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British Columbia ESL Schools

British Columbia ESL Schools

Find private ESL schools in BC listed below.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) schools can help children integrate themselves easily into Western culture. Many private schools in Canada are well equipped to do this, no matter if the family is currently living in Canada or a child comes to Canada from an international destination.

ESL at boarding and private schools in British Columbia

There are many schools that also offer both boarding and ESL support, and which are also particularly well equipped to support international students arriving from outside Canada. A  boarding school with English as a Second Language instruction offers your child full immersion in North American culture and language. Boarding school also offers you peace of mind, knowing that your children are in a protected, structured setting and are well cared for by professionals.

Providing your child with a foundation in and deepened understanding of English will benefit them immensely as they move ahead with their career pursuits. If you send your child to an English language school for at least three years you will likely be giving them fluency in English. Many private and boarding schools in British Columbia offer highly personalized ESL instruction. 

Find private schools with ESL programs in the province of British Columbia listed below (including in Vancouver and Victoria).

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List of British Columbia ESL Schools

      School Name Type Cost

    St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $18,500 to $66,100

    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18500

    Brookes Shawnigan Lake (est. 2018)  

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 7 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $5,544 to $47,500

    MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day5544

    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (220 students)
    • Boarding school (130 students)
    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $9,500 to $49,300

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    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day9500

    Pear Tree Elementary (est. 2015)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 7 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    Small and intimate by design, progressive by choice, and innovative by necessity, Pear Tree Elementary is redefining what it is to teach and learn in the modern world. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $15,500 to $18,600

    Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day15500

    Roots and Wings Montessori School (est. 1985)  

    • Langley, British Columbia
    • NS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    We aim to create a community to enable children to honour and respect their innate goodness, their joy in learning and their responsibility as caring global citizens and stewards of the earth. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $4,830 to $12,000

    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day4830

    Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (510 students)
    Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a full boarding school that enrolls 600 students. Tuition starts at $15,000. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $19,150 to $38,450

    HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay19150

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

    • Duncan, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Girls/Coed
    • Day school (254 students)
    • Boarding school (94 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding Senior School for girls in Grades 8-12 and co-ed Junior School from Preschool to Grade 7 in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $6,250 to $55,200

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Coed Boarding Day6250

    Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver (est. 1997)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (182 students)
    Cousteau school is a unique French language school in BC, #1 in the last Fraser Institute ranking. We provide academic excellence from Preschool to Grade 9. Class sizes can be as small as 13 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $10,700 to $13,700

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10700

    Brentwood College School (est. 1923)  

    • Mill Bay, British Columbia
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (108 students)
    • Boarding school (408 students)
    Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $25,700 to $66,000. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $25,700 to $66,000

    Our Kids

    • Our Kids Review
    HighSchools Coed Boarding Day25700

    Avante School (est. 2009)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $6,500 to $13,500

    MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day6500

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