Public Schools

Introduction to Canada Education System

Creative and Rigorous Programs
Of advanced industrial countries, Canada's education expenditure in GDP is of the highest proportion. Education in Canada has the features of both Britain and the United States: rigorous and innovative at world-class levels.

Credit Courses
Canada implements a 12-year basic education program. The BC government requires 80 credits to graduate from high school: courses in high school are divided into compulsory and elective ones, each with different credit amounts. Students can choose elective courses according to their interests, strengths and future career choices.

Cost-effective Study Abroad
Language achievements are not required to be admitted to high schools in Canada. Canadian schools simply ask for transcripts from the student’s school in China. After graduating from high school in Canada, IELTS and TOEFL examinations are not required, which means you can compete with Canadian students for admission scholarships in Canadian universities.

Features of the Canadian Education System

High Quality, Inexpensive
Canada is the only developed country where education is not industrialized. The courses are taught in small classes in which students and teachers have more opportunities for communication. Canadian education also focuses on independent thinking. There are many opportunities for oral presentations or communication. Canada's higher education system is the same as the United States, but the cost is relatively inexpensive but cost-effective.

Comprehensive Development, Free Course Selection
Canada's education system requires students to complete the regulated credits to graduate. Compulsory courses lay a solid foundation for students’ future development. In addition to compulsory courses, students are free to choose their favourite courses, which leaves free time for students to develop wide interests.

Learning is Fun
In Canadian education, there are various extracurricular activities, including field trips and visits to museums and other attractions. Physical exercise is part of the curriculum. Studying in Canada, students not only build friendships with people from different countries but also experience all aspects of a happy life in North America.

Introduction to Public School

By the virtue of its diverse and open culture and high quality higher education, Canada enjoys a high reputation in the international arena. The public high schools throughout Canada have similar educational standards and schooling systems. The funding comes from the local school district. Public secondary schools are coeducational and do not require uniforms. Students are not limited in clothing options. Many high schools offer general or non-religious education; some public high schools are religious schools. After school, students are occupied with all kinds of extra-curricular activities like sports and art. There are many student clubs, which provide broader knowledge, community engagement and service opportunities.

Although each school district is slightly different in admission policies and fees for international students, all are open to international students all year round. As for the admissions of international students, it is the local school district that makes the decision; each public school has no right to accept or decline students.

Vancouver School District

Delta School District

Coquitlam School District

Surrey School District

Richmond School District

Squmash School District

Vernon School District

Abbotsford School District