LaSalle College Vancouver High School opened its doors in September 2019. What sets this new high school apart is that it shares a facility with a state-of-the-art college, which offers an array of exciting applied arts programs in the Media Arts, Design, Fashion, and Culinary Arts. Located in an 80,000-square-foot building in beautiful Vancouver, LCV High School will deliver programs allowing students to complete the British Columbia Dogwood Diploma (Grade 12 Graduation) and excel in college or university.
Shared facility with a state-of-the-art college, which offers an array of applied arts programs.
The experienced staff provide a personally tailored learning experience.
A modernized curriculum provides a comprehensive inquiry-based education.
Electives offered can range from Game Design, Interior Design, Textiles, Culinary Arts and more.
Our small class-sizes ensure learning opportunities are enhanced.
Our three semester and summer session structure provides the opportunity for early graduation.
Dual Credit offerings allow students to start their Design career education while in high school.
Learning at LaSalle College Vancouver High School during COVID-19
What learning looks like now: LCV High School has delivered on-campus instruction from September 2020. Nevertheless, we remain poised to shift to virtual in the event circumstances change. For those students who have arrived during this academic year, their isolation plans have gone exceedingly well as they connect remotely with their classmates in the comfort of their new home here in Vancouver, Canada. Students continue to respond positively to both forms of education and are by-and-large doing exceedingly well. We continue to thank our community of families, educators, and students who have kept a clear focus on the future, as we embrace the powerful tools of technology to help guide us through these challenging and inspirational times.
2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 0A7
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2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 0A7
Small class sizes, world-class instruction, and a close-knit community combine with a wealth of resources to make LaSalle one-of-a-kind within the both the province and the country. Sharing a campus with LaSalle College means that it shares all the spaces and the facilities, though, perhaps more importantly, it shares a sense of possibility and expertise. Those who enroll here are intending to move on to post-secondary education, but when they arrive, in a sense they already have—the culture of the high school reflects that of the college campus. Students are offered a unique view of post-secondary life, and have a front row seat on the wealth of programs that they will find there, from the core curriculum to cuisine, geography to graphic design. They also meet the people that populate those spaces, namely professionals who are at the top of their industry. It’s a uniquely energizing experience, helping students envision their future in education by actively participating in it.
LaSalle College Vancouver High School - Interview with School Leadership
In this Perspective:
Interview with Paul Cohee, Principal of LaSalle College Vancouver High School
00:45 - Three things Paul likes about his job.
01:18 - The most exciting thing about the school when he first joined.
02:24 - A typical day for the school principal.
03:06 - A typical journey through the school for a student
03:48 - Why staff turnover at the school is low.
04:17 - One who loves the values of the school today.
05:00 - The relationship between alumni and the current students.
05:50 - The kind of student drawn to La Salle College Vancouver High School.
06:22 - When do students join the school?
07:11 - The type of student that might not excel at the school.
08:27 - The culture at LaSalle Vancouver College High School
09:02 - The relationship between parents, school teachers and the administration.
10:05 - The way an inter-student conflict is handled at the school.
10:50 - The school is personified by these personality traits.
12:20 - The relationship between the school and the surrounding city.
13:46 - Advice for parents as they search for a school for their children
LaSalle College Vancouver High School - Ourkids Insider Perspective - Alumni 2021
In this Perspective:
Samuel Mathagu graduated from LaSalle College Vancouver High School this year and will be studying Game Programming at LaSalle College. Samuel came from East Kenya and credits LaSalle for helping him hone his artistic and creative abilities — Samuel has always enjoyed drawing. He also credits the school for helping build his confidence and his communication skills.
01:01 - What Samuel appreciates most about LaSalle
01:35 - The uniqueness of LaSalle
02:27 - LaSalle’s personality
03:14 - Common character traits within LaSalle
03:56 - LaSalle’s values in actual practice
04:45 - LaSalle’s surprising features
06:14 - LaSalle’s lasting impact
07:06 - Room for improvement
19:53 - Samuel’s shift in perspective
10:36 - Samuel’s recommendations for prospective families
12:32 - Samuel’s message for prospective families
13:41 - Samuel’s advice for new students
LaSalle College Vancouver High School - QA Roundtable 2021
In this Perspective:
02:55 - What alumni appreciated most about the school during their time there
03:30 - The differences between CV High School and his previous school in Kenya
04:15 - Three words to describe the school's personality
07:53 - One thing to change about the LCV High school for the better
09:29 - What families will find most surprising about the school
12:14 - Advice for students just entering LCV high school?
