Vancouver School Board

Program Established: 1986

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 110

High schools for international students: 18

Total Students: 55,000

Total International Students: 1,700

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Nearest Airport: Vancouver International


Vancouver public schools welcome international students!

The United Nations ranks Vancouver as one of the top ten cities to live in the world! In the beautiful city of Vancouver, students can explore nature, learn about our multicultural areas, and enjoy life with a welcoming host family.

The International Education Program gives overseas students the opportunity to study together with Canadian students. Students may enroll in a wide variety of excellent academic courses and electives including fine arts, languages and computer studies, fashion design, dance and robotics programs.
All Vancouver public schools are co-educational and offer excellent support for international students. Students will be given English language support where necessary. Each school has a library, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and counsellors to assist all students in course planning and study skills.
There are many extra-curricular activities including music, sports, drama, chess, snowboarding/skiing and community service. Detailed information is available about our 18 high schools.

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