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British Columbia ESL Schools

Find private ESL schools in BC listed below.

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. Read more


List of British Columbia ESL Schools

 
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  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $16,150 to $51,500

The Unisus School is the Okanagan’s most innovative independent school, offering a pre-K through 12, inquiry-based education that is tailored to each student’s unique abilities and interests.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Unisus School 16150 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
    Richmond Rd/McRae Ave
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $20,090 to $71,770

Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
St. Michaels University School 20090 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $14,400 to $52,550

Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Brookes Westshore 14400 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $22,900

With over 120 years of excellence in all-girls’ education, our rigorous academic program is complemented by strong arts, design technology and athletic programs. Financial assistance is available.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Crofton House School 22900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    W 8th Ave/Laurel Street
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $16,000 to $21,000

Canada Royal Arts High School is a certified dual-stream, co-ed, private school offering Grades 10 to 12 and adult learning programs. We provide an Arts-oriented curriculum to students interested in applied arts.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Canada Royal Arts High School 16000 Day Coed
  • Duncan, British Columbia
    Brownsey Avenue/Government Street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,000 to $61,750

Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Queen Margaret's School 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Coed
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $28,000 to $73,300

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Brentwood College School 28000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    West Broadway/Stephens Street
  • K to 7 Coed
  • $16,125 to $19,350

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Pear Tree Elementary 16125 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $14,180 to $65,490

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
St. Margaret's School 14180 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $17,135 to $49,635

Glenlyon Norfolk School, an independent school in Victoria, BC, provides International Baccalaureate programs from JK to Grade 12. GNS offers 5- and 7-day Family Boarding for students who are not residents of Victoria.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Glenlyon Norfolk School 17135 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Harbourside Drive/
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $22,500 to $49,375

Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a boarding school that enrolls 650 students. Tuition starts at $26,575. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school's motto is "Strength in Diversity."

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Bodwell High School 22500 HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $16,500 to $22,800

Alexander Academy is a private World IB School offering the Diploma Programme and approved to offer the BC Ministry of Education curriculum in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for Grades 8 - 12.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Alexander Academy 16500 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Renfrew Street/Grandview Hwy
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $7,200 to $8,800 /semester

LCV High School is a unique place to learn. With a deep history of creative arts education, we have an enhanced STEAM-focused curriculum that prepares students for success in post secondary education.

  • Day
  • Traditional
LaSalle College 7200 Day Coed


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 and independent schools with ESL programs in the province of British Columbia listed on this page (including in VancouverVictoria, Kelowna, Surrey, and Richmond).

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