Your first step towards Bodwell.

Several factors are considered for admission to Bodwell. We seek cultural diversity and look for students of academic and leadership potential from around the world. Our students succeed in a challenging English-speaking academic environment, demonstrate an interest in a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and are committed to serving their communities. Our Admissions staff evaluates various aspects including academic records from the previous three years, a personal profile, reference letters, an interview, and other demonstrated achievements.


Discover Bodwell

We encourage you to explore our website to discover what makes Bodwell an exceptional school. We welcome you to ask us questions, come in for a tour or even meet an Admissions staff in your home country.

Bodwell accepts applications for the terms of September, January and April. Applications should be submitted as early as possible and for international students, no later than four months before each term, as space in our boarding facilities is limited. Exceptions are only considered when space is available and students’ present exceptional qualifications.

General Information
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Submit an Application

Visit Bodwell’s Online Application System ( to start an application and follow step-by-step instructions. Once the application is submitted, you can return to upload required documents. Admissions staff will contact you as soon as your application is submitted.

Application Package
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Provide Required and Optional Documents

Once your application is submitted you will be able to upload the following required documents:

You may be required to:

  • Submit Teacher Reference Letters (Form 4)

  • Take an Online English and/or Math Entrance Test
  • Attend an in-person or Phone/Skype Interview
  • Submit Award Certificates and/or English Test Results (IELTS/TOEFL)



Notification of Results

Our Admissions staff will inform you regarding the school’s decision within two weeks of completing the admissions process. If you are offered a place at Bodwell, you will need to pay the fees in full to be registered as a new student. If a student meets the admission criteria but there is no immediate space available, a student will be placed on a waiting list. International students need to apply for appropriate visas.


See Bodwell through tours and sponsored events

Bodwell organizes admissions events in Vancouver, overseas, and online. These events are great opportunities for prospective families and alumni to meet with a member of the admissions team to ask questions and get familiar with Bodwell and its community. If prospective students and parents are in the Vancouver area, tours of the school can be arranged by the admissions office by appointment.


Prospective students would be able to meet some of our admissions staff in sponsored events around the world.  Contact us via our contact form to find out all the locations, times, and dates where we'll be.  The map below shows the countries and cities that we usually have sponsored events.

• Germany - Berlin

• Italy - Rome, Milan

• Kazakhstan - Almaty, Astana

• Russia - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan

• Spain - Various cities

• Turkey - Ankara, Istanbul

• China - Various cities

• Hong Kong

• Japan - Tokyo

• Singapore

• South Korea - Seoul

• Ukraine - Kiev

• Canada

• Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar

• Taiwan - Various cities

• Brazil - Various cities

• Thailand - Bangkok

• Vietnam - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

• Mexico - Various cities

• Kenya

• Nigeria - Lagos, Abuja

• South Africa - Various cities

• Zimbabwe



The admissions office organizes frequent webinars and online Skype sessions in English and other languages with interested families. Please contact us on our contact form for more information.



The admissions staff is available by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:00 until 16:00 to give school tours and answer questions in person. See the Bodwell community in action and in person. Please note, tour will be updated to reflect new construction changes. Bookmark this page to keep track of updates.

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Details on visas, custodianship, & insurance


• A student visa application is the first step taken for an international student hoping to attend school in Canada. Students are advised to apply as early as possible at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Click here to find a location. Each country has a different process and processing times for student visa application.

• Once the student has been granted a student Study Permit for Canada, the government office will issue an approval letter. This letter must be presented when the student arrives at the Vancouver International Airport or your first port of entry into Canada. Immigration Canada will replace the letter with a “study permit” which will be stapled inside the student’s passport. This is a very important official document.

• At Bodwell High School, the Admissions Staff is prepared to assist and guide with the process to renew the student’s study permit in Canada. If you would like the school to coordinate this process, please notify the Student Services Team three months before the study permit expires. It remains the students' and parents' responsibility to maintain a legal status in Canada and monitor visa and study permit expiration.


• International students whose primary residence is outside of Canada must have a Canadian custodian guardian. The Homestay Coordinator, Ms. Patrice Mitchell, is the custodian for all Bodwell students living in boarding or a homestay arranged by Bodwell.


• Holders of valid Study Permits are entitled to British Columbia Medical Service Plan (BCMSP). There is a three month waiting period for BCMSP from initial entrance into Canada which is covered by a private insurance.


Your first contacts on the journey to Bodwell

Megumi Uehara


Asst. Director of Recruitment
- Japan, Korea & Mongolia



Asst. Director of Recruitment
- Iran, Middle East & Eastern Europe


Joe Fu


International Recruitment Manager
- China



Director of School Development
- Southeast Asia



 School Counselor & International Recruitment Manager
- Latin America & Spain


Ready to take the first step?

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