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Why Choose our Programs

Each year, more than 1000 students choose to study in Richmond.  Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Proven student achievement: consistently one of the highest achievement rates in Western Canada for both domestic and international students
  • English Language Learning (ELL) Support: is the standard for the province of British Columbia and allows students of all language abilities the opportunity to be successful. 
  • Course Options: a wide range of academic and elective courses, specialty programs, including Sports Academies, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Engineering, and Senior and Junior Years’ International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • Welcoming Community: inclusive, multicultural and welcoming 
  • A safe urban city – Clean and family oriented city with all the amenities of a large urban area.  
  • New, modern school facilities – most schools have been built or updated in the last 15 years and offer state of the art learning facilities.
  • RIE run homestay -  an in-house homestay program to meet the needs of students  
  • Student Support: multi-lingual support to assist with issues and support students throughout their study period.