The Peace River North School District, Fort St John, British Columbia


The Peace River North School District is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies. The region’s economy is both prosperous and expanding. This positive economic outlook is based on the petro-chemical, agriculture, forestry, tourism and commercial/service industries. The availability of employment has an impact on the secondary student population with estimates of 70% of our secondary students working between 14 and 40 hours weekly.

We are a forward-looking northern BC School District. The district is noted for its innovative educational practices, and the excellent cooperative relationship, which exists between all its educational partners. 

The district encompasses rural, semi-rural and urban areas. Its population of 5900 students is served by 20 schools of varying sizes. The schools range from the one-room country schoolhouse to an ultra modern senior secondary with over 950 students. One elementary school, one junior secondary school and the senior secondary school offer students French Immersion as an option.

Our staff includes a full range of administrators, teachers, specialists andsupport personnel. All schools offer a variety of extracurricular sports and cultural activities.

In addition to the extracurricular activities offered at each school, we encourage international students to become involved in countless recreational activities within the community. Numerous clubs and organizations around Fort St John cater student interests. Local recreation centres feature swimming pools, ice skating, speed skating, gyms and a variety of sports and special interest programs.

Program Intake Dates (intake per quarter)
Quarter 1 - start - mid September
Quarter 2 - start - mid November
Quarter 3 - start February
Quarter 4 - mid April
A full-year program runs from September – June.

For more information on the Peace River Schools, or to ask for an application form, please contact StudyCanada EU <- click for e-mail

Academic High School
Program at the Peace River
North School District

School District No 60 offers a world-class academic program that prepares graduates well for college, university, and careers. While studying in School District No 60 you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from dedicated teachers and Study alongside Canadian students 
  • Create an individualized program to study courses in science, drama, arts, computer technology, career and technical programs,
  • Prepare for college and university
  • Receive ESL support from qualified professional teachers
  • Receive support from Career and Academic counselors
  • Participate on school sports teams
  • Participate in community clubs and organizations
  • Apply for community and university scholarship which total over CAN$ 300,000 annually

Students who apply to School District 60 are eligible to receive Dual Acceptance Letters – one from School District #60 and one from Northern Lights College. This means that students who are accepted into School District # 60 and who graduate with a Dogwood Diploma also receive admission to Northern Lights College before leaving home.

It is also possible to stay 3 months, or 1 semester (6 months), please ask for the fees.

Fees for 2021-2022

CAN$ 12,900 per year(10 months) Tuition 
CAN$   6,450 per semester (5 months)

CAN$   8,000 per year homestay + CAN$ 300 placement fee
CAN$   4,000 per semester homestay + CAN& 300 placement fee
CAN$      200 application fee
CAN$      400 activity fee