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Greater Victoria School District #61, Victoria, British Columbia

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

The Greater Victoria School District is committed to each student's success in learning within a responsive and safe environment.

Greater Victoria School District #61

Misión del distrito/metas del Programa Internacional

La Gran Victoria School Distrito está comprometido con el éxito de cada estudiante en el aprendizaje dentro de un ambiente sensible y seguro.

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Mission du district/Buts du programme international

La Greater Victoria School District est engagée à la réussite de chaque élève dans l'apprentissage dans un environnement réactif et sûr.

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学区における国際プログラムの使命/目標

グレータービクトリア学校区 、 各学生の成功のために学習にコミットされている安全な環境に対応。

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学区国际课程计划的宗旨/目标

大维多利亚学区致力于每一个学生的成功 , 在学习和安全的环境作出反应。

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Distriktmission/-Ziel für das internationale Programm

Die Greater Victoria School District ist für den Erfolg der einzelnen Schüler in das Lernen innerhalb begangen als reaktionsschnelle und sicheren Umgebung.

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هدف/رسالة المقاطعة فيما يتعلق بالبرامج الدولية

فيكتوريا الكبرى مدرسة مقاطعة ملتزمة كل طالب النجاح في التعلم ضمن استجابة وبيئة آمنة.

Greater Victoria School District #61

국제 프로그램에 대한 학군 목표

그레이터 빅토리아 학군 각 학생의 성공을 위해 시간 학습에 전념하고 안전한 환경에 대응.

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Миссия/цель округа в международной программе

Большой Виктории школьного округа заинтересованы в успехе каждого студента в процессе обучения в рамках гибкой и безопасной среде.

District Profile

District School Population:  19,000
# International Students:  700
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary29K - 5
Middle106 - 8
Secondary79 - 12

Accreditation

British Columbia Ministry of Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Elementary29K - 5302424
Middle106 - 83024 - 3024 - 26
Secondary79 - 126003026

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

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

The Greater Victoria School District is located in Victoria, the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Victoria is on the west coast of Canada and is known for its beauty, unspoiled natural setting and moderate climate.

International students have the option to study with us for a semester, a year, or all the way up to graduation. Our programs are based on British Columbia’s globally recognized, government approved curriculum and offer ESL instruction and support. The Academic High School Program fully integrates international students with Canadian students and allows students to tailor their studies to individual interests and career goals. Students wishing additional support may enrol in our Academic Transition Program, a one-semester academic program which prepares students for success in the Canadian public high school environment. The Short Term High School Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students for terms from one to three months.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Students may tailor their studies to suit individual interests and career goals. A full range of subjects in fine arts, business education and applied skills is available
  • Highly trained, government-certified teachers
  • Seven high schools with comfortable well-equipped facilities and outstanding resources such as libraries, science and computer labs, fine art facilities and extracurricular activities
  • Comprehensive student support by program staff, including multilingual homestay coordinators and an international advisor at each school
  • Comfortable and secure homestay placements with Canadian families, within walking distance or a short bus ride of our schools
  • Low International/Canadian student ratio

Secondary School Program Options

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • University Preparation 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: June 15
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 13,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

The Greater Victoria School District’s Middle School Program enables students to attend academic and exploratory courses (electives) with Canadian students and receive ESL support. The program offers a globally recognized, government approved curriculum and high quality learning experience in the beautiful capital city of Victoria on Canada's west coast.

Middle School Highlights

  • Ten middle schools located throughout the city
  • An environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal connections and enhances academic achievement and skills acquisition
  • Highly trained, government-certified teachers
  • Comprehensive student support by program staff, including multilingual homestay coordinators and an international advisor at each school
  • Homestay families are carefully screened to meet the highest standards for supporting international students
  • Low International/Canadian student ratio

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Other School Programs
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs

Consideration for Middle 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

Middle School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (C$): 250
Application Deadline: June 1
Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 13,000
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District