Palliser School Division


Palliser Regional Schools International Student Program offers students from around the globe access to world-class learning opportunities set within the beauty and diversity of the Province of Alberta.

Palliser’s focus on the individual student, expertise in second language learning and literacy, and high expectations for students and staff help produce some of the best academic results in the province, with high stakeholder satisfaction in our safe and caring learning environments, program options and student achievement.
We offer full educational programming with small class sizes and homestay placement with caring families in our vibrant family-oriented communities. 

For more information on our program and our exceptional results, please visit www.palliserinternational.ca

  • Safe, caring schools and communities
  • Expertise in literacy and teaching English as a second language
  • Small class sizes and individual attention for students
  • Home stay program co-ordinated in-house, to ensure a nurturing and caring family environment
  • 4 schools ranked in the top 100 high schools in Alberta, as published by the Fraser Institute 

Program Established: 2014

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement, Sports

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 47

High schools for international students: 10

Total International Students: 150

Total Students: 8,500

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7 -12 *Additional grade levels may be accepted upon approval by the Director of Learning.

Nearest Airport: Calgary International & Lethbridge Airport

Palliser Regional Schools operates high school programs across southern Alberta from the City of Calgary (population 1.14 million) to communities just a short drive from the City of Lethbridge (population 90,000). Our safe and caring schools are the centre of their communities and excel in offering a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities.

We run our own high-quality homestay program, where we ensure students are placed in a caring and nurturing environment.  Our host families support the students as they are encouraged to participate in all that a truly Canadian experience has to offer.  Families interested in hosting international students must go through a rigorous selection process.  We promote our host family program within our communities and as such are able to offer a variety of experiences ranging from rural to urban in nature. 

We provide an enriching student-centered learning environment.  A wide range of extra- curricular activities enrich the student experience and create opportunities for new friendships and life changing opportunities.  These activities include a wide variety of clubs such as band, choir, chess, leadership, drama, robotics, and student government.  This is complemented by a diverse extracurricular athletics offering including activities like football, basketball, softball, volleyball, curling, and rugby.

Entrance Dates: September & February – Applications for our online school Palliser Beyond Borders, are accepted year-round.

Application Deadlines: Ongoing

Application Fee: $250 non-refundable

Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,500 or Faith Based $13,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee:  $5, 520 or Faith Based $6,675

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $250

Homestay Monthly Fee: $825

Annual Health Insurance Fee:  $700

All funds are in Canadian dollars

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

General Inquiries Email:  palliser_international@pallisersd.ab.ca

Website: www.pallisersd.ab.ca

Mailing Address: #101, 3305 18 Avenue North

City: Lethbridge

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T1H 5S1

Phone: 587-486-0320 (Barb) or  403-328-4111 (Tom)

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