School districts in British Columbia are areas where one school board oversees all the elementary and secondary schools in that area. In major cities, a school district is often responsible for all the schools in that one city. If it's a region in British Columbia that includes a number of smaller towns, the school district may oversee the schools of different towns. School districts in British Columbia are responsible for ensuring each school's educational quality, as well as the safety of the school environment.
School districts welcome international students to British Columbia, and many run specific international education programs. International students apply directly to the school district's program, and the district then assesses the application, administers language skill testing, and places the student in the school it deems appropriate.
In this section you can read about school district advantages for international students, the wide range of programs and study options available to international students, how to apply and details on school district homestay programs in British Columbia.