The Canada Star ADVANTAGE

Canada Star Secondary School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school founded in 2013, with the vision of fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for tomorrow’s global leaders.  As approved by the British Columbia Ministry of Education, our high school offers the British Columbia Grade 8-12 curriculum. Our campus is located in the quiet and beautiful city of Richmond, in the Greater Vancouver area, and delivers the highest-quality learning system and personalized university plans for students.

Canada Star Secondary School has been home to countless Canadian and international students from across the world. We provide a rigorous, yet supportive, study plan to ensure all of our students are prepared to gain admission to a top Canadian or U.S. university of their choice. Our main goal is to encourage intellectual curiosity, independent thought, and effective learning habits that lead to admission to top universities.

If you are interested in learning more about the independent school educational experience and all that Canada Star Secondary School has to offer, contact us below and we will be happy to help.

University Success:

As a private school, we have one important goal: to prepare each of our students to gain acceptance into one of the world’s top universities. We give our students more than just academic skills, we provide them with tools, academic knowledge, and rigorous training to prepare them for success.

To date, 95% of our graduates have secured a place in a high ranking Canadian or US university.

$168,750.00 in scholarships have been offered to Canada Star Secondary School students in 2019!

Over 120 university offers were presented to 38 members of the class of 2019!

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Academics:

Our independent school curriculum is approved by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and promotes research, reflection and debate through habitual reading, extended projects, clubs and societies, lectures from subject experts, and extensive choice of electives. These intellectual pursuits develop the freedom and confidence to think and speak independently and develop into the candidates that leading universities look for.

Academic Advisors:

Virtually all our high school students take up places at the best universities. Our Universities Team includes specialists and gives specific guidance to those heading towards extremely competitive institutions. The Academic Advisors oversee university preparation, from initial ideas about course choice through to application submission, while ensuring the university choices dovetail with their career planning.  Our Advisors manage university applications for all those applying to institutions around the world, guiding them through the complex university application process, including the ACT and SAT admissions tests required by US Universities. Each student will have regularly scheduled one on one meetings with their assigned Academic Advisor, who will offer personal statement advice and mock interviews.

Partnerships:

Canada Star Secondary School is both an AP and SAT Test Centre. Students are offered specialist subject support, seminars, and tutoring sessions after regular school hours.  Students have the option to prepare for AP course exams as well as take university credit courses (dual credits) through our partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Students who maintain certain standards at Canada Star Secondary School are admitted directly to Trent University which is one of Canada’s number one undergraduate universities.

Extra-curricular Learning:

We offer extracurricular activities like clubs and after-school cooking classes, as well as basketball, badminton, and tennis. Through our Student Services Team, students are also encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities that exist in Metro Vancouver. They are assisted in finding the volunteer opportunity that best suits the student.  Every student is encouraged to make a positive contribution to society by exhibiting the traits evidenced in the Canada Star Secondary School Student Profile. Developing and maturing the individual, enabling students to uncover the talents, skills and values to be of good influence beyond the walls of Canada Star Secondary School.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award:

While service is often rewarding in and of itself, many of the students have their work in these areas recognized through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This well-known international program requires students to learn a skill, undertake a physical recreation, carry out a service and complete an expedition, building resilience, perseverance, and grit.

Scholarship Opportunities:

As part of our commitment to provide top academic training to tomorrow’s global leaders, we are proud to offer entrance scholarships to high school students committed to academic excellence. Many of our graduates are also offered scholarships at the Universities of their choice.

Our high school students and parents share their experience:

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Diana - Student

“At Canada Star Secondary School, they give you a lot more opportunities than at other schools because they offer smaller classes, and students get to work individually with every teacher, and that is probably the best thing about the school”

Uliana - Student

“I like our school because it gave me a lot of opportunities. I got a chance to go to Ontario’s top university. The school staff, teachers, and our lovely principal is so caring about the students. Teachers make our classes interesting and you can’t wait for each class to begin, because they are actually cool. This school is supporting its students, and believes in them; not only believes, but is also finding a way to help students achieve their goal. It is not only about academic success like in other schools, but also about being a good person and developing in every way.”

Scarlett- Parent

“Canada Star Secondary has made my son a future artist, a better leader, and a better person. Canada Star has a great system of continuously pushing students to reflect and explore their college studies and career.  Small class size, good teacher-student ratio and unique academic prep setup all contribute to my son’s success.

More importantly, my son had many chances to participate and lead in community service as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He was admitted by his dream school Art Center in U.S. in 2019. Year one in the college is intensive, but Canada Star has prepared him well both skill-wise, academically and mentally. Thanks to Canada Star, my son is confident, passionate and promising in his future studies and new life at college.”

Steven - Student

“It’s kind of hard to point to words to describe how great our school is, but it is the atmosphere that gets me. Everyone is so nice and friendly, and we have a really good working environment.”

Our high school students and parents share their experience:

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Diana - Student

“At Canada Star Secondary School, they give you a lot more opportunities than at other schools because they offer smaller classes, and students get to work individually with every teacher, and that is probably the best thing about the school”

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Uliana - Student

“I like our school because it gave me a lot of opportunities. I got a chance to go to Ontario’s top university. The school staff, teachers, and our lovely principal is so caring about the students. Teachers make our classes interesting and you can’t wait for each class to begin, because they are actually cool. This school is supporting its students, and believes in them; not only believes, but is also finding a way to help students achieve their goal. It is not only about academic success like in other schools, but also about being a good person and developing in every way.”

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Scarlett- Parent

“Canada Star Secondary has made my son a future artist, a better leader, and a better person. Canada Star has a great system of continuously pushing students to reflect and explore their college studies and career.  Small class size, good teacher-student ratio and unique academic prep setup all contribute to my son’s success.

More importantly, my son had many chances to participate and lead in community service as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He was admitted by his dream school Art Center in U.S. in 2019. Year one in the college is intensive, but Canada Star has prepared him well both skill-wise, academically and mentally. Thanks to Canada Star, my son is confident, passionate and promising in his future studies and new life at college.”

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Steven - Student

“It’s kind of hard to point to words to describe how great our school is, but it is the atmosphere that gets me. Everyone is so nice and friendly, and we have a really good working environment.”

Did you know that Canada Star Secondary School is a Test Center for both the College Board’s Advanced Placement Exam® (AP®) and the College Board’s SAT® Test? 

High school students around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement.

SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools. The full form of SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT exam has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates. Applicants aspire to pursue undergraduate courses, particularly in the US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam. If the student is looking to get admission to a particular course, s/he can take the SAT subject tests to show their knowledge and understanding of that particular subject. Subject tests are offered in areas like Literature, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Foreign Languages.

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