardized tests. Its secondary schools offer many specialized programs (International Baccalaureat, Sport Academies, Sciences, Fine Arts, etc.). All students master both French and English, Canada’s two official languages. Why choose our schools? To receive a high-quality education in French with the Ontario Curriculum; To perfect your English skills (an option: living with a bilingual homestay family); To study in a safe and welcoming environment; To experience living in Canada, a country recognized worldwide for its quality of life.

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District School Board of Niagara

You are invited to study at the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) located in the heart of the world-famous Niagara Falls area in Canada! At the DSBN, our motto is, “Achieving Success Together.” At the secondary school level, international students are well-prepared academically to enter reputable Universities and Colleges in Ontario, throughout Canada, and around the world. In addition to academics, DSBN is known for specialized arts and technology programs and is a world champion in Robotics. Continuing your English language development is enhanced through our extensive ESL support provided at selected school sites and will occur naturally as you will be immersed in classrooms that have a high percentage of native-English speaking students. Niagara’s climate is more moderate than in some other parts of Ontario and is located about one hour from Toronto offering many cultural, educational, tourist, and shopping venues. The Niagara Region, with its population of 500,000 spread over 12 communities, will offer you a safe and more stress-free environment in which to live, study, and have fun. Families in Niagara are eager to provide the care and support that you will need as you adjust to a new culture. Host families are well-screened and are supervised by a professional homestay organization in the area.

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Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is Ontario’s second largest publicly funded Catholic school system and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario on the western border of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. With 123 elementary and 26 secondary schools, throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville, we serve over 85,000 students in the urban, sub-urban, and rural communities within our area. With Toronto - Pearson International Airport also located within our boundaries, students and parents have quick access to direct flights to over 180 destinations in 60 countries. As well, our central location is within an easy commute to 16 major universities and colleges.  Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools have ranked amongst the highest in Canada, with outstanding scores on provincial and international assessments. We offer exceptional globally recognized programs including International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP).  We believe that our international students should have the opportunity to become fully participating members in our welcoming and inclusive communities to allow for a fully immersed Canadian learning experience. Upon acceptance, international students may attend the school closest to their home. Each of our 149 schools has ESL and newcomer supports to help each student transition to life in Canada, no matter what level of English competency they have when they arrive. With students from over 150 countries, we are prepared to meet the needs of all English learners.

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Durham Catholic District School Board

At the Durham Catholic District School Board, we share a sense of community with families, staff and parishes. Guided by the teachings of Jesus and committed to Excellence, Equity and New Evangelization, we teach in schools throughout Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock. We offer a range of programs and services to meet the needs of all students. We invite you to learn more about our communities by checking out our website or visiting our schools. With our amazing teachers, we teach students in 46 schools throughout Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock, serving approximately 21,150 elementary and secondary students. Our diverse and multicultural school board is attracting students from around the world.

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Greater Essex County District School Board

Greater Essex County District School Board is located in Windsor Ontario approximately 3.5 hours southwest of Toronto, Ontario. We have schools in nine municipalities: Windsor, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington and Pelee Island. Our community is the third most diverse city in Canada. In our schools you will see many different nations represented. Our secondary school program is available for students from 14-18 years of age. Students will graduate upon completion of grade 12 with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We currently have a small population of international students in our schools and they are from a variety of different countries. We have an exceptional English as a Second Language program for students who are not yet proficient in the English language. Muskoka Languages International is our homestay provider and is very thorough in their selection of host families. We know you will be immersed in Canadian culture and be treated as one of the family. We have beautiful park land and green space in our communities. Our population in Windsor is approximately 210,890 and if you include surrounding Essex County communities we have a population of approximately 400,000. The GECDSB is committed to the democratic values of fairness, equity, inclusion, and respect for all being reflected in all of its policies, programs, and practices. The GECDSB understands that greater equity means greater student success

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Halton Catholic District School Board

Today, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic education system consistently produces high levels of student achievement. Further, graduates are taught the virtues and values of the Catholic faith – including community, responsibility, accountability, collaboration, caring and family – making them not just good students, but good citizens. The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic that provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 29,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured in staff and students in 52 school sites serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. As a provincial leader in student achievement in literacy and numeracy, as well as Special Education, the Board is an exciting and dynamic place to learn, work and grow. Our School Board offers programs and services from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 and through to Continuing Education Services at campuses in Burlington, Milton and Oakville to students of all ages. We welcome International Students to our School Board to experience everything we have to offer on an academic and extracurricular basis. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, we believe every student has the right to an education, which will foster spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth. It is our goal to ensure that all students achieve success, and are able to fully realize their God-given potential.

