Gifted schools in Victoria

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Victoria.


On this page we cover private and independent schools in Victoria, BC that offer gifted programs and support.  This may include gifted schools and programs in downtown Victoria, Victoria West, Oaklands, Fairfield, Rockland, Harris Green,  Jubilee, Fernwood, and North Park. 

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of gifted programs and assessment, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Victoria

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Victoria

  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 learners 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 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)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • Progressive
Victoria, British Columbia

Independent 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.  View profile


$22,150 to $79,130
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  • Standard-enriched
$22,150 to $79,130
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Shawnigan Lake School   (est. 1916)  

  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 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


$33,205 to $83,615
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  • Standard-enriched
$33,205 to $83,615
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Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada   (est. 2017)  

  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Richmond, British Columbia

MLWS-KPU offers a truly unique high school experience. Students receive the support and community of small high school classes along with the academic opportunities of learning within world-class university facilities.  View profile


$22,000 to $37,950
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  • Standard-enriched
$22,000 to $37,950
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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

Westmont Montessori School   (est. 1954)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Victoria, British Columbia

We identify the experiences that facilitate education that empowers the individual and fosters a community of collaborative contributors through interdisciplinary, integrated integrated projects.  View profile


$9,000 to $16,000
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  • Student-paced
$9,000 to $16,000
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St. Margaret's School   (est. 1908)  

  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 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.  View profile


$18,860 to $72,555
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  • Standard-enriched
$18,860 to $72,555
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Brookes Westshore   (est. 2009)  

  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day 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 15 students.  View profile


$9,500 to $52,000
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  • Standard-enriched
$9,500 to $52,000
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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 $8,500
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  • Standard-enriched
$1,600 to $8,500
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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

Pythagoras Academy   (est. 2013)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • Traditional, Reggio Emilia

Richmond, British Columbia

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


$20,700 to $33,400
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  • Accelerated
$20,700 to $33,400
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Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school, as well as advice from top education experts. 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 are a great starting point for finding a school. 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 one place. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics about gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and school officials to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted programs, check out our main gifted education guide.


School nameDateLocation
Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • August 18, 2022 9:00 amWestmont Montessori
    4075 Metchosin Road Victoria BC V9C 4A4
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • August 25, 2022 9:00 amWestmont Montessori
    4075 Metchosin Road Victoria BC V9C 4A4
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • October 26, 2022 9:00 amMaple Leaf World School - KPU
    8771 Lansdowne Road Richmond British Columbia V6X 3X7
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • January 13, 2023 9:00 amMaple Leaf World School - KPU
    8771 Lansdowne Road Richmond British Columbia V6X 3X7
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • April 03, 2023 9:00 amMaple Leaf World School - KPU
    8771 Lansdowne Road Richmond British Columbia V6X 3X8
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • May 12, 2023 9:00 amMaple Leaf World School - KPU
    8771 Lansdowne Road Richmond British Columbia V6X 3X7



    Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Victoria reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

    There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually 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 some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even comfortable middle-class families can be eligible to receive aid, so don't be afraid to ask a school about it—whatever your financial situation.

    Below you'll find the range of costs at Victoria private and independent schools with gifted programming:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • $9,815 to $14,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • $17,200 to $32,200
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • $21,095 to $43,99520%K - 12$11,685
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day 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 (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • $28,50025%8 - 12




     Legend:

    DS: Dedicated gifted schools
    DC: Dedicated gifted classes
    SE: Subject-enrichment
    CC: Curriculum compacting
    IS: Guided independent study
    CL: Cyber-learning
    AC: Accelerated pace
    LI: Language immersion
    AP: Advanced Placement
    IB: International Baccalaureate
    SN: Special needs and LD support
     
     DSDCSECCISCLACLIAPIBSN
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950




  •  
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • 1954$080%30021
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • 190885%27520
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • 1906$17,000,000100377
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • 200995%30043
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • 201321019
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • 2011100%18023
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • 1916$13,500,00060%540108
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • 201775%10535




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 20No supportMedium integration
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • TraditionalReggio EmiliaAccelerated8 to 15No supportMedium 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
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20Indirect SupportHeavy 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
     
     
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1280%Aug 18, 2022
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Preschool - 1285%
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    K - 12
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1295%
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Day: rollingJK - 8
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 12100%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    8 - 1260%
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    10 - 1275%Oct 26, 2022




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • 50%50%80%80%80%80%80%80%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • 90%90%80%75%75%75%80%80%80%80%80%
    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%
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • 75%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • 75%75%75%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • Discovery MathInquirySocial JusticeEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismCommunicativeCreative
    Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicative
    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    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
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950




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    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • St. Margaret's School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • $17,200 to $69,100
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
  • Day school (745 students)
  • $21,095 to $75,360
  • Brookes Westshore
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,500 to $52,550
  • Pythagoras Academy
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
  • $20,040 to $22,400
  • ArtsCalibre Academy
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $4,750 to $5,850
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (440 students)
  • $28,500 to $71,300
  • Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • Boarding school (35 students)
  • Day school (35 students)
  • $22,850 to $37,950




  • Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These learners are often so advanced in their intellectual abilities that they are outliers in the classroom: a normal curriculum and approach won't be enough. When these students don't receive the custom support they need, they can disengage from school -- and even become depressed.

    If you know or suspect your child is gifted, you're faced with the following questions:

    You can also consider unique options, such as language immersion programs, special needs schools, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), and Montessori schools.

    If you're still grappling with these questions, start with our introductory guide to gifted education. Once you're versed in the fundamentals, revisit this page to explore your specific school options in the Victoria area.

    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 are able to offer highly individualized programs for gifted learners. The term "buyer beware" definitely applies here: it's up to you to make sure schools are properly set up for gifted learners. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.












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