International Students Application Process

International students represent a small percentage of our community, but make a huge impact. We help students become global citizens, and expose them to new perspectives, cultures, and friends from abroad, presenting a unique opportunity for international and local students alike. International students are those whose parents are not Canadian citizens, nor permanent residents. Please note that for our school a student’s status will be taken from their parents’ status.

Inquire Today

Start the process by filling out an online inquiry form. Once received, we will contact you to book you for a tour or answer any questions you may have.

Attend a Tour (Optional for International Students)

You will learn about our approach to education and get a good idea about what becoming a part of the Pythagoras Academy community would look like. We will also take the time to answer any questions you have.

Fill out our Application and Submit

This is where you fill out our application form. Please click the link below to download the application form. Please fill out the application form and prepare the required documents. You can email the scanned versions of the application form with the required documents to [email protected], or drop by the admissions office in person. We accept payment for the application fee by Snap pay (WeChat, and Ali pay), cash, check, wire transfer and bank draft. Please call 604-370-0199 to get more information regarding our payment options.

Assessment

All applicants will be booked in for an assessment. Our admissions office will contact you and let you know which session you will be booked in for.

Decision Made

Once your child completes the assessment, we will inform you once a decision has been made. Please check your email regularly to make sure that you do not miss any important communications. If your child’s evaluation is positive, we will also inform you of the deadline to pay for the deposit and the tuition fee.

Pay the Tuition

International students have to pay the tuition in full for the entire school year. You can pay by Snap pay (WeChat, and Ali pay), wire transfer, or bank draft.

Apply for Study Permit

Once we receive your tuition payment, we will provide you with supporting documents for you to apply for a study permit.

Application Checklist

Application Checklist for International students

Please see below for the documents you must provide with your application form if your child is an international student:

  1. 2 recent colour photographs of the applicant (Passport Photo size – head and shoulders)
  2. Non-refundable application fee or international students- $500 paid by cheque, cash, snap pay (Ali pay and WeChat pay).
  3. A photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate, parents’ passports (* Both please), parents and child’s visa (study permit or other permit). Document copies for both parents are required.
  4. Copy of Hydro bill as proof of BC residency
  5. For elementary students (Kindergarten and older), please provide recent report cards
  6. Optional: Reference letter from your child’s previous school.

Tuition and fees

Pythagoras Academy Fee Schedule 2019/2020 International Students – K-Grade 8

Tuition Fees for Grades K to 8:                     $28,000.00 per school year
Application Fee:                                               $500.00 (non-refundable)
Registration Fee:                                             $2,500.00 (non-refundable)

Tuition Fee Deposit:
    Grades K:                                                          
    $10,000.00 ($3,000.00 non-refundable if student does not enter Grade 1)

    Grades 1 to 8:                                                 
    $10,000.00 (non-interest bearing, refundable within 180 days after graduation, withdrawal or dismissal by the school)

IT Fee:                                                                $200.00 per school year
Supply Fees for Kindergarten:                       $950.00 per school year
Supply Fees Grades 1 to 8:                             $1,900.00 per school year
Hot Lunch Program and 2 daily snacks:       $2,125.00 (Kindergarten)
                                                                             $2,300.00 (Grades 1 – 3)
                                                                             $2,500.00 (Grades 4 – 8)
After School Care (K students only)              $500.00 one day a week per school year
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                       $2,500.00 five days a week per school year
 
The Tuition Deposit and Registration Fee must be paid upon acceptance.
Tuition fees must be paid in full no later than April 11th, 2019.  Please be aware that after April 11th, 2019, there will be an additional $1,000.00 late registration fee.
 
All fees are in Canadian funds.  All Tuition and supply fees stated above include the cost of workbooks, most field trips and other materials that supplement the educational programs. There may be extra out of school activities fees that will apply throughout the school year.

Pythagoras Academy Fee Schedule 2019/2020 International Students – JK

Tuition Fees JK                                              $17,200.00 per school year
Application Fee:                                              $500.00 (non-refundable)
Registration Fee:                                            $2,500.00 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee Deposit:
NEW STUDENTS FOR Grades JK                $10,000.00 ($3,000.00 non-refundable if student does not enter Grade 1)

IT Fee:                                                               $50.00 per school year
Supply Fees for JK:                                         $950.00 per school year
Hot Lunch Program and 2 daily snacks:     $2,125.00 per school year

After School Care (JK students only)          $500.00 one day a week per school year
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                     $2,500.00 five days a week per school year

The Tuition Deposit and New Family Fees must be paid upon acceptance. These are NOT REFUNDABLE if the student is asked to leave the school or withdraws during the year.

Payment Options: Tuition fees must be paid in full or submitted on signed post-dated cheques no later than April 11 th , 2019.  Please be aware that after April 11 th , 2019, there will be an additional $1,000.00 late registration fee.

Payment Plan: Tuition fees can be paid in three installments: April 11 th , 2019 (40%), October 1 st , 2019 (35%), and February 4 th , 2020 (25%).

Discounts:
A discount of 2% will apply to tuition fees paid in full on, or before April 11 th , 2019.
Sibling Discount: 3% reduction will be applied to tuition fees for each immediate family member enrolled at Pythagoras Academy for the school year 2019 – 2020.
Tuition and supply fees include the cost of workbooks, most field trips and other materials that supplement the educational programs. There may be extra out of school activities fees that will apply throughout the school year.

BC Government Grant: The school receives a grant under the Independent School Act from the BC Ministry of Education for each qualifying student. The above school fees are applicable if the student qualifies for the grant. For students who do not qualify, there is an additional fee $4,000 per school year. 

Application Form Download

Eligible Student: whose parent or guardian

1. is a citizen of Canada or a permanent resident who is ordinarily resident in British Columbia

2. Is lawfully admitted to Canada and ordinarily resident in British Columbia Holder of a valid student permit (Valid more than one year) Holder of a valid work permit (Valid more than one year)

3. Carrying out official duties under the authority of the Visiting Forces Act or offical representative in Canada of a foreign government with a consular post in British Columbia

For more information about eligibal local students, please check the government website