Horizon School Division is continually recognized for its innovative programming and excellent academic results. Our International Education program is designed to provide individual attention and the opportunity for students to reach personal goals.
Students who attend Horizon will enjoy safe and caring communities, modern facilities, schools with advanced technology, excellent teachers and a variety of programs. Depending on the school, we offer elite sports academies, fine arts, practical arts, trades, advanced technology and excellent academics. Programs are designed to fit the learner’s needs while building English language competencies and exploring the Alberta and Canadian cultures. Horizon School Division also offers a baseball academy in Vauxhall and a girls’ hockey school in the community of Warner.
Program Established: 2007
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Summer Camp
Specialized Programs: Sports
Language(s) of Study: English
Total number of schools: 16
High schools for international students: 5
Total Students: 3550
Total International Students: 18
International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12
Nearest Airport: Calgary International Airport
Horizon School Division is a jurisdiction located in southern Alberta. It is made up of several communities: Taber, Vauxhall, Lomond, Milk River and Warner. Each community has a high school willing to take international students. Residents enjoy an excellent quality of life accentuated by safe neighborhoods, clean air and water and some of the mildest weather in Alberta. We are in close proximity to the United States, the Rocky Mountains and many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Recreational opportunities abound in our ‘Big Sky’ country.
Horizon School Division believes in student voice, parent and community engagement. Our International team works with agents, parents and schools to diligently place students with families who are accommodating to student needs. We have students and families complete match sheets to ensure the correct and best placement is made. We believe that the homestay family plays a critical role in the cultural experience of our International Students. homestay families are ambassadors for our community and program. They must pass stringent guidelines in order to qualify to host a student.
Fine arts including applied arts, drama, band and choir.
Full sports programs including football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, baseball, rugby, wrestling and track and field.
Community sports programs including soccer, golf, swimming, baseball, gymnastics, dance, skating, hockey and curling.
Entrance Dates: September & February
Application Deadlines: June & November
Application Fee: $200
Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,835
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,417.50
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $400
Homestay Monthly Fee: $620
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500
Annual Custodianship Fee: 0
All funds are in Canadian dollars