Burnaby

Burnaby - British Columbia - Canada

Dates

August 2022 – June 2023
August 2022 – January 2023
January 2023 – June 2023

Fees

€ 24.111 per Year
€ 12.616 per Semester

Category

Anno all’estero

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Overview

Burnaby offers international students the opportunity to study alongside local Canadian students in its elementary and high schools. Most international students come to graduate with a Dogwood Diploma, their entry to top universities in Canada and North America. They also offer a short-term Canadian high school experience program of 5 or 10 months.

Burnaby School District is proud of its strength in academic programming and achievements. It has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada and also offers the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma. The Visual and Performing Arts program in Burnaby is the most diverse in British Columbia. Burnaby students excel in sports and many school teams have won local, provincial and national championships.

Four sports academies – Soccer, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Lacrosse – accept students wishing to train with professional coaches while studying at high school. Schools have the finest in facilities – science, computer, and industrial technology labs, libraries, theatres, media studios, art studios, dance studios, gymnasiums, TV and sound recording studios, and cafeterias.

Academics

Schools range in size from 675 to 1,800.
International students range from 10%  to 15% of the school’s population, depending on the school and the year.

Wide range of exciting elective courses such as Law, Business, Robotics, Animation, Psychology, Philosophy, Social Justice, Music, Dance, Woodwork, Cooking, and many more

Each secondary school has:
Art studios, Cafeteria with hot food, Computer labs, Dance studio, Drama studio, Modern weight room, 2 gymnasiums, Home Economics labs, Industrial Technology labs, Library, Multi-purpose rooms, Music rooms, Sports fields, Media and Graphics labs, School store, Science labs

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports and IT Academies, Fine Arts
Language(s) of Study: English

High schools for international students: 8

Total International Students: 1500

International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12

Secondary School list: Alpha, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby South/BCSD, Cariboo Hill, Burnaby Central, Burnaby North, Byrne Creek, Moscrop

Co-curricular activities

From hockey and mountain biking to canoeing, chess or choir, it’s easy to get involved in Burnaby and have a truly Canadian experience. Burnaby schools, as well as the International Office, offer an excursion program throughout the year to tourist destinations in British Columbia and beyond. Students can take advantage of many school-based clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities.

Examples of School Clubs
Chess, Choir, Debating, Math, Sports, Gymnastics, United Nations

Examples of After School Activities
Volunteering, Dance performance, Intramural sports, Peer tutoring, Music performance, Theatre, Leadership

Examples of Int’l Student Excursions
Rocky Mountain Tour, Skiing/Snowboarding, Victoria Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Yukon Northern Lights and Dogsledding Tour

Examples of School-Based Excursions
Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Ice Hockey Game, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Lazer Tag, Bowling

Sports

School sports in British Columbia schools are played in specific seasons. For example:

Fall/Winter

  • Volleyball, boys’ soccer, rugby, X-country running, swimming, wrestling, girls’ field hockey

Winter

  • Basketball, table tennis, gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding

Spring

  • Badminton, girls’ soccer, athletics, tennis, volleyball, golf, rugby, ultimate frisbee, ball hockey, netball

Includes

  • Application to the school/district identified
  • Definition of Academic Curriculum
  •  FEE enrollment costs
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • School enrollment
  • Full board homestay accommodation
  • District health insurance
  • Assistance during the stay with local coordinators
  • Agency Fee
  • Transportation from the airport to the host family