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, Short Term, Winter Program
Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts
Language(s) of Study: English, French, Spanish, Polish, Ukraniam
Total number of schools: 90
High schools for international students: 8
Total Students: 45,500
Total International Students: 150-160
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:
Entrance Dates: September and February
Application Deadlines: no deadline
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,000 (2021/22) The fee includes a $300 non-refundable application fee
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,000 (2021/2022)
5 Month Homestay Fee: $6,505 (2021/2022)
10 Months Homestay Fee: $11,555 (2021/2022)
Homestay 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) and monthly Homestay fees.
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500
1 Semester Health Insurance Fee: $300
All funds are in Canadian dollars
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