Admission

highschool admissions

Thank you for your interest in Columbia Academy. We encourage you to peruse and explore our website – by learning more about our future-focused programs, diverse extracurricular activities, and character-driven leadership opportunities designed to enrich each student's academic, social, physical and emotional growth.

Our aim is to instill a lifelong love of learning, to help each student develop their unique abilities and talents, and to ensure all our students graduate prepared to pursue their postsecondary path of choice.

We look forward to meeting you.


Step 1: Apply

An interview is required for all applicants. You shall make an appointment to meet with the Admissions Officer. Overseas applicants shall contact school and a video interview will be arranged. If the interview is successful, you will be asked to submit an Application Form Application Form and the Application Fee of $200 (non-refundable). The application form must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian, if the student is under 19, or by the student if he/she is 19 or over.

In addition, the following documents must be submitted:

  • 1. Transcripts for the previous two years. If the transcript is not in English, it must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
  • 2. A Copy of either the student’s Passport or his/her Canadian Birth Certificate.
  • 3. Proof of Medical Insurance such as a copy of the BC Medicare Card or a private medical insurance policy.
  • 4. A Custodianship Declaration, if the student is under 19 years old, as required by Immigration Canada.

Step 2: Letter of Acceptance

After reviewing the student’s application documents, Columbia Academy will send a conditional letter of acceptance to the qualified student.


Step 3: Tuition Fee Payment

After receiving the conditional letter of acceptance, submit the indicated tuition fee.


Step 4: Apply for visa

Columbia Academy will issue a receipt for the tuition fee, which an International Student can use to apply for a student visa.


Step 5: English Placement Exam

When the student arrives at Columbia Academy, he/she will write the English Placement Exam. The student will make course selections based on both the exam’s results and his/her previous academic standing.