Calgary Board of Education schools have a full range of academic classes including different levels of English as a Second Language programming, interesting complementary classes (options), and extra-curricular activities to suit most interests! Depending on the level of English proficiency, international students can access the same regular academic courses (Math, Sciences, Social Studies, and English) as Canadian students.
A wide variety of complementary courses are available. Some examples are Fine Arts (such as Choir, Jazz Band, Music, Dance, Art, Drama, etc.), Career and Technology Studies (such as Cosmetology, Welding, Pre-Engineering, Graphic Design, Construction, Auto body, Mechanics, etc.), and Languages (such as French and Spanish). There are too many to name them all! Please see the Schools section of our website for more details regarding our excellent schools and the courses and extra-curricular classes that they offer.
Program Established: 2002
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term
Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement
Language(s) of Study: English
Total number of schools: 246
High schools for international students: 6
Total Students: 125,000
Total International Students: 700
International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12
Nearest Airport: Calgary International Airport
The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is located in a city of 1.4 million, next to the world famous Rocky Mountains. Calgary is a friendly, clean, and safe city offering a high standard of living.
Calgary is a great place to live
The Calgary Board of Education believes that being immersed in Canadian life and culture is one of the most enriching and positive experiences for our international students. CBE works with Canada Homestay Network (CHN) to place students into excellent host families in the City of Calgary (15 years of age and older). All families:
Once students are matched with their new Canadian family, supervision and support are provided by CHN staff throughout their stay. Students are supported in schools and have access to homestay support 24/7 in the event of a problem or emergency. While living in Calgary, homestay students become a member of their Calgary family!
International students are encouraged to get involved in the many different extra-curricular activities and clubs that are available at our schools. From sports to the arts and everything in between, there is something for everyone. Extra-curricular activity participation is a great way to meet Canadian friends!
Entrance Dates: Grades 10-12: September and February; Grades K-9: acceptance possible up to March of the school year
Application Deadlines: Last Friday in May for a September start, last Friday in November for a February Start.
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000 (includes health insurance)
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,775 (includes health insurance)
Homestay fee: $11,330 (full year); $6,480 (one semester)
All funds are in Canadian dollars
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