Where is Anglophone West School District?

Anglophone West School District covers communities stretching from Edmundston in the northern part of our district to Cambridge Narrows in the southern part of our district. Fredericton is in the center of our district and is the largest community in Anglophone West. Fredericton is the capital city of the province of New Brunswick and is located on the Atlantic coast of Canada. It is one of 3 Maritime provinces along with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is 8 hours east of Montreal and 7 hours north of Boston.

Why should we choose Anglophone West School District?

Many families share that they choose our district because it is small, clean, and safe - but our communities are much more than that. Anglophone West School District has a friendly population that embraces cultural diversity. We are a high achieving School District. We are the home of two world class universities (University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University) and have been in the Top 7 SMART cities of the world for 2 years. It is simply a great place to be!! We are sure you will be impressed.

Do you have a school orientation?

Schools provide students with an orientation to their building and procedures.

When can I apply?

The school year is divided into two semesters. For the 1st semester, school starts on the first Tuesday after September 1st. We accept applications from February 15th until May 15th. The 2nd semester begins late January or early February. We accept applications from September 15th until November 1st. Please note: The application could take between 2-3 weeks to be processed.

When should students arrive?

Students should arrive a week before the new semester. This gives them time to register and select courses, as well as a chance to adjust to any time changes and get familiar with the city. Some schools also require students to complete a language assessment, which must be completed before class registration.

When are the vacations?

There is a two week break at the end of December, and a one week break the first full week of March. There are also several one day holidays throughout the year. Classes end for the year by the 30th of June.

How do students get to and from school?

Students who live within 2.4 kilometers of their school will walk to school or can pay for public transportation. Those living outside of the 2.4 kilometers can use the school bus service provided free by the school district. If students are involved in after school clubs or teams, they will have to make transportation arrangements with their host family.

Do students have support with English language acquisition?

Anglophone West School District provides language support for students. Some of our high schools offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes. In these classes, students can earn credits toward graduation. In our other schools, there are Newcomer Mentors who provide support with language learning. Elementary school students may receive up to thirty minutes per day of EAL support, while middle school students may receive up to 45 minutes per day, and high school students may receive one hour per day, depending on their language skills.

Can I graduate from High School in New Brunswick?

Students can graduate from a New Brunswick High School, but must complete all of the requirements for graduation from the Province of New Brunswick.

Graduation Requirements

What courses are offered?

The courses schools offer depend on the size of the school (smaller schools offer a smaller number of courses). In smaller schools, however, many courses are available through “Distance Education” which provides courses offered in larger schools in an online format. Grade 11-12 courses are leveled, with Level 2 being University preparation and Level 1 being advanced. (ie. 112 ENGLISH= Grade 11 English Level 2, 121 Biology = Grade 12 Biology Advanced)

Do you offer International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP)?

Anglophone School District West does not offer IB programs, but some AP courses are available depending on the school.

What is your refund policy?

Where valid reason for withdrawal occurs, as determined by ASD-W, a pro-rated refund will be made based on the cost of the monthly tuition. Students withdrawing before the 15th of the month will have that month’s tuition included in their refund. Whereas, students withdrawing after the 15th of the month will forfeit that month’s tuition. Refunds will be payable only to the one who paid the tuition originally.

What other fees apply?

There are fees associated with school trips, extra-curricular activities, school clubs, and graduation fees for those students who will graduate.

Where can I purchase Health Insurance?

If you are residing with parents during your course of studies, you will need to organize health insurance yourself. You can find links to two major suppliers of health insurance for International students (Ingle Insurance and Guard ME) in the HOW TO APPLY section.

What is the climate like?

The summer temperatures range from 23°C to 30°C, while winter temperatures range from 0°C to -25°C.

What kind of clothes should I bring?

New Brunswick has four seasons so you will need everything from shorts and sandals to boots and winter jackets.