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Kootenay Lake School District #8
Nelson, British Columbia

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District Mission
 District Mission/Goals for International ProgramDistrict Mission
Virtual Tour Exceeding expectations every day by focusing on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.

 District Profile
District Profile
Type:  Public
District School Population:  4,900
# International Students:  125
   
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary11K - 5
Middle16 - 8
Secondary59 - 12
LV Rogers Secondary School19 - 12
Prince Charles Secondary School18 - 12
Mt. Sentinel School17 - 12
Accreditation
 AccreditationAccreditation
British Columbia Ministry of Education

 School Profiles
School Profiles
 District Schools Accepting International Students
District Schools Accepting International Students
# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary11K - 51222 - 3025
Middle16 - 82025 - 3026
Secondary59 - 129324 - 3026.5
Distance Education School1 10  
District Support for International Students
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District Support for International Students
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
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Tutoring
 Language Support for International StudentsPre-program Language Classes

 Secondary Schools
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About the Secondary School International Program
About the Secondary School International Program
The Kootenay Lake School District #8 International Program is a vibrant one constantly addressing the changing needs of its international students. The program has flourished since 1999 with students saying "It is the real Canadian Dream" by honouring the program's commitment to the students to ensure that the homestay families and schools are the best they can be.

 Secondary School HighlightsSecondary School Highlights
  • Orientation: United Nations scavenger hunt, camping trip, and river rafting
  • Program Academies in soccer, rugby, dance, volleyball and Adventure Tourism
  • Located in the beautiful lakefront town of Nelson, British Columbia, 30 minutes from Castlegar airport with 3 flights per day from Vancouver
  • Offers a large variety of elective programs in art, music, dance, photography, robotics, debate, acting, technology, drafting, carpentry, cooking, sewing, Spanish, French, creative writing, psychology, etc.
  • Strong tradition of academics delivered in a hands-on, student centered approach with the option of taking online courses as well


  • Secondary School Program Options Secondary School Program Options
     Secondary School Program OptionsAcademic Academies (Science, Technology, Tourism & More)
     Secondary School Program OptionsAdvanced Placement Courses
     Secondary School Program OptionsEnglish Language Courses
     Secondary School Program OptionsFine & Performing Arts Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsFrench Language Courses
     Secondary School Program OptionsHomestay Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsOnline Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsOther Language Courses
     Secondary School Program OptionsOther School Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsOutdoor Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsShort Term High School Experience (Semester)
     Secondary School Program OptionsSports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
     Secondary School Program OptionsSummer English Language (ESL) Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsVocational/Trade Programs
     Secondary School Program OptionsWork Based Experience Programs
    Consideration for Secondary School Admission
    Consideration for Secondary School Admission Consideration for Secondary School Admission
    Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
     Academic Grades in Country of OriginHigh 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 AffiliationNot Considered
    Other Considerations:
     Other ConsiderationsPAL program English Test (Placement only)
     Other ConsiderationsStudent letter to explain why they want to study in Canada
    Secondary School Tuition and Fees
     Secondary School Tuition and FeesSecondary School Tuition and Fees
    Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
    Rolling Varies Application Deadline: Continuous
    Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
    Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,000
    Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District


     Middle Schools
     About the Middle School International ProgramAbout the Middle School International Program
    About the Middle School International Program
    About the Middle School International Program
    Trafalgar Middle School is a progressive, innovative school where staff utilize engaging teaching strategies to give students the skills to be able to self assess and set goals in relation to their learning and to demonstrate care for others and themselves.

     Middle School HighlightsMiddle School Highlights
    The Middle School offers:
  • An extensive sports and art program especially in the area of concert band, visual art and intramural sporting events, and extracurricular teams
  • Monthly themed activities to build culture and social responsibility
  • Best results in the interior of BC on Gauze Mathematics tests
  • A hands-on approach to science through experimentation with excellent results in the provincial and national science fair competitions


  • Middle School Program Options Middle School Program Options
     Program OptionsEnglish Language Courses
     Program OptionsFrench Language Courses
     Program OptionsHigh School Preparation Courses
     Program OptionsHomestay Programs
     Program OptionsOnline Programs
     Program OptionsOutdoor Programs

     Consideration for Middle School AdmissionConsideration for Middle School Admission
    Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
     Academic Grades in Country of OriginHigh Priority
    Reference from School Principal or Official:
     Reference from School Principal or OfficialNot Required
    English Language Proficiency:
     English Language ProficiencyAll Levels
    Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
     Preference Given to Religious AffiliationNot Considered

     Middle School Tuition and FeesMiddle School Tuition and Fees
    Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
    Rolling Varies Application Deadline: Continuous
    Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
    Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,000
    Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District



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    Kootenay Lake School District #8
    811 Stanley Street
    Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N8
    Phone:  1-250-505-7026
    Fax: 1-250-505-7036

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    Quick Facts
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    Quick Facts
    Quick Facts
    Accommodation and Fees (C$)
    Homestay Registration Fee Homestay Registration Fee
    (one time fee): 200
    Homestay Monthly Fees Homestay Monthly Fees
    (room & board): 700
    Homestay Fee for Early Arrivals Homestay Fee for Early Arrivals
    (per day): 25
    Accommodation Deadlines Accommodation Application Deadline: Continuous
    Accommodation Deadlines Accommodation Notification of Acceptance: Varies
    Quick Stats
    Year Founded International Program Founded: 1999
    District Setting District Setting: Rural
    Nearest City Nearest City: Vancouver
    City Population City Population: 4,000,000
    Cost of Living Cost of Living: Low
    Climate Climate Range: 6 °C to 27 °C
    District Enrolment Student Enrolment (District): 4,900
    International Student Enrolment International Student Enrolment (District): 125
    Countries Of Origin # Countries of Origin: 11 - 20
     
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