Featured Profile | Burnaby School District

Burnaby School District, Burnaby, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

Burnaby invites students to study and obtain a British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Certificate that prepares them for post-secondary education , or to come for a short-term cultural experience.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  24,000
# International Students:  825
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary41K - 7
Secondary88 - 12


British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary41K - 715524 - 3025
Secondary88 - 1257220 - 3026

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 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

The International Student Program allows international students to study alongside Canadian students of the same age.

Burnaby is known for its strong academics, has the most diverse Visual and Performing Arts program in British Columbia, a wide variety of sports, and offers international students excellent support during their stay.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Has the largest advanced placement program in Canada; AP courses offered in all 8 high schools
  • Offers a variety of elective programs such as robotics, dance, digital sound recording, outdoor education, environmental studies, drama, e-business and technology education
  • Is located in the centre of one of the world's most beautiful areas, Greater Vancouver; 20 minutes from downtown, 40 minutes from Vancouver International airport, 30 minutes from local mountains and the Pacific Ocean
  • Provides a one-week orientation program to ensure a successful cultural adaptation for the student
  • Modern schools and top-quality facilities featuring the newest educational technology

Secondary School Program Options

  • 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)
  • University Preparation Programs
  • Weekend/Break Activity 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 ProficiencyAll Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered
Other Considerations:
 Other ConsiderationsNo medical issues

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): 13,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District