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We are located only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver by car or Sky Train. The world class Whistler Mountain ski resort, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, is less than 2 hours away by car. Coquitlam truly is an ideal setting for international students with excellent year round shopping and ethnic dining. We welcome students from around the world to join us as we develop global leaders by inspiring academic excellence.
Vancouver International Airport - 40 minutes
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Coquitlam is part of Greater Vancouver which is rated as one of the most liveable cities in the World. Three local ski hills are only 35 minutes away.
Consistently rated by the British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best school districts in the province with a 97% graduation rate.
The Micro:bit foundation and Microsoft have both recognized Coquitlam School District as a world leader in STEM education through the use of Micro:bit to develop skills.
New high-tech schools provide modern facilities and global connectivity.
The world class Whistler Mountain ski resort, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, is less than 2 hours away by car.
American Football (Centennial & Terry Fox), Cross Country, Aquatics (Swimming), Girls Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Curling, Boys Field Lacrosse, Wrestling, Badminton, Rugby, Girls Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field, Mountain Biking, Ultimate Frisbee
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Trips
Automotive Service Technician (Pinetree, Centennial & Port Moody)
CISCO Network Academy (Pinetree)
The COAST Program (Outdoor Education Experience for Grade 10 students) - Gleneagle
Culinary Arts Program (Riverside & Gleneagle)
Fly Fishing (Charles Best)
Global Perspectives 12 (Pinetree & Heritage Woods)
Hockey Academy (Riverside & Centennial)
Rock School (Port Moody, Centennial & Terry Fox)
Syntechs Robotics (Heritage Woods & Riverside)
IB (Port Moody)
Outdoor Recreation Academy & Fitness Academy
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1999
Total number of schools: 70
Total Students: 31000
Number of High schools for international students: 8
Total international students grade 9-12: 900
Grades: K - 12
Info: Secondary schools serve students in Grades 9 to 12.
Our 8 high schools are some of the newest and most innovative in the province offering excellent academic and specialized programs such as Advanced Placement, French Immersion, and the International Baccalaureate Program.
Coquitlam’s secondary schools also offer a wide variety of courses and options such as team sports, arts, drama and music to our students. These safe schools enjoy a vibrant relationship with the entire community.
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, other
Info: Language classes including also Italian
Entrance Dates: September, February
Length of stay: 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: May 15 and November 15 (Flexible)
Online Application Forms
Paper based or online application
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Location: Suburban, City
Info: Coquitlam School District located in Metro Vancouver, is a public-school district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Nestled in the mountains and edged by the Pacific Ocean and Fraser River, we enjoy a mild climate with a safe environment and an affluent style. Our 70 schools – including 8 high schools – are centres of excellence for teaching and learning. Our many and varied programs include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Sports Academies. Our main goal for all students is to be able to experience the highest levels of academic and personal achievement while enjoying the Canadian west coast culture. Coquitlam graduates are accepted at universities throughout North America and around the world.
Number of courses / system: Semestered
Info: Homestay in Coquitlam School District is more than just food and lodging – it is a chance to take part in all aspects of family life. We believe that our students will feel that they really do have a “home away from home”. Homestay includes room and board with a separate bedroom in a family setting. (Note: Elementary school students must live with a parent during long-term programs.)
There are many families in the Coquitlam area looking forward to welcoming you as part of their family while you are studying in School District 43. For placement, you may choose from one of several homestay agents.
For a list of homestay agents in the Coquitlam area, please contact our office.
Summer Camp: www.internationaled.com/programs/summer-program/
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Our school counselling program provides consulting, coordinating, counselling and educational support to students, parents, teachers and administrators. These services focus on the social, emotional and developmental aspects of childhood and adolescence; services also include response to crisis, parents and staff consultations and teacher in-service.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Dr Charles Best||1200||www.sd43.bc.ca/School/charlesbest/Pages/default.aspx#/=|
|Heritage Woods Secondary||1200||www.sd43.bc.ca/School/heritagewoods/Pages/default.aspx#/=|
|Port Moody Secondary||1400||www.sd43.bc.ca/School/portmoody/Pages/default.aspx#/=|
|Terry Fox Secondary||1800||www.sd43.bc.ca/School/terryfox/Pages/default.aspx|
|Application Fee||CAD 300||EUR 205,73|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 17500||EUR 12001,10|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 8750||EUR 6000,55|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 400||EUR 274,31|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 1375||EUR 942,94|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD Included||EUR -|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 1750||EUR 1200,11|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD 150||EUR 102,87|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 17350||EUR 11898,23|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 33850||EUR 23213,55|
Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1100 to Euro 1700
Study Permit approx. Euro 180
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance
Health Insurance: mandatory
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 05/2023