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:
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.
Program Established: 1995
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, Summer Camp
Language(s) of Study: English, French
Total number of schools: 20
High schools for international students: 5
Total Students: 8,500
Total International Students: 270
International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12
Nearest Airport: YLW Kelowna International Airport – 30 minutes from Vernon – homestay families meet the students at the airport
VERNON – A Great Place to Learn…and a Fun Place to Be
The City of Vernon is well known for its beautiful setting amid valleys, mountains, rivers and lakes. Bordered by Kalamalka, Okangan and Swan Lakes, Vernon has a great climate with four seasons which hosts year round recreation activities. Vernon has a population that exceeds 50,000 with a healthy diversified economy based on services, manufacturing, forestry and tourism.
Some features that help distinguish Vernon from other Canadian cities are:
Vernon provides a fully supervised homestay programs where coordinators are available 24 hours a day. All families are subject to criminal record checks, home inspections and interviews. Students are matched to families based on interest. Regular checks and reports occur throughout the year to ensure students are happy.
Students may participate in a variety of activities (for free and/or for a fee) as follows:
Skiing – one of Canada’s leading ski and snowboarding destinations
Entrance Dates: By semester in September and January as well as continuous intake/ Summer programs run throughout July and August
Application Deadlines: 2 months prior to start-up late applications considered
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,000
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,500
Homestay/Monitoring Fee: $9000/10 months $4500/5 months
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1200/ year $600/5 months
Annual Placement/Custodianship Fee: $550
Activity Fee: $250
All funds are in Canadian dollars
Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process.
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