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Black Gold is a new program that is located 20 minutes south of Edmonton.  It offers a perfect combination of urban and rural school choices.  It specializes in short-term group stays.

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  • 3rd Floor 1101 - 5th Street Nisku, Alberta T9E 7N3
  • Leduc

Our studies are in English and we have ESL programs that can assist international students. We can provide academic or vocational programs, as well as fine arts and personal growth opportunities. BRSD is located on the prairies in central Alberta, Canada. BRSD covers an area of 6,700 square kilometres. There are over 30 schools in our division, providing instruction for more than 6000 students. Camrose is the major centre, with a population of over 18,000. It is located just 50 minutes by car from the Edmonton International Airport.

Battle River School Division is committed to providing excellent educational and personal growth experiences for students. International students are welcomed and made to feel at home, while they receive the best possible Canadian education. Our communities are small and friendly, our schools full of academic, vocational, fine art, and personal development opportunities. Join us for a great education!

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  • 5402 48A Avenue
  • Camrose

A Great Place to Learn

The Calgary Board of Education is proud to welcome international students from around the world. With more than 245 schools, serving over 123,000 students, we offer a wide range of academic courses and specialized services, including ESL programming for all levels.

Our teachers are highly trained and experienced and our standards of academic excellence are among the highest in the world. 

Our goal is to ensure our students have a valuable academic and cultural experience and we work hard to ensure the school placement matches each student’s interests and abilities. 

A Great Place to Live

Calgary, Alberta is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over 1,600,000 people. Friendly, clean, and safe, it has a high standard of living. Calgary is one hour away from the world-famous Canadian Rocky Mountains. Calgary offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and more.

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  • 1221 – 8 Street SW
  • Calgary

We are the largest publicly funded Catholic School District in Western Canada. All of our staff strive to uphold the district’s mission: Living and Learning In Our Catholic Faith. The size of the district allows for a large dedicated support team, in addition to our qualified teaching staff, who ensure our International students receive the support required to master the English language. Our large support team also includes interpreters and qualified staff who can support our International students with their emotional well-being, in addition to supports they receive for their academic success.

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  • 1000 5th ave SW, Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta

In 1995 our International Student Program was created. Since this time Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) has welcomed over 800 students from around the world. We have an excellent reputation for educational programming and rank among the top performing schools divisions in Alberta. Duration of studies is for 5 months, 1 school year, or multiple years to earn a high school diploma.

Please visit our International Webpage for more information 


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  • 618 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2H5
  • Canmore, Alberta

Edmonton Catholic Schools welcomes students from other countries and faiths to participate in our education programs. We are a publicly funded school that delivers the curriculum of Alberta Education to students within a Christ-centred learning community. We offer an outstanding education program for all students with a strong commitment to individual achievement and success.

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  • Edmonton Catholic Schools International Student Program One World One Centre 12050 – 95A Street Edmonton, AB T5G 1R7
  • Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Public Schools is proud to welcome international students to our exceptional network of schools through our International Student Program. With over 25 years of experience serving international students from around the world, and with 213 schools serving over 107 000 students, we offer not only the highest standards of academic excellence but also over 100 different complementary courses including fine arts, second languages, sports, technical programs, and technology studies which help our international students receive a well rounded education. Additional academic opportunities such as our Advanced Placement program further help to prepare our international students for their post secondary education adventures. Students may receive credits for exceptional performance in this program that can be applied towards entry into post-secondary institutions worldwide. International students who come to study with Edmonton Public Schools are also provided with English language learning opportunities while being fully integrated with fellow Canadian students in a safe, friendly, multicultural environment. English as a Second Language (ESL) support is available at all levels; communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking are emphasized.

