Mission is located in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountain region of BC. We have a reputation for being caring, competent, and innovative. In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Programs include Advance Placement, Business, French Immersion, Fine and Performing Arts, Chef’s Training, Applied Skills, Technical Education including Robotics and 3-D Printing, Physical Education and Community Recreation programs as well as Sports Academies including Hockey, Lacrosse, and Golf Academy.
We believe strongly that when students come together from other parts of the world, we are all enriched by the global, international, and intercultural exchange. From this experiential learning comes understanding, appreciation of diversity, and increased capacity to participate and contribute as world citizens.
Program Established: 2001
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports Academies, Community Recreation, Fine Arts, Robotics
Language(s): English, French
Total number of schools: 14
High schools for international students: 1 High School; 2 Middle Schools
Total Students: 6000
Total International Students: 150
International Students Accepted for Grades: 7 -12
Nearest Airport: Vancouver International Airport
Mission is located just 1 hour east of Vancouver and 15 minutes north of the USA border on Canada’s beautiful west coast. The population of Mission is 97% English speaking, which provides a wonderful English immersion environment for our international students. One of the most beautiful and geographically diverse communities in British Columbia, Mission is nestled between the Fraser River and the scenic foothills of the Coast Mountain Range. With a wilderness playground in our backyard and the city of Vancouver in our front yard, Mission offers a lifestyle unmatched in the Lower Mainland. International students in Mission will live and study in a safe, friendly community with a moderate climate year-round. Mild winter temperatures average 5 degrees Celsius and warm summer weather averages 25 degrees Celsius.
Our international students are warmly welcomed by caring host families who provide a “home away from home” for our students. Living with a Canadian family is an enriching cultural experience and an important component of our program. One of the reasons for success in the program is that English instruction received in our schools is reinforced in the home environment. Mission is small enough to provide very personal homestay services. Our staff interview, screen, and regularly monitor all our host families. Host families care for our international students as they would expect their own children to be cared for.
Our students have 24 hour emergency contact information, and have access to our homestay staff anytime.
Monthly international student activities include overnight trips to USA, Whistler, Vancouver Island, ski resorts, etc. All students are invited to participate in school clubs, activities, and sports such as:
Entrance Dates: September & January/February
Application Deadlines: None
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,200
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,850
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $250
Homestay Monthly Fee: $850
Annual Health Insurance Fee: Included with Tuition Fees
All funds are in Canadian dollars