Sussex Christian School offers a vibrant, caring, nurturing and highly academic program for students who want to study on the East Coast of Canada. Students needing additional English language assistance are educated and cared for by qualified and loving professional ESL staff and quickly feel comfortable in our small, caring environment.

International students will find acceptance, care, a non-threatening social and academic environment, and wonderful east-coast hospitality. SCS offers international students small classes and the ability to grow and develop at a very comfortable pace.

International students are fully integrated into regular academic classes and have the option of special ESL instruction as per their individualized educational plan. As well, after-school tutoring is available for all international students.

A comprehensive guidance program tracks students and assists them with one-on-one counseling for university applications, scholarship applications, and other preparation. All students graduating from SCS are equipped and encouraged to apply to universities throughout Canada and the United States.

Our International Programs

SCS offers both short-term ESL programming in January/February and July/August, and integrated ESL programming for Middle and High School students throughout the school year. The ESL program utilizes proven successful curriculum, technology, and methodology to ensure that each student is a successful learner.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

SCS's ESL Program is integrative and individualized. Students are assessed and placed so that they will be successful in their academic and social lives. The program includes tutoring in reading, written and conversational English, as well as academic vocabulary. SCS employs teaching methods that combine traditional classroom instruction with interaction, innovation, and individual tutoring. ESL labs, concentration exercises, and practical learning experiences (field trips, student clubs, athletics, and other extra-curricular activities) all supplement the learning of English effectively.

SCS’s ESL Program specifically assists students to use spoken and written English to gather, interpret, and communicate information; to establish and maintain relationships; to make decisions, solve problems and plan/carry out projects; and be fully prepared for university success.

International Student Homestay Program

While studying at SCS, students are invited to be part of the SCS Homestay Program where they will be immersed in English through family living, and cared for by screened/SCS-approved homes located within minutes of the SCS campus. Students are welcomed from all corners of the world to experience life in a small, rural, farming town that is English-speaking, recognized worldwide for its hospitality, and famous for family values that reflect the Christian values of SCS.

ESL Camps

The Maritimes Adventure ESL Camp is for students ages 11-18 who want to improve their English skills while experiencing the beautiful east coast of Canada!

Students attending the Maritimes Adventure ESL Camp will enjoy challenging and fun-filled ESL classes. The academic classroom sessions will be 4 hours in length and be offered to small classes. During class time, students will receive individual instruction to guarantee development in reading, writing, and conversational English.

Residential Program

As an alternative to our excellent Homestay Program, students in the Sussex Christian School (SCS) Residential Program will be housed in dormitories located on the campus of our sister-school, Kingswood University (KU). KU’s campus is located across the street from the SCS campus, only a 10-minute walk.

SCS International Programs Brochure

Looking for more information about our international programs? Download one of our international brochures.