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  • Centre for Education, One Kingsway
  • Edmonton, Alberta

Receive a one of a kind education in north-western rural Alberta, Canada. We invite students to consider the experience of a lifetime - studying English at a high school in rural Alberta. Grande Yellowhead Public School Division high schools follow the Alberta curriculum, which is recognized around the world for preparing students for an exciting and successful future. Our five host high schools and communities are small enough to be safe yet large enough to offer full academic programs, unique courses, and a range of extracurricular activities. We have hosted students for both short and full-year studies from Brazil, Hungary, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Russia, France, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. We offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular options at each of our schools including agricultural programs, Registered Apprenticeships for Trades, STEM studies, aviation, information technology, and performing arts. We have schools only an hour from the capital city of Edmonton, and in the majestic beauty of the Rockies in Jasper National Park. Reasonable tuition and homestay fees make our International Student Program attractive to students and families around the world. Come check us out! 

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  • 3656 1 Avenue, Edson, Alberta, Canada T7E 1S8
  • Edson

Golden Hills is an innovative and award winning school division providing students with exceptional learning opportunities, as well as, many varied sports, arts and cultural activities. The outstanding Alberta education curriculum that Golden Hills offers is ranked among the highest in the world. Students from around the world unite with local Canadian students to engage in high level academic study and a variety of other opportunities in the areas of career and technology studies, the arts and sports. Our students represent a diversity of cultures and by working together they prepare to build a successful future as global thinkers and leaders. Golden Hills provides significant supports to our international students including; an Academic Advisor who works extensively with our international students, school counselors at each program location, as well as inhouse Accommodations Coordinators who connect and check in on our students throughout the year to ensure an easy transition to their new environment, and to support them throughout their stay with us. Golden Hills also offers a number of activities/trips in addition to those offered through the schools. These are an important part of our program as students are offered the opportunity to visit places of interest and cultural events. These contribute to a well rounded program where our international students get to experience Canadian hospitality, culture and some of the most beautiful sights in the world! Some examples of these trips/activities are; Banff National Park, Heritage Park, Skiing, West Edmonton Mall, the Calgary Zoo, Spruce Meadows just to name a few. Located east of the city of Calgary, Golden Hills offers first-rate placements at schools in the three main centers; Strathmore, Three Hills and Drumheller. It is the only public school division to offer both dormitory and homestay accommodations as an option.

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  • 435A Highway 1, Strathmore, Alberta, Canada T1P 1J4
  • Strathmore, Alberta

Holy Spirit Catholic Schools welcome students from around the world. We are committed to honouring diversity and providing a safe, caring environment for students of all faiths. Holy Spirit International Student services will work with the school of your choice to provide a program designed to meet your needs as an English language learner.

Our commitment to excellence in education is evident in our schools where you will see academic programs and co-curricular activities designed to shape engaged, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. All classrooms in our 15 publicly funded schools are fully equipped with advanced technology to meet the needs of today’s students. Our graduates earn the Alberta High School Diploma, which is recognized by universities, technical institutes and colleges in Canada, the United States and around the world. 

Our programming includes:

  • Honours Academic Program
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Science & Inquiry
  • Sports Medicine & Sports Performance
  • New Media
  • Fine Arts
  • French Immersion
  • Second Language courses in French, Spanish & Japanese
  • Musical Theatre

We also offer various academies to all students (some are at an additional cost):

  • Hockey Academy (Junior High Level)
  • Music Academy
  • Fine-Arts Academy

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  • 620 - 12 B Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2L7
  • Lethbridge

Welcome to Horizon School Division International Student Program!

Students from around the world are welcome to attend our International Student Program! Our board office is in the Town of Taber and the Horizon School Division is situated in the southern portion of Alberta approximately 2 hours from Calgary. Horizon School Division is a rural jurisdiction providing education services to approximately 3500 students and consists of 20 schools of various grades configurations.

We are continually recognized for our innovative programming and excellent academic results. Our International Education program is designed to provide individual attention and the opportunity for students to reach personal goals. Students who attend Horizon will enjoy safe and caring communities, modern facilities, schools with advanced technology, excellent teachers, and a variety of programs. Depending on the school, we offer elite sports academies, fine arts, practical arts, trades, advanced technology, and excellent academics. Programs are designed to fit the learner’s needs while building English language competencies and exploring the Alberta and Canadian cultures. 

