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September 2023 intake:

Due to high demand, we will be immediately closing the following schools:

 

  • Alpha Secondary
  • Burnaby Central Secondary 
  • Moscrop Secondary
  • Burnaby North Secondary

 

A lot of this is due to your hard work, and your support, and it is much appreciated.

 

You are welcome to apply to the following schools:

 

  • Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  • Burnaby South Secondary
  • Byrne Creek Secondary
  • Cariboo Hill Secondary

 

If you have any applications in progress for the schools above, we will do our best to place into your 2nd or 3rd choice.

 

* Elementary Schools

We are currently not accepting elementary applications for our September 2023 intake.  We may re-open at a later date when we have more information on space availability in specific grades in our elementary schools.  We will update you on this website.  Thank you for your understanding and patience

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

  • Review Program Fees, Refund Policy and other information details available in this section.

    * Please ensure you are fully aware of our refund policy before applying to our program.

  • Obtain the last two years of school reports both in the native language and in English.
  • Make a copy of the student’s passport page showing name, date of birth.
  • Print out the Required Documents.
  • Review, sign, scan and upload on the online system.

Required Documents

For a complete list of the required documents click here.

Current News About Intake Periods

Click on any of these tabs to view details for each Intake Period. ⇓

September 2023 intake:

Secondary Schools – open for September 2023 intake

*The following Secondary schools are now closed.

  • Alpha Secondary
  • Burnaby Central Secondary
  • Burnaby North Secondary
  • Moscrop Secondary 

 

*The following Secondary schools are not accepting Grade 8 students.

  • Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  • Burnaby South Secondary

* The following Secondary schools are accepting Grade 8 students.

  • Byrne Creek Secondary
  • Cariboo Hill Secondary

 

Elementary Schools – We are currently not accepting elementary applications for our September 2023 intake.  We may re-open at a later date when we have more information on space availability in specific grades in our elementary schools.  We will update you on this website.  Thank you for your understanding and patience

Closed

Langara  Homestay

Langara Homestay is now open for the February 2023 intake.

In general, Langara Homestay does not accept applications for Grade 8 or 9 students.

Other Homestay Options

For your information, here is a list of Other Homestay Companies options, not associated directly with SD41, but that have host families in Burnaby.

We recommend that you contact them immediately, as homestays in Burnaby are extremely limited.

Program Brochures

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

Get more News about Intake Periods and Other Details by visiting our News or Events sections!

Age Requirements to Apply

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

    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?

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    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.

    Academics

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

    Location

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

    Facilities

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

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