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Halton District School Board

The Halton District School Board includes the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville in southern Ontario. The board has a growing population of 58,600 students our 83 elementary schools and 18 high schools offer a curriculum of academic and elective subjects.  Math, Sciences, English, Social Studies, History and a choice of foreign languages including French, German and Spanish are standard academic courses. Elective course – Business Education which includes Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing; Computer Science which includes Computer Animation, Web Design, Robotics; Drama, Art, Music, Home Economics and Technical education are offered. We have schools that also offer the IB Program (International Baccalaureate Program). Historic buildings combined with state-of-the art equipment and facilities provide excellent learning environments for students.

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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

The HWDSB welcomes international students to study at its 18 high schools (Grades 9 – 12) and 96 elementary schools (Grades 1 – 8). HWDSB teachers and staff are committed to helping every one of its students reach his or her full potential.  In addition to standard Ontario elementary and secondary curriculum, the HWDSB is proud to offer the following specialized programs to international students: ESL Programs: from beginner to advanced levels, with special congregated subjects in Business, Arts, History, Science, Drama and Geography. International Baccalaureate Program (IB): students gain university transfer credits and qualify for special university entrance scholarship opportunities. Business Programs: Accounting, Business Management, Web Design, Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Computer Networking Certification Programs: CISCO Certified Network Associate. Arts Programs: Media/Interior Design, Fashion Design, Animation, Photography, Pottery, Film Making.  Aviation and Aerospace: students start learning to become a commercial pilot, cargo attendant and aerospace engineer through this pioneer program in Ontario.  Robotics: students design and build competitive robots, compete in international robotic competitions and network with industry professionals. Cooperative Programs: students gain hands on experience and learn Canadian cultures faster!  There are many more specialized programs that international students can choose to study. For more information, please visit our website: www.hwdsb.on.ca/programs/choice.

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Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board

Each secondary school has a dedicated guidance counsellor to assist ISP students with academic, career choices and to assist in the selection of, and application to, universities.  The counsellor also acts as a daily contact for any concerns or questions.  Free after-school tutorials, staffed by qualified high school teachers are offered 4 days a week throughout the school year. As well free TOEFL and ILETS tutorials are available to assist students in preparing to write the tests.

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Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Our academic students had a 97% success rate in the most recent Ontario Secondary School Literacy test, and our graduates have continued their education at some of the finest educational institutions in North America and abroad.  The abundant lakes and forests, that serve as the backdrop for our communities provide KPR students with a living classroom for ecological and nature studies literally ‘in their back yard.’ Throughout all seasons, our students have available to them a host of leisure activities, such as skiing, sailing, hiking, horseback riding, golfing and fishing. Uniquely located in the natural heart of the Kawartha Lakes District of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) is a progressive, forward-thinking educational community dedicated to student excellence.

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Lakehead District School Board

Lakehead Public Schools (LPS) located in Thunder Bay, is the largest public board in Northwestern Ontario. LPS aims to educate, encourage, and support students to develop a passion for learning, set high personal standards, and become active community members. All schools offer access to modern technology and innovative education. The small class sizes are conducive to learning and provide students the ability to quickly develop relationships with peers and staff.  Students can choose a path that best suits their needs, ranging from developing English language skills to obtaining an Ontario Secondary Diploma and pursuing post-secondary education anywhere in Canada. Thunder Bay has two post-secondary institutions; Confederation College and Lakehead University (LU), and is home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and LU’s Faculty of Law. Thunder Bay is the largest community on the shores of the world’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior. International students are fully immersed into an authentic Canadian, multi-cultural and English-speaking setting guiding them to their full potential. The city offers a safe, welcoming and friendly close-knit community. With an intrinsic connection to the outdoor environment and vibrant urban life, the city of Thunder Bay together with LPS, strives to provide a fun and memorable experience for every student.

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Lambton Kent District School Board

The Lambton Kent District School Board is funded and regulated by the Government of Ontario providing students with qualified and certified teachers in all grades and at all levels. Our District has a reputation for providing comprehensive, high quality and innovative full time academic programs to international students from around the world in a safe and welcoming environment.  Students enrolling in our District will be fully integrated with age appropriate Canadian students in traditional classroom environments that feature high quality science labs, specialty rooms such as computer labs, art rooms, drama rooms, music rooms and well-equipped gymnasiums. In additional to a having access to a wide array of compulsory and elective academic courses, students will, when necessary, receive instruction and support in state of the art ESL classes using the latest technology available.  With 99+% of our student population native English speakers, we are ideally suited to provide visiting students with total immersion in English in our schools, in our community and with their home stay families. This environment is clearly beneficial to students hoping to acquire the language skills necessary to enhance their prospect of accessing the best colleges and universities in Canada and across North America.  Interested students should also note the Lambton Kent District School Board offers An all-inclusive tuition fee with a generous refund policy A streamlined application process that allows flexible enrolment dates A willingness to accept students from ages 9 to 24 excellent home stay services provided by experienced community partners 

