Meet with British Columbia's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Vancouver Private School Expo in November. This one day event is a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.
B.C., in part, provides grants to many of the province's best private schools. Indeed, 85 per cent of British Columbia's private schools receive some provincial funding, which totals over $150 million in yearly spending.
There are ways to make private school affordable in British Columbia. B.C. may give you tax credits in two specific situations. First, if you send your child to a religious or faith-based school, its tuition may count as a charitable donation that you will receive a tax break for. Likewise, if you enroll your child in a school for students with special needs, you may be able to claim a medical tax benefit.
As you would in any city in British Columbia, it is best to find schools registered with the British Columbia Board of Education. You may also follow these tips:
Victoria's private schools offer numerous unique benefits. Some of these include:
Click on the links below to learn more about private schools in Victoria.
St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)
3400 Richmond Road,
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family.
$17,235 to $61,590 /year
Glenlyon Norfolk, an independent school in Victoria, BC, provides International Baccalaureate programs from JK to Grade 12. GNS offers 5- and 7-day Family Boarding options for students who are not residents of Victoria.
$16,180 to $43,085 /year
St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity.
$9,500 to $49,300 /year
ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2010)
2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road,
ArtsCalibre Academy helps foster creativity while grounding students with leadership skills and mindfulness. Our program starts at Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six with plans to add a grade each year.
$4,750 to $5,500 /year