Horizon School Division


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.

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: $10,835.60

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,417.50

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $400

Homestay Monthly Fee: $820

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500

Annual Custodianship Fee: 0

Transcript Validation Fee: $250 full year or $200 for one semester

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: terri.duncan@horizon.ab.ca

Website: horizon.ab.ca/

Mailing Address: 6302 – 56 Street

City: Taber

Province: AB

Postal Code: T1G 1Z9

Phone: 403-223-3547 ext 10152

Fax: 403-223-2999

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