Burnaby School District #41

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School Districts Welcome:

Welcome to the Burnaby School District.
We are a public school district (about 94% of Canadian students in Canada attend public school as it has an excellent quality of education and support). We are very happy to host international students from over 30 countries into our schools and value the contribution they make to our program. You will find a wide variety of courses and after school clubs to choose from, and a safe, welcoming, supportive environment both in and out of the school.
Students who choose to go abroad to study are very special people. You will find that you will become more independent and will grow personally from this experience.


Nearest Airport:

Vancouver International








Get in touch with us:

Your School contact


Welcome to Burnaby School District #41

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Burnaby schools have a strong academic reputation. We offer one of the largest Advanced Placement Programs in Canada and a special free Latin tutorial class for international students.

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Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver, the ocean and to ski mountains.

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All Burnaby schools have modern facilities to support the wide variety of interesting courses and school clubs available, and state of the art technology.


Best time of my life!

Get first hand experiences from our students.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

Library, theatre, art studios, cafeteria, computer (PC & MAC) labs, media labs, dance studio, drama studio, science superlab, 2 gymnasiums per school, music rooms, outdoor track & sports fields, woodworking & metalworking labs, TV studio (one school only), and much more.

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Badminton, Basketball, Cross-Country Running, Girls’ Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling and many more.

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Special Offerings & Activities

Advanced Placement,  Academies

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Cyber Security

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Details & Facts

School Operator: State School

Program Established: 2002

Total number of schools: 49

Total Students: 24000

Number of High schools for international students: 8

Total international students grade 9-12: 1350

Grades: other

Info: Secondary schools (grades 8-12). Burnaby has 8 schools located within the City of Burnaby. It has strong Math & Science programs and some schools have also won many sports championships. It is well known for its music and choir programs, drama (theatre company and improv), TV studio (Burnaby South) as well as its Advanced Placement program with strong academic success. The buildings have modern facilities including state of the art PC and MAC computer labs, science labs and technology labs. Most students graduate and go on to university or college.

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Latin,  Mandarin,  Japanese

Info: Latin is a free tutorial class held once a week after school only for Burnaby's international students.

Entrance Dates: August,  February

Length of stay: 5 months/semester,  10 months/full year,  until graduation

Application Deadlines: Watch website www.studyinburnaby.ca for when schools fill up

Application Process: Online Application Forms

Website: www.studyinburnaby.ca/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/studyinburnaby/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/studyinburnaby/

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/studyinburnaby/

Most recent newsletter: vimeo.com/523188229/cffdbc1e8b


Location: City

Info: Burnaby, 2020/21 and 2022 Star Secondary School award winner, is located in the centre of the beautiful Greater Vancouver area. It offers a combination of residential and city living and is only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The ski mountains are 45 minutes away by public transit, and the ocean is 25 minutes away.
International students study alongside Canadian students in one of 8 secondary or 41 elementary schools. Students can start in September or February and stay for one semester (5 months), one year (10 months) or graduate with a British Columbia High School Diploma.
Burnaby is also well recognized for its programs in robotics, gaming, cyber security, dance, drama, music and visual arts, as well as a wide variety of sports.


Number of courses / system: Semestered,  Linear,  both - depending on individual school

Info: Some schools will be on the semestered system (Alpha / Burnaby Central / Burnaby Mountain / Byrne Creek), some will be on the linear system (Burnaby North / Burnaby South / Moscrop / Cariboo Hill)

Accomodation: Homestay

Info: International students can live with a Canadian family. Students have their own bedroom and receive 3 meals a day. Families are located 10-45 minutes' commute by public transit from the appointed school. Wifi should be available and free in all homestays.

Summer Camp: n/a

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

All Burnaby secondary schools have a full-time International Student Assistant, as well as school counsellors.
There is a one week orientation for all new international students held in Burnaby one week before the start of school.


Our Schools

Our Fee Structure

Application Fee CAD 250 EUR 170,37
 Full Year Tuition Fee CAD 16250 EUR 11074,01
Semester Tuition Fee CAD 8125 EUR 5537,00
Annual Homestay Placement Fee CAD 750 EUR 511,11
Homestay Monthly Fee CAD 1375 EUR 937,03
Health Insurance Monthly Fee CAD 110 EUR 74,96
Annual Custodianship Fee CAD 750 EUR 511,11
Airport Pick-up Fee CAD 150 EUR 102,22
Total Semester Fees CAD 17450 EUR 11891,78
Total Annual Fees CAD 33000 EUR 22488,76

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1700
Study Permit approx. Euro 180
Pocket money approx. Euro 250 to 300/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

Info: Please note: the following fees listed are the fees charged by Burnaby: application fee, tuition, and mandatory health insurance. All fees related to homestay, custodianship or airport pick up, if required, will be assessed by one of the homestay companies we are working with such as Langara Homestay or First Choice International.

valid for school year 2024/25

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