Degree / Coursefrom Grade 8
to Grade 12
Most important city
Program Languagesenglish and french
Burnaby School District
Burnaby, winner of the 2016 ST Star High School Award, is located in the central area of beautiful Vancouver, offering the perfect combination of residential city and urban life.
International students have the opportunity to experience an English immersion alongside Canadian students in 8 high schools and 41 elementary schools.
Burnaby is focused on achieving academic excellence and this is reflected in the academic success of its students. All Burnaby schools are accredited by BC Ministry of Education, led by highly qualified teachers and administrators. Burnaby offers the most comprehensive and advanced AP Program (college credit for high school students), and prides itself on being one of the few schools in Canada to offer the prestigious AP Capstone diploma. It is also known for its dance, theater, music and art program. All schools offer an English for Foreigners (ESL Program).
International students from the age of 13 are accommodated in Canadian families close to the school. These families are carefully selected to offer a safe and suitable environment for students. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by parents or relatives.
Quality public education has been a community expectation since the first Burnaby District School Board meeting in 1906.
For over forty years, the Burnaby School District has been a leader in arts-based academic programming, and for good reason. A quality arts education fosters divergent thinking, problem solving, cooperation, perseverance, and creativity - all the skills that prepare students for future success.
Academic excellence in Burnaby schools means more than high marks. It also means having critical thinking, leadership, social responsibility, and adaptability. We provide opportunities for students to build their strengths, pursue their interests, and develop new skills. We offer a wide variety of innovative, high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in the academic, sports, career, visual and performing arts, social responsibility, and leadership areas.
A recent survey of the languages spoken in Burnaby homes indicates that Burnaby students' homes speak more than 100 languages (in addition to English). Such diversity has brought abundant cultural benefits to Burnaby's communities and schools. The district continues to promote the ideals of multiculturalism through its school policies and initiatives that promote respect and cultural understanding.
Prepare and support an inclusive and caring community of students for the challenges of a changing tomorrow.