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British Columbia boarding schools

Combining innovation and a commitment to supporting the entire educational spectrum — BC continues to put its educational money where its mouth is.


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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  School NameTypePaceCost

St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$15,980 to $65,125
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St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
Independent Kindergarten to Grade 12 boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university and life preparation. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$20,090 to $82,770
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• User reviews (3)

Brookes Westshore (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 4 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$9,500 to $52,550

Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$29,780 to $77,850

St. George's School (est. 1930)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$52,570 to $71,490

Brentwood College School (est. 1923)  

  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive day/boarding school for Grades 8 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $30,000 to $78,000. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$30,000 to $78,000

Unisus School (est. 2016)  

  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
UNISUS was founded by the leaders of the top Private Schools in BC. Based on IB Education/Innovation/Technology, Entrepreneurship/ Outdoor Education. Boarding, Sports Academies and Global Partnerships/Opportunities. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Student-paced$12,500 to $51,500

Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
Queen Margaret's School is a co-ed independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$13,000 to $61,750
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UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enrichedVaries
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• User reviews (5)

Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a boarding school that enrolls 650 students. Tuition starts at $23,500. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school's motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$25,250 to $47,725

Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada (est. 2017)  

  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
MLWS offers a unique university school model - a high school located on a university campus. We offer university pathway with “Dual acceptance” opportunity, and students share the state-of-the-art university facilities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$22,950 to $38,750




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)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • $55,375 to $65,125
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • $54,850 to $71,77020%K - 12$11,685
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • $39,550 to $52,55010%7 - 12$5,000
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • $71,30025%8 - 12
    St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • $50,065 to $68,0856%8 - 12
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • $47,800 to $66,00027%9 - 12$19,417
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • $43,950 to $51,50030%1 - 11$3,000
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • $51,350 to $61,75023%SK - 12$3,000
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 75%12$25,000



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • 190865%384
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • 1906$11,200,000100777
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • 200995%30043
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • 1916$13,500,00060%510102
    St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • 1930$25,000,000220
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • 1923$20,000,000550138
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 201670%24017
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • 192180%57636
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 1974$025%200200
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • 1991$060%560112
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 201775%12140




     
     
    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)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 20No supportMedium integration
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous20 to 22No support
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 22No supportMedium integration
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Indirect Support
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20Indirect SupportHeavy integration





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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1265%
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1295%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Day: Dec 3, 2018
    Boarding: Feb 1, 2019
    4 - 121 - 12
    Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1170%
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1280%
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Boarding: Nov 15, 20171225%
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    10 - 1275%




     
     
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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 90%95%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%60%25%
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%




     
     
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    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 80%70%70%60%25%
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 25%
    Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%75%75%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Traditional MathExpositoryTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    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)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750




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    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • St. George's School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $22,450 to $68,085
  • Brentwood College School
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (400 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $25,700 to $66,000
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Boarding school (94 students)
  • Day school (262 students)
  • $13,000 to $61,750
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Bodwell High School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (480 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • $25,250 to $47,725
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (25 students)
  • Boarding school (74 students)
  • Day school (22 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750




  • 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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