West Vancouver Schools

Short Profile



School Districts Welcome:

By choosing to study in West Vancouver Schools, you are choosing the premier place for learning. Our schools are among the highest ranked in the province of British Columbia. Our innovative approach to education ensures that we consistently achieve top results in academics, sports, and arts. Our city is recognized by the United Nations as one of the world’s best and our community is safe and welcoming.

Our International Programs were the first in Canada to welcome global students into public schools. Our programs have operated since 1982 and have attracted students from over 40 countries. We have three secondary schools and offer International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement.


Nearest Airport:

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)






English,  French


Get in touch with us:

Your School contact


Welcome to West Vancouver Schools

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Want access to the best skiing and snowboarding in North America? World-class Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics) are only a 90-minute drive away!

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Top-ranked schools! Our three secondary schools rank #3, #4, and #13 of 232 public schools in the Fraser Rankings of Academic Achievement of secondary school students.

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West Vancouver has the highest percentage of students taking the academic university entrance courses in the Vancouver area. Over 80% of our graduates go on to post-secondary education!

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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Special Offerings & Activities

Advanced Placement,  Academies,  French Immersion,  International Baccalaureate

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Ice Hockey






Details & Facts

School Operator: State School

Program Established: 1982

Total number of schools: 17

Total Students: 7500

Number of High schools for international students: 3

Total international students grade 9-12: 330

Grades: K - 12

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Mandarin,  Japanese

Entrance Dates: September,  February

Length of stay: 5 months/semester,  10 months/full year

Application Deadlines: March 31 and November 15

Application Process: Online Application Forms,  Letter of Acceptance

Website: westvancouverschools.ca/international


Location: City

Info: Vancouver is one of the top cities in the world, and West Vancouver is one of its nicest neighbourhoods!


Number of courses / system: Semestered

Accomodation: Homestay

Info: We have a full-service accommodation department which can place a student into a Canadian home.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

Our Orientation is the best in BC! For eight days in August, we prepare our new students for their time in West Vancouver.


Our Schools

High School Total Enrolment Website
West Vancouver Secondary School 1530 westvancouverschools.ca/westvancouver-secondary
Sentinel Secondary School 1250 westvancouverschools.ca/ecole-sentinel-secondary/
Rockridge Secondary School 900 westvancouverschools.ca/rockridge-secondary

Our Fee Structure

Application Fee CAD 300 EUR 222,35
 Full Year Tuition Fee CAD 16300 EUR 12081,23
Semester Tuition Fee CAD 8150 EUR 6040,62
Annual Homestay Placement Fee CAD 200 EUR 148,24
Homestay Monthly Fee CAD 1100 EUR 815,30
Health Insurance Monthly Fee CAD included EUR -
Annual Custodianship Fee CAD free EUR -
Airport Pick-up Fee CAD free EUR -
Total Semester Fees CAD 14150 EUR 10487,70
Total Annual Fees CAD 27800 EUR 20604,80

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1100 to Euro 1700
Study Permit approx. Euro 170
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

valid for school year 2023/24

Get in touch with us


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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 06/2022

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