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Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

The mission of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is to support the educational achievement of superb results from international students while offering an opportunity to be immersed in Canadian life and culture.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  15,500
# International Students:  100
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary38K - 8
Secondary49 - 12


Saskatchewan Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary25K - 82820 - 2725
Secondary49 - 127228 - 3325

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
  • Language Tutoring

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

The Greater Saskatoon Catholic International Student Program allows students from around the world to study and learn alongside Canadian students of the same age. The program encourages cultural awareness and international understanding by bringing students together and enabling them to experience similar social and academic challenges.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Known for a strong tradition of academics, fine arts and athletics
  • Offers a variety of elective programs such as Graphic Arts, Industrial Arts, Interior Design, Psychology, Law, Drama and Fine Arts
  • Technologically advanced classrooms - Smart boards and digital projectors
  • Semestered system - flexible intake time - September and February
  • 1000 students per high school - nice size and many class options available

Secondary School Program Options

  • 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)
  • University Preparation Programs
  • Vocational/Trade Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

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

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 250
Application Deadline: Continuous
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 10,600
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Included in Tuition