Name of Institution Gulf Islands International Program
Contact Person Sheri Wakefield
Title Managing Director
Email [email protected]
Mailing Address 112 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K3
General Phone 250 537 9944
General Email [email protected]

School Profile

Gulf Islands Secondary school

Modern, state of the art school

600 students – local and international – Grades 9-12

Cap on international student enrolment – currently 60 FTE represented from over 20 different countries Award winning elective and specialty programs

French Immersion plus other languages

ESL programming to suit a student’s needs at no additional cost

Career programming, professional personalised post-secondary counselling including University transition an application support

GISPA – Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts is a special academy for students in Theatre, Music and or Dance.

Quick Statistics

School Type Public K-12
Year of Establishment 1999
Programs Offered ESL, ESL Graduation, Cultural Experience, French Immersion, GISPA
Training Specialized Programs GISPA (Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts)

Culinary Arts

Visual Arts (AP Art)

Language(s) of Study English, French and Spanish
Total number of schools 1 high school (Grades 9-12 and becoming Grades 8-12 in 2022)
Total of schools for International Students 1
Total Students 600
Total International Students 60 FTE
International Students Accepted for Grades 9 through 12
Activities for International Students


Many outdoor activities, including our Eco Education Certificate program. Trips to Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and the Rocky Mountains.

Many island/water activities such as kayaking, hiking, beach exploration, rowing…

Cost and Important Notes

Entrance Dates September and February
Application deadlines when full – recommend students apply by early spring for September and early autumn for Feburary
Application fees 400 (includes custodianship fee)
Full Year Tuition Fee $ CAD 13,200
Annual Homestay Placement Fee $ CAD 500 (includes airport pick up)
Homestay Monthly Fee $ CAD 950
Annual Custodianship Fee N/A
Airport Pick-up N/A

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