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Have a Sun-Filled Summer with SD 43 Summer Program
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Have a Sun-Filled Summer with SD 43 Summer Program

One of the most beautiful places in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in the province. The city is captivating during every season of the year with its beautiful green parks, consistent events, and recreation options. Coquitlam is rated one of the most livable cities in the world. Additionally, the school district is located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver by car or Sky Train.

With a population of approximately 150,000, Coquitlam is the largest city alongside the Scenic 7 Highway and the largest of the Tri-Cities which include Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. The city is multicultural with a population of Chinese, South Korean, Franco-European, and Persian. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the province, making it a perfect destination for international students.

Why choose Coquitlam School District?

The school district has over 31,000 students in 70 schools. Consistently rated by the British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best districts in the province gives enough reason to choose Coquitlam. Other reasons are the following:

• Safe community 

• 56 years of academic excellence 

• New high-tech schools that offer modern facilities and global connectivity 

• Provincial scholarships awarded annually 

• High school diploma recognized by all Canadian and U.S. universities

• Majority of graduating international students from Coquitlam proceed to college or university with a 97% graduation rate.

The school has a total of

  • 45 Elementary Schools
  • 14 Middle Schools
  • 11 Secondary Schools
  •  70 Total Schools

English and Summer Culture Program 

Coquitlam School District has developed Summer Programs designed to educate and entertain the students so they can have a blissful and memorable summer ahead. 

Program commencement date: July 3, 2023

Highlights of the Program

This program would help students learn English in a fun manner, participating in outdoor summer activities such as visiting popular attractions in and around Vancouver.

ESL or English as a Second Language classes

English classes will be conducted by BC government-certified teachers and focus on improving Language Skills such as speaking, listening, reading vocabulary, or writing. The classes will be during the first half of the day. The classes will be started and concluded by writing an ESL Assessment Test. 

Outdoor activities during the afternoon

The afternoon will be an extension of the morning ESL classes. In the latter half of the day, the students will be able to experience Canadian culture and use newly learned English skills and vocabulary by participating in group activities and by exploring the beautiful outdoors of the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia. Students can also enjoy activities, such as hiking, golfing, bowling, First Nations arts and crafts, and bus trips to popular sightseeing areas.

They will also get a chance to visit some popular attractions of Vancouver, such as GastownStanley Park, the Vancouver AquariumCapilano Suspension Bridge, the University of British Columbia, MetrotownMuseum of Anthropology, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Recognition & Achievement

To admire the hard work put in by the students at the Summer Program, the students will receive a formal report card and a certificate of completion.


Prices start atWithout HomestayWith Homestay
2 Weeks$2150 CAD$3725 CAD
3 Weeks$3175 CAD$5275 CAD
4 Weeks$4175 CAD$6775 CAD

Please note that the prices are subject to change. *

What will the fees include?

For the students between the ages 10-18, the price will include:

• Activities experiencing Canadian Culture

• Homestay

• Airport pick and drop 

• Transportation to and from the school 

• Meals and snacks 

• Medical Coverage

• 1 free Chaperon per 15 students 

Summer High School Credit Course Program (6 weeks)

There are also academic courses for high school where students can register for one or two courses. Approval must be received from the school currently attending by a school counsellor or ESL teacher to take any summer school course.

Date: July 4 to August 11, 2023

Timings: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM & 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Click here for more information about the Summer Program and English & Cultural Program Flyer.  

Students are encouraged to enroll in this fantastic opportunity to indulge in a fulfilling educational experience where they can improve their communication skills while enjoying recreational activities. 

Source:  English and Summer Culture Program Summer Program at Coquitlam School District Summer High School Credit Course Program Application Form
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