Saskatoon Public Schools (Associate Member)

At Saskatoon Public Schools, our vision is that every student is known, valued and believed in. We are committed to creating learning experiences that inspire all students to reach their potential.  Our International Student Program offers an exceptional educational experience to students from Kindergarten to grade 12.  Students from around the world are welcomed and celebrated by staff and students.  Our team is dedicated to providing a successful experience for each student.  Working together we support students in all areas of their study abroad experience – academically, socially and personally. 

We offer the opportunity to study in 39 elementary schools and nine high schools located in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our schools range in student population from 500 – 1450. International students learn alongside Canadian students to enhance cross-cultural learning.  High school students ages 14-18 (Grades 9-12) may live with a parent, custodian or homestay family.  We offer many specialized programs including Advanced Placement (AP) program and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  English as an Additional Language (EAL) is also offered.   Each school offers the same high-quality curriculum taught by government-licensed teachers. A full range of athletic, artistic and social opportunities are available to students to support their growth.

Program Established: 1996

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 59

High schools for international students: 8

Total Students: 24,000

Total International Students: 8

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE), Saskatoon

Saskatoon is one the fastest-growing cities in Canada and is often referred to as one of the best cities in which to live in Canada. With a population of 266,000, it is the largest city in Saskatchewan. The province of Saskatchewan boasts an impressive 100,000 lakes and is renowned for beautiful sunsets and breathtaking skies. In fact, Saskatchewan is known as the “Land of the Living Skies”.  Ranked among the top cities in Canada for education, saskatoon offers many post-secondary educational opportunities including the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. With an average age of 33, Saskatoon has a young vibrant population who enjoy live music, theatre, art galleries, sporting events, cultural festivals, shops, and restaurants. Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Saskatonian!

Our homestay program provides international students with a safe and caring home where they can be part of a family, learn about Canadian culture, and practice their fluency in English. The program is monitored by the Saskatoon Public Schools to ensure that each host family provides an appropriate experience for the student. You are given a private bedroom and an easily accessible bathroom plus three meals a day. We expect that the host family will treat you as part of the family and include you in their activities.

We offer a full range of extracurricular activities and clubs at no extra cost.

Entrance Dates: September and February 

Application Deadlines: May and December

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,900

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,600 

Full Year Homestay Fee: $12,700 (includes custodianship, homestay registration, orientation, airport pick-up, and drop-off, monthly monitoring, and monthly homestay fees)

1 Semester Homestay Fee: $6,900 (includes custodianship, homestay registration, orientation, airport pick-up, and drop-off, monthly monitoring, and monthly homestay fees)

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $0.00

All funds are in Canadian dollars

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

General Inquiries Email: SIE@spsd.sk.ca

Website: SaskatoonInternationalEducation.ca

Mailing Address: 310-21st Street East

City: Saskatoon

Province: Saskatchewan

Postal Code: SK7 1M7

Phone: 306-683-8200

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