Program Established: 2007

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester,

Specialized Programs: Baseball Academy

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 16

High schools for international students: 5

Total Students: 3500

Total International Students: 18

International Students Accepted for Grades: 9-12

Nearest Airport: Calgary International Airport

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  • 6302-56 street
  • Taber

In addition to the exciting and beautiful location which offers  great opportunities for outdoor activities and experiences, our students are engaged in academic programming to be successful in school and beyond. Homestay placements are carefully chosen and inspected to meet each students unique needs, and offer safe and caring homes that encourage the international student to be part of the family.

Quality education, safe, caring homestay families and schools located in communities which are situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the province make Livingstone Range School Division a perfect place to study, learn and grow.

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  • P.O. Box 1420, 410-20 Street
  • Fort Macleod, Alberta

Lethbridge School Division offers a full range of programming to over 12,000 students in 24 schools.

The grade structure in our schools is:

  • Elementary Schools:  Kindergarten and Grades 1 - 5
  • Middle Schools: Grades 6 - 8
  • High Schools: Grades 9 -12

Students have a variety of programming choices that include core studies in:

  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science)
  • Mathematics

In addition, students may select from a large number of complementary courses including:

  • Arts Academy (Art, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music)
  • Career and Technology Studies (Design Studies, Communication Technologies, Financial Management, Legal Studies, Construction Technologies, Food studies, Fashion Studies, Information Processing, Cosmetology, Automotives, Auto body, Multimedia)
  • Physical Education, Sports Administration, Fitness, Yoga, Sports Medicine

Up-to-date technologies are available for use by teachers and students in all of our classrooms.  There are several unique programs available in our schools including:

Our Schools:

Most international students are enrolled in one of our four main high schools.  All four schools offer similar programming, with a few exceptions highlighted below.  Detailed information is available on each school website.

All schools have:

  • strong academic programs
  • extensive co-curricular programs
  • student advisor programs
  • cafeteria services
  • library/learning commons
  • gymnasium
  • counseling services
  • student council activities

All schools are:

  • on city bus routes
  • close to city recreation areas (could include: sports fields, ice arenas, swimming pools)


Population: 1000
Location: West side of Lethbridge
Special features: Advanced Placement Program, Dance Program, ESL Program


Population: 244
Location: Central
Special features: Faith-based Alternative Program, serves Grades 7-12, Application is Separate to This Program 


Population: 1000+
Location: South side of Lethbridge
Special features: Advanced Placement Program, Dance Academy and Arts Academy, French Immersion Program, Independent Learning Centre, ESL Program


Population: 900+
Location: Northside of Lethbridge
Special features: International Baccalaureate Program, ESL Program


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  • 433 15 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2Z4
  • Lethbridge, Alberta

Located in SE Alberta, Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has 9 Schools in the City of Medicine Hat serving students in Medicine Hat, Redcliff, and Dunmore. We are a publicly funded vibrant part of the public education system in Alberta. The City of Medicine Hat is a thriving city of 68,155 residents. The City is a community of choice with an excellent climate, vibrant arts and entertainment, and ample recreation with more days of sunshine per year than any other city in Canada. 

Alberta’s beauty and diverse landscapes (the Rocky Mountains, rolling hills, prairies, desert badlands, parklands, and coniferous forests) are all driving distance from our city.  The four seasons allow the opportunity to explore all of nature in its unique way.  Our carefully selected Homestay Families provide a safe, nurturing, and worry-free environment for our International Students. Medicine Hat people are known to be dedicated, passionate, hard-working, and nature-loving. MHCBE provides a fantastic learning experience that will build a lifetime of memories for the students who study abroad.  We will not disappoint!

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  • 1251 1st Ave, SW
  • Medicine Hat

Located in the City of Medicine Hat, our public schools offer a wide range of programming.  We place students in four schools,  Medicine Hat High School, Crescent Heights High School, Alexandra Middle School, and Dr. Roy Wilson Education Center.

We have a proven track record hosting International Students from all over the globe and are well versed in their needs, motivations, and goals.  Please visit our website below for more information.

