SHAD is proudly Canadian, but we're by no means exclusively Canadian. We understand that the drive to excel knows no borders, and our program welcomes international students to apply. Over the years, students have come from the United States, Hong Kong, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, and many other countries.
The program fee for international students is $8,000 CDN*. The program fee does not include expenses associated with travel to and from campus, which are the responsibility of each family.
* International students are defined as:
non-Canadian citizens, or
Canadian citizens living outside of Canada, whose family has declared non-resident status for tax purposes
If you have questions or require clarification, please contact Mary Hamoodi, our Vice President, Finance and Operations.
What we mean when we say...
Need help translating "Canadian English"? While English is spoken around the world, the Canadian dialect may leave you confused. Here are some translations and clarifications:
Grades 10, 11 or 12: In Canada, SHAD is aimed at students in the last three years of secondary school, i.e. a few years away from university enrolment. International students should apply to SHAD in their final or next-to-final year of secondary school. Contact us if you require clarification.
Summer volunteer internship: work experience, placement or internship, often associated with an educational program. These are typically only available to Canadian students, within Canada.
School personnel: In Canada, the head of a school is usually called the Principal, sometimes the Rector, Headmaster or Director.
School official: a teacher, guidance teacher, Principal, Rector, Vice-Rector, etc. Ask one of those school officials to certify the academic information you provide on your application.
Transcript: an official summary of your academic record and achievement, issued and certified by a school or other educational authority.
School board: In Canada, public schools operate by the authority of local school boards, or boards of education. Private schools operate independently.