International Students

A Great Place to Learn

We are proud to welcome international students from around the world. With more than 245 schools, serving over 125,000 students, we offer a wide range of academic courses and specialized services, including ESL programming for all levels.

Our teachers are highly trained and experienced and our standards of academic excellence are among the highest in the world. 

Our goal is to ensure our students have a valuable academic and cultural experience and we work hard to ensure the school placement matches each student’s interests and abilities.

A Great Place to Live

Calgary, Alberta is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over 1,600,000 people. Friendly, clean and safe, it has a high standard of living. Calgary is one hour away from the world famous Canadian Rocky Mountains. Calgary offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, cultural attractions and more.

New Student Orientation Handbook

Check out our guide to help you prepare to move to Calgary. This guide is also available in Chinese.

CBIE Board of Director’s Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

Awarded to the Calgary Board of Education as a school district that is executing well-planned, creative and purposeful strategies for comprehensive internationalization. The CBE strives to ensure students develop their potential, passions and gifts in their communities, in Canada, and in the world. Global-mindedness is promoted through programs, services and supports aimed at students, teachers, administrators and support staff.