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Columbia Academy

Address: 570 Dunsmuir St # 400, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y1, Canada
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Description Columbia Academy

  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age of students: 14-18 years
  • Type of education: private co-educational school.

Columbia Academy is a high school where high education standards are combined with a healthy environment and a friendly school community. This foundation helps graduates to enter the best universities in Canada and the world. The mission of an educational institution is that each student see a world full of opportunities, learn to live a successful, happy life after graduation. Academic success, high level of intelligence, emotional, internal stability - those qualities that the Academy of Columbia Vancouver seeks to bring up: they will allow students to become leaders, learn to understand the needs of society.

Columbia Academy offers an educational program that supports an individualized student-centered learning approach and creates a safe, caring learning environment for students from all over the world. The school teaches students to be tolerant, polite with each other, to build successful communications in the student community, consisting of representatives of different ethnic groups.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Columbia Academy

Program name
from 17 600 $CAD / 2 semesters

Graduation Program - from 17600CAD $

from 17 600 $CAD / 2 semesters

Graduation Program - from 17600CAD $

Graduate Requirements as defined by the British Columbia Department of Education:

  • Students must complete 20 courses (80 credits) to graduate and receive a BC Dogwood diploma.
  • Of the 20 courses (80 credits) there should be at least 4 courses (16 credits) at the level of 12 classes, including a course of 12 classes in language learning.
  • Students need 13 required courses and 7 electives to complete a full secondary education. Students seeking better universities may require additional courses.

The list below shows some of the courses offered by the Columbia Academy during the school term.

Required programs



Career Life Education

Pre-Calculus 12


Language Language Arts 10

Calculus 12


Mathematics (Math 10)

Second language 11/12


Math 11 / Math 12

Physics 11/12


Social Sciences 10

Happiness Course 12


Social Sciences 11/12

Economy 12


Physical education, health 10

Geography 12


Learn English 12 / English First Peoples 12

Chemistry 11,12


English 11

Biology 12


Natural sciences 10

Marketing 11


Natural sciences 10/11

History 12


Arts and Applied Sciences 10,11,12

AP: Statistics, history, economics, psychology, calculus


Career Life Connections

Canadian high school graduates pass two exams before graduation - Numeracy Assessment and Literacy Assessment. Numeracy Assessment was first introduced in June 2018 and assesses knowledge of mathematics, Literacy Assessment is introduced in 2019 and tests knowledge of English.

Accommodation, housing and food

Columbia Academy offers homestay accommodation for international students - a fun, safe, and affordable way to stay. The host family provides foreign students with a furnished bedroom, three meals a day, access to all residential amenities. The student integrates into the family, gets an excellent opportunity to learn about Canadian culture from the inside, practice, improve their English skills. Many students become close friends with the families in which they live and stay in touch when the stay ends.

Vancouver host families reflect the country's diverse multicultural roots. Homestand coordinators help students cope with problems that may arise in a new home.

According to Canadian law, any student in British Columbia under the age of 19 is a minor: he is not allowed to live on his own, he must be cared for by a parent or legal guardian. The school helps parents find a legal guardian. When entering Canada, the student provides the visa officer with a notarized document signed by his parents and local legal guardian, which gives the latter the right to act instead of the parent.

Events Columbia Academy

Columbia Academy offers a variety of activities, participation in clubs that implement the entertainment component of the life of an educational institution. The nature of the activities depends on the season. In the summer, there is a school barbecue in Stanley Park, volleyball on the beach, in winter - a ski trip. At any time of year, teachers take students to cultural events, to the main branch of the famous Vancouver Public Library.

The school encourages students to create clubs that reflect the students' own interests - programming, politics, photography, fashion design. Clubs provide them with the opportunity to communicate, work together, learn more about their interests.


  • Columbia Academy adheres to a unique philosophy - to accept students with a serious academic attitude, as well as those who want to grow personally. The Academy can guarantee preparation for the process of admission to the best universities in Canada, individual academic planning for each student.
  • The school conducts extracurricular activities that contribute to the development of leadership qualities of students, teamwork. The school has strict policies and clear expectations regarding student attendance, homework, and wearing a uniform.
  • The mission of the Columbia Academy is to provide a comfortable safe environment for students. The school has developed its own Happiness Course, based on a program offered by Harvard University.
  • The Colombian Academy offers students a variety of clubs aimed at developing different aspects of the individual. For example, WeLove Club allows students to learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. The school has a student-led assistance club that encourages students to provide voluntary help to those in need. Students learn to better understand the needs of others, to have a positive social impact.
  • The Colombian Academy has developed English language courses (ELL) specifically for children whose English is not yet good enough: Language Speech and Listening and Grammar and Writing. Both courses have three levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. Linguistic courses give students a clear understanding of grammar, develop vocabulary, listening skills, reading, writing, and speaking.

Equipment Columbia Academy

The Columbia Vancouver Academy has a modern building with everything needed for training, sports, and extracurricular activities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fees at Columbia Academy:

  • BC Dogwood Diploma Program - $ 17600CAD (two semesters)
  • BC Dogwood Diploma Program - 26400CAD $ (three semesters).

Extra charges (all students)

  • Application fee (non-refundable) - 200CAD $
  • The cost of the textbook - 300CAD $
  • Events Fee (per semester) - 300CAD $
  • Cost of services and consumables (per semester) - 300CAD $
  • School uniform - 400-500CAD $
  • Medical insurance (per year) - 600CAD $.

Other expenses:

  • Application for homestay - 300CAD $
  • The rent for the first month (including 3 meals a day) - 1000CAD $ / month
  • Airport transfer fee - 100CAD $
  • The custodian declaration fee is 300CAD $
  • Storage fee (per month) - 100CAD $.

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

  1. All applicants are interviewed. Foreign applicants contact the school in advance and undergo a video interview.
  2. In case of a successful interview, the applicant submits an application form and pays a registration fee of $ 200 (non refundable). The application must be completed by the parent or legal guardian if the student is less than 19 years old.
  3. Students submit the following documents:
  • Official documents from the previous place of study for the previous two years. They must be accompanied by a notarized translation into English.
  • Copy of student passport.
  • Proof of health insurance, private medical insurance.
  • Declaration of guardianship if the student is under the age of 19.
  1. After reviewing student documents, Columbia Academy will send a conditional letter of admission.
  2. After receiving a conditional letter of acceptance, students pay tuition.
  3. Applying for a visa: a foreign student uses a payment receipt to apply for a student visa.
  4. Upon arrival at the academy student takes an exam in English.

Scholarships Columbia Academy

  • Columbia Academy annually selects the top 3 students who receive a scholarship for academic achievement every semester.
  • The British Columbia Council has proposed a BC International Student Ambassador scholarship for students with excellent academic performance.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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