Rocky View Schools
Over 18,000 students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 attend more than 35 public elementary (K-4), middle (5-8) and high schools (9-12) throughout Rocky View Schools. International students are fully integrated and learn with Canadian students in smaller school communities (500 to 1000 students in a high school) with all the advantages and course offerings of larger schools.
International students may attend school for a full academic year, 1 semester or a shorter duration by special request. The high school year consists of 2 semesters – Semester 1 (September to January) and Semester 2 (February to June).
An individual program will be developed for each student depending on English language proficiency. ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) classes are provided for all students as required. International students that successfully complete all high school graduation requirements will receive an Alberta High School Diploma that is widely recognized by universities, colleges and technical schools worldwide.
Rocky View Schools is a leader in 21st century learning. Through the infusion of digital technologies and teaching methodology, students learn how to think critically and creatively, work in diverse team settings and use video conferencing, podcasts, blogging and digital portfolios to become ‘knowledge creators’ and ‘innovators’.
In addition to academic courses, all schools offer a range of options to ensure students can explore interests, express creativity and achieve their academic and personal goals. Other specialized program and course options include: Advanced Placement, Career and Technology Studies, Gifted, Visual and Performing Arts, faith-based Christian education, French Immersion, Hockey, Golf, Dance and other ‘elite’ athletic programs.
Customized short-term program opportunities are also available both during the regular school year and summer months upon request
Program Established: 2010
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 semester, Short Term, Summer Camp, Teacher Training
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports
Educational Programs offered in: English, French
Total number of schools: 37
High schools for international students: 9
Total Students: 18,000
Total International Students: 38
International Students Accepted for Grades: 5-12
Nearest Airport Calgary International Airport
Rocky View Schools serves residents living to the west, north and east of the City of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Canada. Residents of these communities enjoy a high quality of life and beautiful views of the nearby Rocky Mountains.
International students can choose to live and study in either an urban or rural environment. Students attending Rocky View Schools may live in various communities including Airdrie, Balzac, Bieseker, Bragg Creek, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, Langdon, and Springbank.
Though all of the communities are safe, clean and friendly, each has a unique personality and attraction. A wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities are made possible by the sports complexes and many green spaces, rivers and lakes throughout the region. Fine shopping, restaurants, libraries and theatres are also found within these communities.
This region is one of the sunniest in Canada. Both summer and winter climates are made more appealing by the low humidity and warm, dry Chinook winds that come from the Rocky Mountains in the winter and can raise temperatures by up to 30C in just several hours.
Rocky View Schools provides international students with the opportunity to live with a Canadian host family during their stay in Canada. Local families are friendly, welcoming and anxious to share their lives and homes with international students. Living with a host family is the ideal way to learn English and experience Canadian culture.
International students live only with qualified, responsible, English-speaking host families. The careful screening and selection of the most appropriate host family for each student requires a thorough matching process considering the preferences and requests of both the student and the host family.
RVS Homestay Program is managed in cooperation with Canada Homestay International (CHI). The Homestay Coordinator provides ongoing support to international students and is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week in case of emergency.
Host families are responsible for the day-to-day care of the international student and will involve the student in family activities. International students will have their own private room with a desk and will be provided with an orientation upon their arrival in Canada.
International students are encouraged to become fully engaged in all aspects of school and family life. Participating on school teams and in clubs is a great way for international students to make Canadian friends and practice speaking English.
Many activities, foods and hobbies are unique to Canadian culture and international students should try to experience as many as possible during their stay.
Popular school teams include soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, track and field, badminton, football, wrestling, golf and curling. There are many club options such as drama, yearbook, outdoor, speech and debate, art and robotics.
Those students interested in the performing arts may prefer to become involved in concert or jazz band, dance, choir, or theatre.
Entrance Dates: September, January & February or by special request
Application Deadlines: December & June
Application Fee: $250
Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,500
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,500
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $500
Homestay Monthly Fee: $700
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $500
Annual Custodianship Fee: $350-450
All funds are in Canadian dollars
General Inquiries Email: email@example.com
Mailing Address: 2651 Chinook Winds Drive S.W.
Postal Code: T4B 0B4