Secondary School Program

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Richmond has 10 secondary schools with a combined enrolment of approximately 11,000 Canadian students. Each school in Richmond offers students the opportunity to get a world-class education with BC certified teachers, international student coordinators, modern school facilities and an extensive range of course options.
Overview Of Secondary School
The Richmond School District has 10 secondary schools (grades 8 to 12) for students to choose from.
Connections Program
Connections is an optional program offering after-school support for international students at Richmond public secondary schools.
Richmond schools have over 100 courses available for students. In addition to standard academic and technical courses, students in Grade 8 to 12 (ages 13 to 18) can also take the following:

  • International Baccalaureate-Senior Years (IB-SYP) and International Baccalaureate-Middle Years Programmes (IB-MYP)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) in Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Calculus, Art and more
  • Information Technology
  • Business
  • Modern Languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese)
  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music composition and production
  • Engineering
  • Design and Drafting
  • Environmental Biology
  • Computer Animation
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Guitar, Jazz Band, Choir/Choral

After School Options

Richmond secondary schools can have up to 40 extra-curricular clubs for students to join.

Activities include music, drama, sports, leadership and other areas of personal interest and development. Clubs are a fantastic way for students to interact with others who share common interests, make new friends and enhance their Canadian education.

Sport Options in the District

  • Swimming
  • Cross-Country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Basketball

  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Tennis
  • Track and Filed

Sample Clubs

  • Leadership
  • Volunteering
  • Future Medical Professionals
  • STEM Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Environmental Club

  • Dance Clubs
  • French Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Robotics
  • Gaming
  • Animal Protection Society

Application Information
Apply online with the following documents in a PDF format. Your application will be reviewed within 10 business days.
Required Documents

  1. A photo of the student taken in the last 12 months
  2. Copy of the student’s passport picture page or personal ID
  3. Certified or notarized School Records/Report Cards translated into English from the current and last year of study
  4. Picture page AND the signature page of parent’s passport or personal ID
  5. Signed Declaration of Eligibility
  6. Completed Vancouver Costal Health Form
  7. Immunization record (preferably translated into English and notarized)
  8. $200CAD application fee (non-refundable)

Additional Documents (Optional)

  1. recommendation letter from current teacher or principal
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Awards and/or certificates in extracurricular activities

Accommodation Options

  • Homestay arranged through the RIE Homestay Program (Grade 8 to 12 only) .
  • Private Accommodation (not arranged through RIE). Students must live with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is 25 years of age or older.