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Calgary Board of Education schools have different levels of English as a Second Language classes, a full range of academic classes, interesting complimentary classes (options), and extra-curricular activities to suit most interests! Depending on the student’s English proficiency, international students can access the same regular academic classes (Math, Sciences, Social Studies, and English) as Canadian students.
Students can also access the wide variety of complimentary courses offered at our schools. Some examples would be Fine Arts (such as Choir, Jazz Band, Music, Dance, Art, Drama, etc.) and Career and Technology Studies, (such as Cosmetology, Welding, Pre-Engineering, Graphic Design, Construction, Auto body, Mechanics, etc.), and Languages (such as French, Spanish, German). There are too many to name them all! Please see specific school websites (www.cbe.ab.ca) for more details regarding the courses and extra-curricular classes that each school offers.

Program Details

Program Established: 2002


Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Educational Programs offered in: English, French, Other


Total number of schools: 220

High schools for international students: 16


Total Students: 110,000

Total International Students: 800


International Students Accepted for Grades: K-12


Nearest Airport Calgary International Airport

Location

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada with 1.3 million residents. It is a short one hour drive to Banff and the famous Rocky Mountains. The region's climate is variable and noted for warm Chinook winds that produce mild winters.

Accommodation

The Calgary Board of Education believes that being immersed in Canadian life and culture is one of the most enriching and positive experiences for our international students. CBE works with Canada Homestay Network (CHN) to place students into excellent host families in the City of Calgary (15 years of age and older). All families:

• have had a thorough interview to determine suitability;
• have had a home inspection;
• have had references checked;
• have passed a police record check;
• are enthusiastic to receive international students
• speak English in the home

Once students are matched with their new Canadian family, supervision and support are provided by CHN staff throughout their stay. Students are supported in schools and have access to homestay support 24/7 in the event of a problem or emergency. While living in Calgary, homestay students become a member of their Calgary family!

Application & Fee Information

Entrance Dates: Grades 10-12: September and February; Grades K-9: acceptance possible up to March of the school year

Application Deadlines: Recommended end of May for September intake; recommended end of November for February intake

Application Fee: $250

Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,000

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500

Annual Custodianship Fee: $450 and Aiport Pick-up & Return Fee: $95

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Contact Information

General Inquiries Email: internationalstudents@cbe.ab.ca

Website: www.cbeinternational.ca

Mailing Address: 1221 - 8 Street SW

City: Calgary

Province: Alberta

Postal Code: T2R 0L4

Phone: 403-817-7711

Fax: 403-294-8299

Skype ID: smcleodr

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