14:21 - Why a parent chose the school originally
15:08 - How the school was what he expected
16:00 - The biggest impact the school has had the children
17:18 - What children have to say about the school
18:03 - The values of the school and of the families in the school community
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Curriculum approach at LCV High School: Traditional
LCV High School has a Traditional approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Liberal Arts, Progressive, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).
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Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.
Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net
Traditional - 15%   Liberal arts - 17%   Progressive - 17%   Montessori - 17%   Reggio Emilia - 17%   Waldorf - 17%
What LCV High School says: LaSalle College Vancouver High School offers the BC Dogwood Diploma within both a traditional and progressive framework. With the redesigned curriculum, content and curricular competencies and learning outcomes are identified, while areas are pursued with the individual learner in mind. Both student-centered and inquiry-based approaches are encouraged along with a varied assessment structure.
Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net
Traditional math - 34%   Discovery math - 33%   Equal balance - 33%
What LCV High School says: Discovery Math approaches to solve a novel problems are also implemented as a way of applying more critical thinking to the environment and the world within which we live.
These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
Literature at schools on OurKids.net
Equal balance - 33%   Traditional - 34%   Social justice - 33%
What LCV High School says: Students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. Texts include a mixture of contemporary and classic literature because great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition.
When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context and are asked to critically examine possible prejudices and historical narratives inherent in the work. Students participate in class discussions and critical essay writing, cooperative group projects, and personal reflections. The course aims to develop students' critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos, while also becoming intellectually engaged in the social issues pertaining to their wider community.
What LCV High School says: Social Studies is viewed as a “conversation” between generations, and so includes “Big Ideas” for teaching-content. Past works are approached on their own terms, to help students understand “today” better. Past works are not viewed as mere historical artifacts, but as gateways to a deeper understanding of the human condition. The key goals are to develop critical thinking, a strong foundation of core knowledge (or “cultural literacy”), and persuasion skills through informed debate and extensive practice in essay writing. Some assignments will center around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance and so teach students real-life skills and critical thinking. On top of an emphasis on history, the social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc.) are also encompassed by the Social Studies program.
Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
What LCV High School says: Students are provided the opportunity to complete elective courses within the various Design Arts fields within LaSalle College Vancouver. Game Design & VFX, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Audio and Film, Fashion Design, and Culinary Arts are possible areas of student for all high school students.
Sex and health education approach at LCV High School: Not British Columbia curriculum
LCV High School has a Not British Columbia curriculum approach to Sex and health education (as opposed to Follows provincial curriculum approach).
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The sex education curriculum does NOT follow the provincial one taught in public schools - either in terms of structure, pacing, focus, and/or tone.
Sex and health education at schools on OurKids.net
Does not follow prrovincial curriculum - 50%   Follows provincial curriculum - 50%
Approach to sex and health education: Mostly value-neutral
LCV High School has a approach Mostly value-neutral (as opposed to Fairly value-based approach).
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By and large, students are taught about sex free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. The school doesn't impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on students when teaching sex and related issues.
What LCV High School says: This information is not currently available.
This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.
Curriculum Pace approach at LCV High School: Standard-enriched
LCV High School has a Standard-enriched approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Accelerated, Student-paced approach).
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Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.
What LCV High School says: Courses are offered in a slightly accelerated trimester format that enables motivated students to complete up to 12-14 academic courses per calendar year. Students are encouraged to make meaning out of their work and apply individualized context to their presentations.
Flexible pacing style
Flexible pacing style
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
What LCV High School says about flexible pacing: Students with strong motivation can accelerate through course work and material, exhibiting their creativity, critical thinking, work ethic, knowledge, and personal and social responsibility.
Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.
Academic Culture approach at LCV High School: Supportive
LCV High School has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).
