Pattison High School
About Pattison High School
Pattison High School is an independent educational institution authorized and accredited by the Ministry of Education of British Columbia. As a fully bonded school, they ensure the utmost protection and an outstanding learning environment for students, adhering to the regulations set by the Ministry. Since its establishment in 2003, the school has been offering comprehensive secondary education for Grades 9 to 12, with a strong focus on university preparation. Students who successfully complete the graduation program from Grades 10 to 12 are awarded the Dogwood diploma, which is issued by the Ministry of Education and serves as the official high school diploma. The school’s staff, proficient in multiple languages, provide invaluable international support to the diverse needs and growth of the school community. A team of dedicated advisors, along with a talented faculty, collaboratively creates a robust organizational framework for the school. Over the course of 18 years of operation, Pattison High School has witnessed over 2000 graduates earning the BC high school diploma. Many of these graduates have pursued higher education in renowned post-secondary institutions and subsequently integrated into the Canadian professional workforce, establishing their own families in Canada.
Programs at Pattison High School
BC Graduation Program:
After successfully meeting the graduation requirements, students are granted the Dogwood Diploma, which enables them to seek admission to universities across North America.
Advanced Placement Program:
Your AP score has the potential to grant you college credits even before you begin attending classes on campus. In fact, the majority of AP students who join four-year colleges already have some credits. Gaining credit or advanced placement through AP exams can create opportunities for a more flexible schedule or even early graduation.
Academic Readiness Program:
Pattison High School provides a language development program that aims to introduce and enhance English proficiency at various levels of competency. For students who are new to learning the English language, they are required to take the English Placement Test. The results of this assessment help identify the specific language level and competency of the student, allowing the school to tailor the program to meet their individual needs effectively.
This program is for adult students who have not yet graduated high school. To successfully complete Grades 10, 11, and 12, students need to accumulate a total of 80 credits. These credits are divided into specific categories, where 48 credits must come from mandatory courses, 28 from elective courses, and 4 from Graduation Transitions.
The summer school courses provided by Pattison High School serve the purpose of assisting students in enhancing their grades to prepare for the subsequent academic year. Additionally, participating in summer school enables certain students to graduate on schedule, thereby qualifying them for earlier admission to university.
- Academic Requirements: Applicants must submit their official transcripts or academic records. If these documents are not in English, they must be translated and officially certified.
- Supporting Documentation: A copy of the applicant’s passport, and a passport size photo must be submitted in addition to the application form.
Tuition, Fees and Refund Policy
Tuition and Fees:
- Application Fee (non-refundable): $300 CAD
- Tuition Fees: $19,200 CAD (per 8 courses/year)
- Students Services Fee: $1,600 CAD
- Books and Materials Fee: $300 CAD
- School Uniform Fee: $650 CAD
- Graduation Fee: $200 CAD
- Total School Fees: $22,250 CAD per year
- Medical Insurance Fee: $600 CAD per 2 semesters
- Custodian Declaration Fee: $300 CAD
- Custodianship Fee: $100 CAD per month
- Homestay Placement Fee: $400 CAD
- Homestay Fee (includes 3 meals per day): $1,200 CAD – $1,800 CAD per 2 semester
- Airport Pickup Fee: $150 CAD
If an international student’s visa application is declined by a Canadian Embassy outside of Canada, they will be eligible for a refund of the full prepaid tuition fee, excluding a processing fee of $500 CAD. To initiate the refund process, the student must provide the completed Tuition Refund Request Form along with the mandatory original letter of rejection.
Pattison High School operates with open enrolment for its programs, meaning that applications for admission are accepted throughout the year for specific semester based on available space.
Facilities at Pattison High School
- Classrooms: The school has well-equipped small sized classrooms that provide a suitable learning environment for students. These classrooms are designed to facilitate interactive and engaging teaching and learning experiences.
- Computer Labs: Pattison High Sshool offers computer labs with access to computers, software, and internet connectivity. These labs allow students to work on assignments, conduct research, and enhance their computer skills.
- Library: The school has a library or resource center that provides a collection of books, journals, and digital resources. Students can use these resources for academic research, studying, and accessing course materials.
- Study Areas: Pattison High School provides designated study areas or spaces where students can concentrate on their coursework and collaborate with peers. These areas may include quiet study rooms, group study rooms, and communal spaces.
- Student Lounge: The school has a student lounge area where students can relax, socialize, and interact with their peers. This space may have comfortable seating, tables, and recreational amenities.
- Student Services: The school offers student services such as academic advising, counseling, and support for career development. These services aim to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals.
- Field Trips: We complement our courses with field trips to diverse destinations throughout the lower mainland, enriching the learning experience. These field trips encompass visits to nature centers, local businesses, museums, and amusement parks, among other potential locations.
- Clubs and Outdoor Activities: These activities have a primary goal of equipping students with vital life skills. Their intention is for students to disconnect from the demands of daily routines and instead focus on recognizing, implementing, and reflecting upon strategies that can improve and sustain their overall well-being.
- Volunteer Opportunities: The school facilitates connections between students and local charitable organizations, providing opportunities for them to actively engage in events that promote social awareness and foster a sense of global citizenship.
- Homestay: Homestays at Pattison High School offer exceptional value, as the families hosting students are meticulously chosen to create a welcoming and comfortable environment that resembles a “home away from home” for the students.
We offer pre-evaluation of your documents including transcripts and English language proficiency results prior to applying to your program of choice. Additionally, we offer assistance and provide guidance in constructing optimal resumes and personal statements if required for admission. lastly we provide a checklist of all the required documents for admission and assist you with applying for residency as well.