South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) is a school in the Saanich School District offering distributed learning courses to students from kindergarten to grade 12 in many parts of BC — and overseas. SIDES has been a leader in distributed education since 1988.

Saanich International Student Program (SISP)
is the Saanich School District’s international student program. The program operates at three high schools in the district: Claremont, Stelly’s and Parkland. The motivated students of these three schools regularly achieve at 10% above the provincial average on Ministry of Education provincial exams. As a result, international students joining SISP receive an outstanding education while they make new friends and experience living on Canada’s beautiful west coast.Distinctive features of SISP include:

  • After-school tutorials
  • TOEFL testing center
  • A life-changing outdoor education program
  • Sports academies (ice hockey, judo, rock climbing)

Camosun College and University of Victoria
Saanich International Student Program has established partnerships with two Victoria post-secondary institutions: Camosun College and the University of Victoria.  International students graduating from a Saanich high school who want to take post-secondary education in Canada are guaranteed placement in either Camosun College or the University of Victoria.


From accountants to welders, professional chefs to nurses and engineering technologists, Camosun College helps transform lives to build a better future.


UVic is more than a top research university in a breathtaking location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of real-life learning, and so much more.