Learn About Our Programs
We are pleased to offer a variety of learning experiences, designed to meet the diverse goals of the students who study with us. Learning experiences are available in several different formats.Apply Now
Want to earn academic credits towards a B.C. High School Graduation Certificate or for transfer to your home country?
Students hoping to graduate with a B.C. Graduation Certificate must be prepared to study for at least two years (longer if English language skills require significant development).
Students are enrolled in a variety of academic and non-academic elective courses. We are able to confirm academic course enrollment prior to arrival, for students applying at least three months in advance of program start date.
English language improvement classes, focusing on academic reading and writing, are available to those students requiring extra support. However, students must join us with the language skills needed to begin study in a Canadian school setting. As a reference point, high school applicants could review the IELTS and consider a score of 4.0 as a minimum requirement for entry.
Enriched course work and focused areas of study are available to qualified students. These include select Advanced Placement courses, an Environmental Studies program and a variety of Athletic Academy Programs.
Want to improve your English language skills and experience Canadian culture?
For periods of one year or less, students are enrolled in a variety of academic and non-academic elective courses, with an emphasis upon courses that encourage an understanding of Canadian culture and offer an opportunity for students to practice their English language skills in a highly-interactive environment.
Students younger than 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent who is able to live within one of our communities for the duration of the program.
Would you like to better understand the format of Canadian academic instruction?
The August Academic Preparation program takes place during the last three weeks of August.
This program gives students the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful start to their studies in Canada. Classes are small and are taught by a qualified teacher who is familiar with our school settings. Essential academic vocabulary is taught, and students gain insight into the instructional methodologies and assessment practices used in Canadian schools.
We highly recommend this program to those students planning to earn a B.C. Graduation Certificate.
We want to give you the opportunity to customize your students’ experience
We welcome inquiries from agencies and schools eager to arrange unique summer camp experiences that combine English language learning with a variety of out-trips, community experiences and cultural learning opportunities.
We will customize the program design to meet the interests of your students. Interaction with Canadian students is part of most SummerSide programs and homestay experiences are always included so that students have excellent opportunities to practice their English language skills.