THS Building and Logo

The High School at VIU

The High School at Vancouver Island University (THS) is one of 2 high schools in Canada that are part of a university. 

A student-teacher ratio of 15:1 creates a more personalized learning environment. Our diverse student body allows for a multicultural learning environment with representation from Canada (40%) and around 20 other countries (60%).

Learn How to Apply

International Baccalaureate 

THS is now a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The school is officially authorized as an IB World School. Starting in September 2023, THS will begin the Diploma Programme. Learn more about International Baccalaureate.

Ready to learn more? Contact us to schedule a virtual tour now!  Check out our Viewbook

Contact Us for More Information

Important Resources

How much will your program cost you? Find program-specific tuition estimates at these links:

International students (and some domestic students who are coming from outside of the Greater Nanaimo area without their families) live with a local family. Learn more about Homestay.

Being familiar with our school culture will prepare you for how things work at our school. And, just as important, it will help you feel excited about joining a high school on a university campus. Learn more about our school.

Ready to apply?

Review the document checklist and then submit your online application.

Plans for the year

Key dates are in our school calendar

Get in Touch

Questions? We are happy to help in person, on phone or on email.

I was born in Nanaimo but I lived in Hong Kong till I was 7. The best part of my experience at this high school has been making friends from all over the world and getting to see their point of view on life. Also, being on the university campus is great because we get to use the facilities on campus. This high school is like a family. Everyone is so supportive and welcoming. And learning in a small school environment is very nice.

Amalia, Canada

International University Foundation Year

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate course, a university foundation year at Vancouver Island University may offer an alternative entry route.
We welcome applicants with O-levels, AS and A-level subjects unsuited to their chosen course, non-standard qualifications or those who require additional English language support.

Learn more about Foundation Year

We are on Instagram