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Private high schools in Vancouver

Find the top high schools in Vancouver and the surrounding region

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.

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.

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

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St. George's School (est. 1930)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$52,570 to $71,490


HighSchools Boarding Boarding Boys 52570

Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$8,500 to $14,170


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8500

Avante School (est. 2009)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$8,500 to $13,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8500

Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1000 students)
Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,980 to $24,820


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for kindergarten to grade nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$20,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 20000

Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (450 students)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a boarding school that enrolls 650 students. Tuition starts at $26,575. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school's motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
  • Progressive
$22,500 to $49,375


HighSchools Boarding Day Day Coed 22500

Brockton School (est. 2004)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (280 students)
Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,100 to $22,200


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19100

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (206 students)
KGMS/Maplewood provides supportive individual and small group instruction for students with learning differences. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$25,150 to $26,200


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 25150

Alexander Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Alexander Academy is a private World IB School offering the Diploma Programme and approved to offer the BC Ministry of Education curriculum in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for Grades 8 - 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,500 to $22,800


HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 16500

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