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Edmonton Public Schools is proud to welcome international students into our excellent schools through our International Student Program. With 213 schools serving 102,000 students, we offer international students a wide variety of program and school choices, all within the fully accredited Alberta curriculum.
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Students are enrolled in full-time, challenging academic studies and provided with English language learning opportunities in classrooms where they are fully integrated with Canadian fellow students.
English language support is available at all levels. Advanced Placement Program (AP) is available for more capable international students.
Along with academic core courses, students can also enroll in many exciting complementary option courses, as well as participate in various clubs, activities and extra-curricular sports teams.
Our high schools are modern, well-resourced learning communities. Resources such as state-of-the-art computer facilities, libraries, science and visual communications labs, technology centres, dance studios, fitness centres and auditoriums are available.
Badminton, basketball, cheer team, cross country, curling, football, golf, handball, rugby, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball, wrestling.
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion
Sports Alternative Academy, Fine & Performing Arts
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1995
Total number of schools: 213
Total Students: 102,000
Number of High schools for international students: 14
Total international students grade 9-12: 600
Grades: K - 12
Info: Grades for International Students: K - 12
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin, Japanese, other
Info: Other languages available: Arabic, ASL, German, Punjabi
Entrance Dates: September, February, flexible entrance upon request and availability
Length of stay: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: April 30 for a September start; November 30 for a February start
Online Application Forms
Location: City, Urban
Info: Edmonton is the capital city of the western Canadian province of Alberta, and is a beautiful, safe and secure urban community. The city of over 1 million people is rich in a variety of cultural and musical events, and is widely known as Canada's festival city. Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, containing 160 kilometers of maintained multi-use trails to enjoy on a leisurely stroll or bike ride. The city is within easy driving distance to the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
Number of courses / system: Semestered, Linear, both - depending on individual school
Info: K - 9: Linear programming from September to June.
10-12: Semestered programming from September to January (Semester 1) and February to June (Semester 2)
Info: Our Homestay program is available to students ages 13 - 19 years. Students may also choose to reside in a private arrangement with family/relatives, etc. Students living in a private arrangement must also identify a private custodian, if they are under the age of 18.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Prior to arrival, students submit their travel itinerary to the International Programs office. Once the student's arrival date is known, they will be provided with details of a registration and assessment appointment at their school. Upon arrival, students must attend their school registration & assessment appointment at the given time and date.
The International Programs office and school staff assist international students in adapting to their new environment in the most supportive ways possible. Teacher and student advisors are available to counsel students on issues concerning school or program matters, personal well being, finances and transitions to post-secondary institutions. Multilingual/intercultural consultants are also available to provide translation services.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Centre High School||2400||centrehigh.epsb.ca|
|Eastglen High School||700||eastglen.epsb.ca|
|Harry Ainlay High School||2600||ainlay.ca|
|J. Percy Page High School||1300||jpercypage.epsb.ca|
|Jasper Place High School||2450||jasperplace.epsb.ca|
|Lillian Osborne High School||1400||osborneschool.ca|
|M. E. LaZerte High School||2000||melazerte.com|
|McNally High School||1000||mcnally.epsb.ca|
|Queen Elizabeth High School||1500||queene.epsb.ca|
|Ross Sheppard High School||1900||shep.epsb.ca|
|Strathcona High School||1500||strathconaschool.ca|
|Victoria School of the Arts||1850||victoria.epsb.ca|
|Vimy Ridge Academy||1000||vimyridge.epsb.ca|
|W.P. Wagner High School||1500||wpwagner.epsb.ca|
|Application Fee||CAD 250||EUR 158,84|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 12,500||EUR 7942,05|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 6,250||EUR 3971,03|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 1,114||EUR 707,80|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD $500/year, $275/semester||EUR -|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 13,165||EUR 8364,57|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 24,395||EUR 15499,71|
Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1000 to Euro 1500
Study Permit approx. Euro 105
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance
Health Insurance: mandatory
StudyInsured by Ingle International
Info: Homestay Program Fees (per student, aged 13 to 19): The Homestay program offers all-inclusive pricing for all CHN services, including: registration, orientation, homestay host allowance, custodianship registration, student monitoring, 24/7 emergency support, airport pickup and return and a $500 emergency deposit (refundable at the end of the student’s stay, if not used).
2019/20: 10 Months: $10,755 CAD - 5 Months: $6,105 CAD
2020/21: 10 Months: $11,140 CAD - 5 Months: $6,390 CAD
Extra nights in Homestay are at a rate of $35/night (for 2019/20) and $37/night (for 2020/21), and will be invoiced in advance where possible or deducted from the Refundable Security Deposit if necessary.
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 12/2019