Westside School
The Westside School
788 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1
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James MacKay

Phone number:
(604) 687-8021×
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Westside School

The Westside School

788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
K to 12 (Coed)
$6,000 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 15
Day: 200

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Contact Name:
James MacKay

Phone Number:

School Address
788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1

About this school:

The Westside School is creating a new model of independent school – one of affordable excellence! Led by experienced, successful and passionate educators, Westside offers an education the equal of the highest-ranked schools, but at only 35% of the price! Why? Because we believe the best education should be available to all children. With an available Super-Curriculum until 17:45 daily, Westside is a working parent-friendly, safe, ideal learning environment for all students from Kindergarten to Grade 7.

More information on The Westside School
The Westside School is an academic, day school in Vancouver, British Columbia. The school offers programs for grades K to 12 with enrolment of 200 students. The Westside School has an average class size of 10 to 15 students and has a tuition of $6,000 per year. Founded in 2004, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English with Partial French & Spanish immersion .

Principal's Message


Graham Baldwin, President

 The President & Chief Executive Officer of The Westside School is Graham Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin joined Westside in 2013 following a distinguished career in the independent schools of British Columbia. After emigrating to Canada from the UK, Mr. Baldwin has served as the Head of the English Department and Housemaster at Brentwood College School, Mill Bay, BC 1983-6), as Headmaster/CEO of Collingwood School, West Vancouver, BC (1986-2000), and as CEO/Headmaster of Southpointe Academy (2005-2012). Mr. Baldwin led both Collingwood and Southpointe from being new, small schools in leased premises to highly successful schools with full enrolment in new, fully-owned facilities and #1 rankings.

Between 2001-2005, Mr. Baldwin served as Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Canada, President of Cherwell Education Strategies Ltd., and International Ambassador of Setagaya Gakuen School, Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Baldwin has also served as President of the Independent Schools’ Association of BC, President of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, Vice-President of the Pan-Pacific Association of Private Education, Member of the Education Marketing Advisory Board of the Government of Canada and Executive Board Member of the Federation of Independent Schools’ Associations of BC.

Mr. Baldwin is renowned internationally as a speaker on educational matters and has been a guest speaker at The Pan-Pacific Association of Private Education Conferences in Manila, Taipei and Vancouver, the Blue Mountains Grammar School in New South Wales, The American Headmasters’ Association in Princeton, The Yuelu Symposium at China South University in Changsha, the 60th Anniversary celebrations at the Liaoning Province Shenyan High School, the Centenary celebrations of the #10 High School, Suzhou, the Leading Principals Symposium at the High School Attached to Hunan Normal University and the CHEER Foundation International Conference in Beijing.

Mr. Baldwin’s mandate is to lead The Westside School to a pre-eminent position among the schools of Canada and the world.



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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $6,000 CDN

In the News


June 26, 2014 - The Westside School students receive acknowledgement from U of Geneva!

"Congratulations" to Gr.8 students who received "Statements of Accomplishment" for their completion of a "Human Rights" online course. ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Choral Music
  • Drawing
  • Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Asian history
  • Canadian history
  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • European history
  • Independent study
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Medival history
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking


  • French
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Animation
  • Computer programming

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Animation
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Poetry/Literature club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club


  • Art Club
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Club
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem development
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Interview required
  • Sibling discounts


  • Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) Associations
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations
  • Advanced Placement Canada (AP) Associations

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