Many independent schools operate exemplary international student education programs. Please contact individual schools using “Find a School” or search bar to learn more about the benefits of their program.

International students must be in possession of a student visa to attend a BC independent school. The visa must be applied for while the student is outside of Canada, and the student must have a letter of acceptance from the school prior to applying for the visa. Independent schools may not claim government grants on behalf of international students.

BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines: The Ministry of Education in consultation with district and independent school representatives has created guidelines pertaining to homestay arrangements for international students attending BC K-12 schools.