International Students Admissions Procedure and Fees
If you are interested in our International Student Program the first step is to start the conversation by filling out an Admissions Inquiry Form. Our Head of Admissions, Ms. Margot Louise, will follow up with you to book a meeting.
Once you’ve decided you want to apply to the Shambhala School the next step in the Admissions Procedure is to submit a completed Application Form, accompanied with the Application Fee, transcripts of marks, Teacher Recommendations and proof of English Language Proficiency.
English Language Proficiency
At the time of application proof of English Language Proficiency is required (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, KET, PET, etc.). If an English proficiency test is needed, then we can direct applicants to the Halifax Language Institute who will arrange an on-line assessment through Oxford English Testing. International students who require additional assistance with their English language proficiency pay an additional $3,000 in addition to the annual tuition.
Meeting and Assessment
After having received all application documents a Skype meeting with the family and the teachers will be arranged to assess a good academic and social fit with the student and the school. After the Skype meeting the teachers will make a recommendation as to acceptance.
A Letter of Acceptance will be issued within one week of a successful Skype meeting.
Two weeks after the Letter of Acceptance to the Shambhala School a non-refundable payment of 1/3 of the tuition is required to hold the seat in the school.
The Application Fee
The Application Fee is $150.
English Language Proficiency Assistance
International students who require additional assistance with their English language proficiency pay an additional $3,000 in addition to the annual tuition, noted below.
Tuition and Schedule of Payments
International Tuition 2022/2023
The International tuition for a full ten-month school year at the Shambhala School in Grades 9-12 from September 2022 to June 2023 is $19,200.
Schedule of Payments
The payment of International tuition can be spread out over three payments.
The first 1/3 payment is due within two weeks after the Letter of Acceptance.
The second 1/3 payment is due by November 15, 2022.
The last 1/3 payment is due by February 15, 2023.
Unless the student will be living with their parent in Halifax, they are required to live with a local family. Upon request we will forward a questionnaire and Home Stay Agreement to be filled out and signed by parents, students and Home Stay families.
If you have any questions, please fill out the Admissions Inquiry Form to obtain further information.