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Limestone District School Board

The Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has been offering international students the opportunity to experience Canadian education and lifestyle since 1974.  International students from grades 5 – 12 are welcomed in our 54 elementary schools and 11 high schools. Students from around the world come for one semester, a year, or longer. They will experience a safe, welcoming city but also they can take advantage of the schools in a Board that the Ontario Provincial Education Improvement Commission has described as ‘stunningly successful’. Two of our high schools offer an ESL program that integrates the student’s learning of English with the other academic subjects. Guidance counselors who have knowledge of other education systems, and teachers with experience help our new students to develop the language and academic skills necessary to be successful in many of Canada’s finest universities. Short term programs are available for both elementary and secondary students. International students like our schools because there are not a lot of students from their home country. They like Kingston because it is safe, yet the big cities of Toronto and Montreal are close. 

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London District Catholic School Board

The administrative, teaching and support staff of London District Catholic School Board are dedicated to teaching learners in a student-centered educational community. This philosophy nurtures values, skills and the ability to learn based on each student’s potential and is directly linked to well defined and measurable outcomes.​​ ​Our Board’s 45 elementary and 9 secondary schools provide a full range of education experiences for approximately 18,000 students. Nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London offers big city amenities with a community touch. The city of 500,000 residents is situated midway between Detroit and Toronto and is currently the 11th largest city in Canada. London’s excellent education and health care facilities, safe and secure communities, and abundance of recreational facilities are just a few of the qualities that families and students enjoy in the city. Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School the board’s site for its International Student Pathway Program has embraced global learning and created an enriched culture of engagement.  A whole school approach has been adopted to promote global citizenship and foster a culture of acceptance, respect and care for others wherever they may live.

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Near North District School Board

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Niagara Catholic District School Board

Located in the beautiful region of Niagara, Ontario, the Niagara Catholic District School Board is a leader in the delivery of Canadian and international education to primary, secondary and adult learners. With 49 elementary schools, 8 high schools and 5 adult education centres, Niagara Catholic offers a variety of programs to visiting students from across the Globe. Programs include Full Year High School or Primary School, short-term Elementary and High-School Integration, Winter English Camps, Summer English Camps, Adult ESL Programs, TESL Certification and Diploma (teacher training), and more.

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Ottawa Catholic School Board

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) offers international students the opportunity to study in a welcoming and diverse school community rooted in faith and values. We offer English as a Second Language (ESL) in all elementary (K-6) and intermediate schools (7-8) and have 4 secondary schools that offer ESL credit courses. We offer unique programs such as Focus Programs, Specialist High Skills Majors [ocsb.ca/shsm], and e-learning courses [ocsb.ca/elearning]. The OCSB takes an innovative approach to incorporating technology into our students’ learning journey. Our Board was selected by the Canadian Education Association as the winning district to be an example for other Canadian school districts on digital transformation within education. Recently one of our Elementary Schools was awarded first place in the National “Classroom of the Future” Challenge based on innovative teaching and learning practices using technology.

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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

OCDSB schools provide instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12. Secondary schools offer courses of varying levels of difficulty designed to prepare the student for university, college or the workplace. Students requiring extra English instruction will benefit from the school board's integration of English as a Second Language (ESL) programming within the regular secondary school curriculum.  Students have a wide selection of courses from which to choose and are encouraged to take courses that will prepare them for postsecondary studies. OCDSB secondary schools offer courses in a variety of subjects, including computer studies, business, biology, physics, geography, economics, international languages, music, physical and health education, calculus, accounting, algebra, law and more. Students who are not confident in their English ability are able to study English intensively and acculturate before starting school at the Young People's Language School of Canada (YPLS). In association with the international student program, YPLS offers students English for Academic Purposes and introduces the organizational and social skills that give them a foundation to help them better adjust and succeed at a high school or university in Canada. Program Options Graduation with an Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD) Academic/Cultural experience for one or two semesters Elementary School  Credit ESL courses  Intensive ESL study- Young People’s Language School University and College Preparation International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement Summer programs Group programs TOEFL IBT

