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Central Okanagan School District #23, Kelowna, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

...to educate students in a safe, inspirational learning environment where every student develops the knowledge and skills to be a lifelong learner and healthy productive member of our global society.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  21,415
# International Students:  71
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary30K - 6
Middle67 - 9
Secondary510 - 12

Accreditation

British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Middle47 - 9 20 - 3027.5
Secondary510 - 12 20 - 3027.5

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
  • Programs for Students with Disabilities

Accommodation for International Students

  • Homestay Provided by District

Language Support for International Students

  • Language Classes During Study Programs
  • Language Tutoring
  • Pre-program Language Classes

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

Established in 2006, the International Education Program, delivered through 5 district high schools ranging in size from 800 - 1,500 students, all within a 30-minute drive from downtown Kelowna, offers a full academic curriculum - fine arts, science and technology, modern languages, media, athletics - on a year-long basis, including a variety of specialized academies in sport, arts and culture and career prep programs. The district also offers short term winter and summer programs, including a 3- 4 week Intensive ESL and Culture programs.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Limited enrolment to 1% of district population guarantees a unique cultural and academic experience
  • Students can begin studies in September or February
  • Transfer agreements with University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Okanagan College, and British Columbia Institute of Technology

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
  • 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
  • Weekend/Break Activity Programs
  • Work Based Experience Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

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

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 200
Application Deadline: June 1
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,300
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

The middle school program (grades 6 - 8) is offered in four schools - Constable Neil Bruce, Dr. Knox, Glenrosa and Springvalley schools. Schools range in size from 400 - 600 students. The schools offer a full range of academic curriculum taught by BC College of Teacher certified instructors

Middle School Highlights

  • Full range of academic curriculum, including specialized programs in band, drama, choir, outdoors, digital media and more
  • Students can begin studies in September or January

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Online Programs
  • 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:
  • Considered
Reference from School Principal or Official:
  • Required
English Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
  • Not Considered

Middle School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 200
Application Deadline: June 1
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 12,400
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District