Lethbridge School Division

Our high schools provide comprehensive programming with a strong academic focus. We offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, which are ideal for strong academic students wanting advanced preparation for university studies. In addition, we offer a wide breadth of programs including excellent fine arts programs in dance, visual arts, drama, and instrumental and choral music. Our technology studies programs have the latest in cutting-edge equipment and teachers utilize the most up-to-date technologies for providing 21st Century classroom instruction. 

Our schools offer many optional courses such as second languages (French, German, Spanish and introductory Japanese), Food Studies, Fashion Studies, Design Studies, Construction Technologies, Financial Management and Legal Studies. Our students enjoy having a lot of choice in their programming! We welcome international students! 

We offer you extra support by providing an orientation to your new school, assigning an administrator in each school to assist you, assigning for you a teacher-advisor who will take personal interest in your program and well-being, and we have a district level administrator to ensure you have the best possible experience. You receive English language support if required. We host special social events and field trips. We strive to help you reach your goals whether you are here for a cultural experience, to improve your English language skills, or to better prepare you for entrance to a Canadian University. 

Our schools are modern, clean and safe, and they offer you a warm and friendly place to study in Canada! 

Program Established: 2010

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Fine Arts Academy, Alternate Christian Program, Judo Program, Baseball Academy

Language(s) of Study: English 

Total number of schools: 24

High schools for international students: 2

Total Students: 12,000

Total International Students: 100

International Students Accepted for Grades: k-12

Nearest Airport: Nearest International Airport – Calgary, Alberta (2 hour drive from Lethbridge), Nearest Regional Airport – Lethbridge, Alberta

The City of Lethbridge is a perfect destination for international students. We have a vibrant community of just under 100,000 residents. We are large enough to provide all major amenities and recreational facilities, and yet small enough for easy access to everything. The people in our city are friendly and the community is a clean, safe and caring place to live and study. Lethbridge is the economic hub of southwest Alberta. We have many recreational facilities including public swimming pools, ice skating arenas, and numerous parks and green spaces. There is a strong arts, music, and culture community associated with our art galleries, museums, theatres and libraries.

Within the city we have two major post-secondary institutions including the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. We also have two major science research facilities. Lethbridge is within easy driving distance to many popular destinations such as the majestic Rocky Mountains! Our students enjoy easy access to skiing, hiking, fishing and camping. Our location allows us to readily visit Calgary, Banff, Crowsnest Pass and Waterton Lakes National Park. What a great place to live!

Our school district works in partnership with Canada Homestay Network. Students are placed in the homes of local families where you are guaranteed to have your own private furnished bedroom, three healthy meals each day, and access to television, laundry facilities and local telephone services. Our families are screened in advanced, and we only choose families who have a genuine interest in providing support and care for our students. Your host family will help you adjust to life in Canada, and they will look after you! We will make every effort to match you to the best family possible. Also, we will place you with a family that is as close as possible to your new school. Many students grow very close to their host families and they stay in touch for many years after returning home. We believe that the homestay experience is an important part of the international student’s experience because it provides you with a family away from home that will care for you, allow you to learn more about Canadian culture and help you with further developing your English language skills!

Our schools are full of activity! You can become involved in a huge variety of clubs and groups, all supervised by staff members from our schools. The athletic programs offer both competitive and non-competitive programs in many sports including volleyball, basketball, Canadian football, rugby, baseball, badminton, golf, cross-country running, track and field, and curling. In the fine arts you can become involved in band or choir, join an art club or get involved with the school play. We offer leadership opportunities, student council activities, year book production, and many specific clubs such as peer support club and National Honours Society, travel clubs and social action clubs. Most of these clubs are free of charge. However, there are fees to participate on our competitive school athletic teams or to travel with the travel clubs.

Our schools are full of spirit and pride. Students participate in school dances, attend pep rallies and enjoy the fun at school assemblies. Students have access to great library and cafeteria facilities. You will make many new friendships and create memories that will last your lifetime!

Entrance Dates: September (full year) or September & February (1/2 year)

Application Deadlines: May 15 & November 15

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $11,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,500

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500

Homestay Monthly Fee: $1,162.50

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500; $275 one semester

Airport Transfer Fee: $500

All funds are in Canadian dollars

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

General Inquiries Email: international.services@lethsd.ab.ca

Website: lethsd.ab.ca/departments/superintendent/international-services/international-services2

Mailing Address: 433 15 St South

City: Lethbridge

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T1J 2Z4

Fax: 403-327-4387


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