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Bodwell High School Private School

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Address: 955 Harborside Drive North Vancouver, BC V7P3S4 CANADA
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Description Bodwell High School Private School

  • Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Students age: 13 to 18 years
  • Education programs: High School, ESL, AP.
  • Total number of students: 650 people (of which 515 at the boarding house)
  • Type of studying: mixed

Students from more than 40 countries of the world are studying at the school:

  • 30% students are from Western and Eastern Europe;
  • 30% - from Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, etc.);
  • 30% - from Asian countries
  • China is not more than 15%, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.

Bodwell High School is a private co-educational boarding school offering grades 8 to 12 and university preparation. Recognized as a leader among Canadian boarding schools, the school’s diverse student population make it a rich and exciting place to learn, study, play, and build lifelong memories and friendships. Bodwell welcomes up to 650 students throughout the year that come from over 40 countries!

Bodwell is located in North Vancouver, a waterfront location that overlooks the Vancouver city centre. The school campus features a cafeteria, indoor swimming pool, 2 multi-purpose gyms, 2 presentation theatres, music room, library and play court. On-site Boarding Program houses more than 515 students in mainly triple and quadruple rooms for both girls and boys. Boys and girls live in separated halls and receive 24-hour care, guidance and supervision from dedicated staff.

The school is focused on preparing students for university study. A command of the English language, an academic mind, strong life skills, and clear career dreams are all essential parts of university applications. The school students:

  • Learn to Excel through English
  • Liberate the Academic Mind
  • Live an Active and Healthy Lifestyle
  • Look Inward and Forward
  • Love the Earth and each other
  • Lead for Positive Change.

The main direction of education in Bodwell High School is a high-quality and high-grade secondary education. The school teachers all have extensive professional backgrounds, with many experienced in teaching English as a second language. In and out of the classroom, students will appreciate the patience, professionalism and care demonstrated by the teachers.

Many graduates of the school subsequently receive scholarships for successful education, without problems enter prestigious universities and build an international career. Both Canadian students and pupils from all over the world are accepted - qualified experienced teachers  work with international groups, are always ready to help in solving various issues, they are able to find an approach to any student. In addition to quality education, the school has the goal to bring up in children original thinking, independence, initiative, leadership qualities, team work.

In addition to general education classes, students will find a huge number of various extracurricular activities, exciting excursions, extensive opportunities for sports and creativity.

The Bodwell High School can accommodate students from 13 to 18 years of age (these are grades 8-12). The academic year is traditionally divided into terms, and you can apply at the beginning of each of them:

  • Autumn (September-February)
  • Winter (February-June)
  • Summer (July).

The daily schedule:

Class time
MON-THU 8:15 am-3:30 pm Classtime period with a 45 minute lunch break
FRI 9:25 am-3:30 pm extra time to sleep in
SAT 9:25 am-12:50 pm Enrichment Courses


Crossover time

MON-THU 3:40-4:40 pm Clubs and Athletic Teams followed by leisure time / dinner time
SAT-SUN Competitive Teams: Often journey into the community to join tournaments with local schools.

Students take 5 courses each Fall and Spring term, and one more in July, completing 11 courses in a year. In addition to regular academic courses from Monday to Friday, students attend an enrichment course on Saturday mornings taught by outside professionals in different fields of expertise.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bodwell High School Private School

Program name
from 4 900 $CAD / 4 weeks

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course will be an excellent choice for international students who are not sufficiently knowledgeable in English. The course is divided into 3 levels of complexity depending on the level of basic education of students:

  • Beginner;
  • Lower;
  • Above average.

Regularly (every 4 weeks) tests are conducted that help to identify the level of knowledge and results achieved - with excellent results the student is transferred to the main academic course and is already engaged with all other students.

from 50 050 $CAD / year

Advanced Placement

This course is designed for students graduating from the final class: it will help to actualize and deepen the existing knowledge and to enter the chosen university without any problems. Throughout the learning process, the child's parents receive full reports on the achievements, educational results, life of the child on campus, participation in all activities and courses.

19.07.2020 -15.08.2020
from 5 550 $CAD / 2 weeks

During the summer months, Bodwell School organizes combined language programs for children from around the world aged 10-17.

The camp is based on the campuses of three major universities in British Columbia:

  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver);
  • University of Victoria (Victoria);
  • Quest University (Whistler and Squamish).

All campuses are well equipped with everything necessary for effective teaching and comfortable living. Students are accommodated in the same residences that are offered to the students of the main programs (in the summer they leave for vacations), also participants of the summer camp can use the entire infrastructure of the universities:

  • Sports fields and playgrounds;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Swimming pools and water sports centers;
  • Parks and lawns;
  • Halls and classes for studying.

All students are tested, which distributes them into groups according to the level of basic education, and the age parameter is also taken into account. Weekly 15 English lessons are provided (the load is rather low), on which all the basic language skills and knowledge are actively developed. The main attention is drawn to the development of oral and written speech, the improvement of grammatical literacy, the expansion of vocabulary. Additionally, students study the ecology, geography, the course of public (humanitarian) sciences, exact sciences, attend lessons aimed at developing leadership qualities. Classes are lined up in a dynamic, lively manner, not allowing children to get bored, a lot of games and role situations are envisaged. Every week a new topic is announced, which defines the fullness and subject of the classes, the direction of study.

In their free time, students also will not get bored: for them a rich, interesting leisure program is organized. A large-scale general event or concert is held at least once a week, various games and contests are held every day, competitions that help to develop team spirit, comradeship, and to show personal talents and abilities. The hiking and exciting educational excursions are organized for children, shopping, trips to museums and national parks, canoeing, sightseeing are offered to their attention.

Please note that for registration on the program you must apply no later than May 29!


