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International Students

Duncan Christian School (DCS) is a caring and friendly environment for international students. The school is located on a spacious and centrally located campus in the beautiful city of Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It offers a quality academic program, small class sizes, a fully accredited staff and many other extra opportunities not available in a larger school. The small city setting of Duncan provides a safe and pleasant environment for international students.

International students have a class schedule that includes a challenging English class that will prepare those that qualify for university. ELL (English Language Learner) class is where students improve their English and practice speaking with other international students in a small class with a supportive teacher. Subject teachers provide free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to help all students with assignments. In addition to their regular classes, all Duncan Christian School students are required to attend in-school chapels and complete accredited Christian Perspective courses. Medical insurance through BCMSP is included in the cost of tuition.

Because it is a Christian school, DCS expects all students to exhibit high standards of attitude and behavior. All students are expected to treat their fellow students respectfully and kindly and bullying is not tolerated. Rudeness and lack of respect for teachers and others in authority is not allowed.

Immigration Requirements

All international students must meet the immigration and visa requirements of the Canadian government. These requirements, along with the various documents needed (and the locations from which they can be obtained), can be found by referring to the Canadian Government web site. If you need help with the study permit process, contact Melina Keery (mkeery@duncanchristian.com) and there may be an agent available that can help you through the application process in the language of your comfort. There is no additional fee for working with an agent through the application process.

Duncan Christian School Entrance Requirements

Students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 must be able to demonstrate competency in the English language. Students entering grades 8 and 9 will be accepted with a lesser-developed level of English skills but must be prepared to study in an all-English learning environment.

Homestay Program

Duncan Christian School has a Homestay Program where international students live with a supportive homestay family. All international students at Duncan Christian School must live with their own parent(s) or live with a Duncan Christian School homestay family. Many of the school’s homestay families have children that also go to Duncan Christian School as students. Homestay parents care for international students as part of the family and help guide them with school work and help them access medical care. International students are provided with their own room in the home that has a bed and a desk. If Homestay Program is needed, simply fill out the Homestay Application Form and submit it with your application package. Before a student comes to Canada, they will be able to meet their homestay family over a video call.

Thank you for your interest in Duncan Christian School and we look forward to learning with you soon!

Forms

Registration Form | Homestay Application

Links

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