The Canada Star Difference

Canada Star Secondary School is one of the Best Private Schools for international high school students in Vancouver. Founded in 2013 with the vision of fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for tomorrow’s global leaders.

Canada Star Secondary School has been home to countless 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.

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Why Us:

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

Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes provide students with the opportunity to join discussions, ask questions, and make sure they are confident in the learning and understanding of the material. We limit each class to 18 students, with the average number being 15.

Experienced Instructors

All of our instructors are university graduates, who are certified to teach in British Columbia, and will work closely together with our students all the way to graduation.

Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisors will assist students with all aspects of their academic life, including course selection, volunteer opportunities, choosing their majors, selecting suitable universities and preparing various applications.

Student Services

Our students are a part of our family, and we will provide the support and personal attention to ensure success both in and out of the classroom. A Student Services team member will always be available, should students need any kind of help or assistance.

Extracurricular Learning

We offer extracurricular activities like clubs and after-school cooking classes, as well as basketball, badminton, and tennis.  Our student services team also helps students find community service or volunteer opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

As part of our commitment to provide top academic training to tomorrow’s global leaders, we are always looking to support the education of young learners.  We are proud to offer entrance scholarships to students committed to academic excellence.

Honest Communication

We strive to build strong partnerships with parents to help students achieve great success. We offer weekly attendance reports and monthly communication between administration and parents or guardians to provide academic updates from our instructors.

Semester System

Our semester system allows students to study 4 courses per term, in 2 terms per year, and up to 2 more courses in the Summer. Our Fall Term runs from September to January and our Spring Term runs from February to June.

Summer School Program

Our summer program is designed to help students that need additional help in their studies, or simply want to get ahead. We provide a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum featuring learning and coping strategies that help foster students’ desire to learn and excel not only academically, but through taking a role of leadership in the classroom and beyond.


Canada Star Secondary School is certified by the Ministry of Education to offer the High School programs to students in grades 8 to 12. Graduates receive the same credential as any public high school in British Columbia (BC Dogwood Diploma). The B.C. Graduation Program ensures that students graduate from secondary school as educated citizens, with the knowledge, competencies, and skills they will need to transition successfully into higher education, training, and the workforce. Students must earn at least 80-course credits and complete the Provincial Graduation Assessments in numeracy and literacy to graduate.

CSSS Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships for New Students:

Canada Star Outstanding Performance Award:

This one-time $5,000 entrance scholarship is open to any student who can demonstrate outstanding performance in any area of visual arts and design, sports, music and performing arts or academics.

Canada Star Golden Achievement Award:

Each year, one high-performing new student will receive this entrance Award, which offers a 100% tuition waiver for each year of full-time study.

Canada Star Diversity Scholarship:

We want to recognize and support young people from different backgrounds who are committed to being actively involved and promoting diversity in their community. Recipients will receive up to $5,000 for each academic year of study, up to a maximum of $25,000.

International High School Students

International Student Services:

Canada Star Secondary School is one of the best private schools for international students in Vancouver because of our support and services. This includes Homestay Accommodation, Custodianship services, airport transfers and private insurance as well as application to MSP.

Our Homestay department arranges accommodations with carefully screened host families to suit a student’s particular needs. Each student will have a private bedroom in a residence located near the school. 

Why Vancouver:

With scenic views, a mild climate and friendly people, Vancouver is one of the most celebrated cities in the world. Home to beautiful mountains and parks, discover activities such as skiing in Whistler, cycling in Stanley Park, or simply enjoying BC’s fresh air and natural beauty. Vancouver also has a bustling city life! Explore massive shopping malls, watch a football or hockey game with friends, and enjoy phenomenal food from around the world. Discover why Vancouver is one of the most sought-after locations in North America and an Excellent choice for International Students – You will love it here!

Canada Star Secondary School campus is in a family-oriented neighborhood in the city of Richmond, in Metro Vancouver. Our location provides students with all the opportunities of a large city safe and quiet community. This is a great place for international students to learn English and develop an understanding of Canadian culture.  

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