Private high schools in Vancouver

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In Vancouver, private and independent schools are a popular choice for parents. This includes schools in downtown Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown, and Gastown. It also includes schools in greater Vancouver regions, such as DeltaSurreyRichmondLangleyMaple RidgeWhite RockCoquitlam, and the Tri-Cities. Read more


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North Vancouver, British Columbia
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"Bodwell High School emphasizes a well-rounded education with strong student support. The school's motto, "Strength in Diversity," pays homage to the 40+ countries students come from. Bodwell offers AP and IB courses." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,000 to $29,000
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Bodwell High School 26000 HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dunsmuir/Seymour
 
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"Alexander Academy is a private high school offering the BC Dogwood High School Diploma and a unique University Transfer Program in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment." —From the school

  • Gr. 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $16,500 to $22,800
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Alexander Academy 16500 Homestay Day Coed
West Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Collingwood’s personalized and inclusive approach fosters academic excellence and well-being as our students explore opportunities across the four strands--academics, athletics, arts and service learning." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $25,100 to $29,450
  • Day school
  • 1256 students
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Collingwood School 25100 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Stratford Hall takes learning beyond IB with its IDEA Lab, OEE and partner schools, where students strive to develop harmony between the urban and natural world through activities like camping, music, and orienteering." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $28,220 to $32,970
  • Day school
  • 545 students
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Stratford Hall 28220 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
 
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"Our four year program is developed to equip and inspire students to cultivate their humanity. We are distinctly different: a small (IB) middle school that fosters intellectual engagement, citizenship and leadership." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,925
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Island Pacific School 20925 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Upper Levels Highway/Cypress Bowl exit
 
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"By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best - in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a diverse and interdependent world." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,850 to $30,290
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Mulgrave School 26850 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Vancouver, British Columbia
Broadway/Granville
 
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"Vancouver's only dedicated STEM high school, VISST offers the full BC curriculum with accelerated & enriched STEM. Students will learn from domain experts and PhDs in small classes." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $1 to $23,400
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Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology 1 HighSchools Day Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Our rigorous, personalized programme and strong teacher-student relationships enable us to cultivate each student's talents, helping them build on strengths and discover the joy of learning." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $21,500 to $24,500
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Alcuin College 21500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Brockton is a coeducational IB World School where every student matters, every family matters, community matters, and learning for life matters." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Day school
  • 345 students
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Brockton School 27200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

Around 12.1% of BC's student population attend a private or independent school (source: Measuring Choice and Competition in Canadian Education, the Fraser Institute, February 27, 2014). The percentage may be higher in Vancouver.

Many Vancouver private and independent high schools offer enrichment programs, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and gifted education.

AP courses are administered by the College Board. If your child scores a 4/5 or a 5/5 on an AP exam, they may receive a university course credit that applies to their university transcript.

IB is a comprehensive program that offers a more challenging curriculum than regular high schools. The IB diploma program requires students to take courses in six subject areas, and complete more community service than the province requires. IB schools aim to develop citizens of the world, rather than mere students.

Many private high schools in Vancouver surpass the BC curriculum standards, as they try to as they try to prepare students for post-secondary education. Many of these schools have superb track records in university placement.

On this page, we list private and independent high schools in Vancouver and the Greater Metropolitan Area. Find a Vancouver high school near you.

Read our guide on questions to ask high schools you're considering.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many private high schools in Vancouver are there?
There are 9 private high schools in Vancouver that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at private high schools in Vancouver?
Tuition fees for private high schools in Vancouver range from $16,500 to $32,970 per year with an average tuition of $25,750 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the private high schools in Vancouver, the largest is Collingwood School with 1256 students in Grades JK to 12.

Are private high schools in Vancouver good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about private high schools in Vancouver on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with private high schools in Vancouver?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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