I am pleased to extend an invitation to students who may be considering an International experience in Canada. Lethbridge School District offers a full range of academic, fine arts, athletic, language and vocational programs for its students. The relationship between the school district and the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College is exceptional, and provides a natural link for students who may choose to continue post secondary education in Canada.
We are proud of the support we receive from our parents and our community, both of whom recognize the school district as progressive and one that provides an engaging educational experience for all students in a safe and caring atmosphere.
Lethbridge is the centre of economic and tourism activity in south west Alberta. The proximity to the Rocky Mountains, the city of Calgary and the Canada / United States border makes Lethbridge an ideal location for visitors to Canada to experience the wide range of opportunities that North America has to offer. We are proud of the diversity in our community and in our school district, and I am confident that every student who chooses to attend one of our District schools would leave with a lifetime of memories and life long friends.
Cheryl Gilmore Superintendent
Lethbridge School District No. 51 offers a full range of programming to over 9000 students in 19 schools. The grade structure in our schools is:
Elementary Schools: Kindergarten and Grades 1 - 5
Middle Schools: Grades 6 - 8
High Schools: Grades 9 -12
Students have a variety of programming choices that include core studies in:
English Language Arts
Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science)
In addition, students may select from a large number of complementary courses including:
Fine Arts (Art, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music)
Career and Technology Studies (Design Studies, Communication Technologies, Financial Management, Legal Studies, Construction Technologies, Food studies, Fashion Studies, Information Processing, Cosmetology, Automotives, Auto body)
Most international students are enrolled in one of our four main high schools. All four schools offer similar programming, with a few exceptions high-lighted below. Detailed information is available on each school website.
All schools have:
strong academic programs
extensive co-curricular programs
student advisor programs
student council activities
All schools are:
on city bus routes
close to city recreation areas (could include: sports fields, ice arenas, swimming pools)
Population: 911 Location: South side of Lethbridge Special features: Advanced Placement Program, Dance Program, French Immersion Program, Automotives, Autobody, Cosmetology, Independent Learning Centre
Population: 960 Location: North side of Lethbridge Special features: International Baccalaureate Program
The City of Lethbridge is a vibrant community with much to offer for our visiting international students. With a population of over 90 000, Lethbridge is large enough to provide all major amenities and recreational facilities, and yet small enough for easy access by city bus. We have a safe and caring community with diverse cultural backgrounds. Important additional information about our city is available at:
Within our city we have two major post secondary institutions including the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge College. International students who attend Lethbridge high schools would be well prepared for acceptance into our post secondary schools.
Lethbridge is the economic hub of south western Alberta. The city is within easy driving distance to many popular destinations. In under two hours you can be skiing, hiking or fishing in the majestic Rocky Mountains! We are also close to the City of Calgary (to our north) and to the United States border (to our south).
Alberta is one of ten provinces and three territories that make up the country of Canada. There is great diversity in the regional landscapes within Alberta including the majestic Rocky Mountains, vast open prairie, much farmland and large forested areas. Alberta's major industries include energy, forestry, food production, electronics and telecommunications, tourism and manufacturing. There are many recreational opportunities in Alberta including both indoor and outdoor activities. Many people enjoy camping, skiing, fishing and boating. Winter sports and summer sports are popular, as well as many cultural and artistic events.