International

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Program Fees (2020 – 2021 and 2021-2022)

All fees are in Canadian dollars. Program fees include compulsory medical insurance.
Program fees are for all elementary and secondary schools.

Full Year

Half Year

Application Fee: $600Application Fee: $600
Program Fee: $16,000Program Fee: $8,000
Monthly Homestay Fee*: $1,100Monthly Homestay Fee*: $1,100
2-week Orientation in August (Optional): Free2-week Orientation in August (Optional): Free
Orientation medical insurance: FreeOrientation medical insurance: Free
Homestay Fee for August: $45 per nightHomestay Fee for August: $45 per night
Quarantine surcharge (when applicable): $400Quarantine surcharge (when applicable): $400
Custodian Fee: FreeCustodian Fee: Free
Transfer from YVR Airport***: FreeTransfer from YVR Airport***: Free
Report Card Validation Fee (if requested): $100Report Card Validation Fee (if requested): $100
For Second and Consecutive Years:For Second and Consecutive Years:
Re-registration Fee: $300Re-registration Fee: $300
Summer MSP Fee: $200
Summer Monthly Homestay Fee: $1,100
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* Monthly fees cover from the first day of the month to the last day of the month only and cannot be pro-rated.
Other homestay fees apply. Click here to see more information.

** Most host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 24, 2020, two days prior to Orientation. Students might be placed with temporary host upon arrival until their permanent homestay is available. If the student arrives before August 26, a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days.

*** Transfer from YVR to the listed address (homestay or private address) is arranged by International Programs and is outsourced by Language Limousine. The service is available for the first time a student arrives at YVR only. Return trips to YVR are not arranged by International Programs. Language Limousine provides a trusted, reliable service to our international students. With scheduled pickups, easily recognizable staff, personalized service, and live tracking, you can be assured every student is in good hands. Additional costs will apply for the Unaccompanied Minor Service( UMS) Airport Pickup service request. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact our homestay coordinator at homestay@wvschools.ca.

Details on Fees

The governing principle is that international program fees cover all non-optional costs connected with the curriculum, including:

  • Activity fees
  • Commencement fees
  • Basic course fees
  • Outdoor school/retreat fees
  • Yearbook fees for graduating Grade 12 students only
  • Medical insurance fees

Student may be charged for optional fees, including:

  • Enhanced supply fees
  • AP exam fees
  • IB related fees
  • Montessori fees
  • Extracurricular sports fees
  • Club fees
  • Field trip fees

The schools will charge these fees directly to each student using their internal fee billing system.

Fee Schedule and Refund Policy

Refund Policy
We are pleased to offer to international students an opportunity to attend and participate in educational studies in British Columbia. This following explains our procedures for refunding fees when a student enrols in our International Program and later seeks to withdraw. These procedures may change from time to time, and any amendments will be effective when posted.

Making a Request for Refund
Refund requests must be made in writing and addressed to the Director of International Programs. Refunds requests should include any relevant documentation supporting the basis for the request. We may request additional documentation to assess your request if needed.

Non-Refundable Fees
Refunds are not available for administrative fees, namely the Application Fee of $600, that are paid to the School District for receiving and processing a student’s application or enrollment to the School District (“Non-Refundable Fees”).

If the School District has collected any amounts from students that have been paid or are payable to third parties (e.g. medical insurance, assessments, fees, taxes), then any available refunds will depend on the policies of the third party and whether payment of the monies is forgiven or refundable by the third party.

When Refunds are Not Available
We reserve the right to refuse any request for a refund, regardless of the reason for the request, if it is received after the commencement of the Educational Program.

Refunds shall not be issued with respect to Students who:
a. are suspended or expelled from an Educational Program or required to withdraw due to their own inappropriate behaviour, such as where the Student fails to comply with the School District’s Code of Conduct or any applicable laws or the rules, policies or procedures of the School District or its homestay program; or
b. are removed from the Program because information provided in their application for enrollment is determined by the School District to be false or misleading, including undisclosed illness, medical or mental health conditions or undisclosed educational needs.

When Refunds will be Considered
The School District will receive and consider requests for the refund of Fees, other than Non-Refundable Fees (the “Program Fees”) where:
a. the Student is refused a Study Permit by Immigration Canada, provided that the refusal is not due to the Student’s delay or failure to apply sufficiently in advance of the commencement of the Educational Program and subject to the Student providing satisfactory supporting documentation;
b. the Student is unable to travel to Canada due to travel bans or restrictions imposed by a provincial or the federal government of Canada or the government of the Student’s country of residence; or
c. the School District is satisfied that the Student is medically unfit or unable to travel to and attend in Canada to participate in the Educational Program, provided that the Student supplies, upon request, appropriate medical documentation supporting the reasons for the request, provided the Student or his/her parent/guardian was unaware of the medical unfitness at the time of accepting enrolment, provided the request is received prior to the commencement of the Educational Program.

Refund amount
If the School District determines that a refund is appropriate, we reserve the right to reduce the amount of Program Fees refunded to offset our own costs including the loss of any staff time or resources arising from a student withdrawal. Generally, reduction in amount of Program Fees refunded will be as follows:
a. 75% of the Program Fees will be refunded in the event that the withdrawal is submitted more than 90 days prior to the commencement of the Program;
b. 50% of the Program Fees will be refunded in the event the withdrawal is submitted less than 90 days but more than 30 days of the commencement of the Educational Program; and
c. 25% of the Program Fees will be refunded in the event the withdrawal is submitted less than 30 days but more than one day of the commencement of the Educational Program; and
d. no refund will be issued for refund requests received after the commencement of the Educational Program.