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International Applicants

Sacred Heart School of Halifax warmly welcomes international students, and we are proud to have students from China, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Japan, and Korea among others.
Sacred Heart has extensive health and safety protocols in place to keep our community safe. Our international students can now safely arrive in Canada and attend school in one of the safest places in the world. In addition to being on the Designated Learning Institute list, we have an approved Quarantine Plan in place for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Academic Years. You can learn more here. International students currently in the Homestay Program also have the option to stay with their family over the summer. 

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 student tuition is all-inclusive and covers:
  • Living with a host family as part of our Homestay Program, including 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 International Admissions Manager, Allison Englehart 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
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5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459