Western School Division
Western School Division, serving Morden, MB and surrounding area, is the ideal setting for a first-class educational experience. Students are accepted at both Ècole Morden Middle School (gr.5-8) and Morden Collegiate Institute (gr.9-12)Some of the factors that will make the international student's experience in Morden second to none include, but are not limited to:
-Morden Collegiate was built in 1963 and had a new wing added in the mid-1970's and another addition in 2009. Ecole Morden Middle School received a major facelift in 1995. Both schools are clean, bright, and spacious.
-English as an Additional Language Program
-State-of-the-art computer technology, including high speed internet access.
-Some AP courses offered in the collegiate.
-Technical training as a program and also as individual courses.
-Comprehensive academic program; strong choral, band, fine arts programs;
-A strong art program.
-Class size in Gr. 5-8 varies between 22-28; High school classes vary from 13 - 28.
-Our teachers are dedicated and committed to students achieving success.
Program Established: 2001
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 semester, Short Term
Educational Programs offered in: English, French
Total number of schools: 5
High schools for international students: 2
Total Students: 1,650
Total International Students: 20
International Students Accepted for Grades: 5-12
Nearest Airport Winnipeg
-Morden is the best of both worlds: small town living with quick access at a safe distance from a large urban setting.
-About 8000 residents in an agricultural based community.
-Morden is a safe and clean community.
-Close proximity to the Morden Research Station - a branch of the Canadian Federal Government's agriculture research program.
-The Town of Morden was named by Harrowsmith Magazine as one of the top ten rural communities in Canada in 2004 and Cultural Capital of Canada in 2008.
-The Morden District Museum has the largest and most interesting marine reptile collection in Canada and one of the largest in the world
-All services are available locally.
-Parents of our international students have come to visit Morden and have fallen in love with this community
Western School Division has been hosting international students in our two schools since 2001. Having
students from other countries and cultures join our community of learners has been an enriching
experience for both the international students and us as hosts.
The Western School Division has a list of local families that have been screened and deemed able to
provide an appropriate and healthy environment for an
International student. Families undergo a criminal and child abuse background check to ensure the safety
of the student. Families are also interviewed and their homes visited by the International Student Program
personnel to assess interest, friendliness, and concern for the growth and development of the student. The
emphasis is on a home that provides the student with comfortable surroundings and a place for practicing
and developing English Language Skills.
-School sports teams participate in regional and provincial leagues
-School clubs such as HASTA (Highly Aware Students Taking Action) promote global awareness
-Many opportunities for students in music, drama, art, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, hockey, track and field, wrestling, curling,etc.
-Skiing and snowboarding facilities one half hour away.
Entrance Dates: September & February
Application Deadlines: until Full
Application Fee: $200
Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,000
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,000
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $0
Homestay Monthly Fee: $600
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $550
Annual Custodianship Fee: $0
All funds are in Canadian dollars