International Students

Academic Excellence. Athletics and Arts. Leadership. Canadian Culture. Family. Community.

Aberdeen Hall offers a comprehensive program in a world-class independent high school. Students are immersed in a learning environment where individual needs are addressed with an enriched academic curriculum designed to achieve 100% university acceptance. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities include science laboratories, a 130-seat lecture theater, an applied skills and technology center, a digital recording studio, and a design studio. Aberdeen Hall provides a stimulating environment where students are supported by a team of passionate and dedicated teachers.

We welcome international students who are motivated to succeed and reach their full potential in academics, athletics, arts and leadership. Involvement in volunteer and community events further develops a well-rounded Aberdeen Hall student.  With tremendous support and opportunity for involvement at school, in the community, and with their host family, international students experience a comprehensive education preparing them for success in high school and beyond.

The Fast Facts

  • 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 at a Glance

International Brochure

International Application Form

International Teacher Reference Form

Aberdeen Hall Family Boarding

A safe and supportive home environment is the foundation of an international student’s positive Canadian experience.  Our exceptional Family Boarding program is managed by Aberdeen Hall with carefully selected families providing a welcoming home for students to enjoy family life and Canadian culture.  This authentic experience is the core of a comprehensive education journey, providing students with the opportunity to acquire important life skills with family guidance and support. Being part of Aberdeen Hall’s Family Boarding program is an enriching experience and a wonderful opportunity to immerse in local culture while creating lifelong relationships.

To learn more about International Admissions please contact Elaine Crebo at [email protected].

Host Families 
We welcome applications from the Aberdeen Hall community (faculty, staff, families with children attending the school and alumni families) to host International students in Grades 8 through 12.

Hosting is a wonderful opportunity to share cultures and form relationships with young people from around the world. Families provide a private bedroom, meals and most importantly, a welcoming and supportive home environment. 

For more information, please contact Elaine Crebo at [email protected]
All Host Families have successfully completed the school’s thorough screening process and adhere to BC’s Homestay Guidelines. 

Host Family Application




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



  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.