Why Burnaby International Education?

Great Futures Begin Here

ST Star Awards Winner 2016 and 2017

Why do students choose Burnaby?

  • Great location – urban environment, lots of green space, close to downtown Vancouver, beaches, the ocean and local ski mountains
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Excellent academic reputation: one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) Programs in Canada, including two schools offering the elite AP Capstone Diploma Program
  • Choice of schools – 41 elementary schools (K – Gr 7) and 8 secondary schools (Gr 8 – 12)
  • A wide variety of school courses – Visual and Performing Arts, IT, Sports and more
  • Support for international students both in and out of school
  • Modern facilities and state of the art technology
  • Extensive extracurricular activities – school clubs, excursions, community sports and recreation facilities
  • Winner of many awards including the 2016 & 2017 StudyTravel Star Award for High Schools
  • Shortlisted for 2018 & 2019 Study Travel High School Chain Star Award
  • Winner in 2020/21 of the first Study Travel Secondary School Awards for High School Districts in Canada

Discover 3 More Great Seasons to Study in Burnaby!

Our Academic Success

College Board AP Capstone

  • High number of scholarships awarded for post-secondary studies
  • Support for international students progressing to university

Many students have been accepted into top universities such as:

Wide range of interesting elective courses such as:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Robotics
  • Fashion Design
  • Animation,
  • Cooking
  • and many more

Metro Vancouver Regional District

The Perfect Location

The City of Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver Regional District (also referred to as Greater Vancouver), with safe, family-oriented neighbourhoods, and a strong sense of community.

Burnaby is located near…

  • Beautifully green, lush parks, and within minutes of local mountains, the ocean, and sparkling lakes
  • An easy 30-minute ride by SkyTrain to downtown Vancouver
  • Home to three highly ranked post-secondary institutions:
  • Filled with services such as libraries and tutoring academies, as well as
    entertainment choices such as shopping malls, recreation centres and
    movie theatres
  • Year-round community festivals and cultural events

Metro Vancouver Regional District

Lower Mainland Map

City of Burnaby

City of Burnaby Map

Outstanding Educational Facilities

Burnaby Schools have the finest in modern facilities and technology.

Facilities in every secondary school:

  • MAC and PC computer labs
  • Science labs
  • Large library
  • Dance and Drama studios
  • Art studios
  • Music rooms
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • Weight training room
  • Outdoor playing fields
  • Home Economics labs
  • Industrial technology labs
  • School store
  • Cafeteria

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

SD41 Partners