Munro Academy is a private university preparatory Christian school located in the heart of beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Munro Academy distinctives include award winning and innovative education, integrated Christian worldview, unrivaled student-teacher ratios, dynamic co-curricular activities, a distinguished university placement record and global service opportunities.


Munro Academy students love living and learning on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia! Known globally for its forested beauty, Cape Breton Island has received accolades as the top island destination in North America (Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “2011 World’s Best Awards”). Munro Academy is located on a beautiful wooded 4 acre campus only minutes from the city of Sydney at the heart of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM). As the intellectual and industrial hub of Cape Breton, the CBRM is home to the Sydney Airport, Cape Breton University, the municipal government and a vibrant international tourism industry. Students enjoy many activities locally including swimming, golfing, surfing, ice- hockey, downhill and cross-country skiing, camping, canoeing and hiking.


Munro Academy’s International Family Program allows mothers and/or fathers to accompany their child(ren) to Munro Academy’s full English immersion elementary schooling program in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada! 

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Munro Academy students benefit from the International Care Package! Munro Academy provides students with comprehensive care including: 

  • Full ESL support and Canadian cultural orientation including experiential learning opportunities 
  • Additional personalized academic support through tutoring outside the classroom, academic counselling, and co-curricular activity support 
  • Health Insurance is included in tuition fee structure 
  • Career assessment and university placement counselling throughout middle school and high school 
  • International activities and immersion programs​. 


Munro Academy international students are fully supported with their English learning! Munro Academy’s ESL Program is designed to prepare students for practical and academic success in high school and university. This immersion program covers all subject areas and focuses on English reading, writing and speaking skills. Our integrated content model of ESL will assist each student with both their subject-related learning and English mastery. A dedicated international student director will ensure that each student is successfully progressing in all areas of English learning. 


Munro Academy’s international students consider their homestays as their “home away from home.” These homes provide warmth and support and independence for the students. They are encouraged to be involved in family life and activities as they are able. All of our homestay families have been approved by the school and are caring, safe, and traditional Canadian families. Students will improve their English skills more effectively living in this type of supportive immersion environment. All students will have their own living space, 3 well-balanced meals per day, transportation to and from school, and all families live within a short distance from the school.

Munro Academy students are involved in leadership development. They often lead by example - putting into practise the leadership skills they are taught in the classroom, through activities and in their daily interactions with their peers. Cape Breton University has partnered with Munro Academy to offer a Munro Academy - Cape Breton University World Changer Speakers Series that focuses on global impact areas relating to the environment, social justice issues, innovative technology, and local/global community collaboration. Munro Academy students exercise important leadership responsibilities in planning and making this speaker series available to a potential audience of 4,000 High School students in the Cape Breton area. ​


Munro Academy international students have the best opportunity for excellent university success through the University Bound Program! Almost 100% of Munro Academy graduates are successful each year in pursuing a variety of programs at excellent universities. Graduates in our most recent graduating class earned up to $39,000 in university scholarships. Two more local programs that offers graduates excellent opportunities include:

  • Munro Academy University Pathway Program offers graduates who have successfully completed requisite high-school courses with required grade levels an unconditional acceptance upon graduation to Cape Breton University. There are also significant financial benefits to this program.
  • Students in Grades 11 or 12, who meet certain academic criteria may take university courses at Cape Breton University and earn university credits. These same credits may be used towards their high school graduation requirements as well. This program gives Munro students a tremendous advantage. 




STEP 1 Return the following documents by fax or e-mail ( and send originals by mail:

  • Completed Admissions Forms
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport information
  • Last year's final report card
  • This year's most recent report card (official transcripts) 
  • All English Proficiency tests 
  • Any educational or psychological tests completed in the past three years
  • Application fee ($100)

STEP 2 Munro Academy receives and reviews the above documents, and an admissions acceptance decision is communicated as soon as possible. If successful, your acceptance package will arrive in the mail.

STEP 3 Complete, sign, and return all appropriate documents to Munro Academy.

STEP 4 Acquire your Canadian Student Permit: To study in Canada, students must obtain a student visa from the Canadian Government. Contact your nearest Canadian Consulate or Embassy to arrange an appointment. Bring your acceptance letter and all supporting documents. If you have additional questions, please visit Canadian Immigration online, or contact us at

Once your student visa is approved, we will communicate next steps for travel and orientation, and welcome you to Munro Academy.


Upon entering Munro Academy International students will be evaluated as to their English proficiency. This will allow for students to be placed in the appropriate ESL course and to have the required level of support for other courses. 


Health insurance is important if you are coming to study in Canada. A hospital stay in Canada can cost over $3,000.00 per day and a doctor's visit over $300.00 for a non-Canadian resident. "Visitors to Canada" insurance will cover hospital charges, physicians' fees, prescriptions and more in the case of a covered medical emergency. For more information visit our partner: Ingle International.

International Brochures

For more information please download a MA International brochure:


​Please note, these forms are fillable pdf's* and we would request that you complete them using this capability.

International Homestay Student Profile

Help us to get to know you so we can put you with the Homestay family that is best suited to you. Please complete this  fillable pdf*  form. 

* How to use a fillable pdf: 

  1. Click on the form link using Google Chrome, Safari, or download the form and open in Adobe Reader. 
  2. In the window that opens, position your cursor in any field and begin typing.
  3. Tab to the next field or reposition your cursor in another field.
  4. Save the completed form to your computer then send the form to as an attachment.
  5. Or print the completed form and send to one of our addresses below. Please make sure content in each box is readable.


Registration Fee
To be included with application form.

Tuition Fee
$14,450/full year 
Includes: health insurance

ESL Program
Included with Tuition Fee. 

Includes: room, board, transportation from airport and all local transportation.


Hear what our international students have to say about Munro Academy.

"One day I would like to be a flight attendant. Studying abroad and improving my English will help me to discover my dreams in the future."

~ Luna (aka YeRyung), age 16
Tokyo, Japan

"The students and teachers are really friendly and receptive. Although some subjects are really hard for me, teachers will help me to solve the problems."

~ Charles (aka Ruolong Tu), age 15 
Wuhan, China