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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.


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 NamePaceCost

Canada Royal Arts High School   (est. 2017)  

  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Progressive
Vancouver, British Columbia

We are an arts-based, hands-on, creative high school in Vancouver (grades 08 to 12) that has already established a record of excellence in getting students admitted to some of the best arts universities in North America.  View profile


$7,800 to $19,200
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  • Accelerated
$7,800 to $19,200
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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.

  School NamePaceCost

St. Michaels University School   (est. 1906)  

  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • Progressive
Victoria, British Columbia

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


$20,090 to $82,770
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  • Standard-enriched
$20,090 to $82,770
User reviews (3)

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Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada   (est. 2017)  

  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Traditional
Kamloops, British Columbia

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


$22,950 to $38,750
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  • Standard-enriched
$22,950 to $38,750
User reviews (1)

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Shawnigan Lake School   (est. 1916)  

  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Traditional
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

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


$29,780 to $77,850
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  • Standard-enriched
$29,780 to $77,850
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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.

  School NamePaceCost

St. Margaret's School   (est. 1908)  

  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • Traditional
Victoria, British Columbia

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


$15,980 to $65,125
User reviews (5)

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  • Standard-enriched
$15,980 to $65,125
User reviews (5)

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Brookes Westshore   (est. 2009)  

  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Victoria, British Columbia

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


$9,500 to $52,550
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  • Standard-enriched
$9,500 to $52,550
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Brockton School   (est. 2004)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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


$20,400 to $23,800
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  • Standard-enriched
$20,400 to $23,800
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Unisus School   (est. 2016)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Summerland, British Columbia

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


$12,500 to $51,500
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  • Student-paced
$12,500 to $51,500
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UWC Canada   (est. 1974)  

  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Victoria, British Columbia

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

  • Standard-enriched
Varies
User reviews (5)

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ArtsCalibre Academy   (est. 2011)  

  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Progressive, Reggio Emilia

Victoria, British Columbia

ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We are offering Preschool through Grade 10 programs in 2020/2021, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12.  View profile


$1,600 to $6,250
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  • Standard-enriched
$1,600 to $6,250
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Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)     

  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Traditional
Barrie Area, Ontario

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


Varies
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  • Student-paced
Varies
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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School   (est. 1973)  

  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Traditional
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is a centre of excellence in developmentally informed instruction that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment.  View profile


$25,600 to $26,600
Our Kids Review
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  • Student-paced
$25,600 to $26,600
Our Kids Review
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Mulgrave School   (est. 1993)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

West Vancouver, British Columbia

Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver to all genders. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8.  View profile


$17,000 to $25,000
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  • Accelerated
$17,000 to $25,000
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Alcuin College   (est. 2012)  

  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Liberal Arts
North Vancouver, British Columbia

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.  View profile


$17,500
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  • Not specified
$17,500
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The Maria Montessori School   (est. 1991)  

  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Montessori
Surrey, British Columbia

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


$2,500 to $4,000
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  • Student-paced
$2,500 to $4,000
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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.

  School NamePaceCost

Meadowridge School   (est. 1985)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment.  View profile


$23,500 to $33,500
Our Kids Review
View profile
  • Accelerated
$23,500 to $33,500
Our Kids Review
View profile

Glarea Elevated Learning   (est. 2020)  

  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Progressive
Surrey, British Columbia

We understand the importance of developing a full, well rounded individual. Our Sport and Art Expert Streams are integrated with the Academic curriculum to amplify our students’ growth into capable and confident adults.  View profile


$17,000 to $18,250
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  • Accelerated
$17,000 to $18,250
View profile



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)
St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
  • $12,830 to $65,125
  • $15,980 to $29,240
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (767 students)
  • Boarding school (240 students)
  • $20,090 to $71,770
  • $20,090 to $41,90020%K - 12$11,685
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • $9,500 to $16,40010%7 - 12$5,000
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • $17,000 to $18,250
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • $19,100 to $22,200JK - 12
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • $12,500 to $15,50030%1 - 11$3,000
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 75%12$25,000
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • $25,150 to $26,200
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • $19,980 to $24,8205%Preschool - 12$15,000
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • $16,000 to $21,0002%10 - 12$3
    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



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • 1985665
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • 200995%30043
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 202080%9015
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 201775%6321
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • 2004285
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 201670%24017
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 1974$025%200200
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 2011100%18023
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • 100%10
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • 197320015
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 1993$018%90064
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • 201280
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 199185%20
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • 20173512
    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




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive15No supportHeavy integration
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20Indirect SupportHeavy integration
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorousIndirect Support
    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
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Indirect Support
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • ProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSpecial needs schoolLight integration
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 18Special needs school
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous14 to 22No supportHeavy integration
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • Liberal Arts8 to 12Indirect Support
    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
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive5 to 15Indirect 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





     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
     
     
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Day: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1295%
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Day: rollingK - 1280%
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    10 - 1275%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Day: rolling
    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%
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Boarding: Nov 15, 20171225%
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Day: rollingJK - 8100%
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Homestay: rolling100%
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Day: rolling6 - 116 - 1118%
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • K - 12
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Day: rollingPreschool - K85%
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Day: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    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%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 80%80%80%80%80%80%
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • 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%
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 23%9%11%25%20%
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 95%15%
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%75%75%
    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%
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 25%
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300




  •  
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Discovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • 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
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual 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
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Traditional Math
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • 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
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    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




     
     
    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
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (665 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (23 students)
  • Boarding school (27 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (285 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300




  • 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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