Welcome to Our Kids.

We’re here to help you find the right school, the right way.

For more than 20 years we’ve worked with leading education and child development experts to explore and improve the school-choice process. The result is a robust suite of tools—used by over 2.6 million families every year—which enable you to choose your best-fit school among the 350+ profiled on this site.

We’re your virtual school-placement consultant: your personal guide to discovering, evaluating, and choosing the right school for your child.

Take 2 minutes now to open your free account. It will give you access to exclusive insights on how specific schools are a fit (or not) for your student’s learning needs.


Open my free account
Welcome to Our Kids

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


Advertisement


Listen to the Our Kids gifted programs podcast

38:22

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
View profile
  • Accelerated
$7,800 to $19,200
View profile

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 (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 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


$21,095 to $75,360
User reviews (3)

View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$21,095 to $75,360
User reviews (3)

View profile

Shawnigan Lake School   (est. 1916)  

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

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.  View profile


$31,625 to $79,630
View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$31,625 to $79,630
View profile

Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada   (est. 2017)  

  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • Traditional
Kamloops, British Columbia

MLWS offers a unique high school model - a high school located on a university campus. We offer “dual acceptance” that allows for students in grades 11 and 12 to receive conditional acceptance to our partner university.  View profile


$22,950 to $38,750
User reviews (1)

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

View profile

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 (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • Traditional
Victoria, British Columbia

St. Margaret's School offers inter-disciplinary and experiential learning from JK3 to Grade 12. Confidence, leadership and academic rigor lead to student success. At SMS, 'She Can'!  View profile


$17,200 to $69,100
User reviews (5)

View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$17,200 to $69,100
User reviews (5)

View profile

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


$26,900 to $27,900
Our Kids Review
View profile
  • Student-paced
$26,900 to $27,900
Our Kids Review
View profile

Brookes Westshore   (est. 2009)  

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

Victoria, British Columbia

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 12 students.  View profile


$9,500 to $52,550
View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$9,500 to $52,550
View profile

Unisus School   (est. 2016)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 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


$11,275 to $53,500
View profile
  • Student-paced
$11,275 to $53,500
View profile

ArtsCalibre Academy   (est. 2011)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Progressive, Reggio Emilia

Victoria, British Columbia

ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer comprehensive educational programs for Preschool through Grade 12.  View profile


$1,600 to $6,250
View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$1,600 to $6,250
View profile

Mulgrave School   (est. 1993)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 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


$20,000 to $25,000
View profile
  • Accelerated
$20,000 to $25,000
View profile

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
View profile
  • Student-paced
Varies
View profile

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)

View profile

Brockton School   (est. 2004)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 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


$22,600 to $25,100
View profile
  • Standard-enriched
$22,600 to $25,100
View profile

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
View profile
  • Student-paced
$2,500 to $4,000
View profile

Alcuin College   (est. 2012)  

  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 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


$18,500 to $23,000
View profile
  • Not specified
$18,500 to $23,000
View profile

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 (660 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


$24,500 to $34,500
Our Kids Review
View profile
  • Accelerated
$24,500 to $34,500
Our Kids Review
View profile

Pythagoras Academy   (est. 2013)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Liberal Arts, Reggio Emilia

Richmond, British Columbia

We emphasize critical thinking, as well as innovation, inspiring joy, and curiosity.  View profile


$20,040 to $22,400
User reviews (1)

View profile
  • Accelerated
$20,040 to $22,400
User reviews (1)

View profile

Glarea Elevated Learning   (est. 2020)  

  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Progressive
Surrey, British Columbia

We understand the importance of developing a well rounded individual. Our Tech, Art and Sport 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
View profile
  • 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.


School nameDateLocation
Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • September 21, 2021 9:30 amPythagoras Academy
    8671 Odlin Crescent Richmond British Columbia V6X 1G2
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • October 13, 2021 9:30 amPythagoras Academy
    8671 Odlin Cresent Richmond BC V6X1G1
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • October 19, 2021 12:00 am
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • October 22, 2021 12:00 am
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • November 25, 2021 12:00 am
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • February 10, 2022 12:00 am



    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 (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • $17,200 to $32,200
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K 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
    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
    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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • $28,50025%8 - 12
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • $12,500 to $15,50030%1 - 11$3,000
    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
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • $19,980 to $24,8205%Preschool - 12$15,000
    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 (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • $19,100 to $22,200JK - 12
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • $17,000 to $18,250



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 190885%36026
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • 1985660
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • 1906$11,200,000100377
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • 197320015
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • 200995%30043
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • 1916$13,500,00060%510102
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 201670%23016
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 2011100%18023
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • 20173512
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 201775%10535
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • 201320018
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 1993$018%95068
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • 100%10
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • 1974$025%200200
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • 2004300
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 202080%9015
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 199185%20
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • 201290




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium 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
    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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • ProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    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
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20Indirect SupportHeavy integration
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Liberal ArtsReggio EmiliaAccelerated8 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous14 to 22No supportHeavy integration
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • TraditionalStudent-pacedSpecial needs schoolLight integration
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Indirect Support
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorousIndirect Support
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive15No supportHeavy 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
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • Liberal Arts8 to 12Indirect Support





     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
     
     
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 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
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1285%Oct 22, 2021
    Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • Day: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Day: rolling
    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%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1170%
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 12100%
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Day: rolling
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    10 - 1275%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Day: rollingJK - 8Sep 21, 2021
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Day: rolling6 - 116 - 1118%
    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (1 students)
  • Homestay: rolling100%
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Boarding: Nov 15, 20171225%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Day: rolling
    Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Day: rollingK - 1280%
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Day: rollingPreschool - K85%
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • K - 12




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K 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)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 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 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • 90%90%80%75%75%75%80%80%80%80%80%
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • 23%9%11%25%20%
    Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • 80%80%80%80%80%80%
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • 95%15%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K 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)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • 80%70%70%60%25%
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • 75%75%75%
    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%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 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
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Traditional Math
    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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    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
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual 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
    UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    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
    Alcuin College
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500




  •  
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • Boarding school (90 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Meadowridge School
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (660 students)
  • $22,500 to $32,500
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $25,150 to $26,200
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Unisus School
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $12,500 to $51,500
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Canada Royal Arts High School
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $16,000 to $21,000
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Homestay school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $38,750
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Mulgrave School
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
  • $19,980 to $24,820
  • UWC Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $1 to $58,000
  • Brockton School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $19,100 to $22,200
  • Glarea Elevated Learning
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $17,000 to $18,250




  • 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.












    By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2020 All right reserved.

    Sign up to receive our exclusive eNews twice a month.

    You can withdraw consent by unsubscribing anytime.


    Name

    Email

    verification image, type it in the box

     


    Our Kids  From Our Kids, Canada’s trusted source for private schools, camps, and extracurriculars.