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Collingwood School

Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — West Vancouver, BC (MAP)

Collingwood School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    16 — 22 students
  • Tuition
    $25,100 to 29,450/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    1256 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7S 1B2 (MAP)
  • 2605 Wentworth Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7S 3H4 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Collingwood School offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only, occasional rider.

The regions Collingwood School offers busing from are:

  • North Vancouver
  • West Vancouver
  • Vancouver

Additional notes: The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide safe and dependable morning, afternoon and co-curricular bus service for the Collingwood School community. Collingwood School's bus system operates solely for our students, staff and faculty. Our buses are routed through all areas of the North Shore from Deep Cove as well as into Vancouver. In an effort to lessen traffic congestion in the streets surrounding the schools, we encourage you to consider using our school transportation system. Reasonable rates and flexible routes make this a secure and convenient mode of transportation for students and employees of Collingwood School. If you would like further information regarding our School transportation system please call Transportation Manager Howard Janami at 604 925 3331 ext 2298 , or by email at [email protected]

Our Perspective

How we see Collingwood School

Two campuses, an AP offering, Round Square and an extensive roster of co-curriculars, Collingwood frankly has it all. It’s the largest day school in the region, and likely the country, and it benefits from its size through unequalled physical and human resources and a broad, varied course offering. That the campus is divided between two properties adds a welcome dimension—while student life is vibrant and busy, the division allows for a personal feel and sense of community in the day-to-day. Through the Four Strands program the school rightly requires students to participate in all areas of student life, including athletics, with recreational as well as competitive options. Perched in beautiful West Vancouver, the bussing system is proprietary, with routes servicing a wide catchment area, including North Shore from Deep Cove and into South Vancouver. In all, if there's a down side, we've yet to find it. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a vibrant, supportive instructional and social environment, and preparing for post-secondary education.

School's Perspective

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How Collingwood School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Collingwood is one of Canada's largest JK-Grade 12, university-preparatory day school's, located on two campuses in beautiful West Vancouver. Our students participate fully in the School’s four strands: academics, athletics, arts and service. We are recognized for our robust Advanced Placement program, our university acceptance record, our outdoor Explore program, and our award-winning sports teams and musical groups. We are a member of ISABC, NAIS and we are a CAIS-accredited school."

  • Founded in 1984, our Four Strand education balances: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service
  • 25 Advanced Placement courses (AP courses are university-level studies)
  • Financial Assistance available for students entering Grades 6-12
  • Extensive Co-Curricular Programs and Clubs including: Dance, Film, Drum Corps, Model UN & Robotics
  • Outdoor Education promotes self-reliance, leadership, environmental awareness, and self-confidence
  • Athletics Programs with one of the largest selections of individual and team sports in BC
  • STEM (robotics, coding, programming, video editing, 3D modelling, filmmaking and animation)
  • Service opportunities provide meaningful connections in our local communities and beyond
  • 100% University Placement with the majority of students receiving multiple university offers
  • Experiential learning fosters student engagement through small class sizes & student-teacher ratios

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Collingwood inspires and supports our students to pursue their passions with an educational experience that provides unique pathways and a personalized approach to learning. Our commitment to learning and teaching excellence from JK- Gr. 12 provides an exceptional academic foundation in literacy and numeracy with enriched knowledge and skills that exceed the BC Curriculum. We also offer an exceptional array of co-curricular programming across Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families choose Collingwood for its: personalized and inclusive approach to learning which fosters academic excellence and well-being; for the diverse array of co-curriculars offered across the four strands--academics, athletics, arts and service learning; and for the dedicated faculty who value experiential learning, collaboration, character development. The School's EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Commitment strives to ensure every person feels welcomed, understood and valued."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Collingwood is committed to making students feel empowered with their own capabilities and strengths. Not only is the caliber of teaching outstanding--our faculty and staff care deeply about student wellbeing, individual growth and development with a view to the future. The University Guidance Department meets regularly with students in high school to guide individual post-secondary planning. Additionally students are supported by counsellors, specialists, Heads of House and Advisors."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"At Collingwood, we care for each student as if they were our own. By providing a diverse array of co-curricular and curricular programming, we are able to support each student as they each pursue their individual passions. With a focus on individualized learning, we partner with our students to achieve their best. We emphasize the importance of community and prioritize our students' wellbeing and growth. We are deeply committed to hiring and retaining the best and brightest faculty and staff."

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Collingwood School

Written reviews of Collingwood School


Alumnus, Yuri Park (2024)

Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 — Looking back on my overall experience at Collingwood I am more than grateful. For me, it was life-ch...


Alumnus, Zach Yakaoma (2024)

Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 — My experience at Collingwood School was quite amazing, no lie! I really felt that Collingwood was co...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Lisa Evans, Head of School

As Collingwood’s sixth Head of School, it is my honour and privilege to welcome you as a prospective member of our caring and vibrant learning community.

As you will see, Collingwood is a very special community with much to offer. Our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives is at the core of everything we do. With innovative technology and our design thinking approach to curriculum, we provide our students with a time-honoured Four Strand approach to education - offering the very best in academics, arts, athletics, and service learning. We work hard to know each child as an individual. We will identify their abilities and understand their nature. We will help them find their passions. Ultimately, our commitment is that we will care for each student as if they were our own child.

I look forward to meeting you in person and further introducing you to our wonderful community of educators and families.

Lisa Evans,

Head of School

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