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Peel District School Board

It's where the world comes to learn. At the Peel District School Board, we are committed to inspire the smile within each child. Everything we do is designed to help each child achieve to the best of his or her ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world. The Peel board serves more than 153,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students in 244 schools throughout Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The Peel board has been welcoming international students for more than nine years. Recently, the Peel Academy for International Students was established to enhance the level of support available to international students studying in the Greater Toronto Area. Key features of the academy include: partnerships with University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning to introduce students to the options available after high school and ensure motivated international students are prepared for post-secondary studies and success orientation and peer-mentoring programs designed to introduce and integrate international students with their Canadian peers superior English language programs custom-designed to help motivated international students acquire academic-level English extracurricular activities that provide additional opportunities for international students to socialize with Canadian students to build cross-cultural understanding and further language development Receive a world-class education: Canada is recognized around the globe as a leader in educational excellence. Our students rank among the best in the world when it comes to standard test results, reading, math and science.  The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment in 2009 ranked Ontario, Canada students among the top 10 readers in the world. In another international study, Ontario's education system was ranked as one of the best in the world. Vision for 21st Century Learning and Technology: At the Peel Academy for International Students, teachers often incorporate digital resources into their lessons. Through the school's free Wi-Fi, students can access web-based content, resources, experts, research and collaboration tools to further their education and prepare for a technology-driven world.  Improve your English proficiency: Students will be integrated with Canadian students and will take most classes with Canadian students. This allows international students to practice their spoken and written English on a daily basis. They will also spend a portion of their day with other international students and a teacher trained to help international students learn academic-level English.  Prepare for post-secondary studies--in Canada and beyond: Students who attend the Peel Academy for International Students can earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized internationally. Students can take academic or applied level courses to prepare for college or university. The academy's partnerships with the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning helps students prepare for their post-secondary studies, whether they decide to stay in Canada or continue their education elsewhere. Commitment to student success: The province's Student Success Strategy helps students in grades 7 to 12 tailor their education to their individual strengths, goals and interests. Part of this strategy involves small class sizes so students can continue to get the attention they need to succeed.  Experience a vibrant and diverse culture Canada has a vibrant cultural environment and celebrates diversity. This encourages cultural immersion and exchange, shaping international students into cultural ambassadors with a greater understanding of the world.

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Rainbow District School Board

Rainbow Schools offer exceptional programs in English and French Immersion from Kindergarten to Grade 12, including the International Baccalaureate Program and the Advanced Placement Program. Secondary schools prepare students for university, college and the workplace. Support with learning English enables students to build a foundation for success in their overall studies. Students have a broad selection of courses to choose from, including physics, chemistry, biology, calculus, algebra, accounting, business, law, computer studies, international languages, arts, technical design and more. Guidance Counsellors are always available to talk to and to support students as they make choices about postsecondary pathways and future career plans. Caring teachers deliver courses in safe and nurturing learning environments.  Experiential learning enhances and supplements 21st century classroom instruction, which focuses on collaboration to engage all students in their journey of discovery.  Program Options: Academic and cultural experiences for one or two semesters Graduation with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma International Baccalaureate Program Advanced Placement Program Credit ESL courses Summer Programs University and College Preparation Rainbow Schools are exciting places to be, where diversity is valued and celebrated; and learning is relevant and fun.

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Simcoe County District School Board

Nestled between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) welcomes students from across the globe to participate in full-year, one-semester and short-term programs. The SCDSB is committed to ensuring that students reach their full potential and become responsible and contributing members of an ever-changing global society. The SCDSB focuses on providing quality programs which develop the skills of lifelong-learning in a safe, caring environment.  Each of our 16 participating high schools has a dedicated Guidance Counsellor who offers ongoing support and academic counselling to our students throughout their stay. The SCDSB has a devoted team of English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors available to those students requiring language support. As well, all SCDSB high schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities. The SCDSB is proud to offer a variety of specialized programs including Extended French and Specialist High Skill Majors in Arts and Culture, Business, Construction, Environment, Health and Wellness, Horticulture and Landscaping, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technology, and Transportation. For more information on High Skills Majors, please visit www.myshsm.ca. 

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Sudbury Catholic District School Board

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) has a reputation for providing the highest quality of education in line with Ontario Secondary School requirements. Our schools offer first-class secondary programs designed to prepare students for success at the post-secondary level and consistently outperform provincial averages in literacy and math assessments. Students receive exceptional math, science, social science, and language instruction in first-rate, innovative labs and school facilities. Specialized programs include: Advanced Placement, Reach Ahead, BEST, Specialist High-Skills Majors (Health & Wellness, Information Communication Technology, Business, Manufacturing, Transportation, Sports), Cooperative Education, French Immersion, and Arts & Drama. Founded on strong Catholic values, the SCDSB is committed to the principles of equity and inclusivity that enable each student to learn and grow to his or her full potential. Administrators, teachers, support staff, and students are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment to help international students feel at home in our school communities. International student programs are individually tailored to meet student needs and interests. Our full-year, one-semester, short-term shadow experience, and summer camp program offerings allow international students to achieve a competitive academic advantage and develop English proficiency while shaping students to be the leaders of tomorrow!

