In the Brandon School Division we believe in the abilities, talents, and ambitions of each student. We are dedicated to each student’s holistic achievement, growth and development. Our individual and collective efforts are focused on vital goals to engage ALL students in their learning. This emphasis requires that the characteristics of excellence are visible in why, what, and how our students engage in learning and the outcomes of this learning. This focus applies to all staff who serve as role models for students and how they engage and interact with each other, as adults, and in the work environment. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments, enthusiasm and energy for learning. With everyone’s good will, abilities, knowledge and skills we will continue to educate our students with an understanding of how very important their learning and achievement is to not only themselves, but also to the advancement of our democratic way of life.
The Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) is located in southeast Winnipeg, and includes both St. Vital and St. Boniface. Bordered by the Red River to the west and the Seine River to the east, the LRSD community offers many parks, trails, community centres, and playgrounds in safe neighbourhoods. LRSD is in close proximity to many universities and post-secondary institutions. LRSD is a public school division that welcomes international students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to its community, and appreciates the diverse perspectives they bring to schools and classrooms. It offers excellent and affordable educational experiences for students of all ages, with complete immersion in English or French speaking environments. Resources include comprehensive libraries, well-equipped computer facilities, science laboratories, theatres, gymnasiums, music/band rooms and practical arts facilities. Visit the International Student Program website at isp.lrsd.net to view a video of LRSD.
Mountain View School Division consists of seven communities located in the heart of Manitoba’s Parkland Region, which is known for its abundance of natural spaces and beautiful scenery between the Riding Mountain National Park and the Duck Mountain Provincial Park. We take great pride in offering high quality educational programming within a safe, caring environment at each of our sixteen schools. International students have a variety of options to choose from: to study and receive credit for courses taken, graduate with a Grade 12 Diploma, or participate in a short-term cultural and language development program. To ensure international students integrate successfully into regular classes, the Division offers various supports such as English as an Additional Language, access to school counsellors, and program staff who remain closely connected with students, schools and homestay families.
At Park West School Division we bring the world to our students to prepare them for the world. Park West works with communities to provide innovative learning opportunities, challenges students to reach their potential as engaged citizens of the world, and value, accept and nurture students. We have high expectations for all our students. Park West celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of all students and provides a teaching and learning environment that is physically safe and emotionally secure. Our programs integrate technology, using learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, to enhance the development, success and well-being of the whole child. The community of Birtle is located in the southwestern section of the province of Manitoba, approximately 310 km west of the capital city of Winnipeg. While agriculture is the primary industry, economy is diverse. Residents enjoy a rich quality of life and people are drawn to the region as a place to live, shop, do business and visit. This area of the province boasts many tributaries, rivers, ravines and valleys making it a very scenic region with ample habitat for a variety of wildlife and a popular area suited to outdoor recreation, such as canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
Pembina Trails is pleased to consider applications for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The minimum age of students for our Homestay Program is 12 years. Students younger than 12 years of age must live with a parent or an immediate family member who will assume custodianship of them. High school graduation is available to our international students and our diploma is recognized across Canada and around the world. Courses are available in the areas of English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Education, Physical Education, Other Languages (French, Spanish and Japanese), Fine Arts (Dance, Theater, Music, Art, Video Production), Technology and Industrial Arts and much more. Specific programs like French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Program for Gifted Learners, the Hockey Academy at Shaftesbury High School, the Sports and Arts Program at Vincent Massey Collegiate are also available to our international students.
St. James-Assiniboia School Division is located in the St. James neighbourhood of Winnipeg, which is the capital city and major metropolitan centre of the province of Manitoba, with a population of 720,000 people. Winnipeg is safe, secure, and friendly, and large enough to offer major cultural, recreational, and athletic facilities. Winnipeg is home to four universities, including a French university, and a major college. The city’s cultural offerings include the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, as well as many festivals and community events such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Fringe Festival. In addition to the open prairie landscape, the surrounding area includes lakes, sandy beaches, forests, and hills which allow students an almost unlimited range of year-round activities including fishing, skiing, swimming, hiking, and skating.