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Operating Since 1995!

In 1995 our International Student Program was created. In just a few years our program expanded to be the fourth largest in the province. Since this time CRPS has welcomed over 900 students from Austria, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Vietnam. 

We have an excellent reputation for educational programming and rank among the top performing school divisions in Alberta. Duration of studies is for 5 months, 1 school year, or multiple years to earn a high school diploma. 

CCHS as seen from the front side of the school.
CCHS as seen from the front side of the school.


Canmore Collegiate High School (Grades 9-12)

CCHS offers a full range of courses and subjects and has a student population of approximately 450. All students have the opportunity to register in a program of studies which will enhance learning and develop the necessary skills for the future. 


CCHS Website

CCHS Sports Teams 


BCHS and Cascade mountain
BCHS and Cascade mountain

Banff Community High School (Grades 9-12)

BCHS is situated in the heart of Canada's oldest national park and supports their approximately 200 students in their academic pursuits and their personal growth as they strive to be the best they can be. 


BCHS Website

BCHS Sports Teams


Functional competency in English is required to join our academic program. Course placement decisions will be based on the student's English proficiency. Emphasis will be placed on developing language skills necessary to succeed in core subject areas:

Core Subjects:

Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Physical Education

Optional Courses (Examples):

Instrumental Music, Drama, Computer Studies, French, Art, Media and Design Studies, Communications Technology, Tourism Studies, Mechanics, Construction Technology, Outdoor Leadership, Cosmetology, Environmental Sustainability and Foods.

Students use state of the art technology to enhance learning including modern computer labs and fully equipped workshops. We have WiFi throughout our schools and students are encouraged to us their devices in our classrooms and study areas.

Our ESL course is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills in a friendly, yet challenging atmosphere. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized as students are introduced to the rules of the English language. 

Participants in the WILD program working together to launch a big canoe.
Participants in the WILD program working together to launch a big canoe.

WILD (Wilderness Inspired Leadership Development) and Ski Academy are two of our optional, and very popular programs at CRPS.

For more information on these programs, follow the links:


Ski Academy

Canadian Rockies Public Schools Homestay Program is run internally by our own program staff and  provides international students the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment with a Canadian family while attending school.  All students are placed with carefully selected host families who are within walking distance of their schools or a designated school bus stop. We provide regular contact with the student and family to ensure full support and satisfaction with placement. 

It is mandatory for international students to have health insurance coverage. Insurance coverage can be purchased through Canadian Rockies Public Schools. The division mandates medical insurance coverage to ensure that students are protected during the length of their enrolment. 

More information about our insurance

Once a month our international student program organizes a get together for all our students - doing various kinds of social events, outings, learning and exploration of our surrounding areas. The activities we offer will vary slightly from year to year but guaranteed is that the outings are a fun way to connect as an international community. Many of the events we do become highlights during our students' time here. Just imagine the exciting excursions that are possible in the magnificent Canadian Rockies... 

Monthly Fun

Contact Us

International Student Program
618 7 Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 2H5
1 (403) 609-6072