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Thames Valley District School Board

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) provides a welcoming, fully inclusive and safe environment for all of our students and their families. With an emphasis on academic excellence, Thames Valley schools provide rich learning environments with innovative arts programs and student leadership opportunities.  Located within two hours of Toronto – Canada’s largest city – and Detroit, U.S.A., TVDSB is one of Ontario’s largest public school boards, serving a 200-km region, including London and other vibrant cities.  More than 74,000 students attend 134 elementary and 28 secondary schools where they are taught by award-winning teachers who deliver the highest quality of education. We’re within easy reach of many post-secondary, cultural and employment opportunities for our graduates. As a public education provider, TVDSB offers a full range of programs and services focused on student success. Thames Valley students have access to the latest technology resources and our graduates are consistently among the top entrants to university and college programs. The Settlement Workers in Schools program in London helps newcomer students and families get acquainted with schools and all the programs they have to offer: www.tvdsb.ca/swis. The Thames Valley learning community inspires innovation, embraces diversity, and celebrates achievements - a strong foundation for all students

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Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board is committed to providing quality education which combines academic excellence with a concern for the spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural and physical growth of the student. This education is provided in a Christ-centered environment where Catholic faith and life are integrated into the total curriculum and school day. Through the ministry of teaching, the Board fulfills its mandate from parents, from the Ministry of Education and Training, and from the Church. The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board provides inclusive, faith-based education through its 20 schools in Thunder Bay. Our goal is to provide your child with a well-rounded education that meets or exceeds provincial academic requirements, but also provides for his or her physical and spiritual needs.

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Toronto Catholic District School Board

In the Toronto Catholic District School Board, we take great pride in serving the diverse needs of students and their families. In community with parents, local parishes and our educational staff, TCDSB schools offer safe and caring learning environments, which reflect Catholic tradition and values. We envision students who are formed in Catholic faith; apply Christian values to life's opportunities, challenges and choices; pursue academic excellence and strive to be the best they can be. At the heart of Catholic education is the person of Jesus. Faith development is integral to every part of Catholic education, as students are called to respect the dignity of all human persons in a caring community. We looked forward to welcoming new students into our vibrant Catholic system!

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Toronto District School Board

As Canada's premier public educational system, the TDSB has 584 schools and over 250,000 students, making it the largest public school board in Canada and the 4th largest board in North America. Over 200 nationalities and 75 languages are represented in our schools - giving our students the greatest advantage to achieve intercultural awareness and to become effective global citizens. The TDSB welcomes international students from around the world.  We take great pride in the academic excellence of our schools and students. The talented community of educators and support staff are dedicated to enriching the lives of our students and helping them achieve success. With over 40% of our graduates ranking as Ontario Scholars, more than 80% of the TDSB graduates go on to university or college. The TDSB has one of the most robust international student programs in Canada. Our dedicated staff, teachers and counsellors understand the needs of our international students and know that help and support adjusting to life in a new country are often required. Our staff speak a variety of languages and they are always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic and personal issues. Our schools offer a vast range of academic courses and extracurricular activities that are designed to meet the diverse interests of our international students from all over the world

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Upper Canada District School Board

The program can range from full time English Enhancement Program to a full time Academic Credit Program all within a public high school in Eastern Ontario. Each student will be provided with a individualized placement plan. All new students will participate in an orientation program which covers many topics related to their upcoming school program and life in Canada. All students receive ongoing support and assistance in school and are assigned an experienced homestay coordinator to monitor the home life. Our caring and supportive school staff monitor each student’s academic pathway and progress and keep them on course to achieve their academic goals. We offer a range of optional services as part of the student assistance program (extra cost). We have also designated 10 high schools to provide enhanced English Language Support for those students who need the extra help. This includes a full time English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor available during the entire school day and who monitors progress of international students in all their classes, an ESL credit course each semester and system program staff that work with all teachers to implement strategies for curriculum accommodations for our international students.

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Upper Grand District School Board

The International Student Program of the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) welcomes and provides our international students with the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students under the Ontario public education system.  Our 60+ elementary schools and 10 secondary schools offer exceptional academic programs for students at all grade levels. UGDSB schools are in traditional Canadian communities, where over 95% of residents speak English as their first language. Our region is rich in culture, architecture, parks, riverside and green spaces. Our Southwestern Ontario climate boasts four greatly varied and visually striking seasons: autumn, winter, spring and summer. Many outdoor and indoor recreational and leisure activities are available throughout the year. Our highly regarded academic institutions with state-of-the art equipment and facilities, our culturally-rich region, as well as our areas of high tech industry make the Upper Grand District School Board an amazing location for students to experience Ontario and Canada.

