Why Study in Selkirk?
Our mission is to provide the Lord Selkirk School Division and community with a diverse cultural experience, built in a foundation of respect to support and enable growth and positive relationships.
We intend to achieve that in the following ways:
- On-site support from staff
- Regular contact with teachers and homestay families
- Regular academic support
- ESL credit
- Advance placement classes
- Informative and fun field trips
- Cultural events
We are a program located in a close knitted community where our homestay families and international students become a big family.
Our families help our students visit landmarks like the Human Rights Museum, the Forks, and why not, a shopping spree at Polo Park in Winnipeg. We also visit local attractions in Selkirk such as the Marine Museum, Lower Fort Garry, Oak Hammock Marsh, and stop by for traditional foot long hot dogs in Lockport. In addition, we cheer on our local hockey team, the Selkirk Steelers!
Lord Selkirk School Division offers a unique International Student Program in a small, safe city, with many great opportunities for community involvement and academic pursuits.
The program operates out of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School — one of the largest high schools in Manitoba, with approximately 1,200 students. Younger international students are placed in our elementary and middle schools.
The school’s modern facilities include state-of-the-art computer labs, a 300-seat theatre, an indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness area and indoor track, and an outdoor track and stadium.
ISP staff is available on-site, so students enjoy easy access to our support and services, including language and academic assistance, and advice on how to adjust to life in a Canadian homestay family.
To help students use their English skills and have an authentic experience of Canadian life and culture, the ISP runs several events throughout the year and encourages students to get involved in school-based or community-based activities.
Our program is a friendly, personal program that offers the complete package – academic, cultural and athletic opportunities, with a strong emphasis on education and personal growth. Students will experience great improvement in their English, along with life-long memories and friendships.