Sea to Sky School District

School District #48 is honoured to be working and learning on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Úmwumixw and St’át’y’emc Nations.

We are a modern and progressive school system offering a full range of educational programs and services.  Courses are taught by university-trained teachers certified by the British Columbia College of Teachers and dedicated to students’ educational needs.  Our schools are accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and follow the BC curriculum.

For students whose English skills need developing, our schools offer ELL (English Language Learners) support.

Courses of study in all secondary schools include mathematics, English, social studies, sciences, computer studies, fine arts and physical education.  Vocational facilities such as an automotive shop, metalwork and woodwork shops, drafting and business studies can be found at most of our secondary schools.  Our schools also feature science labs, computer labs, art (visual/digital), drama/theatre, music programs and well-equipped gymnasiums which include rock climbing walls.

Our district is dedicated to helping our students learn to contribute, create and innovate, collaborate and think critically.   Not only in the classroom but to develop this for their everyday life.

Program Established: 1996

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term (3 months min)

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 16

High schools for international students: 4

Total Students: 6000

Total International Students: 200

International Students Accepted for Grades: 8-12

Nearest Airport: Vancouver International

Squamish:   A vibrant seaside community located in the Coast Mountain Range of BC, and known as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”, Squamish boasts everything from Sea to Sky – kiteboarding, windsurfing, kayak/canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, bouldering, rock climbing.   The community has several soccer fields and a very active soccer community, hockey, ice-skating arena, pool and many community tennis courts.  The Golf course also houses the local Squash and Curling clubs.


Whistler:  Home of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games, has world-class ski and snowboarding.  In spring and summer, the slopes become downhill mountain biking trails.  The community also has a recreation facility with a pool and community bike/walking/cross country ski trails.


Pemberton:  This Idyllic community, is in the beautiful Pemberton Valley with equestrian, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing in abundance.  This very welcoming farming community also has a world-class golf course, as well as Dragon Boat racing team


Our students stay in a homestay situation which provides our students with the opportunity to improve their spoken English on a daily basis. Our homestay coordinators makes sure students are placed with a family that is the best possible match. Our families are carefully selected and must go through a Criminal Record Check before being accepted into our program. Once accepted, our families provide a good, clean, comfortable home environment with a private bedroom for the student with facilities for studying and three healthy meals a day.

There are many opportunities for students to become involved in a variety of club and sporting activities through the school year if they so wish. There is hiking, biking, bouldering, rock climbing, wind surfing, kite boarding, horseback riding, canoe/kayaking, paddle boarding – We are Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Capital!


Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: April 30th

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $15,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $300

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,400 – $1,500/month

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1100

Annual Custodianship Fee: included

Airport Transfer: $450

Formal validation of transcripts: $ 200  (as necessary for Brazil, Spain, Mexico)
(for Italy) $ 700

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@sd48.bc.ca

Website: high-school-canada.com/

Mailing Address: PO Box 250

City: Squamish

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code: V8B 0A2

Phone: 604-892-5228

Fax: 604-892-1038

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