Grande Yellowhead Public School Division

Receive a World-Class Education in a one of a kind location – Study with us in Alberta, Canada!

All High Schools in Grande Yellowhead offer a full program of core subjects and numerous options to appeal to all students. Grande Yellowhead students are well prepared for entrance to universities, colleges and technical schools following graduation. 

Our students benefit from our great location, with schools in and near the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains.  We partner with Jasper National Park to offer a variety of Outdoor Education courses. Popular courses include Winter Travel (skiing, cross country, snowshoeing, avalanche safety, GPS instruction), Wild Life Studies, and Stewardship of a Canadian National Park. Students receive instruction in the mountains at the Palisades Education Centre, which has excellent on site dormitories and qualified Parks Canada Staff to assist with instruction. 

Three of our High Schools offer French Immersion Programs. We also offer several second languages courses, including Spanish and Japanese. Our Fine Arts programs include Drama, Concert Band, Art and two schools even offer a Rock Band Program. Our High Schools have cutting-edge technology with well-equipped computer labs offering technology classes. All high schools have Food Studies and Fashion Labs, and Industrial Education Labs. One school offers an ELITE Program offering a range of training for the Trades including mechanics, welding, and fabrication studies. 

Grande Yellowhead offers something unique for International Students- the opportunity to live and study in excellent, small, safe, rural High Schools located in beautiful Alberta, Canada.

Program Established: 1987

Programs Offered: Full Year, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 18

High schools for international students: 5

Total Students: 5000

Total International Students: 15 full year; 32 short term

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12 ( Elementary aged students must come wth a parent)

Nearest Airport: Edmonton International Airport

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division is very large and diverse, stretching west from the capital city of Edmonton to the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park, and north to the picturesque town of Grande Cache. We are a rural school division that features five distinct communities. Evansburg, a farming and ranching area located one hour west of Edmonton, is our smallest community with a population of 1000 people. Edson, population 8,500, is situated midway between Edmonton and Jasper National Park. Hinton, the Gateway to the Rockies, has a population of 10,000 and is only 20 minutes east of Jasper National Park. Grande Cache, population 4000, is situated in the mountains North of Jasper National Park. Grande Cache is 5 hours from Edmonton. Jasper, a community of 5000, is located in Jasper National Park, a popular tourist destination and World Heritage Site. Our rural communities are small, safe and friendly. Students either walk to school, ride their bikes, or take school buses. Our district offers international students the opportunity to experience rural living with several options of life style from living on a farm, or in a small rural town, or in a mountain community.

Our international students enjoy making happy memories as a member of a welcoming Canadian family.  Our homestay families…

 • are carefully selected and screened

• are enthusiastic about receiving international students

• will include their international student in family activities

• will provide a private bedroom with study area

• will ensure nutritious meals and snacks

Grande Yellowhead Schools offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Popular sports include volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, hockey, golf, and track and field. Our location lends itself to superb recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, skating, swimming, canoeing, hiking and biking, all easily available. The schools facilitate clubs of interest such as student counsel, yearbook and environmental clubs. Each school has a variety of “school spirit” events and activities reflecting student leadership and interest. There are numerous field trips offered throughout the year from band trips, to excursions to Edmonton for cultural events, as well as International Trips.

Entrance Dates: Year round intake. Semesters commence September 1 and February 1

Application Deadlines: None

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,750

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,000

Annual Health Insurance Fee: Students purchase mandatory health insurance

Transportation Fee: $1,000 includes transportation to and from Edmonton International Airport

Annual Custodianship Fee: $250

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: intleduc@gypsd.ca

Website: gypsd.ca/

Mailing Address: Box 1138

City: Jasper

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T0E 1E0

Phone: 780-852-4950

Fax: 780-852-4828

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