“Studying in Winnipeg has definitely changed my life…teachers and students are really nice to me, I feel like school is a big family, so I started to get involved and make friends. I became a happy and outgoing person. I am so grateful to St. James-Assiniboia School Division for giving me an opportunity to study in Winnipeg.” - Sze Wing, Hong Kong
St. James-Assiniboia aims to put students on the path to post-secondary achievement and academic success, with our graduates eligible and well prepared for universities and colleges in Canada, the USA, and throughout the world. Along with general high school instruction, our four high schools offer a wide range of courses including specialized studies and ESL support. An important element of the International Student Program is that students are integrated into classroom settings with local students, allowing for the highest quality cross-cultural academic experience. The Division offers the support and supervision international students need to make necessary adjustments to their new environment. A qualified counselor monitors each student's academic progress and offers support and guidance. Regular reports are forwarded to the international student's parents.
Our Division has:
- A remarkable number of students who go on to excel in post-secondary education
- A track record of academic excellence
- A low ratio of International to Canadian students in our schools
- A wide array of nationally and internationally recognized certificate and diploma programs
- Full integration of international students in classroom settings, complemented by ESL programming
Please view our four high schools to see a glimpse of the educational institutions in St. James-Assiniboia. For younger students, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. James Collegiate Institute
St. James Collegiate Institute offers a Hockey Academy, the first Canadian Hockey Academy accredited program in Canada, and also the Academy of Science and Technology, combining academics with hands-on technical skills in areas such as robotics. The University of Winnipeg Accelerated High School Program provides interested students in the school division with the opportunity to earn a university credit in advance of graduation, and visiting professors teach the courses at St. James Collegiate. There is also an Integrated System Technology Program from Grade 10 to 12, and a peer tutoring and peer mentoring program.
Westwood Collegiate offers an advanced academic program that includes the International Baccalaureate Program, and a Performing Arts Program with outstanding instruction in band, choral, dance, drama, visual art, and musical theatre. There is a large selection of optional courses and a competitive athletic program including a wide range of sports including volleyball, basketball, soccer, hockey, track and field, badminton, ultimate, curling, and golf.
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
2665 Ness Ave., 204-888-7650
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate is an International Baccalaureate school, offering IB courses in both English and French, and also offers complete academic courses in both English and French. There is a wide range of technical and vocational courses, including aviation, welding, electronics, culinary arts, and media production. A full range of athletic programs is offered, including football, boys and girls hockey, basketball, and volleyball.
John Taylor Collegiate
470 Hamilton Ave., 204-888-8930
John Taylor Collegiate offers an Advanced Placement Program, including eight AP courses at the Grade 12 level, and a Sports Academy, a full credit course for high level athletic instruction and training in a variety of sports. They participate in basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, handball, golf, curling, badminton, rugby, and cheerleading. Many provincial championships have been won by John Taylor sports teams. There is also a strong Performing Arts program with courses in band, theatre, and dance, including major musical and drama productions each year.