New Westminster School District

Program Established: 1987

Programs Offered: Full Year, one Semester, Short-Term group programs

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, New Westminster School District Administered Homestay Program

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 12

High schools for international students: 1

Total Students: 7,755

Total International Students: 320

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Vancouver International Airport

New Westminster School District: A Canadian Leader in International Education

The New Westminster School District has been hosting international students since 1987, and we were one of the first public school districts in Canada to accept international students. Today, we welcome students from all over the world into our various long-term and short-term programs. To ensure that each of our students has a positive and memorable study-abroad experience, we offer comprehensive support services including English-language classes, homestay placement, counselling, and translation for Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Programs of Study: Quality Canadian Education

The New Westminster School District offers international students a variety of academic and applied language study options. International students may enrol in an academic long-term program that integrates them into Canadian classrooms, or in short-term English language programs.

Long-term Programs: Elementary, Middle and Secondary

The International Education Program provides long-term academic studies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (ages 5–18). We have several long-term programs, allowing students to study for one semester, one year, or to complete high school. The regular school year begins every September and ends in June. However, international students may enter the school in either September or January (Elem/mid) or February (high) . Long-term students will have a deep immersion experience. Their spoken and written English improves rapidly, and they become comfortable with the Canadian lifestyle, culture and education system.

Short-term Program

Short-term programs include English Study Tours, Academic English Intensive Program, Integrated Short-term Program, and Customized Group Programs. Each program combines practical language training with appropriate educational activities that meet student interests. Short-term programs are held at various times during the year.

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