• Friendship for life
    Friendship for life "I made a lot of new friends, friendships that will last a lifetime." - former international student
  • West Coast of Canada
    West Coast of Canada Located in beautiful British Columbia near the capital city of Victoria and Sidney by the Sea.
  • Outdoor Education Courses
    Outdoor Education Courses Instruction in canoeing, backpacking and climbing with expeditions to various destinations on Vancouver Island.
  • Healthy Lifestyle
    Healthy Lifestyle Outstanding educational programs and personalized support for students
  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools
    Elementary, Middle and High Schools Outstanding educational programs and personalized support for students
  • Sail and Explore
    Sail and Explore Focus programs are available in all of our secondary schools: Parkland, Stelly's and Claremont.


Christmas Dance

Christmas Dance @ Stelly's

Whistler Ski Trip

Whistler Ski Trip

Whistler Ski Trip

Whistler Ski Trip

  • Homestay Information

    Host families provide essentially what they would normally provide for their own family:• Private bedroom. Three wholesome meals a day and snacks as required• Quiet, well-lit and heated study space• Bathing/showering facilities• Laundry• Emotional support if the student is suffering from homesickness, difficulties at school, etc• Access to the common Read More
  • Homestay Information for Students

    Schools in the Saanich district are located in beautiful neighbourhoods. Families from these neighbourhoods are carefully screened to host international students before they qualify. We understand the importance of a quality placement for every student.  The Program ensures that students are placed in clean, caring homes and is responsible for on-going monitoring Read More
  • Become a host parent

    How to Apply to Become a Host Parent Homestay Duration:3 weeks to 10 months Homestay Requirements: As a home-stay parent you are expected to provide the support that you would normally provide for your own family: a private bedroom furnished with the following: a bed with a proper mattress and Read More
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Student Successes

  • Michiyo (Japan)

    “The school is good, the students are so nice, they help me with my English. The teachers are so friendly

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  • Taiwan Students Celebrate Graduation

      Jeff and Baron from Taiwan are so proud of themselves for completing their high school graduation programs in Saanich.

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  • Two Grade 8 International Students like Bayside Middle School

        Jose Andre’s from Mexico and Kevin from China are enjoying their grade 8 year at Bayside Middle School

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  • Graduation Transition Interviews

    International Students Impress at Grad Transition Interviews   Every student who achieves a British Columbia High School Graduation must fulfill

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  • Markus (Germany)

    “It’s a great experience to live alone in an unfamilar environment where you have to adapt to the different culture.

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Focus Programs

  • Sports +

    Ice Hockey - Heralded as the national sport of Canada. Students in this program benefit from three days a week of ice time to improve skating and skills. See Parkland's Hockey Academy.  Learn more at Saanich Minor Hockey Association. Judo - Study with a 6th Degree Black Belt in the only high school Judo academy in Western Canada. Sailing - Do you love to be on the water? Parkland holds a unique partnership with the North Saanich Yacht Club.  As well, check out Parkland Sailing Academy.                                              Climbing -  The Boulders Read More
  • Integrated Studies +

    “Exploring pathways in programs of choice” Marine Institute - A marine focus on academics, trades, technology or recreation in preparation for future careers. Global Perspectives - A unique outreach program requiring local community service in grade 11 and volunteer work in a developing country in grade 12. Institute for Global Solutions - An interdisciplinary program focusing on causes, consequences and solutions to the most pressing global challenges. Pursuit of Excellence - Creating an individualized plan for students to reach their maximum potential including the Duke of Edinburgh program and an emphasis on public speaking Read More
  • Arts +

    “Opportunities to specialize in Visual or Performing Arts”       Musical Theatre – “Combining courses in Stagecraft, Choir, Band, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre to produce first class Musical Productions” Focus on Fine Arts(FOFA) – “A school diploma program featuring choices in Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Theatre” Affiliation with Victoria Academy of Ballet - “Providing students with the necessary foundation to embark on a career in professional dance” Read More
  • Outdoor Education +

    “Experiences in Outdoor Activities in all Secondary Schools”       Outdoor Education Courses in grades 11 and 12 - “Instruction in canoeing, backpacking and climbing with expeditions to various destinations on Vancouver Island.” Read More
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Student Experience Videos