Capilano Bridge Park
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Student Field Trip to Victoria 2017
Name of Institution Vancouver School Board
Contact Person Iris Leung
Title Manager, International Education Program
Email [email protected]
Mailing Address 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5K8, Canada
General Phone 604 713 4534
General Email [email protected]

School Profile

Vancouver School Board is one of the largest public school districts in western Canada. There are 18 secondary schools and over 90 elementary schools enrolling 52,000 students. Its International Education Program gives international students the opportunity to study with Canadian students. Vancouver schools offer English as a Second Language instruction in all high schools; multilingual support for international students and homestay with welcoming local families. Credentials earned in the Vancouver School District are recognized worldwide.

Quick Statistics

School Type Public K-12
Year of Establishment Elementary and secondary school programs from kindergarten to grade 12, until high school graduation.
Programs Offered Students may enroll in a wide variety of excellent academic, fine arts, language and computer studies programs. Required courses are: English, social studies, and mathematics; biology, chemistry or physics; and career planning. Some elective courses offered include:

–       History, geography, calculus, law, accounting and business education;

–       Band , strings orchestra, chorus, drama, theatre production, dance, multimedia art, graphic arts, film studies;

–       Information technology, design and computer assisted design credit courses;

–       Physical education

Training Specialized Programs Students with strong academic achievement may study Advanced Placement courses in calculus, computer studies, science, literature and history at several schools.
Language(s) of Study Academic courses are taught in English. English language learner’s program (ELL) is offered at all secondary schools for students, who need assistance on their English. French, Mandarin, Japanese and Spanish are also available for students to take, as elective second language courses.
Total number of schools 18 schools and 100 elementary schools
Total of schools for International Students 16 secondary schools and 50 elementary schools
Total Students 52000
Total International Students 1300
International Students Accepted for Grades Kindergarten to grade 12
Activities for International Students


There are many extra-curricular activities including photography, sports, drama, chess, skiing and community services. District field trips are arranged for international students, including excursion to Victoria, capital city of British Columbia, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, university tours, hockey games and more…

Cost and Important Notes

Entrance Dates September 2021
Application deadlines May 31, 2021
Application fees $CAD 250
Full Year Tuition Fee $CAD 15,500
Annual Homestay Placement Fee $CAD 550 + annual homestay admin fee of $CAD 300
Homestay Monthly Fee $CAD 1,000
Annual Custodianship Fee $CAD 525
Airport Pick-up $CAD 120

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