Edmonton Catholic Schools


The Edmonton Catholic School District provides high quality education in a faith based learning environment. We welcome students from all over the world and embrace all faiths. 

With exceptionally well trained teachers and a strong commitment to individual achievement and success, our goal is to inspire students to learn and to prepare them to live fully as global citizens.

At Edmonton Catholic Schools, we boast a reputation of academic excellence and student support. Our students consistently do well on provincial exams and many go onto post secondary studies. 

We have a superb international student program that includes English as a Second Language support for all grade levels. International advisors at school work closely with students to ensure their academic, social and emotional needs are taken care of. Each high school student is set up with an educational plan and goals are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure success.

Our programming follows the prestigious Alberta curriculum. International Students have a variety of programs to choose from including Academic Program, English as a Second Language Program (ESL), Short Term Program, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Advanced placement (AP), Sports Program (Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, Golf) and Fine Arts Program (Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance). For more information, please check out our website at www.ecsd.net/international.

Program Established: 2003

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English, French, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian

Total number of schools: 96

High schools for international students: 8

Total Students: 45,278

Total International Students: 120-130 (throughout the year)

International Students Accepted for Grades: K- 12.  Note:  K – 6 students must live with a parent or a relative to be accepted into our program.

Nearest Airport: Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and has a population of about one million people. A safe, clean friendly city, Edmonton is well known for its scenic river valley and a thriving music and art community. 

Edmonton Catholic Schools works closely with Canada Homestay International, a reputable company in Canada who specializes in providing top-quality homestay to international students. www.canadahomestayinternational.com

All students are encouraged to join an activity. Sports activities may include volleyball, basketball, football, soccer,  intramural sports, swimming, curling (depending on school).  Joining a club is also a great choice. Clubs and activities may include:

  • Student Council
  • The Running Club
  • The Travel Club
  • The Environment Club
  • The Book Club
  • The Improv Team
  • Choir
  • Yearbook
  • Drama Club (Year Play)
  • Social Justice League
  • The Culinary Team/SKILL Alberta Team
  • The Tech Team/Broadcast Team
  • Girls Fitness Club
  • The Stage Band/Jazz Band 

Entrance Dates: September (K-Gr. 12) and February (Gr. 10-12)

Application Deadlines: May 31st for September Intake /Oct 31st for February Intake

Application Fee: $300 (nonrefundable – new applications only)

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,750 

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,500 

Mandatory Medical Insurance: $550 (Full year) $350 ( 1 Semester)

Homestay Services:  Through Canada Homestay Network (CHN)

10 Months Homestay Fee: $13,6225

5 Month Homestay Fee: $7,725

Pricing includes registration, placement, orientation, monthly monitoring, custodianship, airport pick-up and drop-off, a $500 emergency deposit (refundable at the end of the student’s stay, if not used), 3 meals a day, 24/7 emergency support and homestay host allowance.

All funds are in Canadian dollars. All fees are subject to change


General Inquiries Email: isp@ecsd.net

Website: ecsd.net/international

Mailing Address: 9405 – 50 Street

City: NW Edmonton

Province: AB

Postal Code: T6B 2T4

Phone: 780-441-6080

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