Kamloops Thompson School District

The Kamloops Thompson School District spans a very large geographical area with a diverse natural environment including hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and grasslands. 

This environment lends itself to many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Kamloops is a University City with Thompson Rivers University in the heart of our community. 

We are 97% native English speaking, providing students with a rich immersion experience as part of a Canadian family in their homestays and chances to make friends in the classroom and in the larger community.

Our District serves over 15,000 students attending 33 elementary schools, 10 senior secondary schools and 1 middle school.

International students can choose between multiple schools and are assisted in finding the best match for their educational needs and other interests. International Students are well supported during their stay in Kamloops with comfortable, caring homestay families, hard-working teachers, English as a Second Language support, as required and counselling support.

A vibrant Activities Program with several activities every month keeps students connected and assists them in making friends while enjoying sports and cultural experiences. 

With a team approach, students are well oriented to become acquainted in their new setting.

Program Established: 1990

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

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

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 47

High schools for international students: 6

Total Students: 15,000

Total International Students: 250

International Students Accepted for Grades: 8-12, Elementary if accompanied by natural parent

Nearest Airport: Kamloops Airport (YKA)

Welcome to BC’s Friendliest City and Canada’s Tournament Capital! Our city is located in British Columbia’s exciting south-central interior and is a short drive or flight away from Vancouver, our province’s largest city. Blending energizing recreational opportunities with a culture of warm, welcoming people, Kamloops is an amazing place for any student to receive a quality BC education. Our unique geography and mild, semi-arid climate also affords our students a range of interesting activities to pursue including, mountain biking, hiking, boating, and some of the world’s best downhill skiing and snowboarding. Being a University city, we have excellent athletic and cultural facilities, along with great shopping and superb restaurants. Please visit our website, www.ispcanada.ca to learn more about what Kamloops has to offer.

The Kamloops Thompson School Distinct offers a homestay program to our student guests that is managed by our school district – allowing us to be very quick to respond to any questions or situations that our participants ask of us. Our city is 97% English-speaking and we naturally provide a rich immersion environment in our homes as well as in our schools. We strive to ensure the best possible homestay match for our international guests.

The International Student Program offers an ongoing activities program with several events every month, keeping students connected and assisting them in making friends while enjoying sports and cultural experiences. With a team approach, students are well-oriented to become acquainted in their new setting. Our students enjoy activities together at least twice monthly and participate in events such as skiing/snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, shopping trips, scavenger hunts, dances, karaoke nights, bubble-soccer, and so much more. Kamloops is a city rich in experiences and possibilities Come and see for yourself, we would love to host you.


Entrance Dates: September & February (short-term negotiable)

Application Deadlines: June 15 & December 15

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $14, 300

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,400

Annual Homestay Placement and Monitoring Fee: $300

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,200

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1,200

Annual Custodianship Fee: $450, Activity Fee $350

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process.

General Inquiries Email: kbrewer@sd73.bc.ca

Website: www.ispcanada.ca

Mailing Address: 1770 Springview Place

City: Kamloops

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code: V2E 1X9

Phone: 778-471-6075

Fax: 250-377-2258

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