To high school students
In terms of academic performance, social living and language environment, we have no hesitation to recommend School District 23 in British Columbia for elementary and secondary students. You will find Kelowna where the district is situated to be an ideal place to foster well-rounded children. It is a growing city with a population close to 200,000 spread out around the beautiful Okanagan lake. Students are away from many metropolitan temptations but surrounded by many natural beauties such as skiing in winter, water games on the lake in the summer and a lot of other outdoor sun filled activities. The school district is very committed to developing students into lifelong learners and healthy productive members of the global society. Below you may find more benefits of School District 23.
We are authorized representatives and can help any oversea students get enrolled in their excellent international student program. Email us at email@example.com for more help on the application.
School Atmosphere & Academic Performance
Canadian students have been doing pretty well academically, according to PISA, and BC students score above the national average. There are 230 public high schools in B.C., 5 from SD23. All of these 5 high schools have AP courses available. These schools consistently perform at the top tier in their province. And OKM tops at No.1 among all public schools academically. Unlike many Asian aggregated cities in North America, families here have the least tradition of sending kids to after school academic programs. It is the merit of teachers or way of teaching that contributes to their excellence. Teachers pay a lot of attention to every individual, as proclaimed by some of the students, they are very happy with their teachers. The international body is relatively very small, and mainly from west Europe and southern America.
The city of Kelowna located in the middle of the 110km-long Okanagan Lake is charming with all its natural beauties. The population is about 170,000, and has one of the 10 busiest international airports in Canada. It is famous for its tourism, winery, and nursing homes. Kept with the natural peace and pace, it is away from unhealthy distractions. You can enjoy the world class ski hills in winter while and have fun on the superior Okanagan Lake during summer as well as many other indoor or outdoor activities. The weather is mild, and is an ideal place of retirement for many Canadians as well as Europeans. You may refer to the “About Kelowna” page for more information.
Close to 90% of the residents speak only English or English & French, one of the highest ratio's in Canada. The real estate market here is very reasonable. For the same amount of money, the living conditions are better than that of its counterparts. It is perfect for international students to focus on study, improve their language skills and stay away from unhealthy distractions.
To College Students
Studying in the top ranked university might be ideal to curtain students, it is for sure very competitive and expensive. If you are extremely academic, you should focus on the best institutes like UBC, UT, and Ivey Leagues. To a majority of high school grads, many start in a college, secure a loved job, or/then switch to a higher academic pursuit which may be more realistic. Okanagan College is worthy of your consideration should you prefer to go this route. OC is a public institution and the largest college in the BC interior with over 10,000 enrolled students. OC has over 120 various programs that vary from certificate to diploma or degree. It's affiliated with the renowned UBC Okanagan campus as well. Credits earned in OC are transferable to UBCO. The employment rate of graduates ranks very high. It is a gem to both the academically talented and those who aim at quicker employment.
Steps of Application:
- Download & fill out the application kit accordingly “High School Application Kit” or “College Application Form”
- Scan the following files & email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Filled & signed application（High School: Needs two recommendations from your teachers).
- Handwritten self-introduction letter of applicant.
- The 1st page of your student passport.
- Paid the application fee of $200 CAD to designated bank account
- Pay the 1st year tuition fee when pre-approved & sign custodian (if applicable)
- Issue Letter of Acceptance => visa application (may ask for tuition refund if visa is refused)
- Arrange home stay, insurance and air ticket.
- Arrange air port pick up and other logistics.
Our Value Added Student Services
We can provide value added student services for:
- Study Permit/Visa Application or Extension
- Custodian Care Services
- Permanent Resident Application after graduation
- Parent Visiting Visa