Program for International Students Saskatoon Public Schools 605 Acadia Drive Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Saskatoon Public Schools' Program for International Students offers opportunities for international students to learn English and study a standard Canadian academic curriculum at selected respected high schools in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canadian and international students aged 13 to 20 study Grades 9 to 12. The curriculum is geared toward university preparation. Graduates from our program are eligible to enter colleges and universities upon completion of the program and are considered well prepared for the higher level academic demands of Canadian and American universities. Students are well cared for by families in our homestay program.
Saskatoon Public Schools offer short and long term programs designed to suit many kinds of international students.
Short term programs last for one or two semesters and are intended for students who want an academic experience combined with a language and cultural experience. Students' marks are revalidated for re-entry into their home schools.
Long term programs are for students who want an academic program that will lead to a complete Saskatchewan Grade 12 Diploma. Such students should be prepared to stay from two to seven semesters depending on their age and the number of high school courses the student has passed in the home country.
In both short term and long term programs, international students may study ESL if required and regular academic classes at the same time. Those at the beginner level will spend two hours a day in ESL courses and three hours in credit courses with Canadian classmates. As each student's working ability in English improves, he or she will progress into a full-time academic program fully integrated with Canadian students.
Areas of Expertise
Our schools are well known for maintaining high standards of teaching in math and science programs, fine arts, drama, and athletic programs. Saskatoon was recently awarded the number one ranking for educational opportunities across Canada by an American publication. Our advantage over programs in centres like Vancouver and Toronto is lower tuition and living costs, and more personal attention in a relatively small program. Also students who join us with a study permit are eligible for free government health coverage.