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.


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.



 

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres


Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
Glover/Logan
 
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"Whytecliff is a safe, empathetic & supportive place for teens with a diverse range of learning needs / personal challenges. Our positive community & high-growth environment pulls each child up to be their very best!

  1. Safe, empathetic, supportive community for students with a diverse range of learning needs
  2. Low student-to-educator ratio of less than 5:1 lets us really get to know you
  3. Each child gets a personalized program tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and talents
  4. Dual-accredited as both an independent school and a Positive Youth Development program

—From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $8,900 to $19,500
 
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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.



 
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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Delta, British Columbia
56th/19 Ave
 
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"Southpointe Academy is the only secular International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School south of the Fraser River authorized to deliver the entire range of IB programs from K-12." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Day school
  • 663 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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These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.



 
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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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"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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"We identify the experiences that facilitate education that empowers the individual and fosters a community of collaborative contributors through interdisciplinary, integrated integrated projects." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,565 to $32,000
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Victoria, British Columbia
 
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"Brookes Westshore, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, offers grades 4 to 12 and both day and boarding programmes, with an average class size of 15 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $9,800 to $59,200
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
Upper Levels Highway/Cypress Bowl exit
 
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"By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best - in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a diverse and interdependent world." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,850 to $30,290
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Surrey, British Columbia
152 Street/Highway 10
 
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"We understand the importance of developing a well-rounded individual. Our Art and Sports Expert Streams are integrated with the Academic curriculum to amplify our students’ growth into capable and confident adults." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 7 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,000 to $18,250
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Brockton is a coeducational IB World School where every student matters, every family matters, community matters, and learning for life matters." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Day school
  • 345 students
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West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
 
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"Our four year program is developed to equip and inspire students to cultivate their humanity. We are distinctly different: a small (IB) middle school that fosters intellectual engagement, citizenship and leadership." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,925
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Vancouver, British Columbia
Broadway/Granville
 
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"Vancouver's only dedicated STEM high school, VISST offers the full BC curriculum with accelerated & enriched STEM. Students will learn from domain experts and PhDs in small classes." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • Varies
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Our rigorous, personalized programme and strong teacher-student relationships enable us to cultivate each student's talents, helping them build on strengths and discover the joy of learning." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $21,500 to $24,500
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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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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.



 
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
240th Street/Dewdney Trunk Road
 
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"Our practices in teaching and learning are exemplified by our outstanding academic results and are achieved through the active engagement of the head, heart, and hands." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $28,400 to $38,400
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Richmond, British Columbia
 
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"We emphasize critical thinking, as well as innovation, joy, and curiosity." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $21,400 to $34,500
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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.


School nameDateLocation
Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • February 22, 2024 7:00 pmSt Alcuin College of the Liberal Arts
    200 - 1046 St Georges St North Vancouver British Columbia V7L 3H6



    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)
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • $4,900 to $19,500
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • $17,200 to $32,200
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • $21,095 to $43,99520%K - 12$11,685
    Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • $20,840 to $39,00515%SK - 12$2,000
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • $10,600 to $32,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • $9,800 to $16,90010%7 - 12$5,000
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • $26,850 to $30,2905%7 - 12$15,000
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • $17,000 to $18,250K - 7
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • $28,400 to $38,4009 - 12
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • $27,200 to $30,600SK - 12
    Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • $20,925 to $26,50715%6 - 9$5,000
    Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • $1 to $23,40090%8 - 9$8,000
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • $14,800 to $17,98030%1 - 11$3,000
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • $35,50030%8 - 12



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • 199378
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 190885%28520
    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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 1913$1,000,00072%85457
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • 200030%66351
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • 1954$080%30021
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • 200995%30043
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • 1993$018%103074
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 202080%233
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • 1985660
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • 200434525
    Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • 199585%7218
    Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • 20224020
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • 20121189
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 201322520
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $14,800 to $59,480
  • 201870%1309
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 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
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive3 to 6Special needs school
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium 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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 24No support
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous14 to 22No supportHeavy integration
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive12 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous16 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorousNo support
    Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Liberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous10 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 12No support
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • TraditionalReggio EmiliaAccelerated8 to 15No 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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17No supportHeavy integration





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     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
     
     
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 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)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




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     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • Day: rolling8 - 12
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1285%
    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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Preschool - 1272%
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Day: Dec 1, 20236 - 1230%
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1280%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1295%
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • Day: Dec 1, 2023Preschool - 1118%
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Day: rollingK - 1280%
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Day: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Day: Feb 1, 2024
    Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Day: rolling6 - 985%
    Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • Day: rolling8 - 12
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • K - 12Feb 22, 2024
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • Day: rollingJK - 8
    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%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 1260%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • 72%72%72%72%72%80%72%80%80%80%72%72%72%90%
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • 100%100%100%100%100%
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • 50%50%80%80%80%80%80%80%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • 26%10%16%5%30%
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 80%80%80%80%80%80%
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • 85%10%10%5%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 90%90%80%75%75%75%80%80%80%80%80%
    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)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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 (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • 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)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




  •  
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Discovery MathInquirySocial JusticeEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Discovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Equal Balance
    Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $1 to $23,400
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $20,000 to $20,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual 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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 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
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 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)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres
  • Langley & Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Day school (32 students)
  • $4,900 to $19,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Boarding school (24 students)
  • $20,840 to $73,145
  • Southpointe Academy
  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (663 students)
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,800 to $59,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1030 students)
  • $26,850 to $30,290
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (23 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $28,400 to $38,400
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (345 students)
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Island Pacific School
  • West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
  • 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (72 students)
  • $20,925 to $26,507
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $21,400 to $25,800
  • 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)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $35,500 to $90,000




  • 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.
     

    Read our advice guide on choosing a school for a gifted child and for kids with other traits. To get school-choice advice customized to your child's unique traits, create a child profile through your user account.

    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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