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Program Fees (2019 – 2020)

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: $15,400Program fee: $7,700
Monthly Homestay Fees*: $975Monthly Homestay Fees*: $975
2-week Orientation in August (Optional): Free2-week Orientation in August (Optional): Free
Orientation medical insurance: Free2-week Orientation medical insurance (Optional): Free
Homestay Fees for Orientation**: $500Homestay Fees for Orientation in August**: $500
Custodian Fees: FreeCustodian Fees: Free
Transfer from YVR Airport: Free***Transfer from YVR Airport: Free***
Re-registration Fee (for Second and Consecutive Years): $200
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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.

** Homestay fees for the August 2019 Orientation cover from Monday, August 19 to Saturday, August 31. If the student arrives before this date, a daily rate of $35 will be added for the extra days. Students are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 3 days before the start of Orientation.

*** 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.  If you have any questions or require more information, please contact our homestay coordinators at

Details on Fees

The governing principal 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

In the event that the student does not come to Canada or decides not to attend or to leave West Vancouver School’s International Programs, the following terms will apply:

a. the application fee is non-refundable in any circumstances;
b. for students in their first year of participation in the International Programs, the following will apply:

i. the full tuition fee, less the application fee, will be refunded upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that the Study Permit was not approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – IRCC.

ii. two-thirds (2/3) of the tuition fee, less the application fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws prior to commencement of program;

iii. one half (1/2) of the tuition fee, less the application fee, will be refunded if the
student withdraws within 30 calendar days of commencing the program; and

iv. no refund will be granted, for any reason, if the student withdraws after 30 calendar days of commencing the program

c. if a student indicates they will be returning to West Vancouver International Programs for a second or subsequent year and withdraws prior to commencing the second or subsequent year, the following will apply:

i. 50% of the annual tuition fee will be refunded if they withdraw from the program prior to June 15 of the year in which the second or subsequent year of studies is to commence;

ii. no refund will be provided for any withdrawal after June 15 of the year in which the second or subsequent year of studies is to commence.

d. no refund will be provided if a student is dismissed from the program because of a violation of this Agreement.

e. In certain circumstances an international fee-paying student may become eligible to become a fundable student upon their parent or guardian becoming ordinarily resident in British Columbia. A student may only change their status from fee-paying to non-fee paying before September 30 of the applicable school year. No refund of tuition will be provided to any student whose status changes after September 30th of the applicable school year.