Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need IELTS/TOEFL/LPI to apply for Alexander Academy?

No; however, please submit your results if you have a score.

When is the deadline for application?

Alexander Academy has a rolling admission.

How many semesters in year?

There are two semesters in an academic school year, as well as five weeks of summer school. We offer up to two courses during summer school.

When do classes start?

Classes start at the beginning of September and the end of January. Summer Schools runs during the month of July.

Where do students get help with course planning?

Course selection begins at your first interview with our Director of Admissions and Business Development. Once you have enrolled, you will meet with our school counselor who will finalize your course selection.

What will the student’s daily schedule be?

You will have four classes each day starting at 8:45 AM and ending 3:00 PM. Tutorials and extra curriculars run from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

How many classes does a student need to take per year?

A student may take between 8 – 10 courses in one year.

Can courses taken at another secondary school transfer to Alexander Academy?

Transfer credits are available to students who have taken transferable credits from another high school.

Is there a tuition fee deadline?

As we have a rolling admission, fees are to be paid according to the dates on the invoice you receive from our finance department.

What does the student service fee include?

Student service fees include textbooks, student supplies, schoolwide activities, and field trips.

How can a student defer their start date

Students may defer their start date by contacting us at

Once a student has paid tuition and fees. What’s next?

Once the student has paid their tuition, they will receive a Letter of Acceptance, a payment tuition receipt, a welcome package, and then they will be contacted by our counselor to set up a graduation plan.

If a student’s study permit is refused, can they get all tuition fees back?

If a study permit is refused, the student will receive back their full tuition minus a $300 CAD administration fee.

Is medical converge mandatory?

Yes, medical coverage is mandatory for both international and Canadian students.

All international students are required to purchase private medical insurance as a supplement to the BC Medical Insurance (MSP) that is mandatory for all individuals living in British Columbia.

Canadian students can provide us proof of MSP enrollment or private insurance.

Is the new student orientation mandatory? Where can I find the details about this event?

Yes, the new student orientation is mandatory. Students will receive an email regarding this event before September or January depending on their start date.

When a student is having difficulty in their classes, who can help them?

First, students can talk to their teacher for assistance. Students may also discuss your difficulties with our school counselor. We offer in-school tutorials every day after school.

If students feel sad, lonely, or having troubles dealing with stress, is there someone that they can talk to?

We also have a Health and Wellness Counsellor that students can discuss personal issues with. You may set up a time to meet with our Health and Wellness Counsellor through our Student Services Manager.

Our teachers and staff are always available to help as well.