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International Student Program

Anglophone West School District welcomes families from around the world to study in our beautiful province of New Brunswick, Canada. Our communities are clean and safe, the people are friendly, and our schools rank with the very best in the world.

About the Program


This program is for international families who are living in Canada on a visitor’s permit. International students in kindergarten to grade 12 may study at a school within our district for a five-month, ten-month or multi-year program.

Students must be accompanied by their parent(s) in Canada for the duration of the program.

Students wishing to attend ASD-W while living with a host family must apply through Atlantic Education International.


The International Student Program is available to students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Students must plan to live in Canada with their parent(s) while attending school.

When to Apply

To start school in September, applications open on February 15 and close on May 15.

To start school in February, applications open on September 15 and close on November 1.

Applications can take between 2-3 weeks to be processed.

How to Apply

Registrations for the 2023-2024 school year are open from now until May 15, 2023.

Step 1: Complete the program application

Program applicants will submit an online application form, supporting documentation, and a non-refundable $250 application fee.

Please complete the online program application:

View the application

Please send copies of the following supporting documents to

  • Passport
  • School documents
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records

You will receive an invoice for a non-refundable application fee of $250 after your online program application has been submitted.

We will review your application once we receive confirmation of your payment. Thank You.

Step 2: Pay the tuition fee

If the student qualifies for study in our district, we will send you an invoice for tuition. Once you have paid the tuition fee, ASD-W will send a Letter of Acceptance.

Step 3: Apply for health insurance and secure immunization documents

You will need to provide proof of health insurance in order to study in Canada. Two major suppliers of insurance for international students are Ingle International and Student Guard.

You must also secure immunization documents to New Brunswick Standards for use when you arrive to register at school. Information on the required immunizations are available in the “New Brunswick Immunization Schedule” document below.

  • New Brunswick Immunization Schedule
    Information on immunizations required by New Brunswick public school students.
    Last updated: March 04, 2022

Step 4: Apply for a study permit

A study permit can be obtained through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow the steps outlined on the CIC website to apply for a study permit.

Attach the Letter of Acceptance provided by ASD-W to your study permit application.

Step 5: Arrange for travel to Canada

You are required to arrange your travel to and from Canada.

Students should arrive a week before the new semester. This gives them time to register and select courses, as well as a chance to adjust to any time changes and get familiar with the city. Some schools also require students to complete a language assessment, which must be completed before class registration.

Help and Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition and program policies

The tuition fee for the full 2022-2023 school year (10 months) is $16,434.00 CDN or $8217.00 CDN per semester.

Students must have valid reason for a withdrawal to occur and must seek permission form Anglophone West School District. A pro-rated refund will be made based on the cost of the monthly tuition. Students withdrawing before the 15th of the month will have that month’s tuition included in their refund. Students withdrawing after the 15th of the month will forfeit that month’s tuition. Refunds will only be made to the person who paid the tuition originally.

Anglophone West School District reserves the right to TERMINATE the acceptance of a student at any time as it determines the need to do so. The Termination will typically occur following a period of consultation with the student, custodian, natural parent and education agent in an attempt to correct the issue. If consultation does not bring the desired result, the school and school district will enforce termination. Termination will result in the student immediately being suspended from school and returned to their home country at the expense of the natural parents.

ASD-W and the region

Anglophone West School District is located within the Canadian province of New Brunswick, one of three provinces that comprise Canada’s Maritime region, along with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Our district covers communities stretching from Edmundston in the north to Cambridge Narrows in the south.  Fredericton – our provincial capital and the largest community in Anglophone West – is eight hours east of Montreal, seven hours north of Boston, and four hours west of Halifax.

Many families say they choose our district because it is small, clean, and safe. Our communities are all that and more! Anglophone West School District has a friendly population that embraces cultural diversity. We are an academically high-achieving school district, home to two world-class universities (University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University) and Fredericton – the largest community in the district – was a finalist in Infrastructure Canada’s recent Smart Cities Challenge. The region’s stunning natural beauty and numerous recreational opportunities simply make Anglophone West School District a great place to be! We love it and we know you will too.

The summer temperatures range from 23°C to 30°C, while winter temperatures range from 0°C to -25°C.

Students who live within 2.4 kilometers of their school will walk to school or can pay for public transportation. Those living outside of the 2.4-kilometer radius can use the school bus service provided free by the school district. Students involved in after-school clubs or teams will need to make transportation arrangements with their host family.

There is a two-week break at the end of December, and a one-week break the first full week of March. There are also several one-day holidays throughout the year. Classes end for the year by the 30th of June.


The courses offered depend on the number of students and staff at a particular school. Schools with a smaller number of students and staff offer fewer courses. However, students in all district schools can access many courses via our partner, the New Brunswick Virtual Learning Centre (NBVLC). With our partner, we offer more than 60 courses for Grade 9-12 students, including all required Grade 11-12 courses. Students may take a variety of optional and advanced-level courses as well.

Yes, students can graduate from a New Brunswick high school upon fulfilling the graduation requirements established by the Province of New Brunswick.

Graduation Requirements

Yes, Anglophone West School District offers AP courses at certain schools. At this time, however, we do not offer an International Baccalaureate program.