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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 100 international Students.Kwalikum Secondary School is located in Qualicum Beach and enrolls 750 Canadian students and 75 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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