Burnaby Secondary Schools

Study Alongside Canadian Students

International students at the secondary level (ages 13 to 18 years) have the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students in any of our 8 secondary (grades 8 to 12) schools. Students are integrated into regular courses and, where necessary, are provided with added English Language Learning (ELL classes). Burnaby School District has a long tradition of exceptional academic excellence.

Small Class Sizes, Qualified Teachers & Much More!

All schools are certified by the Ministry of Education and offer:

  • Small class sizes
  • Professionally qualified teachers
  • Modern technology and tools to assist learning
  • Leading edge facilities

World-Class Secondary School International Education

Schools range in size from 675 to 1,800.  International students range from 10% – 15% of the school’s population, depending on the school and the year.

  • Business Education
  • Career Preparation
  • English
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Home Economics
  • Languages
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Technology Education
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Secondary School Facilities

Each secondary school has:

  • Art studios
  • Cafeteria with hot food
  • Computer labs
  • Dance studio
  • Drama studio
  • Modern weight room
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • Home Economics labs
  • Industrial Technology labs
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Music rooms
  • Sports fields
  • Media and Graphics labs
  • School store
  • Science labs

View Our School Directory

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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.


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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