Black Gold School Division

Black Gold School Division is an excellent choice for international students seeking a world-class education in a welcoming and supportive environment. With a diverse range of programs, top-notch facilities, and experienced teachers who are dedicated to the success of their students, our schools provide unique programming and a comprehensive education that prepares students for success in their future careers. The Division’s commitment to student success is evident in its small class sizes, personalized learning opportunities, and focus on student engagement and involvement. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for helping students achieve their full potential, Black Gold School Division is the perfect choice for international students seeking a high-quality education in Canada.


Program Established: 2022

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term (4-12 weeks)

Specialized Programs: French Immersion

Language(s) of Study: English and/or French

Total number of schools: 29

High schools for international students: 7

Total Students: 13,000

Total International Students: 20

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

Black Gold School Division is in one of the most beautiful and welcoming areas of Alberta, with easy access to world-class cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. There is easy access to our Division as the Edmonton International Airport is within our borders.  Black Gold, includes two cities, Leduc and Beaumont, as well as five rural communities that give students a wide range of Canadian experiences. Located less than 20 minutes away from Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton, Black Gold School Division is uniquely situated, as it offers the best of both urban and rural settings, with easy access to amenities no matter where you are in the division.

Our supervised Homestay program matches students with families in the community.  Students become a member of the family they live with and part of the community they live in.  Students thrive in this safe, supportive, English-speaking environment.  Homestay families are committed to include international students in meaningful family time including meals, conversations, and excursions. A host family provides more than just a room; they create a unique and immersive way to connect with a Canadian family, learn about their culture, and form unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. 

Nature Enthusiasts can explore the stunning landscape year-round by hiking, biking or quadding during summer months and snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skilling or snowmobiling in the winter. The region also offers many opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating on nearby lakes and rivers. Students interested in seeking cultural experiences can visit the many festivals, events, and markets that showcase diverse traditions, arts and cuisine. Our urban areas provide easy access to top notch recreational facilities that offer gyms and swimming pools, allowing students to stay active and participate in a variety of different sports related activities. Additionally, there several shopping and arts districts located nearby where students can socialize and immerse themselves in local culture.

Entrance Dates: September and February. 

Application Deadlines: No deadlines

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,000

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $250

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,100

Homestay Fee Includes: 

    • Registration
    • orientation
    • homestay host allowance
    • custodianship registration
    • student monitoring
    • 24/7 emergency support
    • airport pick-up and return

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500

Annual Custodianship Fee: no charge

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: bgsd.international@blackgold.ca

Website: https://sites.google.com/gshare.blackgold.ca/bgsdinternationalstudents/home-page

Mailing Address: 3rd Floor, 1011 5th Street

City: Nisku

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T9E 7N3

Phone: 780-955-6114

Fax: 780-955-6050

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