Eastern School District
Each of our schools offers a curriculum recognized and supported by the Provincial Department of Education, supplemented by:
• Active Parent Volunteers & Caring School Initiatives
• French Immersion
• Advanced Placements
• International Baccalaureate Programs
• Memorial University Partnerships
• Academic Competitions and Challenges
• Science and Heritage Fairs
• Drama Festivals
• High Speed Internet Connections
• Sports and Music programs
Program Established: 2008
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 semester, Short Term, Winter Camp
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts
Educational Programs offered in: English, French
Total number of schools: 119
High schools for international students: 15
Total Students: 40000
Total International Students: 75
International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12
Nearest Airport St. John's International Airport (YYT)
Newfoundland and Labrador’s greatest asset is its people, internationally known for their rich and diverse culture, as well as their hospitality and warmth.
While studying here students are immersed in a slow-paced way of life in a spectacular physical setting, free of pollution, violence and noise.
The temperate climate with seasonal variation allows students to experience the warmth of spring and summer; a crisp, colourful fall; and a snowy winter that offers opportunities to enjoy sledding, cross-county and downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and hockey.
Students studying in an Eastern School District school will enjoy the urban greater St. John’s area, with a population of approximately 280,000 people and all the amenities of a large city, or a more rural community just a short distance away.
Leaving home for the first time can be difficult, which is why NISEP host families are welcoming and warm, encouraging and inviting. Your good attitude, adventurous spirit and your Newfoundland family are integral to your success. Living with a Canadian family, who will guide you and help you, is the best way to learn English and experience Canadian culture. Students enjoy a complete immersion program–at school, at home and in the community.
Our families are required to complete a detailed application, followed by home visits and an interview. Our homestay coordinators are available to assist students, meeting them frequently and regularly; communicating with them to ensure they are comfortable and have all the support needed to succeed. We want to go above and beyond to provide the best possible match between the student and family. We want to provide the student with “a home away from home”, not just a place to stay. All aspects of the family’s life are available to the student, including their contribution to the completion of household chores and respecting the rules of the host family. Our families are an important part of a student's daily life.
With each season brings different activities in which families participate. Students should come with an open mind and an eager willingness to belong to a Newfoundland family.
Our entire team is committed to your success—our goal is to immerse you in the language and culture so that you can realize your dreams.
We recognize our students need to enjoy every aspect of life while studying abroad. As part of the program, we have regularly scheduled outdoor activities for our students that include archery, rock climbing, sea kayaking, zip lining, scuba diving, camping and other supervised overnight activities and whale watching, to name a few. We also have social gatherings that often turn into parties with a professional DJ service and monthly gym night where you can play basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, badminton, dodge ball and more! Our school communities offer athletic clubs such as skiing, tennis, basketball, swimming, hockey, rugby, volleyball and cheerleading in addition to photography, band, choir, show choir, drama, student council and more.....the possibilities are endless.
For an additional fee we offer an 8 day cultural tour during the Easter vacation. Visit Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto, led by a professional guide from EF Tours and a NISEP chaperone(s). Begin your adventure with your flight from St. John’s to Montreal and travel between these four cities by motor coach. Fees include airfare, hotels, breakfast and dinner. You provide your daily lunch and your own spending money, that’s it!
Entrance Dates: September, January & February
Application Deadlines: November 30 & April 30
Application Fee: $275
Full Year Tuition Fee: $9,000
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $4,500
Homestay Monthly Fee: $775
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600
Annual Custodianship Fee: Not Applicable
All funds are in Canadian dollars