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Private schools in Vancouver

Find the top Vancouver schools

Private schools in Vancouver come with a set of unique features. To help you with your search for the best school, compare schools by browsing our listings below, including private schools in North, West, and Downtown Vancouver, as well as Gastown, West End, Chinatown, Killarney, and Oakridge. Read more


List of Vancouver private schools

 
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  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $14,965 to $29,560

Southpoint Academy offers enriched curriculum for grades K-12. We provide the IB PYP curriculum and is a candidate school for the IB MYP. College board AP course are available for grades 10-12.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Southpointe Academy 14965 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Slocan St./Granview Highway
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • $5,175 to $11,000

Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7.

  • Day
  • Montessori

Westside Montessori Academy 5175 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
    240th Street/Dewdney Trunk Road
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $22,500 to $32,500

Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Meadowridge School 22500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
    Upper Levels Highway/Cypress Bowl exit
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $19,980 to $24,820

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Mulgrave School 19980 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Surrey, British Columbia
    86th Avenue/156th Street
  • PS to K Coed
  • $2,500 to $4,000

Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests.

  • Day
  • Montessori

The Maria Montessori School 2500 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $2,700 to $4,500

Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 2700 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $22,900

With over 120 years of excellence in all-girls’ education, our rigorous academic program is complemented by strong arts, design technology and athletic programs. Financial assistance is available.

  • Day
  • Progressive

Crofton House School 22900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    West Broadway/Stephens Street
  • K to 7 Coed
  • $16,125 to $19,350

Small and intimate by design, progressive by choice, and innovative by necessity, Pear Tree Elementary is redefining what it is to teach and learn in the modern world.

  • Day
  • Progressive

Pear Tree Elementary 16125 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Cambie/Nelson
  • K to 5 Coed
  • $15,500 to $16,500

Claren Academy is a technology & creativity focused independent school located in the heart of Vancouver.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Claren Academy 15500 Elementary Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $21,780 to $23,490

  • Day
  • Traditional

West Point Grey Academy 21780 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $16,500 to $22,800

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Alexander Academy 16500 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Lynn Valley Rd./St. Christophers Rd.
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,500 to $14,170

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.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Waldorf

Vancouver Waldorf School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Richmond, British Columbia
    Bargen/Cambie
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $14,800 to $27,800

Canada Star Secondary's vision is to provide superior academic opportunities that allow our students to develop interests, pursue passions, and to follow the path to success and admission to top-ranked universities.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional

Canada Star Secondary School 14800 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $25,150 to $26,200

KGMS/Maplewood provides supportive individual and small group instruction for students with learning differences.

  • Day
  • Progressive

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School 25150 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Harbourside Drive/
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $22,500 to $49,375

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."

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive

Bodwell High School 22500 HighSchools Boarding Day Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 Coed
  • $20,000

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive

Madrona School Society 20000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Boys
  • $52,570 to $71,490

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.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
St. George's School 52570 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Boys
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $19,100 to $22,200

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Brockton School 19100 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
    Cedar Drive/Lincoln Avenue
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $4,200 to $13,150

BC Christian Academy offers Christian education from Preschool to Grade 12. Our dedication to academic excellence, strong Christian and moral values and a community built on compassion equip our students for the future.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

British Columbia Christian Academy 4200 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
    Como Lake/Clarke
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $16,000 to $18,000

The Mediated Learning Academy is a special need school for students K-12 with certified teachers, supported by Speech-Language Pathologists; Occupational and Physiotherapists, and Counsellors

  • Day
  • Progressive

Mediated Learning Academy 16000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Surrey, British Columbia
    152 St/20 Ave
  • JK to 5 Coed
  • $12,000

Newbridge Academy is a school for academic excellence and global mindedness. With small class sizes and personalized attention, the needs of the whole child are met, with emphasis on language, mathematics and thinking.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Newbridge Academy (South Surrey) 12000 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $13,950 to $42,800

Westside's unique approach combines the best practices of Canadian and European education. Students are known, valued and understood as they prepare for admission to the top 50 universities and contributing lives beyond.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive

The Westside School 13950 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed


This also includes schools in greater Vancouver (or the Metro Vancouver Area). For instance, there are top private schools in DeltaSurreyRichmondLangleyMaple RidgeWhite Rock, the Lower Mainland, and the Tri-Cities  (i.e., Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody).

In addition, as an important part of your research, you can meet Vancouver schools at private school expos, or schedule visits during their open houses. Our Kids has been hosting a school expo in Vancouver since 1999. It also has school expos in other locations in Canada, such as Toronto and Montreal.

Vancouver private and independent schools, including high schools, typically have a good reputation for strong programs and academic performance. They usually do well in the Fraser Institute school rankings, including York House School repeatedly earning the top spot. Our Kids also hesitantly offers some Vancouver school rankings based on specific, verifiable factors including admission rate, cost, age and other factors.

How to find the best private school in Vancouver

When you are looking for a private or independent school in Vancouver, find out whether the school is registered with the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Inquire about the reputation of the school, its principal or headmaster, and its teachers. Here are other simple tips to follow or questions to ask:

Financial considerations

The British Columbia government funds more than 85 percent of its province's private schools (including private schools in Vancouver). In Canada's westernmost province, independent and private schools receive more than $150 million in funding per year. For a private school to receive one of these grants (which will lower your tuition costs), it must hire only certified teachers and meet the provincial curriculum.

British Columbia may also help you pay for private school through tax breaks. Two particular types of schools are noteworthy here. First, if you send your child to a faith-based school (such as Christian, Catholic, or Jewish), paying for its tuition may count as charitable donation for which you will receive a tax credit. Similarly, enrolling your child in a school for students with special needs may allow you to claim medical tax benefits.

Private schools in British Columbia might also assist you in funding your child's education through scholarships and bursaries. Consult these tips on how to make private school affordable.

Meet with Vancouver's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Vancouver Private School Expo in November. This one-day event is a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.

Click on the links below to learn more about any or each of the Vancouver private schools that we have listed.

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