Choosing a Lower Mainland school
Like other parts of BC and Vancouver, the Lower Mainland is home to many different kinds of private and independent schools. This includes alternative schools, such as Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori. It also includes special needs, boarding, language, and IB schools.
Make sure to research prospective schools carefully. Check out OurKids.net’s comprehensive school profiles, visit many schools, and ask lots of questions.
You’ll want to consider several different factors while searching for the right school for your child. Among other things, you may want to consider a school’s cost, curriculum, extracurriculars, programs, class sizes, location, and community.
Child-specific advice on school choice
For child-specific insights on choosing a school, read our guide. We explore how school choices crucially depend on kids' unique traits, such as their mental and academic focus, social tendencies, activity level, academic interests (such as art and STEM), and other attributes (such as giftedness, special needs, learning disabilities, and social issues).
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On this page, we list private and independent schools in Lower Mainland, BC. Click on a school profile to learn more about it, and connect directly with a school to set up a visit, tour, and learn how to register your child.