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Red Deer Public Schools

Red Public Schools has three high schools with modern facilities and equipment. The two high schools, because of their large size (1800 and 1400 students) offer a wide range of courses and programs. 

Specialized Programs include: International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Advanced Placement and Sports Excellence. There are also many, many courses to chose from, including Academic courses: Mathematics, English, English as a Second Language, Social Studies, Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to Option courses: Physical Education, Recreation Education, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, Animation, Computer Technology, Robotics, Motion Media, Photography, Communication Technology, Graphic Arts, Digital Video Production, Design Studies, Architecture, Financial Studies, Legal Studies, Programming, Web Design, Autobody, Fabrication, Construction, Mechanics, Cosmetology, Fashion, Foods, Sports and Medical Studies, Art, Band, Rock Band, Guitar, Choir, Dance, Drama, Leadership, and Psychology. Both schools offer very strong language programs including: French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

Program Established: 2002

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 24

High schools for international students: 3

Total Students: 11,000

Total International Students: 100

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Red Deer Regioinal Airport

The City of Red Deer with a population of 90 000 is centrally located in the western Canadian province of Alberta. It is:

  • Centrally located between the major cites of Calgary and Edmonton.
  • Beautiful, safe, small city located along the Red Deer River in a park like setting.
  • Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well-known throughout Alberta. The parks invite both quiet retreats and action packed getaways. A water playground, participark, western ranch and wildlife sanctuary are just some of the city’s park highlights.
  • The Rocky Mountains are within easy driving distance

Red Deer Public Schools offer Homestay for international students who are fourteen years of age and older or entering grade eight. Students will have the opportunity to live with carefully screened families in a safe, caring, mid sized community of the City of Red Deer. We offer:

  • Reputable, carefully selected Red Deer families
  • Comfortable, safe Homestay homes with a private bedroom
  • Our homestays always have easy access to public transportation
  • Support and guidance for students from in school counsellors
  • Support of a Homestay Coordinator from International Services of Red Deer Public Schools

Again the size of our schools allow us to offer students a multitude of choices when it comes to selecting Extra Curricular Athletics or Clubs to participate in. Athletics includes: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Curling, Golf, Tennis, Badminton, Track and Field, Cross Country Running, Rugby, and both high schools have excellent weight rooms. Clubs and other Activities include: Ski and Snowboard Club, Dodgeball, Anime Club, Environmental Club, Warcraft Club, Lunchbox Theatre, Improv Club, International Student Club, Thurber Idol, Battle of the Bands, Robotics and Dances. As part of the Activities Fee, Red Deer Public Schools International Program provides activities locally, as well as provincially. Students can learn to ski, they will visit the Rocky Mountains, visit Calgary and Edmonton, as well as a visit to the Badlands. 

Entrance Dates: September 1 & February 1

Application Deadlines: May 15 & November 15

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $11,100

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,550

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500 and Re-Registration Fee for returning students: $175

Homestay Monthly Fee: $800

Medical Insurance: $600 for the year/$350 for one semester

Annual Custodianship Fee: 0

Activities Fee: $200 for one semester/$400 for one school year

Bus Pass: $200 for one semester/$400 for one school year.

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: internationalservices@rdpsd.ab.ca

Website: rdpsd.ab.ca/internationalservices

Mailing Address: 4747 53 Street

City: Red Deer

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T4N 2E6

Phone: 403-343-1405

Fax: 403 347 8190

Facebook: facebook.com/RedDeerPublicSchoolsInternationalStudentProgram

Twitter: twitter.com/rdpschools

Skype ID: Red.Deer.Public.International