International Education

  • For those international families who are considering sending their children to Canada to either participate in a Graduating or an Auditing Program, British Columbia is the place to send your children.  Not only is our location beautiful and our weather moderate, but our education standards are some of the highest in this country.  
    St. James & St. Ann’s School accepts international students into our school across the grades.  To assist international students with their English language acquisition, support from our Learning Assistance teacher will be provided.  However, parents may also want their children to attend our after school club, The Thunder Club, as this is a wonderful opportunity for students to speak English in a social setting.  For more information on The Thunder Club, and its associated fees, please see the information on this website under the “Classes” tab.  
    Please read the information below to find out more about our program:
  • Homestay
    While attending St. James & St. Ann’s Catholic School, it is best if students reside with an English speaking family, preferably from the school or church community.  The students should be prepared to pay approximately $700 per month for room and board.  Students are also responsible for their own medical insurance.
    Graduating or Auditing Program
    International students are enrolled in either a Graduating or an Auditing Program.  Students must indicate their choice of program on the Application Form.
    Students enrolled in a Graduating Program are expected to complete all work expected of a Canadian student.   Students may be placed back a grade level to ensure they have acquired the necessary English skills and background knowledge for their courses.  This decision will be made by the principal based on their English language proficiency.
    Students enrolled in an Auditing Program are usually studying in Canada for less than six months and do not have a student Visa.  Students in this program are placed at grade level and complete as much work as they are able, however they will not receive a report card.  
    Student Passport & Study Permit
    The student must bring his/her passport and study permit in on the first day of school and present them to the office staff, so that a copy of each may be taken and kept on file.
    Application fee – $100 (non-refundable)
    Full year attendance – $13,500 tuition per year
    Part year attendance – $1,440 tuition per month or portion thereof
    Payment Schedule
    Application fee – due with application
    Tuition deposit – $500 due with registration
    Balance of tuition – due in full 10 weeks prior to first day of attendance at school or by arrangement