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.

Program Established: 1995

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term, 

Training Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts Educational

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 45

High schools for International Students: 7

Total Students: 19,500

Total International Students: 450

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Vancouver International

Located on Canada’s west coast near to Vancouver, Abbotsford is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. We have the perfect mix of great schools and a welcoming community, all in a great location. We warmly welcome students from around the world to study and succeed in our supportive, caring program. Choose Abbotsford!

We run our own high quality homestay program, where we guarantee one student with one family. Families encourage students to participate in real Canadian life and language. Younger students are welcome to live with a parent while studying with us.

No matter what your interests are, we have something for you! Either within the District or within the community, Abbotsford has a wide variety of clubs, teams, activities and excursions for students to join. These can include day trips to Vancouver and the surrounding region, ski trips, concerts, festivals or cultural events. Students can demonstrate their talents through skills or performance competitions, theatre productions and art shows. It is important for students to be physically active, and within the community it is easy for students to participate in martial arts, dance, mountain biking, tennis, golf, aquatics, baseball, volleyball, horseback riding – we even have the provinces top BMX and waterski facilities. Within the schools we have many more teams, from competitive provincial championship level to strictly for fun intramural level. Ask us for more info about the many activities available.

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: No specific deadlines

Application Fee: $200 non-refundable

Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,500 (including medical)

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $450 non-refundable

Homestay Monthly Fee: $900

Annual Custodianship Fee: Free

Airport Pick-up: $175

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Website: http://international.abbyschools.ca

Email: international@abbyschools.ca

Mailing Address: 2790 Tims Street

City: Abbotsford

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code: V2T 4M7

Phone: 604-604-851-4585

Fax: 604-604-504-7629

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