International Applicants

Sacred Heart School of Halifax offers international students access to a first-class education while they continue to improve their English skills in one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Canada.

As part of our program, students have access to English as an Additional Language (EAL) program where they can get as much support as they need, and they can take part in a variety of clubs and extra-curricular programs like debate, robotics, band, drama, and yearbook. As part of their experience here, students also learn about Halifax and Nova Scotia through a wealth of fun outings and field trips. This can include activities like ice-skating on the Emera Oval, city tours on the Harbour Hopper, a visit to Sugar Moon Farm to learn about maple syrup, watching Halifax Mooseheads hockey games, and pizza and movie nights.

International students are required to live in Halifax with at least one parent for the duration of the school year. If this is not an option, the international student must be placed in our Homestay Program, where they live with a local family.     

International student tuition is all-inclusive and covers:

  • Our Homestay Program, including a private room, study area, all meals, and participation in family life
  • Health insurance
  • Uniform
  • Monthly transit pass
  • Trips and activities
  • EAL support and classes

Students are encouraged to apply directly or through one of our partner agencies. Please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

“Sacred Heart School of Halifax is really nice and the teachers are really helpful and the classmates are kind. SHSH is an amazing school… Coming to SHSH is a great opportunity; I’m really glad I chose Sacred Heart!”

– Shao Junziqi, China