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Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

The Pembina Trails School Division (PTSD) mission is to provide students from around the world with a unique opportunity to learn about the language and culture of Canada in the heart of the country.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  13,000
# International Students:  150
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary16K - 6
Middle47 - 9
Secondary410 - 12
Other2K - 4
Other3K - 8
Other2K - 9
Other25 - 9

Accreditation

Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary16K - 62020 - 2530
Middle47 - 93920 - 2530
Secondary410 - 128725 - 3030
K - 42 1  
K - 8 / K - 9 / 5 - 93 / 2 / 2 23  

District Support for International Students

International Student Programs

  • Activities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
  • Counselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
  • Orientation Programs

Accommodation for International Students

  • Homestay Provided by District

Language Support for International Students

  • Language Classes During Study Programs

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

'Senior Years' in Manitoba is considered Grades 9 to 12. PTSD has 4 schools that accept international students at this level. All 4 schools are similar in their course offerings but each one does have unique opportunities and areas where they specialize and excel.

Secondary School Highlights

  • PTSD schools are located in the university district of the City of Winnipeg, thereby creating a very strong academic environment. All 4 high schools offer AP Programs. They also offer a variety of language and fine arts programs. All students accepted into the high school program receive a conditional letter of acceptance from the University of Manitoba. This helps to create a seamless transition between high school and university in the City of Winnipeg. Students are welcome to come for a full year (= 2 semesters), one semester or for a short-term cultural experience.

Secondary School Program Options

  • Academic Academies (Science, Technology, Tourism & More)
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
  • High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
  • Required
English Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
  • Not Considered

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 200
Application Deadline: Continuous
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 10,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

'Middle Years' in Manitoba is defined as grades 5 to 8. PTSD has 27 of its 33 schools with all or some of these grades. All schools accept international students. Some are specific to French Immersion.

Middle School Highlights

  • PTSD Middle Years schools are proud to offer a "stand alone program" or a program that prepares international students for further study at the Senior Years level. Support at all levels is available with emphasis on ESL learning. All Middle Years schools offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities that are available to international students. Students are welcome to come for a full year (= 2 semesters), one semester, or for a short-term cultural experience.

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Other School Programs

Consideration for Middle School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
  • High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
  • Required
English Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
  • Not Considered

Middle School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 200
Application Deadline: Continuous
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 10,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District