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Waterloo Catholic District School Board

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is offering a wide variety of education programs to international students. Virtually all programs offered to our day students are available to our international visa students. We are very proud of our reputation for excellence in education and innovation and our community’s reputation as a safe, clean, prosperous and multi-cultural environment to learn and live. As a Faith-based institution, we offer a wide variety of academic and co-curricular programs in our schools with a highly qualified, expert staff and we embrace international students within our school communities.  Our goal is to offer quality, comprehensive, and individualized education plans that meet the needs of our international visa students – education plans that guide them to reach their potential, and that prepare them for both their post-secondary career paths and their role as global citizens. International visa student education plans will be established with a thorough assessment of each student’s academic and English language capacity and will consider both academic and social needs of individual students. Our school system has the capacity to offer programs with full English-Second-Language support, partial English-Second-Language support and total immersion.  In addition to our five Secondary schools, mature students can achieve their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits, including English-Second-Language credits at Saint Louis, our Adult Learning Centres. Students that achieve their OSSD through Saint Louis are well prepared to apply to any English-speaking university or college. Our school board has a formal relationship with post-Secondary institutions, including the University of Waterloo, St. Jerome’s University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Our successful international students have preferred admission status at all these universities and the college. Our Secondary schools offer the highest quality cooperative education credit courses in Canada and these courses are available to international visa students. Students can explore business or industry careers or take credit courses at the post-Secondary institutes. The result is Secondary school credits toward a Secondary School Diploma and an all-important letter of reference for students that will apply to universities or colleges.

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Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the world to our wonderful city, named the "safest community" in Canada. The Catholic School system is committed to building an environment where students will always feel safe and comfortable. Located in the Great Lakes region, Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada. We are central to a number of large metropolitan cities such as Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Niagara Falls, all close enough to explore. The Ontario educational system is among the best in the world; a reflection of high academic standards, highly trained teachers, and state-of-the-art schools. We offer specialized programs such as International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Specialist High Skills Major Programs, ESL support, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and Licensed Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Soccer and Baseball-based curriculum; as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities and organized excursions. Our ultimate goal is to nurture the mind, body, and soul of our students and we look forward to having you study with us! Windsor has everything that a big city offers, but with the comfort and safety of a smaller community. Windsor is located along the border with the United States. Our location, the southernmost city in Canada, is truly unique; we are centrally located and within a short drive of many large cities and beautiful natural destinations for students to explore. From the beauty of Northern Ontario to the excitement of Toronto and Niagara Falls. There is so much to see and do during your stay in Windsor. Windsor is a ten minute drive to Detroit (US Visa required), where people have access to professional sports, concerts, museums and great shopping! All this combined with the fact that Windsor is one of the top ten smartest communities in the world and it is easy to see why Windsor is the place to be!

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York Region District School Board

York Region District School Board is one of Ontario’s top ranking public school boards. Located in York Region, it is one of the five districts making up the Greater Toronto Area. International students from around the world can choose full-year academic programs (elementary or secondary), or short-term programs such as the Summer English Language Academy or Winter Outdoor World Camp. Some of the facilities available to students include: technology-enabled classrooms science and computer labs gymnasiums and fitness rooms equipped with showers modern libraries communication, design and media arts labs theatre arts and music rooms cafeterias outdoor sports fields online resources

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Quebec

Central Quebec School Board

The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) is situated in historical Québec City but our territory covers nearly one-third of the province of Québec. Our Board has served the English-speaking community under various names since 1867. CQSB has jurisdiction over 18 schools and one Adult and Vocational Education centre. Eight of our nine Secondary (High) Schools have a student population of less than 500. We have four Secondary (High) schools; eight Elementary schools and six schools that offer instruction from Kindergarten to Secondary V (Grade 11). The largest Elementary school serves more than 450 students and the smallest serves approximately 50 students. The excellence of our students’ results on Ministry Uniform Examinations confirm the Central Québec School Board as the English school Board with the highest success rate in the province year after year. No small feat for a school board with the largest territory and some of the most geographically isolated schools in the province!  With our smaller-than-average class sizes, CQSB offers international students the unique opportunity for more individualised attention in safe, caring schools where students and teachers have the chance to build meaningful interpersonal relationships. Our strength is in the personal touch we can offer each and every student due not only to the size of our schools but more importantly, to the professional and caring attitude of our teaching, professional and support staff as well as the pedagogical leadership we entrust to our administrators both at the school level and at the Board office.

