School Districts Welcome:
Vernon will welcome you. All of our students live with a Canadian family and become part of the family. Most families live in their own home in a neighborhood they’ve lived in for many years. They know their neighbours, it is a safe and secure environment. Students will either walk to their neighbourhood school or take our district school bus.
Vernon offers all the amenities you need. We have a large hospital, library and recreation centre with swimming pool, many gyms for working out, a public bus transportation system, basketball and tennis courts. Downtown you will find unique shopping and coffee shops, many restaurants as well as a large shopping mall, and grocery stores with ethnic food
Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
Get in touch with us:
Your School contact
Small city charm: all of our students live with a Canadian family and become part of the family. Most families live in their own home in a neighborhood they’ve lived in for many years.
Sports: Our schools offer many opportunities to play sports like, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, rugby, tennis, golf and swimming. Also, fencing, dancing, sailing, martial arts & gymnastics
Arts: Join a drama class and be part of the school production, learn about stage craft, lighting or set building. Our bands rank among the top performers in Jazz competitions in both Canada and the US
In our 5 secondary schools you will find bright, well equipped schools with modern and up to date technology. Our classrooms are equipped with smart board technology and teachers have access to laptop carts for students to use in class. The gymnasiums are large and well equipped. Most schools have separate work out rooms and one school is equipped with a climbing wall.
Our schools offer many opportunities to play sports like, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, rugby, tennis, golf and swimming.Join our academy program where we offer high level coaching and skill development in soccer, baseball, swimming, rowing and of course, hockey. We have one of the most unique Snow Sports Academy offering competition level coaching for Nordic, Downhill and Snowboarding
Advanced Placement, Academies, French Immersion
Advanced Placement – Calculus, Psychology and English Literature at Kalamalka Secondary. Dual track French Immersion at W.L. Seaton Secondary. Cafeteria programs at Clarence Fulton and Vernon Secondary. Band programs at Vernon Secondary, W. L. Seaton and Kalamalka Secondary. Performing Arts at all secondary schools. American style football at Clarence Fulton and Vernon Secondary. Variety of interesting elective programs in the unique X block at Charles Bloom Secondary.
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1995
Total number of schools: 5 High Schools and 20 Elementary Schools
Total Students: 8600
Number of High schools for international students: 5
Total international students grade 9-12: 212
Info: Secondary schools Grade 8 - 12
Elementary schools K to Grade 7
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish
Info: W. L. Seaton is a dual track French Immersion High School. In addition, all schools offer French and Spanish as a second language. Vernon Secondary also offers German.
Entrance Dates: September, February, flexible entrance upon request and availability
Length of stay: 2 months, 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: July 15 or as space is available
Online Application Forms,
Letter of Acceptance
Writing Sample required.
Most recent newsletter: www.vernoninternational.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/summer-brochure-2019-web.pdf
Info: The Vernon School District welcomes International Students in all 5 of our modern well-equipped high schools. We are nestled in a valley and surrounded by mountains and 3 beautiful lakes. Summer is hot and dry and our winters are moderate. Just enough winter to experience the 4 seasons of Canada and still be comfortable. Vernon is a safe community that is easy for students to get around by public transportation, walking or school bus. The city of Vernon is located between the cities of Vancouver and Calgary. From either airport we are a short 50 minute flight to the Kelowna airport.
With one of Canada’s best climates, students come to Vernon to enjoy mountains, lakes and the world class Silver Star mountain ski resort. Vernon offers elite sports academies as well as Earth Quest Program.
Number of courses / system: Semestered
Info: Student will take 4 courses per semester. A total of 8 courses per year.
Info: In our Homestay Program all of our students live with a Canadian family and become part of the family. Our families are carefully selected and monitored by 3 homestay coordinators and our Homestay Manager. Each student will meet their coordinator shortly after arrival. The coordinators are there to help student adapt and adjust to life in Canada. Most homestay families live in their own home in a neighborhood they’ve lived in for many years. They know their neighbours and it is a safe and secure environment. Students will either walk to their neighbourhood school or take our district school bus.
Summer Camp: www.vernoninternational.ca/programs/summer-programs/
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
As a student in the Vernon International Program, there are 3 levels of support. Each of our high schools has an International Program Teacher available to support students’ needs, both academic and social or emotional. Each high school offers student counselling and International Students may access this support. Every International Student will know who their Homestay Coordinator is and will see them regularly in their school. They will also be able to contact them by phone, text or email.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|W. L. Seaton Secondary||850||www.sd22.bc.ca/school/seaton/Pages/default.aspx|
|Charles Bloom Secondary||350||www.sd22.bc.ca/school/bloom/Pages/default.aspx|
|Clarence Fulton Secondary||650||www.sd22.bc.ca/school/fulton/Pages/default.aspx|
|Application Fee||CAD 250||EUR 170,30|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 13000||EUR 8855,59|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 7000||EUR 4768,39|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 550||EUR 374,66|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 875||EUR 596,05|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 120||EUR 81,74|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 550||EUR 374,66|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD 0.00||EUR 0,00|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 13275||EUR 9042,92|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 24000||EUR 16348,77|
Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1000 to Euro 1600
Study Permit approx. Euro 100
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance
Health Insurance: mandatory
BC Medical Services Plan
Info: Activity Fee CAD 250valid for school year 2021/22
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 07/2021