Prince Edward Island Department of Education & Early Childhood Development


Located on Canada’s East Coast, Prince Edward Island is known for its stunningly beautiful landscape, friendly hospitality, world class seafood, extraordinary culinary experiences, award winning beaches, and a thriving arts and cultural community. Prince Edward Island is truly representative of authentic Canada and offers fun and adventure along with an inspiring and endearing spirit that represents the people of our province and our great country of Canada.

Agriculture, fishing, aerospace and tourism are among the province’s major industries. Prince Edward Island, also known as the birthplace of Confederation, was chosen as the location where the first meetings were held to form the country we now know as Canada. It is also the birthplace of author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

Program Established: 2012

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 62

High schools for international students: 12

Total Students: 20,200

Total International Students: 200

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Charlottetown Airport YYG

Prince Edward Island is the smallest of the four Atlantic Provinces and is separated from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by the Northumberland Strait. You can travel to the Island by bridge, boat, or airplane. The Confederation Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1997, is 12.9 kilometers long and allows Islanders and visitors to travel to or from Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. An automobile ferry runs from May to December for travel between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The airport is located in the capital city, Charlottetown and is a two hour flight from Toronto or New York.

International students have the flexibility to choose their own homestay provider that meets their needs. There are several local homestay providers on PEI. Students in grade 7-12, who are coming to study without a parent, must arrange a host family with a homestay provider, even if they are over the age of 18. All students from kindergarten to grade 6 must live with their parent or guardian.

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities and specialized programs are offered in schools and may include the following: athletic sports, music, drama, yearbook, student government, IB and French Immersion.

Entrance Dates: September and February

Application Deadlines: September – Before May 1st/ February – Before October 31st 

Application Fee: $275

Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,000

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: vjwhitlock@edu.pe.ca

Mailing Address: 3 Brighton Road

City: Charlottetown

Province: Prince Edward Island

Postal Code: C1A 8T6

Phone: 902-620-3738