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A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
Academic Culture at schools on OurKids.net
Supportive - 50%   Rigorous - 50%
What LCV High School says: LCV High School meets the learner where they are. Each learner is seen as unique, which requires a differentiated teaching and assessment approach. We actively offer both academic and language support as needed. Academic rigor is expected with empathy and student-centeredness as the foundation.
Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.
Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
"Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
What LCV High School says: Embracing the British Columbia's modernized curriculum, students' creative thinking, critical thinking, communication, and personal and social responsibility are core aspects of growth and learning.
Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.
LCV High School offers No support
LCV High School offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
Language Processing Disorder
This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
Drug and alcohol abuse
This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.
Curriculum delivery: This information is not currently available.
Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.
In grade Gr. 12, LCV High School students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.
LCV High School
What LCV High School says about their flipped classroom policy: This information is not currently available.
While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.
While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.
Competitive sports: N/A Recreational sports: 1
Legend: Competitive offered Recreational offered
Track & Field
LaSalle College Vancouver High School offers 3 clubs and extracurricular programs.
This can depend on a number of factors, including the type of school, living arrangements, what’s included in tuition, school location, resources, and facilities. Many private schools in Canada have tuition that ranges between $6,000 and $12,000 a year. While some schools, such as schools which provide room and board, can be more expensive, many of these schools provide ways to defray the costs of tuition. For instance, they may offer merit-based scholarships or needs-based financial aid (often referred to as “bursaries” or “subsidies”).
$7,200 / semester
$8,800 / semester
What LCV High School says about their tuition: This information is not currently available.
Need-based financial aid
LaSalle College Vancouver High School does not offer need-based financial aid.
Merit based Scholarships
LaSalle College Vancouver High School does not offer merit-based financial awards.
Private schools come in all shapes and sizes. Some larger schools have enrolment numbers in the thousands, while some smaller schools have only a few dozen students. Boarding schools tend to be on the larger side, while alternative schools, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf, are normally smaller. Besides the overall size of school, there are other important facts you’ll want to know about a school’s enrolment. For instance, here you can learn about a school’s enrolment for separate streams (if they have them), such as day and boarding, its average class size, and its average enrolment per grade.
Gr. 10 to Gr. 12
Average class size
5 to 10
% of international students (total enrolment)
Number of different nationalities within student population
Private schools in Canada have admissions policies. All schools have some required application materials, though these vary between schools. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and exams (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students, either with their parents, on their own, or both. Schools also have different standards and priorities when evaluating student applications, different acceptance rates (which may vary between grade levels), and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, you should find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.
Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited to partake in an interview (phone, Skype, etc.) to determine eligibility and assess student’s needs. This allows families to see the college and the administration team to meet possible students and ask any questions they may.
Step 3 - If accepted, students will receive an acceptance letter. Students must provide the entrance fee payment and 10% of semester fees to secure their placement.
We encourage students and their families to attend our open houses and orientations. Please email [email protected] to set up a date and time.
Acceptance Rate: N/A
This is the percentage of applicants typically accepted into the school. So if 50 students are admitted out of 100 applicants, the school has an overall acceptance rate of 50%.
Type of student LCV High School is looking for:
This information is not currently available.
Where graduates of a school do their post-secondary studies can be an important factor in choosing a private school. Do you want your child to go to a Canadian university, an Ivy league school in the US, or some other institute? Regardless of your inclinations, take a look at a school’s university placement record, and the services they offer to support university applications and decisions.
MA, Education, BPE, Diploma in Curriculum & Instruction
Welcome to LaSalle College Vancouver High School! LCV High School is uniquely positioned to offer a world-class Canadian education within a state-of-the-art award-winning design college. Our faculty are driven by the curiosity of our students, and will challenge each learner to think deeply, broadly, and creatively throughout every course. Content rich and inquiry-based instruction will be shaped by the intentional integration of mathematics, science, and technology between courses and grade levels. In addition to students earning their British Columbia Dogwood Diploma, many will be invited to explore extraordinary college pathway courses that will serve as dual credit for high school graduation and LaSalle College Vancouver courses.
Our commitment to exploring student potential extends well beyond the classroom, where BC Teachers, college advisors and staff will nurture, guide, and challenge students along their individual journey. While each student is unique, they are not alone and will benefit from extensive collaborative opportunities throughout the college as they build their personal, academic and career portfolios.
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