Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

Holy Spirit Catholic Schools welcome students from around the world. We are committed to honouring diversity and providing a safe, caring environment for students of all faiths. Holy Spirit International Student services will work with the school of your choice to provide a program designed to meet your needs as an English language learner.

Our commitment to excellence in education is evident in our schools where you will see academic programs and co-curricular activities designed to shape engaged, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. All classrooms in our 15 publicly funded schools are fully equipped with advanced technology to meet the needs of today’s students. Our graduates earn the Alberta High School Diploma, which is recognized by universities, technical institutes and colleges in Canada, the United States and around the world. 

Our programming includes:

  • Advanced Placement Program
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Science & Inquiry
  • Sports Medicine & Sports Performance
  • New Media
  • Fine Arts
  • French Immersion
  • Second Language courses in French, Spanish & Japanese
  • Musical Theatre

We also offer various academies to all students (some are at an additional cost):

  • Hockey Academy
  • Soccer Academy
  • Music Academy
  • Fine-Arts Academy

Program Established: 2013

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English and French

Total number of schools: 15

High schools for international students: 3 & Junior High Schools: 6

Total Students: 4,641

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Lethbridge Airport / Calgary International Airport

We are located in sunny Southwestern Alberta in the communities of Lethbridge, Bow Island, Coaldale, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek and Taber. The unique and diverse landscape features in this region have created the perfect conditions for Southern Alberta to host three UNESCO Heritage Sites: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump and Dinosaur Park.

Students from Grades 7 to 12 may choose to live with a Homestay family that we personally select.

Our students enjoy a number of co-curricular activities including:

  • Baseball
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Track & Field
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Curling
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Drama, Band and Choir
  • Musical Theatre
  • Student Leadership
  • Educational Travel
  • Special Interest Clubs
  • Robotics
  • Interact club

Entrance Dates: (Quarterly) September 1, November 12, January 30 & April 14

Application Deadlines: Ongoing

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $11,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $450

Homestay Monthly Fee: $900

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500

Annual Custodianship Fee: $450

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: international@holyspirit.ab.ca

Website: www.holyspirit.ab.ca/educational_services/international_student_services

Mailing Address: 620 12 Street ‘B’ North

City: Lethbridge

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T1H 2L7

Phone: 403-327-9555

Fax: 403-327-9595

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