Welcome to the Sea to Sky International Student Program!
Welcome to the Sea to Sky International Student Program situated on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samhquam Ucwalmicw, Skatin, and Xa’xtsa nations.
Our district, in the breathtaking Sea to Sky corridor, promises a rich and diverse environment that eagerly awaits your presence on your educational and cultural journey. Our commitment is to offer you an enriching experience within a warm, safe, supportive community.
The Sea to Sky region is renowned for its stunning landscapes and vibrant communities, making it one of British Columbia's most captivating destinations. Aligned with BC's esteemed teaching standards, our commitment to excellence ensures a high-quality education that will undoubtedly shape your future. As you embark on this adventure, you'll discover a plethora of academic, artistic, and athletic programs, including specialized academies for outdoor activities, music, and more. The Sea to Sky School District not only emphasizes academic excellence but also fosters an environment that promotes personal growth and development, with a special emphasis on our love for nature and the great outdoors.
Our region proudly hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, and that spirit of international celebration still resonates throughout our communities. The proximity to Vancouver, known for its cultural diversity and dynamic urban life, adds an extra layer of richness to your experience here. You'll find the perfect balance between the tranquility of the Sea to Sky region and the vibrant energy of Vancouver. The Sea to Sky community takes pride in its connection with nature, offering students unique opportunities to explore the wonders of the outdoors. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and pristine lakes, you'll find numerous activities to indulge your love for nature, from hiking, cycling, climbing and skiing to simply enjoying the serene beauty of the landscape.
As a smaller district, we take pride in offering personalized service and support to international students like yourself. Our goal is to make your experience here both rewarding and memorable, leaving you with cherished moments to carry into the future. We eagerly anticipate your arrival in the Sea to Sky School District.
Should you have any questions or require further assistance in your preparations, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Looking forward to welcoming you to the Sea to Sky community!
The Sea to Sky School District is located 30 minutes north of Vancouver and is the gateway to BC's magnificent alpine country of forests, lakes, and year-round world-class outdoor activities. We honoured to be situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samhquam Ucwalmicw, Skatin, and Xa’xtsa nations.
The district is comprised of both coast and mountains and includes the communities of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. It was among these ancient rain forests that generations of Coastal Salish First People's lived and traded.
The Sea to Sky region is considered a very desirable place to live. Families are welcoming, multicultural, and our communities are some of the safest in Canada. People choose Sea to Sky for the many lifestyle opportunities it has to offer.
The mission of our International Education Department is to draw students from around the world to our communities in Sea to Sky. At the same time, it will help our growing number of Canadian students achieve global competencies, skills and networks needed to drive Canada's success and innovation. Lastly, it will assist our schools to design and export cutting-edge education services to an increasing number and diversity, of international students.
The Sea to Sky International Program is a popular choice for students wanting a to spend a full year or semester abroad studying. Students from around the world enjoy learning along side our Canadian students and taking the numerous courses available while improving their English. We offer students the advantage of smaller communities with diversity in our International population so that they may have a truly Canadian experience.
All of our schools are accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and offer our government-approved curriculum. The courses offered at the schools are taught by teachers with Masters' degrees and Bachelors of Education certified by the British Columbia College of teachers and dedicated to ensuring the deepest levels of learning. Students are expected to choose their courses when they apply so we can work toward getting the classes they need and want.
Courses of study in all secondary schools include Mathematics, English, Social Studies, the Sciences, Computer Studies, Fine Arts, Business Studies and Physical Education. Vocational facilities such as metalwork and woodwork shops can be found at our secondary schools. Along with the traditional academics, international students are encouraged to take as many electives as possible. French Immersion is also available for those students fluent or nearly fluent in the French language. Each school has special courses and academies including some in the Arts, Sports, Culinary Arts, Aboriginal Leadership/Studies and Outdoor Pursuits.