Langley School District #35, Langley, British Columbia


Located approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Vancouver, BC, Langley School District provides services to the City of Langley and the Township of Langley. The district extends from the US border, north to the Fraser River and is neighbour to the communities of Surrey to the west and Abbotsford to the east. Total area of the district is 313 square kilometres. The district serves over 18,000 students; employs over 2,500 teachers, support staff and administrators; and has an operating budget of over 1 million. All of its resources are directed to its mission of “Student success through excellence in education.”

Langley is the ideal location for students to improve their English while achieving their academic goals. By world standards, Langley is a safe, clean, peaceful, welcoming and family-orientated region of Greater Vancouver. The citizens of Langley enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle in the immense natural environment of the city. The district commitments to International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs are a testament to the city’s dedication to living in a traditionally strong and educationally rich lifestyle. The city is well served by a commercial district with a large shopping mall, theatre complex, and many recreational and social facilities located throughout the community. The majority of Langley's 130,000 residents speak English as their native language, offering international students the opportunity to improve their English language skills while being immersed in Canadian culture.

Choosing the right school for overseas studies is a life-changing decision, possibly one of the most critical decisions ever made. Success today will influence success tomorrow. It is important that confidence and comfort prevail with the choice of school and community.

Diversity of Programs. The Langley School District is part of the Public School System operated by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education ensures that there is a consistent delivery of education throughout all sixty Provincial School Districts.

Whether looking for a summer cultural and language experience, a full year program, or a multi-year graduation program, the Langley School District provides students with the instruction and support critical to help them achieve the desired results.

Specialized Programs – Transitional Teaching

The Langley School District showcases a vast range of traditional academic studies, world-class fine arts programs and has graduated numerous internationally trained athletes. Home to elementary, middle and secondary schools, the seven student-centred secondary schools have educated thousands of global citizens over the past twenty-five years. Value-Added Programs also include English language assessment and support for International Students and their families, career counseling, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Program (IB), fine arts, fundamental orientation, sports and extra-curricular activities, First-Nations studies, summer programs, sensitivity training and more. The District of Langley consists of the Township of Langley, Langley City, Aldergrove, and Fort Langley, and is home to BC’s own Langley Fine Arts School.

Langley offers the choice of Semester (4 subjects ½ year x 2) or Linear (8 subjects all year) programs. In British Columbia, students normally complete eight courses per year. In a Semester school, students complete four courses from September to January, then another four from February to June. In a Linear school, students begin all eight courses in September and complete them in June. This accommodates all student choices regarding linear and semester schools. Both systems provide an excellent learning experience.

Homestay & Support Network Experience

With close to twenty-five years of Homestay screening, matching and monitoring, the highly experienced Homestay team of Langley works diligently to match the personal interests of the student with the lifestyle of the Homestay family. Personal interest may include fine arts, music, sports and recreation, academic clubs, religion, etc. The specialized department enhances basic Homestay services by assisting students with many requirements including extending study permits, attaining visas, securing family English classes and more. The extent of Langley’s experience ensures a “Good-Fit” for all parties and nurtures excellent relationships with Homestay families. Additional features of Langley International Student Homestay include medical services and pet screening.

Langley Homestay families live in large, attractive, welcoming, secure homes, offering a comfortable private bedroom to relax and study. International Students are likened to extended family members of their host families. Together, they share and explore the wide-open spaces and natural environment of British Columbia. Students are matched to homes that are within walking distance of their chosen school.

Over the years we have gained considerable experience and expertise, and parents of International Students can be assured that we do our best to ensure student safety and comfort. Our carefully selected host families open their hearts and homes to enable students to experience Canadian Culture first hand.

Study in Langley

AP – Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is offered at most secondary schools (Aldergrove, Brookswood, D.W. Poppy, Langley Fine Arts, Langley Secondary and Walnut Grove); the only exceptions are R.E Mountain and Langley Fundamental Secondary. Advanced Placement (AP) Programs are offered in: Languages – English, English Literature; Social Studies – Psychology, History; Visual and Performing Arts – Studio Art; Mathematics – Calculus; Science – Chemistry, Biology, Physics

IB – International Baccalaureate Program

The Langley International Baccalaureate (IB) program allows academically driven students to fast track their acceptance to global universities. As a designated International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and academic institution, Langley’s R.E. Mountain Secondary School offers a comprehensive Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) honours preparation program for junior grades, and the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Certificate programs for senior grades. Graduates from this academically challenging program are readily accepted at universities worldwide.

Fine Arts

International students who have a special interest in visual art, dance, music, drama, or creative writing have the opportunity to take a specialized Fine Arts concentration at our Fine Arts Schools. These schools offer Fine Arts Programs where academics and fine arts are equal partners. Programs are available for both elementary and secondary students on a limited space available basis. Langley Fine Arts School graduates have been accepted to prestigious Fine Arts Programs around the world.  Fine Arts Programs are available at the following schools: Langley Fine Arts School (Portfolio Requirements), Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

Sports Academies

Langley School District offers one Sports Academy to allow students to pursue athletic futures while completing their academic studies. The academies provide students with professional coaching, practice and game opportunities, strength and conditioning training and theory, nutrition education, sports psychology, and post-secondary planning. Students have the opportunity to play competitively while studying, as seasons permit. This program is offered at the following school: Langley Secondary School

High Schools in Langley

2021 - 2022 FEES – Secondary Programs

CAN$ 15,700 Tuition Fee  for one year (10 months)
CAN$   9,500 Homestay for one year (10 months)

Custodian Fee: There is an additional one-time fee of CAN$ 100 if the Langley School District is required to act as the custodian for the Study Permit (Student Visa) application.

Airport Pickup Fee: CAN$ 150 This is a one-time fee used to contract a service to pick up the student at the airport and transport the student to the designated Homestay. Note this first-arrival fee applies only to students who will reside at a district Homestay.

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