LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax is a French international school currently being accredited by the AEFE (Agence pour l’enseignement Français à l’étranger). It covers the program from kindergarten (grade primary) to the end of secondary school. The school caters for students fromHalifax and the surrounding area (both English and French-speaking), children of French expatriates, children of families from different continents who want a high-performance French school to help them integrate quickly into the local social environment, and students from France and Europe. Teachers at LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax are recruited from France. LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax is under the supervision of the Salesians of Don Bosco France.

Geographic location

Halifax, with a population of over 448,000, is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia.

Its maritime location, a deep indentation in the Atlantic coast, makes Halifax one of the world’s finest port facilities.

It’s also an ideal base for excursions along the Atlantic coast, from Peggy’s Cove to Lunenburg.

The old neighborhood of Historic Properties is located on the waterfront and bounded by Upper Water Street, Duke Street and Cogswell. The 18th-century wood and stone buildings are now home to boutiques and restaurants whose terraces spill out onto the quays.

Perched on a hill overlooking downtown, the Halifax Citadel offers a splendid view of the city. Its star-shaped building was used to defend the city against aggressors.

Established by royal proclamation in June 1750, a year after the founding of Halifax, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmers’ market in North America. Opposite the pretty promenade that has been laid out on the port, you can stroll along.

The Halifax waterfront is one of the city’s most popular destinations.

A wide variety of activities are also available outside the perimeter. A fifteen-minute to two-hour drive is all you need to immerse yourself in completely different environments and extraordinary natural settings. Visit the 206-year-old fishing village and lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, go to Point Pleasant Park, the wooded municipal park on the southern tip of the Halifax Peninsula, and explore McNabs Island, ideal for hikers and cyclists who love quiet, coastal scenery.

Highlands National Park. One of the most enchanting places in Nova Scotia, where the mountains meet the sea. Discover 950 square kilometers of rugged wilderness, hike the famous Cabot Trail and admire the lush, wooded landscape of river canyons formed in an ancient plateau.


Discover the programs offered by LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax

Services and Support
I am a student and I want to enroll at LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax

The Don Bosco Mobilités Internationales teams offer a complete service for students and their families, with telephone and videoconference appointments, group meetings, and pick-up from Paris airport to the LIFPA Don Bosco Halifax school.The program includes: a placement with a selected English-speaking family, transportation to the school during school hours, full board, and accompaniment until the student returns to Paris airport, where he or she will be handed over to his or her family. On site and during the stay, the student and his or her family will have a single point of contact who will act as a link between the student and his or her parents, ensuring the student’s well-being and personal development.

School fees

for students living outside Canada

The price includes :

  • Transportation from Paris to your host family in Halifax. 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

Halifax, located in the province of Nova Scotia, 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.

Halifax ‘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 Francofest, featuring traditional Acadian music, dance and food.

live a human adventure

Halifax, located in the province of Nova Scotia, is an ideal place for 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.