International Students

*To our international students joining us for the 2021/2022 school year: please be advised that all travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada by air or land, must use ArriveCAN. You’ll need to submit your information within 72 hours of your arrival to Canada. For information on how to use ArriveCan please visit the Government of Canada website HERE


Aberdeen Hall is a world-class, university preparatory school offering Preschool to Grade 12.

  • Graduate with Grade 12 BC Dogwood diploma (minimum two years of study)
  • Enriched and challenging academic curriculum designed to achieve 100% college/university acceptance. 
  • Supportive learning environment with students having access to a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty.
  • Canadian Culture and Language course for Grades 9-12 to support academic writing, research, and presentation skills. 
  • State-of-the-art facilities include the magnificent Great Hall, Applied Design Skills and Technology Centre, SkyLab Classrooms, Gym Studio, and 130-seat Lecture Theatre. 
  • 44-acre campus provides exceptional sports facilities for varsity teams in basketball, volleyball, track, cross-country, soccer, rugby, and more.
  • School and community volunteer program.
  • Located in Kelowna, British Columbia, a safe, 95% English speaking community in the beautiful Okanagan Valley (40-minute flight from Vancouver)

Aberdeen Hall Family Boarding

Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School facilitates a Family Boarding (homestay) Program partnering with local families who are carefully selected, open-minded, and appreciative of other cultures. Most importantly, our host families offer international students a 'home away from home'.

We believe that a safe and welcoming English speaking home environment is integral to a student’s positive Canadian experience and require international students to live with an Aberdeen Hall host family.

All host families have successfully completed the school’s comprehensive screening process and adhere to provincial Homestay Guidelines.

Being a part of Aberdeen Hall’s Family Boarding Program is an enriching experience and a wonderful opportunity to fully immerse into Canadian culture, create lifelong friendships, and improve English language skills.

To learn more about International Admissions or the Family Boarding Program, please contact Elaine Crebo at [email protected].

 

International Application Form

International Teacher Reference Form

Aberdeen Hall at a Glance

 

Testimonials

 

三年前,李东宁去到加拿大阿伯丁霍尔学校,当时的他胆子很小,并且不善于与人沟通。当时,我很担心他前往加拿大,但是到了那里他遇到了非常好的Byrne 这个家庭,这个住家带他体验了打猎,并且对他非常的好,还有Crebo老师也对他非常好,她经常为李东宁他们举办一些活动,使他在加拿大也能感受到家的温暖。这使我打消了我之前的顾虑,我对他在加拿大学习非常放心。经过这三年他变得积极上进,成绩也慢慢变好,这是我非常乐于看到的。感谢阿伯丁霍尔学校对他的教导以及老师对他的关爱。

Father of Kenny, Grade 11

时间流逝的飞快,Mary已经在Aberdeen Hall High School 学习了三年了,并且她已经成功地从高中毕业即将踏入大学的征程。 作为Mary的父母,我要感谢学校良好的学习环境和提供的优质的师生资源。 老师高质量的教学水平和同学们的相互鼓励与陪伴是对Mary很好的帮助。同学们之间的学术交流和鼓励形成了一个良好的的教学气氛。 在过去的三年里,我能感受到Mary的成长与改变,她敢于自己一个人面对到来的困难与挑战。同时,我向Mary的住宿家庭提出我的感激之情。寄宿家庭在过去的三年里给Mary提供了陪伴,关心,鼓励和支持。 可以在Aberdeen Hall 学习是Mary莫大的荣幸。 在这里,她学会了怎么样去珍惜,变得更加坚强和强大,也增强了她对自己的自信心。最后,我希望Aberdeen Hall 学校在将来会变得更加美好!
 

