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School District 72 is located on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, extending north to Sayward and south to Oyster River. The district also includes the outer islands of Read, Cortes, and Quadra. The area has a combined population of approximately 60,000 residents with 41,000 residents within the city of Campbell River
The school district serves approximately 5,500 students in 17 schools. Our two high schools, Carihi Secondary and Timberline Secondary accept students from grades 9 to 12 and operate on a Semester system. Intake into the two high schools is accepted in September (Semester 1) and the end of January (Semester 2).
YBL Campbell River or Comox YQQ
Get in touch with us:
Your School contact
Amazing Host Families!
Come meet your Canadian Host Family! Warm caring host families who love to share their lives with international students.
City life but located in an exceptional geographic location nestled between majestic mountains and the ocean. Easily access nature and the outdoors.
Only 60 International students!
Our goal is a successful experience for all of our students. We offer exceptional student support for our small intimate program.
The Campbell River School District has two schools to choose from: Carihi Secondary School and Timberline Secondary School. Both schools offer excellent academics and electives. Campbell River has a long history of performing at an elite level in sports and school teams regularly rank high on Vancouver Island and the province. Beyond sports we also offer many clubs and activities for students.
Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Rugby, Football, Badminton, Cross-Country Running, Track and Field, Wrestling
Specialty PE Programs:
PE Volleyball, PE Basketball, PE Soccer, PE Baseball, PE Body Zen, Beach Volleyball, Fields PE
Academies, French Immersion, Trips
Unique Clubs: Teen Flight - build an airplane!
High Performance Athletics
Sports Academies (Extra Fee but within the school timetable)
Volleyball Academy (Boys and Girls)
Basketball Academy (Boys and Girls)
Soccer Academy (Boys and Girls)
Ignite High Performance Training Centre based at Carihi
Strathcona Prep Volleyball School - https://www.strathconavolleyballprep.com/
Specialty Outdoor Classes
Outdoor Adventure Program Grades 11/12 at Timberline (First Semester Program)
Outdoor Discoveries - Grade 9 only At Timberline
Fly Fishing Grades 9-12 at Carihi
Stream to Sea Grade 11 at Timberline Second Semester
Outdoor Recreation Grades 9-12 at Carihi Second Semester
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 2005
Total number of schools: 17
Total Students: 5550
Number of High schools for international students: 2
Total international students grade 9-12: 60
Info: Campbell River School District 72 offers High School in Grades 9-12. We are happy to welcome International students into these grades at either of our High Schools. Students will find it easy to get to school considering the small geographical location of Campbell River. Students can be placed anywhere from 1km to 15km away from their school. Students are able to travel to school in a variety of ways depending on their location; rides from Host Parents, the school bus, public bus or walking.
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish
Entrance Dates: September, February
Length of stay: 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: May 1 and November 1 (Flexible)
Application Process: Online Application Forms, Letter of Acceptance
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Location: City, Island
Info: The area surrounding Campbell River is known for its exceptional beauty. The city of Campbell River is nestled between the majestic mountains of Strathcona Park, lakes and the Salish Sea. The climate is mild all year round allowing locals to enjoy the outdoors. The city itself is a close-knit community where you will quickly learn to find your way around. While we are a small city of 40,000 people we offer extensive recreational opportunities whether you enjoy the arts, culture, the outdoors or sports. Campbell River has a local airport and is a quick 30-minute flight from Vancouver International Airport and a 4 hour drive and ferry ride from Vancouver. For those of you interested in winter sports we are a quick 40-minute drive from Mount Washington Alpine Resort, where you can ski.
Number of courses / system: Semestered
Info: In a semester system student take four courses each semester. Students are encouraged to request courses and we do our best to provide all requested courses but please realize it is difficult due to scheduling to match every request. School runs from 8:30am - 3:00pm each day with classes running about 75 minutes each. Students are placed in a grade with their age group peers.
Info: Do you want to improve your English while living with a warm and caring Canadian Family? Host Families are an important partner in welcoming and supporting our International Students. They will introduce you to new foods, new activities and new experiences all the while supporting you during your time here in Campbell River.
All International Students in our Homestay Program are guaranteed:
Carefully screened and oriented Host Families.
A secure and welcoming home environment.
A private bedroom.
Three healthy meals and snacks each day.
A dedicated Homestay Coordinator and program staff to support you.
Regular check-ins by the Homestay Coordinator
We strive to do our best to match our students and our host families for the best possible experience for everyone.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Students can look forward to regular contact with Program Staff including a dedicated Homestay Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Activity Coordinator and Program Secretary who all meet with students on a regular basis.
Our Academic Advisor regularly oversees students and their success at school. Our program is quick to intervene and provide support should students require additional help.
Students arriving in September are welcomed with a full day Orientation followed by weekly check-ins and mini sessions to make sure students are well integrated in their first month. Regular monthly lunch meetings offer students the chance to ask questions and hear about program updates. For our program staff it allows us to check in on students and ensure they are doing well at school and at home.
|Application Fee||CAD 300||EUR 210,87|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 13750||EUR 9664,72|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 6875||EUR 4832,36|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 400||EUR 281,16|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 1100||EUR 773,18|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 110||EUR 77,32|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD n/a||EUR -|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 13925||EUR 9787,73|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 26950||EUR 18942,86|
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
Provincial Health Care Plan (MSP) and Guard.Me for short term students as well as extended coverage on top of MSP.
Info: The following are included in the fees:
• Airport pick up in Campbell River (YBL) or Comox (YQQ)
• Mutli-Day Orientation in first semester; Half-day Orientation in second semester
• Welcome and Farewell Parties; monthly lunch meetings; birthday recognition; some activities
• Course fees, textbooks, workbooks & school locker rental
• School Bus Transportation depending on homestay location.
• Academic Monitoring & intervention, Course selection guidance
Please note that the program description is very much reduced. All information, in particular on the fee-structure, is based on the information provided by the individual Canadian program and is subject to change / as at 09/2023