International Students

East Coast Varsity is proud to offer an International Student Program that continually enriches our school’s sense of global awareness, cultural differences and inclusive classrooms.We look for one simple attribute in our international students, that they’re great kids. A base skill set in English is mandatory, however through immersion in our academic & athletic programming, students leave ECV with a higher level of fluency in English and community relationships that last a lifetime.

 

 

Matching our international students with host families requires attention to detail on both ends. At ECV we comb through both applications (student and host) matching gender, grades, athletics and hobbies if possible. All of our host families are properly vetted with criminal record / child abuse registry checks, home visits and continual home visits / follow up throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

From a day 1 greeting at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport to tears and hugs as they depart in June, it is our mission to ensure all international students feel warm and welcomed throughout the entire year – they’re simply another member of the ECV family!

 

 

 

“From getting off the plane, to my first tour of the school, to meeting my host family, the ECV community welcomed me with open arms making me feel so comfortable, safe and loved. At ECV I’ve experienced things in and outside of school that I definietly wouldn’t have tried at homeFrom skiing, skating outdoors, surfing and wake boarding, ECV is a place where you can push yourself to your limits and be the best at trying something new.” – Andrea, Grade 10 International Student

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Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5

We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the game. He pours his heart and soul into the program and Drew is very fortunate to have his mentorship both on and off the ice. I highly recommend ECV both academically and athletically to all student athletes, it has exceeded all of our expectations.
2018-04-24T22:39:15-03:00
Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5 We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the 

Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10

ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these experiences. Realizing not every student learns the same way or at the same pace the teachers at ECV take the time to recognize individuality and offer before and after school extra help.
2018-04-25T14:23:14-03:00
Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10 ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these 

Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8

East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high expectations to be a successful student. This combination has allowed our daughter to flourish as a dancer, giving her flexibility to attend outside dance commitments while maintaining a higher level of education. As dance parents, having our daughter attend ECV has been the best choice we could have made.
2018-04-23T22:47:52-03:00
Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8 East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high 

Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6

When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well for Max because it allows him to continuously develop skills in two sports he loves and plays competitively – hockey and baseball.  As well this approach engages him in a variety of other sport and physical endurance activities which complement the other sports he plays including basketball, snowboarding, flag football, paddling, and golf. ECV's small class sizes and individual/small groups attention allows kids to realize their academic potential. The daily routine which balances academic time and physical activity, creates the right conditions for growth and learning.
2018-04-27T13:15:55-03:00
Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6 When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well