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Important School Year Dates

At West Vancouver School District, it’s all about what’s happening in the building – and that includes kids, parents, teachers, mentors and amazing programs that deliver exceptional value. From IB, AP, and Premier Sports Academies, to Performing Arts, International, ACE-IIT, Montessori and community schooling – West Vancouver School District has a program for every child, and choices that meet the needs of today’s families, no matter where you live.

2016/2017 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2016 Term

Date
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)August 19, 20, or 21
Arrival date (if NOT attending orientation)September 1 to September 5
Orientation datesAugust 22 to 31 (week days only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 6
Winter BreakDecember 19 to January 2, 2017
Classes resumeTuesday, January 3
March BreakMarch 13 to 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end dates*January 31 (5 month student) - or - June 30 (10 month student)
Airline departure dateNo later than January 31 (5 month student) - or - June 30 (10 month student)

February 2017 Term

Date
Arrival dateJanuary 30 or 31
Mini-OrientationWednesday, February 1
First day of classesThursday, February 2 (ELL testing and School Tour)
Winter BreakMarch 13 to 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dates*June 30
Airline departure dateNo later than June 30

*Last day in June: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than June 30 if their studies are complete.

We ask students to arrive at their homestay family no more than 2-3 days before the start of Orientation to avoid temporary homestay placements. Extra fees apply.

Students must inform our office and obtain permission for any overnight travel or for travel outside of Vancouver. Approval must be obtained prior to departure.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2016 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be confirmed
First day of schoolTuesday, September 6
Winter breakDecember 19 to January 2, 2017
Classes resumeTuesday, January 3
March BreakMarch 13 to 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end datesJune 30

February 2017 Term

Date
First day of classesWednesday, February 1
March BreakMarch 13 to 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end datesJune 30

2017/2018 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2017 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)August 18, 19, or 20
Arrival date (if NOT attending orientation)September 1
Orientation datesAugust 21 to 30
First day of schoolSeptember 5
Winter BreakDecember 23 to January 7, 2018
Classes resumeJanuary 8
Spring BreakMarch 17 to April 2
Classes resumeApril 3
Program end dates*June 28
Airline departure dateJune 30

February 2018 TermDate
Arrival dateJanuary 30 or 31
Mini-OrientationFebruary 1
First day of classesFebruary 2
Spring BreakMarch 17 to April 2
Classes resumeApril 3
Program end dates*June 28
Airline departure dateJune 30

*Last day in June: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than June 30 if their studies are complete.

We ask students to arrive at their homestay family no more than 2-3 days before the start of Orientation to avoid temporary homestay placements. Extra fees apply.

Students must inform our office and obtain permission for any overnight travel or for travel outside of Vancouver. Approval must be obtained prior to departure.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2017 TermDate
Orientation datesTBA
First day of schoolSeptember 5
Winter breakDecember 23 to January 7, 2018
Classes resumeJanuary 8
Spring BreakMarch 17 to April 2
Classes resumeApril 3
Program end datesJune 30

February 2018 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1
Spring BreakMarch 17 to April 2
Classes resumeApril 3
Program end datesJune 30