Gray Academy of Jewish Education has North America’s only Jewish International Student Education Program with a Jewish homestay experience. Located in the heart of Canada’s prairies, Gray Academy is the largest independent Jewish day school in Western Canada. Our school offers international students high-quality English study opportunities as well as innovative and challenging academic courses in the areas of Language, Science, Technology, Math, Humanities, Performing Arts, Athletics and Judaic Studies.

We provide an amazing opportunity to nurture lifelong friends in a safe and friendly environment. International students become family members and find a second-home in our school and community. 

We have hosted students from Brasil, Chíle, Portugal, and México, in addition to hundreds of students who are new immigrant arrivals to Winnipeg from Israel and around the world.

International Student Supports

Gray Academy offers many support services to international students to assist with their transition to life in Canada including Guidance and English as an Additional Language (EAL).


Students in Grades 7-12, have an opportunity to be exposed to a myriad of resources available to them in the guidance department. Our guidance counsellor's office is a relaxed, informative and welcoming space for all senior students.

Whether browsing through literature on a range of social issues or seeking information on University scholarships, our Guidance department is a one-stop resource.

Continue to our High School Guidance page...

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Students in Grades 7 -12 who require additional support in their English language development are offered the benefits of a revolutionary EAL program that makes learning a new language faster and easier than ever before.

We use the Rosetta Stone Library, which uses a combination of sights, sounds and words to represent a breakthrough in language learning.

Our EAL area can be viewed as a multi-media individual language lab where the aid of computers, headsets and handbooks allow students to navigate through the material at their own pace, using their respective natural learning styles. 

Continue to our EAL page...

Community Involvement Opportunity

Opportunities exist for international students to become involved with leadership roles within a myriad of Jewish organizations such as B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO), synagogue sponsored programs, and various Jewish agencies including the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.

Winnipeg also offers many professional and community-level cultural and athletic opportunities ranging from hockey, baseball and football to music, ballet and dance.

Homestay Family Opportunity

Homestay families provide an opportunity for Gray Academy's international students to experience Jewish life in a vibrant Canadian community. Homestay families create a safe environment for international students, a true family dynamic, and a myriad of memories that stay with our families and students for a lifetime.

If you are interested in being a homestay family for an international student, please take a look at our Host Family Homestay Application.

International Student Application

If you're interested in applying for our International Student Education Program, please review our Admissions section's International Student Application page.

For more information about the International Student Education Program, please email or call +1 204.477.7410, and check out our International Student Education Program brochure in EnglishPortuguês or Español


To Learn More
For more information about how you can join our International Student Education Program, please email or call 204.477.7489.
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