Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education

Located in the City of Medicine Hat, our Catholic Schools provide educational programming of the highest quality in partnership with family, church and community. We offer exceptional opportunities in Academics, Athletics, Career & Technology Studies and Fine Arts. Year over year our High School students out perform the provincial average in diploma exams. Medicine Hat Catholic Schools offer a faith filled education incorporating a Christian valued integrated approach to education providing exceptional learning opportunities for students. 

Program Established:  2017

Programs Offered: Full Year and 1 Semester

Language(s) of Study: English 

Total number of schools:  9

High schools for international students:  1

Middle School/Junior High Schools for International Students:  2

Total Students in District/Board:  2488

Total International Students:  40+

International Students Accepted For Grades:  7-12

Nearest Airport: Calgary International & Medicine Hat Airport

Located in SE Alberta, Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has 9 Schools in the City of Medicine Hat serving students in Medicine Hat, Redcliff and Dunmore. We are a publicly funded vibrant part of the public education system in Alberta. The City of Medicine Hat is a thriving city of 68,155 residents. The City is a community of choice with an excellent climate, vibrant arts and entertainment and ample recreation with more days of sunshine per year than any other city in Canada. 

Alberta’s beauty and diverse landscapes (Rocky Mountains, rolling hills, prairies, desert badlands, parklands, and coniferous forests) are all driving distance from our city.  The four seasons allow opportunity to explore all of nature in its unique way.  Our carefully selected Homestay Families provide a safe, nurturing, and worry free environment for our International Students. Medicine Hat people are known to be dedicated, passionate, hard-working, and nature loving. MHCBE provides a fantastic learning experience that will build a life time of memories for the students who study abroad.  We will not disappoint!

The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has a history of welcoming exchange students to Canada.  Students are matched with homestay families who provide a private bedroom, three wholesome meals per day and participation in family activities.  Emotional and academic support is provided by the homestay family, the school community, and the International Education Supervisor.  Because of the school dynamics, we are able to provide one on one counselling when necessary.  Our homestay families are handpicked members of the community and offer a safe, secure, and welcome environment for our international students.  We are proud of our community partners who provide ongoing leadership to our students.

Our international students join extracurricular school sports teams, clubs and choose from a wide variety of classes including English, Math, Social Studies, Science,  Band, Drama, Art, Video Production, Photography, Wood Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Sports Medicine, AP, RAP (trades), and Learning Strategies/Second Language Students and much more.  Not only do we take personal pride in including international students in regular classes, but also in all school related events/class trips. We also encourage our international students to reciprocate by sharing their gifts and talents for a truly unique and immersive experience for all! 

Activity Calendar – MHCDSD

Entrance Dates:  September 1 & February 1

Application Deadlines: Applications Accepted Year-Round

Application Fee:  $200

Full Year Tuition Fee:  $10,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee:  $5,250

Annual Application Fee:  $400 (non-refundable)

Homestay Monthly Fee: $900

Annual Health Insurance Fee:  $500

Annual Custodianship Fee:  $100

Program Support: $200

Pick Up / Drop Off @ Calgary Airport (YYC): $300

Activity Fee (optional): $500

All Funds are in Canadian Dollars

General Inquiries Email:  international@mhcbe.ab.ca

 Website:  www.mhcbe.ab.ca

 Mailing Address:  1251 – 1st Avenue SW

City:  Medicine Hat

Province:  Alberta

Postal Code:  T1A 8B4

Phone:  403-527-2292 Toll Free:  1-866-864-0013

Fax: 403-529-0917

Twitter: @MHCatholic

Facebook: facebook.com/MHCatholic/

YouTube: Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education

District Video: https://youtu.be/wLqFQ9XU4Yo



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