School Dıstrıct 48
School District 48
School District 48
Nestled in the recreation-rich Sea to Sky corridor, just 45 minutes from Vancouver, our school district serves approximately 5,000 students. We are honoured to be teaching within a number of culturally vibrant communities, from Furry Creek to D’Arcy, including the main centres of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton. The District also serves six First Nation communities: Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samhquam Ucwalmicw, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and the Metis, Inuit, and Off-Reserve Nations. We welcome a growing immigrant population and over 200 international students annually. Also rich with an abundance of active learning opportunities, our students love to learn here!
We create safe, purposeful, and powerful learning environments in order that all students can think critically, create, collaborate, contribute, and learn.
The mission of the Sea to Sky SD48 International Education Program is to offer opportunities that may lead international students to graduate with a British Columbia Dogwood Diploma and gain entrance to university. With this academic goal, we believe in the necessity to offer opportunities to participate in the social and healthy, active lifestyle environments of our communities. We are committed to promoting our local First Nations cultures in an inclusive environment where all students from all countries may become strong citizens of our world community. Emphasis is on student-centred learning through proven pathways to learning. We have opportunities for one semester/one year/multiple years abroad. Whether it is a cultural and language experience you are seeking or a full academic experience, we offer it.
Living with a Canadian family provides international students with a caring and supportive family environment. It gives students a chance, to learn about Canadian culture, customs, and lifestyle. Homestay families are carefully selected and must undergo a Criminal Record Check before being accepted into the program. Our Homestay Services Coordinator makes sure students are placed with a family that is the best possible match. Students will be sent the homestay profile as soon as a family has been confirmed. Families provide a safe, clean, comfortable home environment, a private bedroom for the student with facilities for studying, three healthy meals (and snacks) each day.