LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John is a French international school in the process of being accredited by the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad). It offers the French National Education program from kindergarten to high school. The school caters to students from Saint John and the surrounding area (both English and French speaking), children of French expatriates, children of families from different continents who wish to have an efficient French school in order to integrate quickly into the local social environment, and finally students from France and Europe. The teachers who work at LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John are recruited in France. LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John is under the supervision of the Salesians of Don Bosco France.

Geographic location

Urban charm. Authentic story. Natural beauty. In the city of Saint John, you will be captivated by the 19th century architecture, Canada’s oldest public market, the harbour and the vastness of the parks and green spaces. In the heart of the city, you’ll fall under the spell of King Square, a classic city park with a bandstand dating from the early 1900s.

The steep alleys and architectural heritage of the downtown commercial area, which locals call “uptown,” will lead you straight into urban discovery. Restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques, theaters, museums and more are hidden in the old stone buildings.

Visit the historic Saint John Public Market with its inverted ship’s hull and walk down Prince Williams Street, lined with the largest collection of Italianate and Second Empire inspired commercial buildings in Canada

Located at the point where the Saint John River flows into the Bay of Fundy, the City of Saint John is a perfect blend of urbanism and nature. With 11 kilometers of trails, Irving Nature Park, which stretches across a peninsula on the bay, is a change of scenery that makes you forget that the city is nearby.

Rockwood Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, has something for everyone with kayaking, rock climbing, biking, hiking, golf, camping and a pavilion with restaurant. A stop at the famous reversing rapids, where the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy push back the current of the Saint John River.


Students are welcomed from kindergarten to 12th grade where all classes are conducted in French. Co-intervention will take place at the school with the school teacher and an English teacher. International sections are offered from the first grade to the second. The bilingual or trilingual BFI (Bac Français International) is offered as an option to students in the 1st and 12th grades. Other diplomas are possible such as the IB (International Baccalaureate), the EBBD (European Business Baccalaureate diploma). Finally, complementary services and programs such as dance, drama, singing, soccer, teacher-led studies…are offered. Please visit the LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John website
Services and Support
I am a student and I want to enroll at LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John

The Don Bosco Mobilités Internationales team offers a complete service for the student and his/her family, including telephone and video-conference appointments, group meetings, pick-up from the Paris airport to the LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John school, placement with a selected English-speaking family, transportation to the school during school hours, full board, and accompaniment until the student returns to the Paris airport where he/she will be returned to his/her family. On site and during the stay, the student and his/her family will have a single contact person who will act as a link between the student and his/her parents and who will ensure the student’s well-being and development.

School fees

for students living outside Canada

The price includes :

  • Transportation from Paris to the host family in Saint John. The return to Paris
  • Accompaniment by a DBMI manager during the entire trip to and from the site
  • Registration at LIFPA
  • Accommodation and board in an English-speaking family, including during vacation time
  • Lunches at LIFPA
  • Transportation to the school during school hours
  • Coverage of health care costs
  • A permanent contact on site at LIFPA
3 month stay 9 150 €
6 month stay 15 315 €
11-month stay 19 590 €

The rate does not include :

  • Pocket money
  • Transfers other than those listed above
  • Various activities
Learn more about the Saint John Region
discover the North American culture

Saint John, located in the province of New Brunswick in Canada, is an ideal place to discover North American culture. The city is known for its rich history, charming cobblestone streets and historic buildings that tell the story of the city.

St. John’s culture is influenced by French, Irish, Acadian and British cultures, making it a unique and fascinating blend of traditions and customs. The city also celebrates the International Acadian Culture Festival, which features traditional Acadian music, dance and food.

live a human adventure

Saint John, located in the province of New Brunswick, is an ideal place to live a human adventure. The city offers a unique combination of historical heritage, wilderness and vibrant culture. The residents are welcoming and proud of their city, and are always willing to share their love for their community with visitors.