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Eastern Shores School Board

Choose to study in any of our 3 beautiful regions… Serving communities in three beautiful Quebec regions: The Gaspé Peninsula, Magdalen Islands, and the North Shore, with 18 schools and 6 Adult Education Centers, the Eastern Shores School Board offers English education in a Francophone province. With a total student enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year of 1250 in the youth sector, our schools offer a very personalized teaching approach with and average student /teacher ratio of 10:1. Student enrollment in individual schools ranges from 6 to 165 creating a close-knit community atmosphere in the schools and a family oriented environment in the classroom.

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Eastern Townships School Board

Welcome to the Eastern Townships International Student Program. The Eastern Townships (ETSB), in partnership with New Frontiers (NFSB) school district is renowned for providing an outstanding 21st century education to students. Situated in the southern shore of Quebec, we cover a territory that includes some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, our schools are situated in suburban environments that offer safe and secure learning environments. Yet, we are in very close proximity to the city of Montreal, often referred to as “Canada’s Cultural Capital”. Our schools are fully equipped with facilities that allow for a range of programs, including International Baccalaureat (IB), concentrations in Sciences, the Arts and Sports, as well regular or enriched English and French Immersion academic programs. Our schools also provide you with opportunities to participate in a variety of extra-curricular clubs (robotics, journalism, band, drama, etc.), sports teams and travel.  In studying with us, you will live and learn in a dynamic bilingual environment and benefit from a true cultural experience. We look forward to welcoming you amongst us!

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English Montreal School Board

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB), which is located on the island of Montreal, is the largest public English School Board in the Province of Quebec. The EMSB currently has 38 elementary schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 6, and 26 high schools, secondary I-V (grades 7-11) serving approximately 35,000 students. Academics, along with an enriched learning experience, partnered with several French language options are offered in our elementary and high schools. For the student that wants to master the English language our elementary schools offer the English Core stream of 220 minutes of English instruction and 90 minutes of French instruction per day. For the student who is striving to master the French language our immersion program has been proven to be very successful. The first 3 years of learning is completely taught in French, and the last four years are 50% English and 50% French.  Our high schools also offer 2 programs. In the English Core program students receive their instruction in English with the exception of one course in French as a second language. In the French Immersion program secondary I, II, and III (grades 7-9) have extended French programs which vary from 38% to 72% of French instruction. In secondary IV (grade 10), in addition to a French language course, students may take History in French, and in secondary V (grade 11), students follow French language courses only.

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Lester B. Pearson School Board

The Lester B Pearson School Board is one of the largest school boards on the island of Montreal and one of the nine English school boards in the province of Quebec. The Lester B Pearson School Board is responsible for English public school from Verdun through the West Island and Ile Perrot and ‘’mainland’’ territories stretching west to the Ontario boarder.  Lester B. Pearson School Board has 36 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools. . We deliver a rigorous academic curriculum in a structured environment. Each of our schools is dedicated to striving for educational excellence and to preparing students for full and active participation in Canadian, Quebec and global society. We place a high importance on helping our student to become more knowledgeable, more self-directed, and more self-disciplined. We offer excellent services in all of secondary schools. The Lester B. Pearson School Board offers a variety of vocational/career programs to its International students within its 8 Adult and Vocational Training centers easily accessible by city buses. Entrance requirement is a minimum score of 5.0 IELTS or an equivalent score from a recognized program or institution.  For more information about each program, please visit the center website at the following address:  http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/VocationalV2.asp

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Riverside School Board

Located immediately south and east of Montreal in the Montéregie region, Riverside School Board is home to over 9,500 students registered in elementary, secondary, adult and career education programs. We operate 19 elementary schools and 4 high schools, as well as an adult and career center serving the residents of over 98 municipalities. International Students have the opportunity to study with us at the elementary, high-school, adult education and vocational level, and may also join us for our Group Short Term program, as well as our Summer Language School. Riverside places a great deal of emphasis on our students’ success and their achievements. We take pride in the fact that Riverside consistently places among the top five and has one of the lowest dropout rates of the 72 public school boards in Quebec, both English and French. This outstanding achievement says much about our school board. Our long history of innovation in education, our focus on bilingualism, the quality of our teachers, all combine to make Riverside a different school board where learning is an enriching lifetime experience.

