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West Vancouver School District, West Vancouver, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

To provide international students with an outstanding educational and cultural experience in a Canadian urban setting.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  7,000
# International Students:  600
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary13K - 7
Secondary38 - 12

Accreditation

British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary8K - 71503025
Secondary38 - 124503025

District Support for International Students

International Student Programs

 International Student ProgramsActivities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
 International Student ProgramsCounselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
 International Student ProgramsOrientation Programs

Accommodation for International Students

 Accommodation for International StudentsHomestay Provided by District

Language Support for International Students

 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Classes During Study Programs
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Testing and Placement

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

West Vancouver School District (WVSD) is a top academic school district in the province of British Columbia. Over 90% of graduates go on to universities and colleges. WVSD offers outstanding high school graduation programs with specialty programs like IB and AP for top students.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Offers IB and AP programs for outstanding students
  • Excellent athletic programs for all students and offers elite athletes choices in Sports Academies in Soccer, Hockey, and Tennis
  • Offers a SuperAchievers program that allows elite performing arts students and athletes to complete high school graduation programs while participating in their chosen sport or activity
  • The Fraser Institute ranks WVSD as the #1 district
  • 54% admission rate for International Students to UBC and a 58% admission rate for International Students to SFU. Many graduates attend top universities across Canada

Secondary School Program Options

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • University Preparation Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or OfficialRequired
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language ProficiencyIntermediate
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered
Other Considerations:
 Other ConsiderationsStudent letter on why study in Canada

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 300
Notice Date Application Deadline: February 28
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 14,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District