International students


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International students are placed in schools where there is space and program availability. You may request a specific school and we will make every attempt to accommodate your request. However, Global Learning has the right to make the final placement decision. Please note that not all Calgary schools can accept international students.

For the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year, the following schools are not accepting new students:

  • Edgemont (elementary)
  • Griffith Woods (elementary and junior high)
  • Tom Baines (junior/middle)
  • Ernest Manning (high school)
  • Joane Cardinal-Schubert (high school)
  • Elboya (elementary and junior high)

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Central Memorial

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Crescent Heights

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Dr. E.P. Scarlett

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Forest Lawn

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Henry Wise Wood

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James Fowler

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John G. Diefenbaker

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Lester B. Pearson

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Lord Beaverbrook

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Nelson Mandela

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Queen Elizabeth

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Robert Thirsk

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Sir Winston Churchill

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Western Canada

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William Aberhart

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Canada Homestay Network Placement

If you are applying for placement in our homestay program, please note that, while we will make every attempt to accommodate your school request, homestay in the school’s catchment area can be limited and in some cases is unavailable (e.g., Sir Winston Churchill and Western Canada are not available for homestay placement).  Global Learning has the right to make the final placement decision.

Please contact our office for current availability at the time of application.

Accommodation Self-Placement

You may make your own accommodation arrangements and school placement is based on Calgary address.  In cases where the designated school is not accepting new students, placement will be determined by Global Learning based on space and availability. Your home address does not guarantee placement at the designated school for that area.

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