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Mission extends a very warm welcome to overseas students in Grades 7 to 12. We are one of the most beautiful and diverse communities in BC, Canada, nestled between the Fraser River and the scenic foothills of the Coast Mountain Range. We are one hour east of Vancouver and just north of the USA border. With a wilderness playground in its backyard and the spectacular city of Vancouver in its front yard, Mission offers a lifestyle unmatched in the Lower Mainland. Our International students live and study in a safe community with a moderate climate year-round. Mild winter temperatures average 5 degrees Celsius and warm summer weather averages 25 degrees Celsius.
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Our mission is to provide every student with one of the best experiences of their life! We get to know every student personally, and we work hard to match students with the best homestay possible.
(Mission) British Columbia is one of the highest ranked educations systems in the world, as well as an outdoor wonderland.
We combine fabulous learning opportunities with exceptional recreational experiences in a safe and caring environment, where students can develop friendships that will last their entire lifetime!
Sports fields, gymnasiums, fitness equipment, science labs, robotics, computer labs, 3-D printing, library, dance, music, theatre, art and graphic design studios, woodworking, metal and automotive shops, teaching cafeteria, student run coffee shop, shared access to swimming pool, ice hockey arena, fitness centre.
School sports include Cross Country, American Football, Volleyball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Basketball, Skiing and Snow Boarding, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Track and Field, Community Recreation. Many of our homestay families also offer horseback riding.
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion, Trips
Monthly activities may include trips to Victoria, Vancouver Island, Seattle USA, Whistler Ski Resort, Scholars Retreat. Special activities may include hiking, rock climbing, river rafting. Sports Academies include Ice Hockey, Lacrosse.
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 2002
Total number of schools: 14
Total Students: 6000
Number of High schools for international students: 3
Total international students grade 9-12: 120
Grades: K - 12
Info: Mission has a reputation for being caring, competent, and innovative. In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. International students choose from extensive and varied learning opportunities. Our staff and students believe strongly that when students come together from other parts of the world, they learn from each other and everyone’s learning experience increases.
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish, Japanese
Entrance Dates: August, September, February
Length of stay: 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: May 15 for Sept Admission; Nov 15 for Semester 2 Admission
Online Application Forms,
Letter of Acceptance,
Online English test
Info: Mission is one of the most beautiful and diverse communities in BC, Canada. It is nestled between the Fraser River and the scenic foothills of the Coast Mountain Range, one hour east of Vancouver and just north of the USA border. With a wilderness playground in its backyard and the spectacular city of Vancouver in its front yard, Mission offers a lifestyle unmatched in the Lower Mainland. Our International students live and study in a safe community with a moderate climate year-round. Mild winter temperatures average 5 degrees Celsius and warm summer weather averages 25 degrees Celsius.
Number of courses / system: both - depending on individual school
Info: Grade 9 and 10 students enroll in 5 core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education) and choose 3 elective courses for a total of 8 courses, year long. Grade 11 and 12 students may choose 4 courses each semester for a total of 8 courses per year. Students may enroll in additional courses, school sports teams, or clubs before or after school, such as Leadership, Band, Theatre, Sports Teams and Academies including American Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Ski and Snowboard Club, Outdoor Education, Basketball, Volleyball, Swim Club, Track and Field and much more.
Info: Mission has many fine homes and caring families who are happy to provide a “home away from home” for your international students. Our host families care for your students like their own children. All families are carefully screened before hosting our international students, and students have 24/7 emergency access to our on-staff Homestay Manager. Staying with a Canadian family is an enriching cultural experience and an important component of our program. One of the reasons for success in the program is that the English instruction received in our schools is reinforced by the English immersion environment in the home.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Our International Program staff are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students throughout their study period in Mission. We provide a 3 day orientation when students arrive at the beginning of the school year. At school, we provide an International Support Teacher, an International Education Assistant, qualified ESL/ELL teachers, and counsellors. Students also have 24/7 access to our Homestay Manager who has an office at Mission Secondary School. Each month we coordinate and supervise special student activities and sightseeing opportunities which include overnight trips to Seattle USA, Vancouver Island, world famous Whistler Ski Resort, and a variety of activities, culminating in a farewell dinner to ensure our students are well cared for during their stay.
|Application Fee||CAD 250||EUR 173,85|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 13,100||EUR 9109,87|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 7050||EUR 4902,64|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 250||EUR 173,85|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 900||EUR 625,87|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 90||EUR 62,59|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 100||EUR 69,54|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD 150||EUR 104,31|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 13,000||EUR 9040,33|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 24000||EUR 16689,85|
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
BC MSP plus Private Insurance that includes travel, prescriptions, and exceptional additional coverage.
Info: August Orientation Week $400
Activity Fee $ 250
Bank Fees $ 20
Additional nights beyond recommended arrival and departure dates $30/night
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 07/2019