West Vancouver School District

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Generally, Canadian or permanent resident students must reside in West Vancouver and must have their parents residing in the province to allow us to apply for funding for their education from the provincial government. If parents do not reside in British Columbia, Canadian and permanent resident students will be enrolled in the International Student Program and tuition fees will required.

Requirements for International Students

Admission to the International Student Program is considered once applicants submit the following documentation: a non-refundable $200.00 application fee; at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal; official transcripts from the past three years of school; a personal letter outlining the student's interests in studying in Canada; and the International Student Program application form.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Canadian and permanent resident students should contact the school nearest to where they will live directly and speak to the principal about enrolment in the school. Normally, students who will be moving to West Vancouver to start school in September should contact the appropriate school principal in the spring. The principal and staff at the school will need to see proof of citizenship or permanent residency, proof of residency in West Vancouver, and proof that the student's parent(s) reside in British Columbia.

Procedure for International Students

Upon notification of acceptance into the program, students are required to pay the full amount of tuition to reserve their position in the program. Once tuition is paid, documents will be sent to the applicant, which will allow the student to obtain a study permit (visa). All international students must obtain a study permit to be allowed to study in any academic program. Applications can be made to the Canadian High Commission or Canadian Embassy of the country in which the student resides.

Academic Year

Type of SystemContinuous
Entrance DatesFebruary, August, September
Notes:The school year runs from September to June with holidays in December and March. International students new to the program have a three week orientation program in August, which includes instruction, field trips, and activities. We also accept a limited number of students for a February entry. A number of students come for only a five month/one semester program and this February entry achieves this goal. As well, full-time continuing students can begin their programs in February.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on November 16, 2007