Father of Mary, Grade 12

 

 

尊敬的阿伯丁学院:
我们是杰西卡的父母。
首先,代表我们全家向贵校表示最衷心的感谢!
自2020年初起,一场突如其来的疫情打乱了我们正常的生活轨迹,期间作为国际学生的家长,我们心急如焚。异常担心远在太平洋彼岸杰西卡的健康安全。幸运的是有阿伯丁这样负责任的学校,使我们慢慢打消了顾虑。作为家长,我们非常庆幸杰西卡选择了阿伯丁。贵校疫情期间非常有序的安排学生们在校学习,尤其对国际生们关爱有加,充实的校内课程以及丰富的课外活动使得杰西卡在离家近1年半的时间不曾感到失落。这些都是在Aberdeen老师们辛勤付出的结果。
其次,我们要感谢Ms.Crebo。她负责照顾管理国际学生,是杰西卡的良师益友。在她的指引下,杰西卡有幸加入了OSYO交响乐团,成功的成为了一名小提琴手,还介绍了知名画家来指导杰西卡的绘画技能,使得杰西卡绘画技能稳步提升,并创作的多幅油画。更有甚于这次回国时,杰西卡没能赶上去温哥华的飞机,她直接自驾将杰西卡送往温哥华…杰西卡所住的寄宿家庭也非常得温馨。在疫情期间,他们在基于安全防范的情况下带着她尝试了非常多样的户外运动活动。在异国他乡的生日,杰西卡收获了祝福和细心准备的礼物,使我们感动不已…种种举不胜数的感人事情,让我们家长深感欣慰。让我们看到了阿伯丁的每一位老师严谨的治学态度,敬岗爱业,爱生如子的高尚情操。师道既尊,学风自善,是你们凭着对教育事业的满腔热情,为社会输送了一批批高素质的人才。杰西卡今天取得的成绩与贵校和各科老师精心栽培、辅导是分不开的。
  最后,请允许我们再一次向Aberdeen hall全体老师表示最真诚的感谢和最诚挚的祝福,我们衷心的祝福阿伯丁越来越好,在教书育人领域保持健康持久的发展,祝愿在今后取得更多喜人的成绩,为世界输送更多优秀人才。
 

Jiong Cai, father of Jessica, Grade 11

"Coming to Aberdeen Hall was one of the best experiences of my life! Everyone in the community was so receptive and welcoming. I am very thankful to everyone and for everything I learned during my time in Kelowna. I have no words to describe my host family; they made me feel at home since day one. I had such a great time here that a year after leaving, I had to come back to visit.  I am very grateful for everything Aberdeen Hall provided me."

Isabella, international alumna (Brazil)

 

 

"He came to Aberdeen Hall a boy, He is leaving a man."

Antonio Pizutto, father of Aberdeen Hal international alumni, Tony (Mexico)

"My daughter, Cherry Chan, studied at Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School for Grade 11 and 12 from 2017-2019. Aberdeen Hall has a beautiful campus, a supportive learning environment, and caring and dedicated teachers. The class sizes are small so that teachers can provide individualized attention to students with different needs. I witnessed Cherry become more confident and independent throughout her time at Aberdeen Hall and with her teachers' encouragement, she became bolder in class and more willing to take on challenges she would have previously shied away from. Cherry is now doing her undergraduate degree in Vancouver and pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist and designer. Our experience at Aberdeen Hall was sweet and unforgettable."

Hailey Chan mother of Aberdeen Hall international alumna, Cherry Chan (Hong Kong, China)

 

 

"Aberdeen Hall provides an excellent learning environment.  First of all, we have really small classes which are usually less than 20 students.  The teachers focus on both creative and percipient thinking. In addition to normal assignments, they ask us to complete supplemental research projects, brainstorming, making and presenting powerpoints, and creating large posters. Aberdeen Hall is located in a fabulous place.  It is surrounded by mountains and lakes and is across the street from UBCO.  If you have time, you can even go to the university campus for lunch with professors and college students."

Sylvia, international alumna (Hong Kong, China)

"We’ve noticed a big change in our son since he began attending Aberdeen Hall.  When he was home recently, he communicated with us more than ever before and has gone from a passive learner to taking an active role in his education. These results are due to the joint efforts of the Aberdeen Hall teachers, Ms. Crebo (the international coordinator) and my son’s host family.  Thank you very much."

International Parent

 

AdmissionsApplications to Aberdeen Hall are accepted year round and are increasingly competitive.

At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.

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