Saskatoon International Education provides an opportunity for international students to study and learn alongside Canadian students and improve the cultural awareness of local students. What started as a small program in one school has grown to eight high schools and 49 elementary schools. International students from around the world are welcomed and celebrated by faculty, staff, and students.
Our elementary schools' welcome students ages 5-13 (kindergarten to Grade 8), while collegiates (high schools) welcome students ages 14-17 (grades 9-12). English as an Additional Language (EAL/ESL) support is offered to students who meet criteria in Grades 3-12.
Why Choose Saskatoon Public Schools?
At Saskatoon Public Schools, our vision is that every student is known, valued and believed in. This vision can be achieved by focusing on four student goals. We are committed to creating learning experiences that inspire all students to reach their potential. Saskatoon International Education offers an exceptional educational experience to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our staff are dedicated to providing a successful experience for students. We work together to ensure students are supported in all areas of the study abroad experience — academically, socially and personally. We want every student to feel respected and have a strong sense of belonging.
Elementary Schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8)
All students ages 5-13 (kindergarten to Grade 8) must live with their parent(s) or biological relatives[NC4] (and have a parent-appointed custodian). School placement are invited to study in one of our 48 elementary schools. Our Kindergarten programs vary from school to school. Some schools offer full-day kindergarten programs, others are half-day or every-other-day. Information about elementary schools can be found on our website.
Elementary students typically attend the school that is closest to where they live Saskatoon. Using a Saskatoon home street address, the School Locator tool will provide the name of the recommended elementary school closest to the address. A map of Saskatoon with school locations is available HERE.
A proof of address will be required to assign school placement. This proof should be a copy of a lease agreement, property tax statement, utility bill, bank statement, or telephone bill with a parent's name. If the student is living with a relative, the statement should have the relative's name.
Collegiates (Grades 9-12)
Students ages 14-17 (grades 9-12) may enroll in one of the following:
- academic program for high school graduation
- short-term high school experience
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Program (Grade 11 and 12 students)
The following collegiates have been selected to host international students. Schools are located throughout Saskatoon in a variety of neighborhoods.
Our collegiates range in student population from 500 to 1,450 with an average class size of 26. Each school offers the same high-quality curriculum, taught by licensed teachers. High school placement is based on the following:
- home street address in Saskatoon
- space availability at the school
- family preferences (every effort is made to place the student as requested)
- suitability of courses and extracurricular offerings
To find out more about each high school, click here to download the Saskatoon Public Schools Collegiate Handbook. This handbook provides a summary of what is offered at each collegiate. Students may state a preference of schools on their application or wait to choose a school until the Welcome and Orientation event in Saskatoon, in August.
Specialized programs are also available to collegiate students registered in the academic program for high school graduation. Such programs may include: Advanced Placement (AP), Dance, Languages, Mechanics, Media School, Outdoor School, Soccer, Softball, Carpentry Apprenticeship, Vocational options and more. Note: Some of these programs are only offered at specific schools. See the link below for more details. Specialty programs may require an additional application and/or fees. Learn more by downloading Saskatoon Public Schools Unique Programs Handbook.
Detailed information about each school can be found on each school's website and virtual tours can be viewed on the Saskatoon Public Schools YouTube channel.
For further information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Elementary Student Orientation (by appointment) — August 15-31, 2022
- Collegiate Student Orientation — August 22, 2022
- First day of school (Semester 1) — September 1, 2022
- Tuition due for Semester 2 —December 1, 2022
- School break — December 23, 2022 – January 6, 2023
- First day Semester 2 (collegiate only) — February 1, 2023
- School break — February 20-24, 2023
- SIE renewal application due (for returning students) — March 1, 2023
- School break — April 7-14, 2023
- New SIE applications due — May 1, 2023
- Tuition due for 2023-24 — June 1, 2023
- Last day for collegiate students — June 28, 2023
- Last day for elementary students — June 29, 2023
Download a copy of the current school calendar HERE.