Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Pembina Trails School Division is a public school division governed by an elected Board of Trustees. There are 33 schools in the Pembina Trails School Division providing service for students in grades Kindergarten to Grade 12. The grades in each school represent an Early Years (K – Grade 4), Middle Years (Grade 5 – 8) and Senior Years (Grade 9 – 12) format. Some of our schools are French Immersion which means the students have the option of their classes being taught in the French language. All 33 schools can accept international students. The schools cover a large geographic area in the south west corner of the City of Winnipeg.

All schools have libraries and computer labs. Pembina Trails School Division takes great pride in its IT Department and we are proud to own the fastest and most powerful fiber optic network of all the schools in Canada.

Our extracurricular programs allow the students an opportunity to get involved with the school above and beyond the regular academic program. Such opportunities include: Sport teams, Orchestra, Theatre, Dance, and Social Clubs. Our students are encouraged to get involved in our extracurricular programs according to their own likes and desires. 

The individual experience for each of our students is important to us.  Therefore, we plan a number of activities and events throughout the year to ensure our students encounter the best of Winnipeg life and culture. From hockey games, to canoeing, to horse pulled sleigh rides and even ski trips to Asessippi. There is so much going on here.

The Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to offer our international students the services provided by a very well-established Homestay Program. All of our Homestay Families go through a careful screening process that includes a Child Abuse Registry check and a Criminal Record Search for each adult living in the home. In addition each family undergoes a home visit by one of our Homestay Program staff members.

Four Distinct Seasons

What is a study abroad experience in Canada without snow? Come experience all four unforgettable seasons.

  • Enjoy our warm Summer, cool Fall, frostyWinter and rejuvenating Spring
  • Winnipeg has one of the highest averagenumber of hours of bright sunshine a yearout of all major Canadian cities
  • Learn to ski, snowboard, skate, curl,snowshoe and much more under our bright blue, sunny winter skies
  • Canoe, kayak, camp, fish, cycle, play golf, tennis and soccer, or just spend a relaxing afternoon in one of our many parks

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Study at the Pembina
Trails Schools

All schools teach government-approved curricula and all schools are staffed with government-certified teachers. Each school has a gym and other sporting facilities that support a strong physical education program. Theaters, art studios, dance studios and band rooms are also available for those students interested in the fine arts. We also have technology and industrial arts facilities (e.g. woodworking, metalworking, electronics) for those students who enjoy "hands on" courses.

We invite students to enjoy a true English immersion experience where less than 2% of the student population is international students. We offer an authentic learning opportunity for students seeking to combine academic excellence with a true Canadian cultural experience. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff and Homestay families know and understand the support and guidance required to ensure a safe and fulfilling study abroad experience.

Pembina Trails is located in the ‘University District’ of Winnipeg which creates a rich academic learning environment. We have provincially-approved curricula taught by government-certified teachers, teaching a wide selection of elective courses. ESL courses are available. You can graduate with an internationally-recognized diploma. We offer integration into regular classrooms and taught alongside Canadian students. Two entry dates (September and February) and short term programs are available.

Our schools:

  • Fort Richmond Collegiate
  • Oak Park High School
  • Shaftesbury High School
  • Vincent Massey Collegiate

School fees for 2021 -2022
CAN$ 12,000 for one full year (10 months)
CAN$   6,000 for one semester (5 months)
CAN$      800 per month homestay fee
CAN$      600 insurance fee per year
CAN$      250 application fee

More for Your Money
Winnipeg with a population of 730,000 has a small city feel with big city amenities.

  • ƒOur reasonable Tuition and Homestay fees are reflective of Winnipeg’s lower cost of living
  • ƒMaximize your study abroad experience dollars
  • ƒESL included in the cost of tuition
  • ƒNo Homestay Placement Fee or Custodianship Fee
  • ƒScholarships available