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International Students

Linden Christian School offers international students the opportunity to participate in a Canadian, Christian educational experience, supported by a strong EAL program.  Our EAL team provides support to students who are learning English and adjusting to Canadian schooling. The support can vary depending on student need and is coordinated with the classroom teacher. Please contact us before applying if you would like to learn more about our program and the application process.

For the 2024-2025 school year, we will be accepting applications for International Students entering Grades 9 through 12 until February 8, 2024.

Acceptance of international and/or EAL is limited, and is based on the school’s ability to maintain an effective EAL program. 

International Student Application Process

  • If you are a new family to the school, you will need to create an account.
  • There is a non-refundable fee of $400 to apply to LCS. A valid credit card is required to complete the online application process.  Please note that the view for making payments on our parent portal is not optimized for mobile devices, so payments may be more easily made on a tablet or computer.
  • When the application is available you will be able to create your Parent Portal account and apply online.
  • A link to our Statement of Faith can be found here.
  • Please note – International applications are no longer being accepted for the 2024-2025 school year.


  • Once you are logged in, complete all steps of the online application and click submit.
  • You can save your progress at any time and return to complete and submit the application.
  • You are welcome to contact the Admissions Office at any time if you have questions about completing your application.

Ensure the supporting materials are included with your application. You will need to login to your Parent Portal account. You will need the following documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate translated or passport
  • Current passport size photo of student
  • $400 non-refundable application fee per student (payable in Canadian funds to Linden Christian School).
  • One letter of recommendation from the principal, director or teacher of the current school
  • Certified translated copies of transcripts or school report cards – current and previous 2 years of school
  • Legal custody documents – if applicable

Once the application has been received by the Admissions Office, it will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. Within five days, you will receive an email updating you on the status of your application. If needed, you will also receive reminders of items that are still required to complete your application.

Acceptance into Linden Christian School requires that students, together with their parents or guardians, participate in an interview with a school administrator. Questions are asked to determine the educational, spiritual and social needs of your child. The interview is also a great opportunity for you to ask any further questions you might have about the school. All applicants to LCS receive an interview. Our Administration Office will be in contact with you to make interview arrangements. Interviews can be conducted using Skype, Zoom or Google Meet.

Following the interview, Administration will review and decide upon acceptance and placement of the student. In instances where Linden is not able to place your child, you will receive an email stating we cannot proceed further with the application.

Prior to the commencement of studies at Linden Christian, email [email protected] or telephone the Admissions Office at 204-989-6739 to make arrangements to complete the enrolment process. Enrolment will not be complete until the full tuition is submitted with a copy of the Study Permit and Medical Insurance coverage.  Linden Christian School provides an option for medical insurance through Guard Me.  More information is available at Upon request, we will provide the LCS access code.

A meeting time will be arranged to meet with the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department to ensure that proper supports and course selections are in place for the student.

International Tuition Fees and Policies

Acceptance of international and/or EAL students is limited and is based on the school’s capacity to provide an effective English as an Additional Language (EAL) program. Annual tuition fees for international students for 2023-2024 are:

Grade Tuition per Student
Grades 1-12 (Grades 9-12 in 2024-2025)

(children under age 12 must reside with a parent)


Additional costs not included in the Tuition but could include and are not limited to:

Tuition does not include EAL fees ($2500 for 2023-2024 school year), private music instruction, Before and After School Care (BASC), school trips, band instrument rentals, band uniforms, yearbooks, school supplies, voluntary special activities, or computer/chromebooks for Grade 9-12 students.

Enrolment/Re-enrolment Fee

There is a non-refundable enrolment/re-enrolment fee of $50 per student.

Capital Fee

A Capital Fee of $400 per family per year is collected to cover technology, infrastructure, equipment purchases, etc. Government support grants for the cost of educating students contributes to operational costs only.  The Capital fee of $400 is non-refundable.  This fee is fully eligible for a charitable receipt in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for Canadian tax filing purposes.

Charitable Gift Receipting for Portion of Tuition Fees

A portion of tuition fees at Linden Christian School is considered to be a charitable gift. This amount, which has ranged from 46% to 51% of tuition fees in previous years, is eligible for a charitable receipt in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for Canadian tax filing purposes.

Withdrawal and Refunds

Any changes in international or non-resident status during the course of the school year in which the student has currently registered, will not affect the tuition rate due as outlined in the tuition invoice. Any change from international to resident status will be accepted up until June 30.

Notification of intent to withdraw must be made in writing to the Admissions Office. One full month’s notice is required.

Refunds are to be considered as follows:

  • One-half (½) of the full tuition fee if the student withdraws prior to September 30th.
  • No refund will be granted, for whatever reason, if the student withdraws on or after October 1st.
  • Tuition refunds will be considered where the student’s study permit is denied.
  • Tuition refunds will be issued by cheque in Canadian funds.

It is not necessary for international students to engage the services of a recruiter in order to apply for admission to the school.