Live and Study in Beautiful Northern BC, Canada

Nechako Lakes School District is located in beautiful northern British Columbia. Our district includes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fort St James, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake. Each of these beautiful communities contains a state of the art high school that welcomes International Students. Students choosing our school district can be guaranteed a rich English immersion experience with an authentic Canadian experience.

We have recently partnered with Rocky Mountain School District – SD 6 who will be managing our recruitment, homestay and academic planning for our international students.  Most links on this website will take you directly to the Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP).

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Our School District covers more than 70,000 square kilometers in North-central British Columbia.

This part of the Province has an abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers, forests and mountains.

Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, and Tourism provide the economic base for the region.

Although we are located approximately 900 km northwest of Vancouver,

commercial airlines and major highways easily access our communities.

Academic Programs

Nechako Lakes School District is accredited by the Ministry of Education and offers a government approved curriculum.  We are proud of our world-class academic program that prepared students for a variety of post secondary options.

Full Year Academic Program

Half-Year Academic Program

Two Month Program

Summer/Winter Camps

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Total English Immersion

Our international program is small and personalized to ensure an excellent English immersion experience for each of our international students.  Each of our students has the opportunity to work with a certified ESL instructor to support their academic program.  We have had many international students transfer from much larger cities to attend Nechako Lakes due to our emphasis on an authentic English immersion experience.

Unlike choosing an urban educational experience where English immersion is not necessarily guaranteed, our region offers northern BC opportunities and an excellent English immersion experience.

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Post Secondary Partners

We are actively working with post-secondary partners in our region to reach “Pathway” agreements that simplify the transitions between our high schools and these institutions.

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Register now for September 1, 2021start

  • Full Year Academic Program
  • Half-Year Academic Program
  • Two Month Program
  • Summer/Winter Camps
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