Current News About Intake Periods

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* FEBRUARY 2025 *

Secondary Schools  – OPEN 

  • Burnaby South: Grades 10-12
  • Burnaby Mountain: Grades 9-12
  • Burnaby North: Grades 9-12
  • Byrne Creek: Grades 8-12
  • Cariboo Hill: Grades 8-12

Secondary Schools  – FULL – Waitlist available 

  • Burnaby Central: Grades 9-12

If you wish to be on the waitlist, select a waitlisted school as your first choice on the application and an available school as your second choice. Your offer will indicate the available school. If a seat becomes available at your waitlisted school, we will notify you.

Secondary Schools – CLOSED – NO WAITLIST 

  • Alpha Secondary 
  • Moscrop Secondary



* SEPTEMBER 2024 *

September 2024 intake is now closed.

* FEBRUARY 2025 *

OPEN for all grades – Kindergarten to Grade 7 


*The following Elementary schools are fully closed  February 2025 intake.

  • Brentwood Park Elementary
  • Buckingham Elementary
  • Cameron Elementary
  • Cascade Heights Elementary
  • Chaffey-Burke Elementary
  • Kitchener Elementary
  • Marlborough Elementary
  • Maywood Elementary
  • Montecito Elementary
  • Nelson Elementary
  • Parkcrest Elementary
  • Seaforth Elementary
  • Suncrest Elementary  
  • Sperling Elementary
  • Stride Avenue Elementary
  • Taylor Park Elementary
  • University Highlands Elementary
  • Westridge Elementary


*** IMPORTANT- please note:
  • Due to limited space, applicants need to be flexible in their school choice.
  • We cannot guarantee placement at a requested school(s) even if listed as open when submitting the application. It will depend on the requested grade and placement in the queue.
  • Due to high demand and limited space, we will have a payment deadline of 2 weeks on the letter of offer.

February 2025 intake – OPEN

Langara homestay is now open for the February 2025 intake.


September 2024 intake – Full

Langara Homestay is now full for the September 2024 intake, they no longer have availability.

To learn more about Langara Homestay visit our homestay services page at https://www.studyinburnaby.ca/programs/homestay/.

Homestay Companies with Homes in Burnaby.


For your information, here is a list of other homestay options, not associated directly with Burnaby School District, but that have host families in Burnaby. We ask that you contact them directly to learn more about their services and fees.


CANBEHome: www.canbehome.ca

First Choice International Placement Inc.:  www.myfci.ca

Liane’s Vancouver Homestay: www.LVHomestay.com

MLI Homesaty: www.mlihomestay.com

NorthWest Homestay: www.northwesthomestay.com

Vancouver Central Homestay: www.vancouvercentralhomestay.com

Whiterock Homestay: http://www.whiterockhomestay.ca/

YES Vancity: www.yesvancity.com

Review this page for a list of required forms and steps to start the application process to the Burnaby School District ‘International Education’ program.

Application Process

Prior to filling out the online application, please

  1. Review Program Fees, Refund Policy and other information details available in this section.
  2. Obtain the last two years of school reports both in the native language and in English.
  3. Make a copy of the student’s passport page showing name, date of birth.
  4. Print out the Required Documents.
  5. Review, sign, scan and upload on the online system.

Required Documents

For Review

For a complete list of the required documents click here.


Please note we do not accept applications from students who turn 18 years of age before December 31st of the calendar year in which they want to start. While our age limit is 17 years, we strongly recommend students wishing to graduate start at a younger age in order to have a better chance at success.

Students who turn 18 years of age before December 31st and are interested in earning an Adult High School Diploma can apply to study at our Adult High School. For more information about this, please contact burnabycce@burnabyschools.ca

Program Brochures

Learn more about the Burnaby School District experience by checking out our Elementary & Secondary School program brochures!

    Need to Find An Agent?

    Please email us at international@burnabyschools.ca telling us where you live, and we will give you the name of a Burnaby representative in your area.

    Have questions?

    We’re easy to reach!  Visit our Contact Page to send us an email, get our phone number, or find other ways to reach us!

    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.

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