School Districts Welcome:
The Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP) welcomes students from around the world to its public schools in Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, and Fernie in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. RMISP manages the international student programs in three BC public school districts: School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay), School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain), and School District No. 19 (Revelstoke). This combined area includes the world-famous Rocky Mountains as well as the skier's-paradise Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges.
Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook, BC)
Get in touch with us:
Your School contact
RMISP is renowned for having the most program-organized activities, events, and trips. Can participate in 20 or more amazing "experiences" while in Canada!
Rocky Rewards is a one-of-a-kind incentive program that encourages international students to take their study-abroad experience to the next level. Earn points, elevate your experience, win prizes!
Unique elective courses like Outdoor Education, Chef Training, Astronomy, Hockey Skill Development, etc. provide RMISP students with unique opportunities to learn new things in unique settings.
Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross-country running, Swimming, Ski/Snowboard racing, Curling, Rugby, Golf, Track and Field, Tennis, Hockey, Options vary from school to school and depend on student interest. Confirm before enrolling.
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion
Outdoor Education classes at MBSS, SSS, SpSS, DTSS, and GSS; Outdoor Education at GSS (extra cost); Culinary Arts at DTSS; Life guarding at GSS; Hockey Skill Development at SSS and DTSS; Volleyball/Basketball Skills at RSS. Classes subject to subscription. Confirm availability on a yearly basis.
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1987
Total number of schools: 30+
Total Students: 9000+
Number of High schools for international students: 7
Total international students grade 9-12: 160+
Grades: K - 12
Info: RMISP is pleased to provide international students with top quality curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to learn, play, and grow in School Districts 5, 6, and 19. All RMISP high schools are committed to academic excellence in learning environments that are innovative, collaborative, and engaging. Graduating international students have gone on to study at top universities in Canada, the USA, and worldwide.
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: 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: November 30 / May 30 (or until full)
Application Process: Online Application Forms, Letter of Acceptance
Most recent newsletter: mytruenorth.ca/filestreamerpublic.php?type=emailattachment&file=RMISP%20June-July%202020-Version2%20-%20Untitled%20Page.pdf&id=630&auth=65e333a28c785f8b61fb345b53c64aa5&db=rockymountain&dbauth=fd8dac1a5326801df40b2cf4de6eaa29
Info: The RMISP communities of Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, and Fernie are located in the world-famous Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia . World-class ski resorts and other amazing recreational amenities are close by and at the most a 30-minute drive away.
Number of courses / system: both - depending on individual school
Info: Our host families are an integral part of RMISP. They are carefully selected and must undergo Criminal Record Checks before being accepted into the homestay program. Their active and enthusiastic participation in our program enhances each student's cultural experience and contributes to the maximization of their time in Canada. Each family provides a safe, comfortable home environment, a private bedroom for the student with facilities for studying, and three meals (and snacks) each day.
We have six Homestay Coordinators who look after an average of 30 students each. They make sure that each student is placed with a family who is the best possible match.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Selkirk Secondary School||400||www.sd6.bc.ca/school/sss/Pages/default.aspx|
|Mount Baker Secondary School||800||www.sd5.bc.ca/school/mbss/Pages/default.aspx|
|Golden Secondary School||350||www.sd6.bc.ca/school/gss/Pages/default.aspx|
|David Thompson Secondary School||425||www.sd6.bc.ca/school/dtss/Pages/default.aspx|
|Revelstoke Secondary School||400||revelstokesecondary.sd19.bc.ca|
|Fernie Secondary School||300||www.sd5.bc.ca/school/fss/Pages/default.aspx|
|Sparwood Secondary School||300||www.sd5.bc.ca/school/sss/Pages/default.aspx|
|Application Fee||CAD 500||EUR 321,42|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 14000||EUR 8999,74|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 7250||EUR 4660,58|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 500||EUR 321,42|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 1050||EUR 674,98|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 100||EUR 64,28|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 14000||EUR 8999,74|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 26500||EUR 17035,23|
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
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 10/2020