Programs - Long Term Programs - Introduction

Long Term Programs

The International Education Program provides long-term academic studies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (ages 5-18) who wish to study for one semester, one year, or to complete high school.

The regular school year begins every September and ends in June. International students may enter the school in either September or January/February.

Long-term students have a deep immersion experience. Their spoken and written English improves rapidly, and they become comfortable with the Canadian lifestyle, culture and education system.

In addition to a first-rate education, the International Education Program offers students many opportunities to join in school service clubs, recreational activities and sports teams. Our long-term programs provide a balance of academic study and school activities to ensure students enjoy a complete education experience.

For more information on the Canadian education system, go to our New Westminster School District, Organization page.

Academic Year Abroad – One Year Will Change Your Life

Live and study for a year in New Westminster, and make a lifetime of friends and memories! In our Academic Year Abroad program, students are integrated into regular classes and activities with Canadian students. The year-long program also includes ELL (English Language Learning) sessions to help improve in English.

High school students can register for one semester or one year (two semesters).

High School Completion – Prepare for Your Future

Students can also choose to live and study in New Westminster until they graduate with an official British Columbia High School Diploma. While enrolled in a New Westminster school, you are integrated into academic classes and activities with Canadian students.

Completing high school in New Westminster is an excellent way to prepare for university or college. Many of our graduates go on to top universities across Canada, the U.S.A. and around the world.

Our Schools – New Westminster Secondary School page

Middle School

The New Westminster School District recognizes that the needs of children between the ages of 10-13 are unique and specific. To better cater to these students, the school district has introduced the Middle School concept.

Our Schools – Middle Schools page

Elementary School

The New Westminster School District has eight elementary schools to welcome students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Students are immersed in a regular classroom and are expected to participate fully in all activities offered. English language help is provided where available.

Our Schools – Elementary Schools page

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Virtual Summer Learning

Students interested in taking summer learning through the Virtual School have until June 25th to register.  Students should speak with their counsellors about class selection. For a list of classes offered through the virtual school and for more information please visit the New Westminster School District Virtual School. Click "more" to be able to link to the site.  more

Summer Learning 2021

The summer school schedule is now out and registration will begin on May 3rd.  Summer school is a terrific chance to pick up needed credits, improve a grade or to preview a class for the fall semester.  For more information please visit the Summer School website. Click "more" to be able to link to the site. more

Mask Update from Superintendent Hachlaf April 1st, 2021

Please see the most up to date statement on the wearing of masks in schools from Superintendent Hachlaf. Click "more" to be able to link to the message. more

Online Application Status

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Our online application is currently unavailable. You may apply using the PDF paper application form.

Please contact iepsd40.bc.ca if you have any questions.