Victoria International High School Programs



Gain English language proficiency and a quality education through our government accredited and approved curriculum. Click here for more...


This innovative academic program supports international students with their transition into Canadian public schools. Click here for more...


Learn English, meet Canadian students, and experience a summer of sunshine and fun. Click here for more...


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We offer custom-designed group programs for students, as well as teachers of English as a foreign language.
The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International High School Programs (VIHSP) meet the highest standards of academic rigour and provide invaluable life skills to further a student’s chances for success.
  • VIHSP has been providing quality international education experiences since 1992.
  • Although programs are open to students of varying ages, focus is on students ages 12 – 18
  • Curriculum is approved and accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education.
  • Academic program graduates are often accepted into top universities and colleges throughout Canada and around the world.
  • In addition to a world-class academic program VIHSP also offers a variety of short-term and ESL Programs.
  • VIHSP is part of the Greater Victoria School District, a public school district in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
  • The Greater Victoria School District (GVSD) is located in Victoria, the “City of Gardens” and capital of British Columbia.
  • GVSD covers five municipal areas and is the sixth largest public school district in the Province of British Columbia.
University and Government Accredited Teachers Our teachers are highly trained, government-certified professionals. Teaching faculty has completed university-level training in education, holding bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in their particular subject area. A Balanced Approach to Learning The Academic High School Program instills a balanced and positive outlook in young minds. Students are encouraged to become active and full members of their school and neighbourhood communities through athletics, cultural activities, volunteering and other non-academic pursuits. Flexibility to Meet Individual Needs Each of our District’s government-certified schools has its own unique character and provides a wide range of course options. The low ratio of international to Canadian students (3% or less), encourages our international students to interact meaningfully with their Canadian classmates, facilitating a rich cultural exchange. Outstanding Student Support Our years of experience in international education have made us keenly aware of the unique needs of international students. To assist our students and encourage their success, we provide comprehensive support which includes:
  • School-based international student advisors at each of our high schools and middle schools
  • Our own registered homestay program
  • Multi-cultural homestay placement officers
  • An orientation for all new international students
  • Professional, experienced program staff committed to student success