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Bulkley Valley Christian School

School Info.

Time Established: 1961

Accreditation: The British Columbia Ministry of Education,  Federation of Independent School Associations,Christian Schools International

School Type: Canadian Co-ed Private Day School

Acreage of Campus: 4 Acres

Location: Smithers (2 hours flight away from Vancouver)

Accommodation: Homestay

Grade Setting: K-12

Total Enrolment: 207 (83 in high school)

Number of Current International Students: 1 (by 2019 fall)

Faculty-Student Ratio: 1:13

Average Number of Students in Each Class: 15

Education Level of the Faculty: 13 Bachelors, 2 Masters (15 in total)

Average Years of Teaching Experience: 17

Academic System: Linear/Semester (Grade 8 and below are linear, Grade 9 and above are semester)

Arriving Airport: Smithers Airport (YYD, 8-minute drive from school), transit via Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Official Website: http://www.bvcs.ca/




Buildings & Facilities

Standard Gymnasium,Outdoor Playground,Standard Teaching Building,Multifunction Classroom (for music and drama courses),Library,Culinary Classroom,Science Lab,Two Computer Labs,Student Lounge,Campus-wide WiFi




Superiority

Top Rankings: used to be ranked 24th out of about 300 secondary school in British Columbia by Fraser Institute. Graduates in 2019 were

100% accepted by universities or colleges. Two Chinese graduates went on further studies in UBC and another one in McGill.


Experienced teaching staff: high school teachers have teaching experience of more than 20 years averagely, and two of them have been teaching for 37 years.


Flexible Academic System: high school adopts semester system and offers flexible curriculum settings that meet different needs and study plans of various students.


Caring Environment: the school has set up a support block for international students where they can get help from teachers on ESL and school work; they are also encouraged to adapt to new life and environment there.


Curriculum

All basic courses required by the British Columbia Ministry of Education

Language courses: French

Distributed Learning Courses




Overview of Curriculum Setting


Grade 8

English, Math, Science, Band, Social Studies, Bible, French, IT (Information Technology), Arts (Foods, Art), Intro to Trades, Choir, Textiles

Grade 9

English, Math, Science, Band, Social Studies, Bible, French, Arts (Foods, Art), Intro to Trades, Choir, Textiles

Grade 10

English, Math, Science, Bible Social Studies, Planning 10, Intro to Trades, Choir, Art, Foods, Outdoor Ed, Textiles, Photography, Band, French

Grade 11

English, Precalculus Math, Social Studies, Bible, BC First Nations, Chemistry, Physics, French, Intro to Trades, Choir, Art, Foods, Outdoor Ed, Textiles, Info Tech, Yearbook, Photography

Grade 12

English, Precalculus Math, History, Bible, Chemistry, Biology, Law, Human Geography, Graduation Transitions, Family Studies, Intro to Trades, Choir, Art, Foods, Outdoor Ed, Textiles


Activities

Athletics: Volleyball, Basketball, Golf


Community Sports: Cross-country, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Hockey, Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Swimming, Soccer, Curling, etc.


Student Clubs: Student Council, Drama Club, Workship Team, Yearbook Club, Coding Club

Graduate Destination

-McGill University

-University of British Columba

-Simon Fraser University

-University of Victoria

-University of Northern British Colombia

-Thomson River University

-Trinity Western University

-British Columbia Institute of Technology


Tuition and Fess

Total Fees for 2021-2022 Academic Year: CAD$46,085


Including: tuition, homestay (10 months), textbooks, registration, locker, field trips, international student fee, custodianship, medical insurance, etc.

Excluding: students’personal expenses such as pocket money, communication expense and airfare, etc.

Noted: A Getting-started Program (GSP) is mandatory for first-year G8-G12 international students and it will cost an extra fee of CAD$2,373.

Admissions Requirements

1. Average score: 80+

2. A Skype Interview is required for applicants applying for grade 11 to 12

3. Students are expected to graduate by the time they turn 19


Location

Location


Smithers is a town located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Smithers is located in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. With a population of 5,351 in 2016, Smithers is a service area for most of the Bulkley Valley.

West of Smithers are Moricetown, New Hazelton, Kitwanga, Terrace, Kitimat, Port Edward and Prince Rupert. East of Smithers are Telkwa, Houston, Topley, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, Vanderhoof and Prince George.

Smithers is known for its world class skiing and fishing (in particular for steelhead). Other popular activities include soccer, volleyball, hockey, baseball, downhill mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, quadding and snowmobiling. Smithers offers a variety of extreme sports, for example quadding in the back country, snowmobiling in the surrounding mountains, paragliding, or mountain biking down Hudson Bay Mountain. Smithers is known for its variety of recreation.




Getting Around


5-minute walk – Smithers Main Street

►9-minute walk – Safeway

►10-minute walk –Royal Canadian Mounted Police

►14-minute walk – Smithers Art Gallery

►15-minute walk – Bulkley Valley Museum

►5-minute drive – Smithers Train Station

►7-minute drive – Smithers Golf and Country Club



  • School Info.
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  • Curriculum
  • Activities
  • Graduate Destination
  • Tuition and Fess
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Location
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