West Vancouver School District

At West Vancouver Schools, the focus is on who you are and who you want to become. Inspiring a sense of discovery begins on day one, and continues through graduation and beyond.

Optional and integrated programming in academics, sports, the arts, business, environmental education, along with active student clubs enhances the student life experience and opens up a world of opportunity.

We cultivate strong relationships to connect our students and families to specialists in the arts, business, athletics and life beyond the classroom. Our engaged parent community and supportive educational partners help take your child’s learning higher. Along with a broad range of focused programming and dedicated, caring staff, our approach opens doors for our graduates and keeps students motivated through critical transition stages.

West Vancouver Schools has a strong reputation for academic excellence that matches or exceeds independent school and provincial results.

Student achievement remains at the 100th percentile among public school districts according to the number of students meeting or exceeding expectations on the Foundation Skills Assessment and our annual Grade 10, 11 and 12 government program examinations.


Primary & Elementary Programs

Ecole Cedardale IB Primary Years program

French Immersion (Early)

French Immersion (Late)

iDEC (Inquiry-based digitally enhanced community)

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme


Secondary Programs

Advanced Placement

French Immersion (Secondary)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme


West Vancouver is a residential community located across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver. The setting of West Vancouver, with Lions Gate Bridge as an entrance, the mountains as a backdrop, and the ocean, beaches and rocky outcroppings forming the shoreline, is one of the most desirable residential communities in all of Canada.

West Vancouver Schools is a community of learners that includes the District of West Vancouver, Squamish Nation lands, the Village of Lions Bay, and Bowen Island — a distance of 18.5 kilometres from the Capilano River to Howe Sound. Current enrollment of approximately 7,200 students is drawn from a combined population of approximately 45,000 people, but also includes students from other Metro Vancouver regions and around the world.