British Columbia boarding schools

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On this page we cover boarding schools in the province of British Columbia. This includes schools in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Burnaby, and Richmond. For a complete guide to boarding in Canada, including information about admissions, please see our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of boarding schools in British Columbia

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition

  4. Compare boarding schools

  5. Going to school in British Columbia
  6. Further resources







 
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"Confident Learners. Inspiring Leaders. Creating a thriving world.

  1. SMS is Western Canada's only girl-centred boarding school
  2. SMS was the first girls-school in Canada to integrate a STEM curriculum into daily programs
  3. Visual and performing arts options are woven into our weekly programs

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $19,992 to $74,006
 
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"Brentwood is a leading university prep school that brings to life student choice through its bold tripartite program. We are a true boarding school, not merely a school with boarding, and the ocean is our playground." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $32,000 to $96,300
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Victoria, British Columbia
Richmond Rd/McRae Ave
 
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"Independent Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on outstanding preparation for life. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $22,050 to $85,060
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"GNS is an independent JK-12 International Baccalaureate boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, that empowers and supports each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $9,345 to $73,145
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Victoria, British Columbia
 
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"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School on Vancouver Island, BC, offering small class sizes, engaging teachers and a caring community to boarding and day students from grades 4 to 12." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,290 to $62,000
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
Harbourside Drive/
 
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"Bodwell High School provides a competitive, well-rounded education with strong student support. The school's motto, "Strength in Diversity," pays homage to the 40+ countries students come from to live and learn together." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,000 to $29,000
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Duncan, British Columbia
Brownsey Avenue/Government Street
 
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"Queen Margaret's School is a gender inclusive independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC that focuses on preparing young trailblazers...no two journeys are the same." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $79,230
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Summerland, British Columbia
 
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"Looking for an education that's out of the ordinary? Unisus School is a Pre - K to Grade 12 day and boarding school in Canada's Okanagan, offering the International Baccalaureate program + the B.C. Diploma (Dogwood)." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $12,945 to $56,500
  • Day, Boarding
  • 130 students
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Kimberley, British Columbia
 
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"Grateful. Mindful. Purposeful. Successful. At Purcell Collegiate School, we will prep you--for university and for life. Learn more about the Uprep@PCS suite of extra-curricular programs on our website." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $45,000 to $60,000
  • Boarding
  • 60 students
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Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
 
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"Beginning in Grade 8, our unique Shawnigan journey purposefully guides students through a distinct, unparalleled and bold educational experience on our stunning waterfront campus on Canada’s beautiful West Coast." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 540 students
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Our boarding school guide has advice specific to finding boarding schools in Canada. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options) we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. All expos are held in the fall at a number of centres across Canada. There are three expos hosted in Ontario, one in Toronto, one in Halton-Peel, and one in Ottawa. Expos are also held each fall in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. All are opportunities to speak with administrators from leading boarding schools within the regions in which the expos are held.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids private school discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics around gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and schools to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is obviously a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to boarding programs, refer to our main boarding school hub.





Broadly speaking, the cost of boarding reflects the cost private school tuition in general, though with premiums added to cover housing and meals.

Many schools offer financial aid, including scholarships and bursaries. Financial aid is needs-based, and financial aid programs are created as a means of broadening the student base and attracting students, independent of means, who will contribute most to the culture of the school. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive schools provide the most aid.

You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide.

Below you'll find the range of costs at British Columbia boarding schools:


 
Tuition (boarding school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • $54,000 to $69,100
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • $68,000 to $96,30027%9 - 12$20,000
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • $57,595 to $75,36020%K - 12$11,685
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • $57,260 to $73,14515%SK - 12$2,000
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • $47,000 to $62,00010%7 - 12$5,000
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • $62,880 to $79,23025%SK - 12$3,000
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • $49,980 to $59,48030%1 - 11$3,000
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • $90,00030%8 - 12



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 190885%28520
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • 1923$20,000,000553111
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • 1906$17,000,000100377
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 1913$1,000,00072%85457
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • 200995%30033
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • 1991$060%560112
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • 192180%55335
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • 201870%1309
    Purcell Collegiate School
  • Kimberley, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • 60
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • 1916$13,500,00060%540108




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive16No supportHeavy integration
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 24No supportMedium integration
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 22No supportMedium integration
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Purcell Collegiate School
  • Kimberley, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Progressive12 to 20No support
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17No supportHeavy integration





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    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
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     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
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     Depression
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     Substance abuse
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     Deafness
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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • Purcell Collegiate School
  • Kimberley, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




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     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1285%
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    9 - 12
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1272%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    4 - 1295%
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1280%
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1170%
    Purcell Collegiate School
  • Kimberley, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day: Jan 1, 1970
    Boarding: Jan 1, 1970
    Homestay: Jan 1, 1970
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 1260%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 72%72%72%72%72%80%72%80%80%80%72%72%72%90%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • 90%95%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%60%25%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




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    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • 80%70%70%60%25%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • Traditional MathExpositoryTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Purcell Collegiate School
  • Kimberley, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (111 students)
  • Boarding school (442 students)
  • $32,000 to $96,300
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • $26,000 to $29,000
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (2 students)
  • Boarding school (87 students)
  • Day school (464 students)
  • $17,500 to $79,230
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




  • Private and independent schools are a well-established and highly supported aspect of British Columbia's education system. More than 85 percent of B.C.'s private schools receive some provincial funding, totaling in excess of $150 million in provincial funding support each year. The BC ministry of education inspects and regulates private schools, and all schools are accountable to the School Act which identifies their core responsibilities and requirements.

    British Columbia supports private schooling through tax incentives. Additionally, a portion of tuition paid to faith-based institutions may be accounted as a charitable donation and eligible for a tax credit.

    Graduation Requirements

    High school graduation requirements are set by British Columbia's Ministry of Education, not the federal government. In order to earn a high school diploma—named the Dogwood Diploma—students are required to complete 80 credits, where each credit represents 30 hours of in-class instruction. To graduate, a student must ear 48 credits for required courses, a minimum of 28 elective credits. Students are also required to earn 4 credits for Graduation Transitions, a requirement intended to prepare students to make a successful transition to life after graduation.

    These are:

    Regardless of when students begin their programs, all must fulfill all graduation requirements and demonstrate competence in one of Canada's two official languages in order to earn a graduation diploma. A high school completion certificate, known as the Evergreen Certificate, is granted in some cases, and is not equivalent to the Dogwood Diploma.












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