Below, we cover private and independent Christian schools in British Columbia. This includes schools in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Burnaby, and Richmond. For a more complete guide to Christian education, including a detailed coverage of curriculum, focus, and frequently asked questions, read our Christian school guide.
There are lots of private Christian schools in Canada. For instance, there are Christian schools in Toronto, Ontario, Edmonton, and Calgary. These schools vary in terms of their religious curriculum, extracurriculars, and approach to Christian study and Bible study. The schools below reflect this diversity. You can filter them for a wide range of features.
"Our students learn in a progressive, authentic, inspiring, welcoming, nurturing and in a safe, child-centred environment. Our small size, with one class for each grade, gives a sense of being part of a close-knit family." —From the school
$8,196 to $16,950
"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
$7,000 to $68,780
Private school expos can be a great way to find the right school for your child. The Vancouver private school expo allows you to speak with many private schools, some of which are Christian schools all in the same place. Find a Christian school near you.
Another great resource in your school search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Christian education.
The cost of Christian schools in British Columbia is, on average, lower than the cost of other private schools in British Columbia. It’s also on the lower side of private school tuition in general. In British Columbia, the only public Christian schools are Catholic—schools fully funded by the government.
Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools offer scholarships, which are given based on merit—for instance, in academics or athletics. You can learn more about needs- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide.
Below, you’ll find the range of costs for private Christian schools in British Columbia:
|Tuition (day school)||Students receiving financial aid||Grade eligibility for financial aid||Avg. aid package size (annual)|
|$14,413 to $21,649||23%||SK - 12||$3,000|
|$8,196 to $16,950||6%||K - 8||$3,925|
|Founding date||Endowment||Admissions rate||Enrollment||Enrollment|
Average class size
Special needs support
|Progressive||Standard-enriched||Rigorous||16 to 22||No support||Medium integration|
|Progressive||Standard-enriched||Supportive||No support||Light integration|
|Admission deadline||SSAT required||Interview required||Acceptance rate||Next open house|
|Preschool - 12||80%|
|JK - 8|
|Math||Science||Literature||Humanities Social Sciences||Foreign Languages||Fine Arts|
|Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Communicative||Equal Balance|
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BC Christian schools are built on faith, teaching children basic Biblical beliefs and providing them with a moral grounding.
Sending your child to a Christian school means exposing them to a community that shares their values, but also offers them the opportunity to reflect on his or her own religious beliefs. In this supportive and open environment, Christian schools are not teaching students they have to be Christian, but why and how.
One-thing parents will need to keep in mind is that different Christian schools may follow different Christian curriculum. For example, some schools may teach based on the Protestant tradition, while others may follow the Catholic calendar and viewpoints.
Finding a Christian school within your budget is certainly possible. Make sure to research as many schools as you can and try to find a school that may fit what you’re willing to spend. Sending your son or daughter to a Christian school may make you eligible for a tax break. And, if needed, start searching for bursaries or scholarships as soon as possible. Our financial aid finder will help you find schools offering financial options.
Looking for more ways to pay for school? Check out these 18 tips on covering the cost of private school.
Before you choose any school for your child, be sure you’re choosing the best school for them. Do some first hand research about your school options and take these into consideration:
You also want to keep your families values, goals and priorities in mind before choosing a school. For more, detailed, information on how to choose the right school for you child, take a look at our five steps to finding the perfect match.
British Columbia is a great place to live and raise a family. It can also be a great place to attend a private school, including a private Christian school. BC Christian schools, in Vancouver, Victoria, and elsewhere, provide kids with a solid grounding in Christian theology and values. They also are very strong in secular subjects, such as math, science, history, and French.
British Columbia is a province on the west coast of Canada. Its capital is Victoria, and its largest city is Vancouver. It's a beautiful province, which is home to Vancouver Island, the Okanagan region, and the Fraser Valley. It also has temperate rainforests and intersects with the Rockies, a mountain range that extends over several provinces in Canada, and states in the US.