Canadian Rockies Public Schools


In 1995 our International Student Program was created. In just a few years our program expanded to be the fourth largest in the province. Since this time CRPS has welcomed students from around the world including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Vietnam.


Program Established: 1995

Programs Offered: Full Year (10 Months), 1 Semester (5 months/fall or spring)

Specialized Programs: Construction, Cosmetology, Drama/Theatre, Environmental Sustainability, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Foods, Forensic Science, Makerspace, Ski Academy (22 or 44 lessons offered on weekends at Lake Louise Ski Resort from November to April) for those confident on intermediate terrain and blue runs, Ski Club (four lessons offered at Lake Louise Ski Resort on Sundays in December) for beginners

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 6

High Schools for International Students: 2

International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12

Nearest Airport: Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Canadian Rockies Public Schools welcomes students from around the world to study in one of the most beautiful places in the world – the Canadian Rockies! Our Banff Community High School is located in Banff National Park which is Canada’s oldest national park established in 1885 and famous for its surreally colored lakes, majestic mountains, and endless outdoor adventures. Located in the Town of Canmore is Canmore Collegiate High School. Canmore is flanked on all sides by the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canmore is 1.5 hours from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and 30 minutes to Banff.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools Homestay Program is run internally by our own program staff and provides international students the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment with a Canadian family. Students are placed with families who live within walking distance of their schools or a designated school bus stop. We provide regular contact with the student and family to ensure full support and satisfaction with placement. 


Hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and overnights with campfires & star-gazing are some examples of activities our international students may experience.

Once a month our international student program organizes a get together for all our students – doing various kinds of social events, outings, learning and exploration of our surrounding areas. The activities we offer will vary slightly from year to year but guaranteed is that the outings are a fun way to connect as an international community. Many of the events we do become highlights during our students’ time here. Just imagine the exciting excursions that are possible in the magnificent Canadian Rockies.

Entrance Dates: August 26, 2024 & January 28, 2025

Application Deadline: Must apply early as enrollment is limited

Application Fee: $275

Full Year Tuition Fee: $15,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $8,150

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $700

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,300

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $755

Annual Custodianship Fee: $150

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process. 

General Inquiries Email: international@crps.ca

Website: crps.ca

Mailing Address: 618 – 7th Avenue

City: Canmore

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T1W 2H5

Phone: 403-609-6072


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