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The Louis Riel School Division has welcomed international students for almost 30 years, and has established a long-standing relationship with a German School in Hamburg for the Cultural Enrichment Program. With our large variety of programs that we are able to offer in our seven high schools, everyone is able to find a program that suits their needs. Activities range from hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball to music, arts, philanthropy, or sustainability school clubs, to mention only a few. We are excited to welcome you as a student in one of our schools and to be part of your journey abroad.
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
English, French, bilingual surroundings
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We are a bilingual school division that provides an excellent and affordable educational experience. A broad range of courses is offered from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Through the LRSD Homestay Program students will experience what it is like to be a member of a Canadian family in a warm and welcoming home environment, offering 24/7 support.
The Louis Riel School Division Arts and Technology Centre is an accredited Post Secondary Technical/ Vocational institution. Successful completion allows students to receive a post-grad work letter.
The Louis Riel School Division continuously invests in the infrastructure and spaces students need to learn, thrive and grow into active, capable citizens.
Some of our high schools offer specialized Sport Academies, e.g. basketball, dance, football, hockey, soccer, volleyball, as well as athletic events for water polo, ultimate frisbee, curling, rugby, etc.
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion, Trips
The Louis Riel School Division also offers a Summer Enrichment Program that gives students from ages 12-18 years old an excellent environment to practice their English language skills. The Summer Enrichment Program adds to students' educational experience in Canada and takes them beyond the classroom. The program allows students to explore Canadian culture in Winnipeg and in other parts of our province.
School Operator: State School
Total number of schools: 40
Total Students: 15,284
Number of High schools for international students: 7
Total international students grade 9-12: 220
Grades: K - 12, other
Info: International Students are being taught the Manitoba Curriculum and Grade 9 to 12 students earn credits towards a Manitoba high school diploma. Our schools are known for their full libraries, well-equipped computer facilities, science laboratories, theatres, gymnasiums, music/band rooms and practical arts facilities. High school students have the opportunity to take optional special interest courses in subjects from Spanish to Business to Law. All of our schools embrace the use of technology, 21st Century Learning, and recognize the importance of physical education.
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish
Entrance Dates: September, February, flexible entrance upon request and availability
Length of stay: 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Process: Online Application Forms, Letter of Acceptance
Most recent newsletter: www.lrsd.net/schools/ISP/News/Pages/default.aspx
Info: The Louis Riel School Division is a school district in Winnipeg, Manitoba, right in the heart of Canada. Our division is named after Louis Riel who was a political figure in the history of Manitoba. Louis Riel lived from 1844-1885 and was involved in the Founding of the Province of Manitoba. Our division borders the Red River and we have many parks, green spaces and small lakes right in our schools' backyards.
Number of courses / system: Semestered
Info: Students require 30 credits to graduate. These 30 credits are made up of both compulsory (mandatory) and optional courses (electives). This system gives students the flexibility to pursue courses that are best for their interests and goals.
Program Options for international students are:
- Combination Program: English Immersion/ French Immersion, one semester each
- Dual Program: Earn two high school diplomas from two countries
- Full Year & Semester Program
- Secondary & Post-Secondary Program: Earn a grade 12 high school diploma & vocational training certificate
- Gap Year
Info: Through the homestay program, students get to experience what it is like to be a member of a Canadian family in a welcoming and safe home environment. International students will live with a family and participate in family life, including helping with chores. Living with a homestay family provides international students with the true Canadian experience and exposes students to many unique activities and events.
International students staying with a homestay family can expect:
•A family and home personally selected and approved by the ISP Homestay Coordinator
•A private room
•Three healthy daily meals
•A positive and supportive atmosphere in which to study and live
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
The Louis Riel School Division International Student Program Support System consists of 6 pillars:
- Biological Parents/ Educational Agents
- LRSD ISP Staff (Weekly visits to schools and 24/7 support)
- Homestay Families/ Custodians
- Guard.me Insurance/ Counsellors & Advisors (24/7 support)
- Designated ISP School Administrator/ Designated ISP Teacher/ Classroom Teachers
- Extracurricular Activities/ Volunteer Opportunities/ Peer Helpers
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Nelson McIntyre Collegiate||285||www.lrsd.net/schools/NMC/Pages/default.aspx|
|J.H. Bruns Collegiate||784||www.lrsd.net/schools/JHB/Pages/default.aspx|
|Windsor Park Collegiate||510||www.lrsd.net/schools/WPC/Pages/default.aspx|
|Application Fee||CAD 200||EUR 127,07|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 11,000||EUR 6989,01|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 5,500||EUR 3494,50|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 0||EUR 0,00|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 800||EUR 508,29|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 50||EUR 31,77|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 0||EUR 0,00|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD 0||EUR 0,00|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 10,000||EUR 6353,64|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 19,750||EUR 12548,45|
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
Guard.me Insurance - https://www.guard.me/louisriel
Info: Fees include the annual homestay placement fee, custodianship fee as well as the airport pick-up fee. The homestay fee increases to $900 per month for students with special dietary needs.valid for school year 2019/20
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 07/2020