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We respectfully acknowledge the traditional territory of the many First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples who have lived on this land we all live, work and play known today as Canada. We are thankful for the opportunity to enjoy these lands and acknowledge the territories and the original stewards of these lands as a fundamental responsibility of our association and part of our commitment to work towards truth and reconciliation.

The Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) is a non-profit association comprised of 130 publicly-funded school districts/boards. All members offer established international student programs for various grade levels ranging from elementary school through to high school graduation. CAPS-I schools set the standard for quality international student programs in Canada. CAPS-I schools offer:

  • opportunities for students to study short or long term from elementary school through high school (Grades K-12)
  • high quality educational programs in all public schools
  • highly qualified, government-certified teachers (many with masters degree or doctoral diploma)
  • internationally recognized high school graduation diplomas
  • opportunities to learn in either English or French settings
  • proven success in development of English language skills
  • extensive selection of both academic and optional courses
  • integration and learning alongside Canadian students
  • modern, well-equipped schools and classrooms
  • on-going school and district-based support for international students
  • comprehensive orientation programs for students
  • counselling regarding graduation requirements and post-secondary opportunities
  • carefully screened, caring host families

Students attending CAPS-I schools will:

  • experience a Canadian lifestyle
  • learn about Canadian customs and cultural activities
  • have an opportunity to participate in sports, fine arts and performing arts
  • make life-long Canadian friends