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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


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

  • 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
  • Language 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:
  • High Priority
Reference from School Principal or Official:
  • Required
English Language Proficiency:
  • Intermediate
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
  • Not Considered
Other Considerations:
  • Student letter on why study in Canada

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

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