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Welcome to West Vancouver

West Vancouver Schools (WVS) is a community of learners that draws students from West Vancouver, Bowen Island, Lions Bay and beyond. As the top performing public school board in British Columbia, WVS is built on a tradition of academic excellence.

WVS is comprised of 14 elementary and 3 secondary institutions. In each school, we celebrate the potential of every student, and work to equip them with the conscience and character to persevere in our complex and fast-changing world.


Learn more about our schools, our admission process, and how your child would fit in to our learning community.

Premier Academies

Our Premier Academies help students experience the rewards of focus and determination through dedication to specific disciplines.

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News & Events

Vital conversation taking place in West Vancouver

Published on October 25, 2017

On behalf of the Board, I have used this space frequently in the past to discuss the importance of relationships and community building to the success of students and our school district as a whole.

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Anonymous donation sparks creation, innovation

Published on October 25, 2017

Kids settle on the carpet in the library at Irwin Park elementary, ready to spring up and get busy creating their cardboard renditions of houses,

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Success is a personal journey

Published on October 25, 2017

Sofie Jarvis, currently in Grade 7 at Bowen Island Community School (BICS), started taking on responsibility at school while she was still very young.

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