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  • 601-1st Ave Sw
  • Medicine Hat

Palliser School Division has been welcoming international students to our school since 2014. Our main office is located in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta and we have schools based in smaller rural communities that surround the city of Lethbridge. We also have 14 schools that operate under our jurisdiction located in the city of Calgary, Alberta. As part of this great educational community, students will find many opportunities to explore their interests, meet new and fascinating people and enhance their English language skills. Students will learn from outstanding educators, share ideas and experiences with Canadian students. We hope they will develop warm and lasting friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition to offering the highquality, rigourous core course to students ,Palliser School Division offers diverse complementary courses that include fine arts, dramatic arts, outstanding music programs and technical programs. We welcome students for short term programs, semester and full year options.

Visit our International Webpage for more information


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  • #101, 3305-18 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5S1
  • Lethbridge, Alberta

Prairie Rose Public Schools serves a predominantly rural population of approximately 3,300 students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. A Board of seven trustees operates 18 Public Schools, 18 Hutterite Colony Schools, and Coulee Collegiate (a high school distance learning school in partnership with Medicine Hat Public Schools and the Medicine Hat College).

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  • 918-2nd Ave
  • Dunmore, Alberta

Red Deer Catholic International


Join us to study and grow in the beautiful, safe, and welcoming city of Red Deer.  We are located midway between Alberta's two largest cities, Edmonton and Calgary. One hour from international airports and three hours from the Rocky Mountains, Red Deer offers all the amenities of city life combined with the security of a smaller urban center. 

We proudly offer your students: 

  • a first-class Alberta education
  • Option classes taught in dedicated learning centers
  • a safe and welcoming environment
  • Hockey Academy 
  • Baseball Academy  
  • Recreation opportunities include an established ski area within 10 minutes of the city.  

Red Deer Catholic Schools are publicly funded Catholic schools in the Province of Alberta. We offer and follow the provincially mandated Alberta Education curriculum within a Catholic, Christian environment. Our international program is open to students from grades 8-12 in several established high schools and middle-level schools.

Here are virtual tours of our middle and high schools:

We have two middle schools (grades 6-9) and two high schools (grades 10-12) in Red Deer that are all in great locations. 

Here are the links to virtual tours of our beautiful middle & high schools in Red Deer:



Our schools offer several athletic programs and more specifically Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph High School offer Ice Hockey and Baseball Academies:


International - Sports Academies.pdf



Due to our unique location and size, international students receive a genuine Canadian cultural experience in a safe and welcoming environment and an excellent education attending Red Deer Catholic Schools.


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  • 110, 2700 - 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4P 1C2
  • Red Deer

Contact Red Deer PSD

Red Deer Public has welcomed students from around the world for many years. We have partner schools in France, Germany, Japan, and China. In addition exchange students and new Canadians from all parts of the world make up our ESL classes. In addition, you are assured of receiving instruction at your level, to meet your needs, while taking academic courses with your Canadian peers.  Students will take one or two 70 periods of ESL per day depending on need.  After a student is accepted into our program, we will send you an Online ESL test to help us decide that student should be placed.

• Red Deer Public Schools does not require the TOEFL for entrance into the International Student Program
• ESL is available in grades 9 through 12
• To qualify for university entrance in Canada students must acquire English 30 as part of their high school diploma.

It is important to note that students needing Level 1 or 2 of ESL will be assigned to Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.  Hunting Hills High School has limited support for ESL.

 Red Deer Public School District offers one of the widest selections of courses in Canada including:

  • International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
  • Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  • Schools featuring Science and Technology
  • Fine Arts: Band, Choir, Theatre Studies, Dance, Drawing, Ceramics
  • A wide variety of individual and team sports
  • French Immersion
  • Instruction in other international languages includes: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and French
  • Mechanics, Welding, Robotics, Visual Communications, Business Education

A full-time academic program may include study in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Music, Art, Theatre
  • Physical Education
  • Career and Technology studies
  • Computer Technology

Co-curricular activities include:

  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Handball
  • Drama
  • Student Leadership
  • International Student’s Association
  • Special Interest Clubs

Interested in speaking with us?

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  • 4747 53 Street
  • Red Deer