To be honest, I prefer the Canadian way of educating high schoolers better, but I also believe both education systems are some of the best in the world.
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
The schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District are situated in different regions of St. John’s and range in student population from 800 to 1,000 students. All schools offer core curriculum as prescribed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education. Some schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District offer specialty academic programs including the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the rigorous Advanced Placement Program. Other specialty programs include dual enrollment programs for college credit and skilled trade programs. International students are also paired with a Canadian student during the first week of classes.
Schools in the district have varying facilities including fields, courts, gymnasiums, modern technology-equipped classrooms, science labs, state-of-the-art theaters, cultural centers, studios, and workshops that make each campus unique. Students in the skilled trades have access to tools and equipment of professional quality in spacious, safe construction workshops. One school’s sports stadium is home to an AHL hockey team and a minor league basketball team.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students in the NLESD can join a variety of freshman, junior varsity, and varsity level sports teams such as skiing, hockey, and volleyball. Students can take advantage of the area’s snowy winters by participating on the championship skiing team in both the fall and winter seasons.
Students have various opportunities to develop artistic talents. They can act in musicals and plays through drama programs, explore digital design, and learn about the technology behind modern art. Students with a true passion for the arts can participate in after-school clubs such as drama, art club, choir, and yearbook committee.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Schools in the NLESD have an impressive collection of accomplishments. Each year, only 315 Canadian students are chosen to attend the exclusive Forum for Young Canadians to develop knowledge about the country’s systems of government, leadership, and citizenship; in 2018, 9 of those 315 were NLESD students.
All schools in the Metro region offer International students a complete database of 16,000 scholarships available to students in Canada.
Situated as a little island in the North Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland is located in the easterly most point of North America and has a population of 109,000 people. The region is known for its humble culture, warm people, thousands of kilometers of coastline, humpback whales, icebergs and the most delicious wild Bakeapples in all of Canada! International students enjoy the breathtaking clean air, crisp snowfall and the warmth of the summer sun.
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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 25% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size20
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsAdvanced Placement Courses, International Baccalaureate Programme
Accepting Students in Grades10, 11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Student must have a 75% grade average required ESL level assessed upon arrival District will consider student applications with beginner ESL in grades 9-10 on a case by case basis
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