Being an international student is serious work! You may be learning in a different language, but you will also be learning in a different culture that has different ways of thinking and acting. At ACS, we have high academic and behavioural expectations of our students.  

We encourage you to apply if you are a student who:

  • Can demonstrate basic English fluency
  • Is successful in your home country
  • Is excited about learning and committed to working hard
  • Is interested in learning English and sharing your culture with the ACS community
  • Is open to learning about another culture
  • Is excited about forming friendships with Canadian students and willing to integrate with the school community
  • Understands that you are called to live a faithful life for God

Students who attend ACS must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to their studies
  • Willingness to speak English while at school
  • Willingness to follow all school rules 


Note: Students are accepted as applications come in. To ensure acceptance, please apply early. Applications for fall enrolment are accepted between December and April.

  1. Be aware of IRCC’s procedures for studying and/or visiting in Canada.
  2. Fill in an inquiry form to request more information or express your interest in applying to ACS.
  3. An international program staff member will contact you to answer questions and provide an application form if requested.
  4. Complete the Abbotsford Christian School international application form and submit it, along with all pertinent documents, by email, to Amber Watson, International Program Coordinator,
  5. Pay the international application fee of $400.
  6. Students applying for grades 9-12 will be asked for a sample of writing and will have a brief interview.

Once these steps are complete, you should receive notification of your status within a week. 


  1.   You will receive an invoice for payment of tuition. Tuition can be made by bank transfer or cheque.
  2.   Once payment has been received, a formal letter will be sent to you for IRCC to issue you a study permit.
  3.   You will be notified about an orientation session. 
  4.   If you will be part of our homestay program, read through our Homestay Program Guide to prepare you for the homestay experience.


  1. Please notify the school about your arrival date.
  2. Bring your passports, study permit, and contact information to the orientation meeting.
  3. Medical coverage: for the first three months of living in Canada, Guard.Me. After three months, students will receive Medical Services Plan of BC  and Guard Me Plus Plan.