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Private schools in Victoria, BC

Find the top Victoria private schools

If you are searching for private or independent schools in Victoria, British Columbia, you will find a plethora of diverse options, including Montessori schools, faith-based schools, preschools (and nursery schools) and alternative schools.  This includes schools in downtown Victoria, Victoria West, Oaklands, Fairfield, Rockland, Chinatown, James Bay, Harris Green, Jubilee, Fernwood, and North Park. 

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Provincial grants for private school tuition

B.C., in part, provides grants to many of the province's best private schools. Indeed, 85% of British Columbia's private schools receive some provincial funding, which totals over $150 million in yearly spending.

There are ways to make private school affordable in Victoria and across British Columbia. B.C. may give you tax credits in two specific situations. First, if you send your child to a religious or faith-based school, its tuition may count as a charitable donation that you will receive a tax break for. Likewise, if you enroll your child in a school for students with special needs, you may be able to claim a medical tax benefit.

Other ways to pay for private school

  • Victoria private schools will also help you fund your child's education through scholarships and bursaries. These grants usually have strict deadlines.
  • If you live in a community that could not adequately serve your child, local organizations, such as the Rotary Club, may help pay part of your child's tuition.
  • Many corporations allocate funds for education-based causes.
  • Learn how government support, scholarships, bursaries and other savings strategies can help you pay for private school in Victoria.

Searching for a private school in Victoria

As you would in any city in British Columbia, it is best to find Victoria schools that are registered with the British Columbia Board of Education. You may also follow these tips:

  • Be sure to talk to a school's teachers, administrators, students and their parents.
  • Create a list of what you look for in a school. Is distance a concern for you? What is your ideal class size? What is the school's guiding educational philosophy?
  • Visit various Victoria schools. Compare and contrast different private schools in your area, especially regarding their education and facilities.

Benefits of private school

Victoria's private and independent schools offer numerous unique benefits. Some of these include:

  • Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, was named the best place to live in Canada in 2009, with its beautiful weather, low unemployment rate, and reasonable cost of living
  • Small class sizes
  • Many opportunities for extra help
  • A capacity to provide your child with a variety of extracurricular activities.

Click on the links below to learn about the best private and independent schools in Victoria, BC. 

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List of Victoria schools

 
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St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (742 students)
  • Boarding school (258 students)
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$19,260 to $68,810

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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 19260

Brookes Westshore (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
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  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,400 to $52,550


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 14400

ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • Day school (170 students)
ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$1,600 to $6,250


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 1600

Glenlyon Norfolk School (est. 1913)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (690 students)
  • Homestay school (50 students)
Glenlyon Norfolk School, an independent school in Victoria, BC, provides International Baccalaureate programs from JK to Grade 12. GNS offers 5- and 7-day Family Boarding for students who are not residents of Victoria. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,135 to $49,635


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 17135

UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (200 students)
The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$1 to $58,000

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St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
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  • Traditional
$14,180 to $65,490

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