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Coquitlam School District #43, Coquitlam, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

Guiding Global Citizens, Becoming Tomorrow's Leaders

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  35,000
# International Students:  800
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary45K - 5
Middle136 - 8
Secondary89 - 12

Accreditation

British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary45K - 52002325
Middle136 - 83002325
Secondary89 - 123002330

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
 Accommodation for International StudentsHomestay Provided by Private Company

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

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

Coquitlam School District's (Coquitlam) Secondary program includes two 5-month semesters beginning of September to end of January and beginning of February to end of June. Tuition for one full year of instruction is $12,000 plus a compulsory medical coverage of $700 per year.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders, Today
  • Secondary schools serve students in Grades 9 to 12. Coquitlam's 8 high schools are of the newest and most innovative in the Province of British Columbia offering excellent academic and specialized programs such as Advanced Placement, French Immersion, and the International Baccalaureate Program. Coquitlam's secondary schools offer a wide variety of courses and options in areas such as team sports, arts, drama and music to the students. These safe schools enjoy a vibrant relationship with the entire community.

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
  • International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • Vocational/Trade Programs
  • Work Based Experience 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 OfficialNot Required
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language ProficiencyBeginner
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Secondary 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:  Included in Tuition

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

Coquitlam's Elementary and Middle school programs offer a 10-month Kindergarten to Grade 8 curriculum to International Students starting in early September till the end of June. Again, International students have the option of starting later but they will be placed in a current class as space permits.

Middle School Highlights

  • Transition to Global Citizens
  • With 13 middle schools, serving students from grades 6 to 8, the middle school acts as the transition from elementary to secondary. Middle school provides an environment where students can gradually be prepared for the requirements and demands of secondary school

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Year Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • Weekend Break Activity Programs

Consideration for Middle 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 Official Not Required
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language Proficiency All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Middle 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:  Included in Tuition