A Crofton House education offers extraordinary possibilities, inspiring each girl to discover and pursue their personal excellence. With over 120 years of excellence in all-girls’ education, our rigorous academic program is complemented by strong arts, design technology and athletic programs. Guided by values of courage, creativity and citizenship, CHS girls graduate prepared for their post-secondary journey and for life – whatever path they may choose. Financial assistance is available for girls entering Grade 8.
- Registration is now available for Open Houses in November
- Financial assistance available for girls entering Grade 8
- Founded in 1898
- Day school for girls Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
- Approach supports the whole girl in her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development
- Enriched curriculum provides a wide array of choices to explore her interests
- Challenging, supportive and dynamic all-girls' learning environment
- Ivy Compass Program fosters personal growth, leadership & citizenship through real-life experiences
- Post-secondary preparatory school with 100% university acceptance rate
- Extensive co-curricular programs and clubs
Our Take: Crofton House School
Crofton House was established in 1898 by two sisters, Miss Jessie Gordon and Miss Mary Gordon. If that doesn’t sound quaint enough, how about this: they started with just four students. In time Emily Carr would teach here. Improbably, Crofton House is also the alma mater to Dolores Claman, the composer of the theme song to Hockey Night in Canada.
Of course, the school has grown and changed over the years. If it wasn’t a vital aspect of the educational landscape of Vancouver in 1898, it certainly is now. Arts and athletics are strengths, as is an individual attention to each girls’ specific needs. The most important thing that girls leave with, however, is a sense of confidence and capability. Those are the things that the best girls’ schools offer, and Crofton is undeniably one of them. Girls leave with a clear sense of themselves, and an impressive introduction to civic life. The ideal student is a girl who intends to head to university and, in time, to grow into a position of leadership in her community, be it the city, the world, or anything in between.