Chemainus, an hour's drive from Greater Victoria, is a picturesque community in the Cowichan Valley that attracts visitors from around the world. The school staff cultivate a safe, caring environment where students in pre-school through grade seven are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Our small class sizes, and caring community, contribute to a climate where children are able to learn effectively and perform at their very best.
St. Joseph's School is proud to be the school of choice for many families with children of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are blessed to have children from our First Nations communities attend our school. Our diverse student population enhances the learning experience of all our students and we welcome students from all over the world.
Home stay accommodation will be arranged and an ideal family setting for your child will be provided.
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Why St. Joseph's?
St. Joseph's provides a small, family-like educational setting. It has a warm, safe and caring environment where children flourish and grow. We encourage and promote an attitude of respect and kindness. Your child will feel at home and welcome at our school. He/she will learn a great deal about the Canadian way of life and will be provided with English as a Second Language learning support.
St. Joseph's School, Chemainus, is THE Canadian educational experience choice for your child. Your child will feel safe, secure and loved among their new friends. If you are interested in applying to Island Catholic Schools as an International Student or becoming a host family, please visit the Island Catholic Schools International Students web page.