International Students

International Students


Clear Water Academy is pleased to accept International students. Students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 must reside in Calgary with at least one parent or legal guardian. International students in Grades 7 to 12 may stay with a host or billet family.

We often host Spanish-speaking students from other RC Education schools in Mexico. Students wishing to come to Clear Water Academy on a one year exchange may sign up for our homestay program and live with one of our CWA families. Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

International student fees are applicable to students of families who are not eligible for the Alberta Education student grant. International students are defined as students who DO NOT work or live in Alberta.

International students are assessed and must meet the same standards as our Canadian students.

1. Apply: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis using our online system. Please click the apply now button below to be taken to the application site. Please note that an application will not be considered complete or date stamped until the application fee is received. The fees for international students are as follows:

 TUITION*  $21,000
 APPLICATION FEE (non-refundable)  $500
 HOMESTAY FEE (50% due September 1st, 50% due February 1st) $10,000 


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Payment Methods (all fees)

a) Credit Card: Please visit Plastiq our 3rd party payment processing service. PLASTIQ charges a processing fee of at least 2.5%.

Click here to pay via Plastiq

b) Wire Transfer: Please email for details.

2. Student Assessment: All students will be assessed prior to acceptance. Your child can assess with SSAT (see below) or we will make arrangements for our assessment to be administered in your home location. Please submit the assessment fee at the same time as your application. Following the assessment, the principal may contact the candidate's current teacher for a reference.

SSAT: For students who will be testing by SSAT, please make arrangements as soon as possible, as there are limited testing dates available and you must be registered in advance. All arrangements are to be made through SSAT at If testing through SSAT, do not pay the $300 assessment fee as SSAT fees will be payable directly to SSAT.

3. Family Meeting: Once the application is received and the Student Assessment has been completed, an interview will be scheduled with parents (guardians) and our Principal or Executive Director, if already residing in Calgary. If outside Calgary, the family meeting will take place by phone or Skype.

4. Enrollment: Following the Family Meeting, you will be notified of your child's acceptance status and will receive all the necessary information for enrolling your child.