Name of Institution Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District
Contact Person Tymon Hsieh
Title Assistant Manager – International Education
Skype Name tymon-hsieh
Mailing Address 20575 Thorne Ave., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8N6, Canada
General Phone 604 466 6555 ext. 3
General Email [email protected]

School Profile

Located in the Metro Vancouver area the International Program of the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has been welcoming international students from elementary to high school age for more than 20 years. The dedicated staff at the International Education office truly appreciates the opportunity to work with our international students to help them achieve their goals. We are committed to providing high quality educational programming and homestay support to ensure our students have an authentic Canadian experience.

Quick Statistics

School Type Public K-12
Year of Establishment The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has been accepting international students for over 20 years.
Programs Offered BC Government Graduation (1 year or more)

Short Term Academic Program (1 semester)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma Program and Middle Years Program)

School District Homestay Program

Training Specialized Programs Digital Arts Academy (3D Animation, Graphic Design, Movie Effects, Computer Science, etc.) Microsoft IT Academy

Soccer Academy Basketball Academy Hockey Academy

Interdisciplinary Arts Academy (Drama, Preforming Arts, Stage Production etc.)

Language(s) of Study English and French
Total number of schools 22 Elementary Schools (K-7), 6 Secondary Schools (8-12)
Total of schools for International Students All schools are open to international students. Students wishing to attend in Elementary must be accompanied by a parent. Students coming for Grades 8 and up can be placed in homestay.


Total Students 15000
Total International Students Approximately 500 international students from around 25 different countries (currently 3 Vietnamese)
International Students Accepted for Grades K-12

K-7 – Students must be accompanied by a parent

8-12 – Students can be placed in homestay

Activities for International Students


The International Education Department organizes activities for the students about once a month. These activities are an additional cost and range from cheaper options such as dinner and watching a hockey game to longer trips like skiing in Whistler or visiting the Rocky Mountains.

Cost and Important Notes

Entrance Dates September and February
Application deadlines Flexible – Typically about 4 months prior to start
Application fees $ CAD 200
Full Year Tuition Fee $ CAD 14000
Annual Homestay Placement Fee $ CAD 300 (one time fee)
Homestay Monthly Fee $ CAD 950
Annual Custodianship Fee $ CAD 100 (one time fee)
Airport Pick-up $ CAD 100

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