High School in Prince Edward Island

High School in Prince Edward Island

Nacel Canada offers international students the opportunity to study at a Canadian High School while staying with a carefully selected host family.  Host families provide full room and board and Nacel Canada’s local coordinator provides continuous support throughout the program.

Destinations in Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces, which consists of an island of the same name and several other smaller islands.  It is the smallest province in both land area and population. It is known as the “Birthplace of Confederation”, in reference to the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 that led to the foundation of Canada as a country.  Prince Edward Island has approximately 150,000 residents with the majority of the population residing in Charlottetown, the capital of the province.


High School Credit Programs in Prince Edward Island

The following schools offer accreditation for successful completion of high school courses.

Colonel Gray High School, Charlottetown


Founded in 1966, Colonel Gray High School’s has approximately 1100 students and offers International Baccalaureate and French Immersion programs.  There are a variety of sports and extra-curricular clubs and activities including basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby, softball, track and many more. Clubs include Chess, Dance, Debating, Drama, and Environmental / Waste Watch.


Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown


Charlottetown Rural High School or ‘The Rural” is located in the city of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – the birthplace of Canada! As the largest high school (1200 students) in the province, it offers both French and English language programs, International Baccalaureate, and Enriched /Advanced (University Preparatory) courses. Like many other high schools, The Rural gives students many options for sport and physical education programs including golf, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, curling, badminton, track and field, softball, and rugby. An intramural sports program is offered to students each day during the lunch hour in the gym. Extra-curricular activities include Art Club, Drama Club, Debating, Model Parliament, Yearbook, school newspaper, SADD (Students against Drunk Drivers), Reach for the Top, Dance, Hip hop, Cheerleading, Choir, Safe Grad Committee, Sociology Club, Peer Mentoring, School Musical production, and Computer Club.


Bluefield High School, Hampshire


Bluefield High School offers academic programs  in both French and English languages. All programs have benefited from the latest technologies including ‘smartboards’ through out the school. The very popular ‘Basics of the Trades’ training program is taught in large, well-equipped spaces for carpentry, welding, motor vehicle repair and applied technology. The school auditorium features a large stage, prop area, and sound and lighting room. Extra-circular activities include Youth Parliament, Drama Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Yearbook and much more. There is also a spacious band and music room for the musically inclined. Two gymnasiums accommodate many sports including basketball, wrestling, and badminton. Various playing fields are available for soccer, softball, football and more.


General information

Support Network

Nacel Canada HSP Inc. offers continuous support to participants. A local Coordinator will work with each individual student, including arranging their homestay and acting as their contact throughout the program.


  • Students aged 15 – 17 at the time of arrival
  • 2 or more years of English language study
  • Experience living away from home, maturity and independence
  • An interest in learning about another culture and language
  • A willingness to share in the daily life of a host family
  • An open and flexible attitude which will allow the student to adapt to the school and host family environments

What the Program Cost Includes

  • Local supervision during whole program and local orientation
  • School and Host Family placements in Full board
  • Official documents to obtain visas
  • Reimbursement of mandatory school fees for Core Subjects
  • Medical, accident & liability insurance.
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support


  • Applicants are responsible for flights to and from final destination

Contact Nacel Canada for more information