Coast Mountains School District

Coast Mountains School District offers student destination that offers a high-quality personalized education while enjoying the local culture, outdoor recreational activities, hands-on natural resources and the safety and friendliness of a smaller community that will enhance your learning and overall experience. 

Our school district is part of the public education school system operated by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education.  The Ministry of Education ensures that there is a consistent delivery of education throughout all sixty provincial school districts.

Our International Student Program encompasses Grades 9 to 12, Full Year Programs (10 months) and One Semester Programs (5 months) in fully integrated programs with Canadian students.  ELL (English Language Learner) programs are available at all schools to support the needs of international students. 

Program Established: 2023

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: 

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 19

Number of High schools for international students: 2

Total Students: 4,200

Total International Students: 

International Students Accepted for Grades: 10 -12

Nearest Airport: Terrace/Kitimat Airport

The area of Terrace and Kitimat is home to the great outdoors.  Located in the majestic coast mountains, Terrace and Kitimat is known for its extraordinary beauty.  Terrace and area is home to approximately 16,000 people while over 8,000 people call Kitimat their home.  With a mild climate all year, residents enjoy the great outdoors all year round.


Enjoy the benefits of being in a smaller community and living with caring and friendly families.  Host families are the backbone of our program in providing a true experience of the Canadian culture.  Students will experience new foods (salmon and wildmeats), new activities, and way of life of our Indigenous people. 

World class fishing (all species of salmon).

Skiing (Shames Mountain is 30 minutes from Terrace)

Hiking (Endless Trails)

Biking (Mountain biking)

Terrace and Kitimat are like hidden gems.  Celebrities like Tom Cruise is a regular during the ski season.  Blake Shelton and Payton Manning often visit to experience the amazing salmon run.

Entrance Dates: February 2024/September 2025

Application Deadlines: January

Application Fee: $300 (non-refundable)

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,900

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,450

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $400

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,100

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1,100

Custodianship Fee: $500

Orientation Fee: $250

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: study@cmsd.bc.ca

Website: international.cmsd.bc.ca/

Mailing Address: 3211 Kenney Street

City: Terrace

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code:  V8G 3E9

Phone: 250-635-4931


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