1) Courses in Vancouver (University of British Columbia):

  • 2 weeks (July 12-25, July 26 - August 8);
  • 3 weeks (July 5-25, July 12 - August 1, July 19 - August 8);
  • 4 weeks (July 12 - August 8);
  • 5 weeks (July 5 - August 8).

2) Courses in Victoria and Columbia (University of Victoria and University of British Columbia):

  • 3 weeks (July 12 - August 1, July 19 - August 8);
  • 4 weeks (July 12 - August 8).

3) Courses in Vancouver and Whistler (University of British Columbia and Quest University):

  • 3 weeks (July 12 - August 1).

4) TRI courses (all three universities):

  • 4 weeks (July 5 - August 1, July 12 - August 8);
  • 5 weeks (July 5 - August 8).

The indicated price already includes:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = 200 CAD;
  • Letter of agreement for care (for underage students);
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board, including late dinner);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Transfer in both directions and transport service during excursions;
  • Studying on the program;
  • Excursions, events and leisure;
  • Branded T-shirt;
  • A report card with an evaluation of achievements and a corporate certificate after the end of the program.

The price does not include and is paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Accompanying minors on the way (if necessary);
  • Personal (pocket) expenses;
  • Insurance deposit (fully refunded if there is no damage to property due to student's fault).

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation is only at Bodwell Boarding Program for the first year. Then students who complete the program can apply to move to a Family (Homestay)

  • Residence

The international students have to stay in a common residence for their first year, which is fully equipped comfortable rooms, designed for 3-4 people. At the boarding house, as a rule, girls live on the 2nd and 3rd floor od the West Wing and, boys live on the 3rd to 7th floor of the East Wing.

Students have to pay additional costs fort he food and accomocadation during vacation

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, biology, Bookkeeping, business, chemistry, communications, drama, Dramatic art, economics, English, Entrepreneurship, French, geography, history, International Education, Japanese, Leadership course, maths, Media sphere, music, Natural science, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, sociology, tourism
Events list: Athletics, badminton, basketball, football, skiing, Snowboarding, swimming, volleyball

Events Bodwell High School Private School

Each student, as far as possible, should participate in sports events, games and competitions - the school pays close attention to the physical development of its pupils. Several sports teams operate on the campus:

  • Men's - basketball, football, swimming, athletics
  • Women's - swimming, volleyball, basketball, track and field athletics
  • General - softball and badminton.

In addition, there is the necessary equipment and facilities for other sports. Students can engage in fitness, tennis (large or table), explore adventure sports, downhill skiing or snowboarding. You can run (cross-country), play hockey, attend wrestling, yoga, stretching (stretching exercises), track and field athletics club for all levels of activities.

Also, students are offered a diverse cultural and educational program - various interesting excursions and trips, visits to theaters and museums, visits to scientific centers and trips to other Canadian cities.

At school there are many different clubs, among which an interesting option can be found by each student. For example, you can design and fashion, get involved in knitting, learn the basics of filming and create your own movie. There is a large art studio, a club for photo lovers, a separate section dedicated to creative art.


95% of the schoo graduates receive acceptance to universities and other post-secondary institutions, including a select number with entrance scholarships. The school helps build their English language ability, academic mindset, life skill set, and clear career dreams and prospects. Ultimately, it is not only admission but true success in university that counts.

Equipment Bodwell High School Private School

  • 40 classrooms for 600 students and 500 boarding places split into separate boys and girls wings
  • 2 gymnasiums, 2 cafeterias, a multimedia auditorium, an indoor swimming pool and a modern library

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Please note that there are additional compulsory costs and fees not included in the main program (total cost of CAD 4650):

  • registration fee = $ 350 CAD
  • deposit upon placement = 1000 $ CAD
  • medical insurance = 1,075 $ CAD
  • school uniform = 1000 $ CAD
  • additional recreational activities and student clubs = 1,125 $ CAD
  • laptop, educational books and manuals = $ 600 CAD
  • custodian agency services = 400 $ CAD.

The first year is paid in full. The following years can be paid on termly basis. Taking into account the current economic situation, the first semester payment option is considered individually for issuing unconditional transfer.

Vacation dates - usually 2 weeks in winter (from mid-December) and 1 week in April or 2 months in summer (if student leaves for July Term)

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 350 CAD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applications from students from all over the world from 13 years and older are considered. Students should:

  • Provide Report Card
  • Provide recommendations from educators
  • Write an essay about yourself, about a vision of the future
  • Take exams (math, science) and an English test.

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Bodwell High School Private School reviews

Hello, can you email me more information regarding admission to Bodwell High School? Thank you in advance)
Ukeje Joseph
Good afternoon,pls I would like to enquire about the day school fees for secondary school education
Daria Mitchenko
Dear Ukeje, the day fees will cost 26 575 CAD for Canadian students or for those who reside there on a permanent basis. The email with more specific information has also been sent to you.
Good afternoon! Unfortunately, I could not figure it out myself ... Tell me please, how much will it cost to get secondary education at this school? The son is studying in grade 10, in a regular school in Almaty
SMAPS Manager
Good afternoon, Kairat! The cost of the school is about 50,000 CAD per year, with all fees except visa and airline tickets.
Parviz Huseynli
Good afternoon. My oldest son is in 10th grade. His English is not bad. I wanted to clarify: can we send it to Budville school since January 2020 ... ??? Please share your opinions ... Thank you
SMAPS Manager
Good afternoon, Parviz! Admission from the middle of the year is possible, but not always there are places in the school for the child, therefore most of them ask students to start their studies in September.
Imanahmetova Munoir
Goodnight! Does the school accept a low level of rank for language courses, so that after studying at school
SMAPSE consulant
Good afternoon, Munoir! There is such an opportunity, just as you can learn the language in parallel during your studies in secondary school.
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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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