Medicine Hat Public School Division

Most of the students who come to the district are placed at Medicine Hat High School www.mhhs.ca which offers a wide variety of classes and programs to choose from. Math is offered at the AP level as well as high academic workloads in all other cores. An exceptional Fine Arts and Second Language program as well as a strong athletic background. The school offers the Registered Apprentice Program in its Trades Programs.

Program Established: 2005

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 15

High schools for international students: 2

Total Students: 6500

Total International Students: 12

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Medicine Hat Airport

Medicine Hat is three hours from Calgary by car or 50 minutes by air with a population of 65,000. It boasts the most hours of sunlight of any city in Canada. Winters are warmed by southwest winds known as Chinooks.

An intermediate ski hill is 40 minutes away and Banff National Park is 4 hours away. Recreation facilities include many swimming pools, indoor skating/ hockey rinks, a YM/YWCA, indoor and outdoor soccer fields, and 80 kilometres of bike and walking paths.

Excellent public bus transportation system for easy access throughout the city.

Medicine Hat College offers one and two year diploma programs and some 4 year bachelor degree programs. Medicine Hat College can easily be accessed.


Homestays are provided with an application for services. This can be found on the school district website under Homestay at www.sd76.ab.ca .These are done through the International Coordinator. Students are provided a home with a Canadian family. Student requests are taken into consideration when we choose a suitable homestay. Bussing is provided from the homestay to the school the student is attending.

The High Schools have some of the strongest extracurricular clubs that students are encouraged to join.


Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: No deadline

Application Fee: $200

Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,000

Homestay Placement Fee: $400

Homestay Monthly Fee: $950 add $200 per month for Vegetarian, Vegan and Celiac diets.

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500 

Annual Custodianship Fee: No Charge

Activity Fee: $500

Airport Pick Up/Drop off:  Calgary airport $400, Medicine Hat Airport $300

Validations: $150 if needed

All funds are in Canadian dollars

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

General Inquiries Email: internationalservices@sd76.ab.ca

Website: https://sites.google.com/sd76.ab.ca/international-students/home

Mailing Address: 601 1st Avenue SW

City: Medicine Hat

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T1A 4Y7

Phone: 403-528-6700

Fax: 403-529-2247

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