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British Columbia gifted schools

Find the top gifted schools and programs in B.C.

On this page, we cover private and independent schools in British Columbia (BC) that offer gifted schools, programs, and support. This includes schools in VancouverVictoria, Surrey, Burnaby, and Richmond. Find the right school for your gifted child (there is also gifted testing in BC).

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of young gifted children and gifted tests, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of gifted schools in British Columbia

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in British Columbia

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources


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Private schools are not obligated to support gifted children with special programs. Many private schools don't — even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curricula for all their students.


 
  • Southpointe Academy
  • Brookes Westshore
  • St. Michaels University School
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Meadowridge School
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Mulgrave School
  • Kelowna Christian School
  • Madrona School Society
  • Mediated Learning Academy
  • Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • The Maria Montessori School
  • UWC Canada
  • Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Canada Star Secondary School
  • Brockton School
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School


These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted students, without compromise.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for kindergarten to grade nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$20,000


These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These gifted classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Southpointe Academy (est. 2000)  

  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Southpoint Academy offers enriched curriculum for grades K-12. We provide the IB PYP curriculum and is a candidate school for the IB MYP. College board AP course are available for grades 10-12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$14,965 to $29,560

St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$19,260 to $68,810
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Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 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$28,500 to $71,300

Mediated Learning Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
The Mediated Learning Academy is a special need school for students K-12 with certified teachers, supported by Speech-Language Pathologists; Occupational and Physiotherapists, and Counsellors [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$16,000 to $18,000

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres (est. 1993)  

  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$2,700 to $4,500

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)
KGMS/Maplewood provides supportive individual and small group instruction for students with learning differences. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$25,150 to $26,200


These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Brookes Westshore (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$14,400 to $52,550

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$14,180 to $65,490
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Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$19,980 to $24,820

Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$4,750 to $6,550

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)   

  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-pacedVaries

The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$2,500 to $4,000

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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ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Standard-enriched$1,600 to $6,250

Canada Star Secondary School (est. 2016)  

  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Canada Star Secondary's vision is to provide superior academic opportunities that allow our students to develop interests, pursue passions, and to follow the path to success and admission to top-ranked universities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$14,800 to $27,800

Brockton School (est. 2004)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Standard-enriched$19,100 to $22,200


These schools offer no formal program for gifted students, but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For highly gifted learners (those in the 99th percentile), this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Meadowridge School (est. 1985)  

  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$22,500 to $32,500




Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted schools and programs. For more general advice (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you check out our guide to choosing a school and our expert advice 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 can be a great way to find the right school for your child. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with many private schools, some of which have gifted programs—all in the same place. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth can also help you find the right school. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss gifted education, gifted schools, and other related topics. Join our large community of parents, educational experts, and school officials, to discuss educational options for your child.

Upcoming open house events

Open houses are another effective way to learn more about a school. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. If you have specific questions about gifted schools and programs, read our main gifted education guide.





The cost of gifted schools in BC tends to reflect private school tuition in general. Private schools usually range from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

There are a number of affordable private and independent schools for gifted children. Inexpensive schools can often provide a great education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on an education for your gifted child: the key is getting them specialized support.

That said, more costly schools often provide a wider range of in-class and extracurricular resources. They also tend to be larger and more established. Yet, for most schools, the largest expense is teacher salaries.

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief," or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). Read our guide to financial aid and scholarships. We also discuss preschool costs and funding in particular.

Often, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even some middle-class families receive aid from private schools. So be sure to ask a school about it—no matter your financial situation.

Below, you'll find the range of costs at British Columbia private schools with gifted programs:


 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • $14,400 to $16,40010%7 - 12$5,000
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • $19,260 to $40,17020%K - 12$11,685
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • $11,900 to $24,000
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • $28,50025%8 - 12
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • $19,980 to $24,8205%Preschool - 12$15,000
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • $4,750 to $6,55010%K - 12$4,094
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 75%12$25,000
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • $16,400 to $23,700



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • 200030%00
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • 200995%30043
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • 1906$11,200,00098876
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • 190865%384
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • 1985660
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • 1916$13,500,00060%510102
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 1993$018%100071
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • 197890%77555
    Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • 199370%807
    Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • 201390%957
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • 100%10
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 199185%20
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 1974$025%200200
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • 199346
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 2011100%17021
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • 2016$074%13026
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • 2004280
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)
  • 1973206




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 24No support
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous14 to 22No supportHeavy integration
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous23 to 25No supportHeavy integration
    Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 14No supportHeavy integration
    Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 12Special needs schoolMedium integration
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSpecial needs schoolLight integration
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive18 to 20No support
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Indirect Support
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive3 to 6Special needs school
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • ProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No supportLight integration
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorousIndirect Support
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 18Special needs school





     Legend:

     ADHD

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

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • 30%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1295%
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1265%
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Day: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Day: rolling6 - 116 - 1118%
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    K - 1290%
    Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Day: rollingK - 1070%
    Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    90%
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Homestay: rolling100%
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Day: rollingPreschool - K85%
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Day: Dec 31, 1969
    Boarding: Nov 15, 2017
    Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
    1225%
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Day: rollingJK - 8100%
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    8 - 1274%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • Day: rolling
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)
  • Day: Jan 1, 1970
    Boarding: Jan 1, 1970
    Homestay: Jan 1, 1970




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 23%9%11%25%20%
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • 93%93%93%93%93%93%93%93%
    Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 95%15%
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • 70%70%70%80%80%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 25%
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800




  •  
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Discovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceSocial JusticePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
    Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Discovery MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesWe don't offer Fine Arts
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Equal BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesWe don't offer Fine Arts
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)




  •  
     
    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
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,965 to $29,560
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,400 to $52,550
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
  • Day school (733 students)
  • $19,260 to $68,810
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • $9,500 to $49,300
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $4,750 to $6,550
  • Madrona School Society
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $20,000 to $23,000
  • Mediated Learning Academy
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • $4,500 to $4,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Star Secondary School
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (80 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $14,800 to $14,800
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
  • $16,400 to $23,700
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (206 students)




  • There's no question about it: gifted children have different needs than most students. Gifted learners often have such advanced abilities that they stand out  in the classroom. This means a standard approach won't work. When these students don't receive the specialized programming they need, they won't feel challenged.

    This often leads to boredom. It can also sometimes lead to behavioural and social issues.

    If you have a gifted child, you'll be faced with several questions:

    You can also consider alternative options. For instance, some gifted children enter language immersion programsInternational Baccalaureate programs, special needs schoolsadvanced placement courses (if they're older), or Montessori schools (if they're younger).

    To learn about these options and more, in far more detail, read our introductory guide to gifted education. After doing so, you can come back to this page to explore your specific school options in BC.

    Private school policies

    Private schools are not required by law to provide support for gifted children—and many don't. On the other hand, some private schools offer highly tailored programs for gifted learners. In the end, though, it's up to you to ensure a school is the right fit for your gifted child. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.












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