Okanagan Skaha

Penticton - Bristih Columbia - Canada

Dates

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

Fees

€ 22.500 per Year
€ 12.500 per Semester

Category

Anno all’estero

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Overview

School District No. 67 is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The school district is centered around the cities of Penticton and Summerland . The area population is about 60,000 living around two picturesque bodies of water (Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake), with a world-class ski resort at Apex Mountain a mere half hour’s drive.  An abundance of sunshine makes the Okanagan a very popular tourist destination, famous for its wines, vineyards, orchards, great summer and winter recreational activities including golf, winter sports, triathlon, and much more. We also boast excellent schools. There are many benefits for students to come to the Okanagan Skaha district.  Okanagan Skaha is a perfect-sized community.  Small enough for students to be safe and independent, while still having all the amenities students need for a wonderful study abroad experience with amazing recreational activities in all 4 seasons. The small number of international students (1% Rule – SD67 limits the number of International students from each country to 1% of the student population of the school) accelerates English acquisition.
All of their schools provide high-quality academic and elective programming, resulting in one of the highest graduation rates in British Columbia. The schools offer Modern, well-equipped classrooms, science labs, libraries, art studios, trade shops, culinary facilities, and gymnasiums, which all have wireless access.
An exciting selection of academic and elective courses, including Advanced Placement courses, trades training, and award-winning performing and visual arts programs.
A full range of enriching extracurricular activities, such as athletics, school clubs, and student leadership activities.

Academics

Specialized Programs:

        • French Immersion
        • Advanced Placement
        • Sports
        • Academy programs (Hockey, Soccer & Swimming)
        • International Baccalaureate

Language(s) of Study: English

Total number of schools: 17

High schools for international students: 3

Total Students: 5,700

Total International Students: 122

Secondary Schools List:

        • Penticton Secondary School
        • Princess Margaret Secondary School
        • Summerland Secondary

Co-curricular activities

Penticton Secondary School boasts both a first-class, state-of-the-art facility and a record of academic and extracurricular excellence.
Pen High is an institution steeped in a tradition of pride and a culture of community building.  It offers students variety, comprehensive course offerings, a reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, and a challenging, vibrant, and safe learning environment.
Princess Margaret Secondary School is an active school with strong academic, athletic, fine arts, and leadership traditions involving students from all grades and backgrounds.  The school has a diverse student population and prides itself on having a culture of acceptance, excellence, and inclusion.
Summerland Secondary is a dual-track school offering strong academic programs in both English and French.  The school, located in the picturesque town of Summerland, is proud of its positive school culture and offers a wide variety of courses across many disciplines.  Students are also actively involved in extra-curricular activities such as gardening, theatre and a full slate of athletics.  Due to the size of the school, an International student attending Summerland has a real opportunity to get involved in the extra-curricular activities happening at the school. SSS is home to the Centre Stage Theatre, a refurbished state-of-the-art theatre with a seating capacity of 295 people.

Shopping trips, live theatre, hockey games, bowling, snow tubing, water tubing, skating, and sightseeing trips. Activity fees will apply.

Sports

School Sports: volleyball, soccer, basketball, rugby, badminton, golf, field hockey, and wrestling.
Special Academies in Ice Hockey, Swimming, and Soccer. Community Activities:
Sports: soccer, softball, baseball, curling, hockey, figure skating, snowshoeing, swimming, tennis, golf, kayaking, fitness centers, flag football, rock climbing, hiking, and cycling.
Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, musical theatre.
Music: most instruments and vocals.
Martial Arts; Karate, Tai Kwan Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and Cross-Country Skiing:
Apex Mountain Resort in Penticton is one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Apex is a full-service destination with great weather, incredible terrain, and the lightest champagne powder imaginable.

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