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board serves the educational needs of students in the regions of Laval, Laurentides & Lanaudière at the kindergarten, elementary, secondary, adult education and vocational training levels.  Students and staff members of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board share the honour of being one of the top ranking English school boards in the province. This accomplishment was attained through hard work and dedication, rigorous training and coaching, and with the assistance of innovative use of technology. All of our secondary schools provide an academic program of courses prescribed by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), leading to a Secondary School Diploma. Enriched French is offered in all high schools, which varies from school to school. There is also a possibility to take other subjects in French.  The student population is over 13 500 students,  26 Elementary  11 Secondary schools 5 Adult Education and Vocational Training Centres 1 Career Exploration Centre 1 Nature & Science Centre For a detailed list of all our schools and centres visit http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/?page=schools/overviewschools Our four goals are centered on success, achievement and growth. They are designed to stimulate a culture of success in students and employees. Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the only school board in the province to have a large nature facility to offer outdoor environmental education programs. The Arundel Nature & Science Center (ANSC) is a unique facility, authentic period buildings from the 1800s, acres of beautiful forest, hiking and cross-country ski trails, a genuine ‘sugar shack’ and the Rouge River – all part of the experience waiting for you at the centre! Set in 155 hectares of natural beauty in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, the Arundel Nature & Science Centre represents a unique opportunity for young people to engage in meaningful learning, outdoors. ANSC programs are taught with a "nature mentoring" approach, with a focus on environmental stewardship, personal accountability, empowerment and positive community building. Visit the ANSC website at http://www.natureandscience.ca/en/

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick French International Student Program

Immerse Yourself in French in Canada! This homestay high school program welcomes students from grades six through 12. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, where francophones proudly celebrate and promote their language and Acadian culture. Participating French schools, are located in cities and rural communities, and offer high quality academic programs and a safe learning environment.  The aim is to help participants to learn or improve French language skills, as well as practice English. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes a variety of interesting activities for every season.  The program also features a two-week French immersion summer camp in August, which is held on the Université de Moncton campus.

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New Brunswick International Student Program

The New Brunswick International Student Program (NBISP) welcomes students between the ages of 11 and 18 from all points of the globe. Our English school system offers an impressive variety of programs and up-to-date classroom technology. The NBISP is managed through Atlantic Education International Inc. AEI was created in 1997 by the province of New Brunswick to deliver real education opportunities to the world community through the Department of Education. Visiting students live with a host family, attend classes with New Brunswick students and participate in extra-curricular and community activities. Fully immersed in the English language, international students develop their language skills and create new and lasting friendships. New Brunswick communities offer a safe, friendly and healthy learning environment. The cost of living is lower than most other areas of the country, and tuition fees are competitive without sacrificing quality of education. We also have the best high school graduation rate in Canada. As the country’s only officially bilingual province (English and French), we’ve built a dynamic world-class reputation for language learning. Since 1998, over 2000 students have participated in Atlantic Education International’s study abroad programs in New Brunswick. Host schools, families and communities from every corner of the province look forward to sharing their warm hospitality with all future participants!

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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Department of Education & Early Childhood Development

Located on Canada’s East Coast, Prince Edward Island is known for its stunningly beautiful landscape, friendly hospitality, world class seafood, extraordinary culinary experiences, award winning beaches, and a thriving arts and cultural community. Prince Edward Island is truly representative of authentic Canada and offers fun and adventure along with an inspiring and endearing spirit that represents the people of our province and our great country of Canada. Agriculture, fishing, aerospace and tourism are among the province’s major industries. Prince Edward Island, also known as the birthplace of Confederation, was chosen as the location where the first meetings were held to form the country we now know as Canada. It is also the birthplace of author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia International Student Program

The Nova Scotia International Student Program offers high school education to students around the world. Single semester and/or full year programs are available in over 95 junior and senior high schools as well as an ESL camps offered in July and August. The Nova Scotia school year starts in September and runs for ten months ending in June. Students are accepted from grades 4-12 (8-18 years old). International students can start their program in either September or February. Major school breaks are in December, March, and the summer holidays (late June to early September). High schools located in all seven regional school boards accept international students. These schools are located throughout the province in both small and large communities. Students are matched with local families at their new schools. This is an ideal way to "live the lifestyle" firsthand. Each student is made to feel a part of the host family and is included in all celebrations, outings and activities. Students enjoy a wide variety of activities focusing on the arts and sciences, languages, and computers. Students' studies and experiences prepare them to enter a Canadian or American university and succeed in the program of their choice. Courses are taught under the careful supervision of qualified teachers. All are certified professionals and many have graduate degrees in education. Students can choose from any number of extracurricular activities. Athletic pursuits include soccer, track and field, skiing, volleyball, and badminton. There are drama and music programs, student government, art and yearbook clubs.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador English School District

Newfoundlanders are known as being the friendliest people you’ll meet and also for their rich and diverse culture.  Schools throughout the province offer a curriculum recognized and supported by the Provincial Department of Education including AP and IB selections. Students enjoy a complete immersion program–at school, in the community, and during the time spent with a caring family who will guide and teach them while providing a secure environment.

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Yukon

Northwest Territories

Nunavut