Calgary Board of Education
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 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
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.
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!
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