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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.

2017 - 2018 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2018 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 21 to 30
First day of schoolTuesday, September 5
Winter BreakDecember 22 to January 5, 2018
Classes resumeMonday, January 8
Spring BreakMarch 19 to April 2
Classes resumeTuesday, April 3
Program end dates*January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 28 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2018 TermDate
Arrival dateJanuary 30 or 31
Mini-OrientationFebruary 1
First day of classesFebruary 2
Spring BreakMarch 19 to April 2
Classes resumeTuesday, April 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 2018 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 23 to 29
First day of schoolTuesday, September 5
Winter breakDecember 19 to January 5, 2018
Classes resumeMonday, January 8
Spring BreakMarch 19 to April 2
Classes resumeTuesday, April 3
Program end datesJune 28
February 2018 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1
Spring BreakMarch 19 to April 2
Classes resumeTuesday, April 3
Program end datesJune 28

2018 - 2019 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2018 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)August 17, 18, or 19
Arrival date (if NOT attending orientation)September 1, 2 or 3
Orientation datesAugust 20 to 31
First day of schoolTuesday, September 4
Winter BreakDecember 24 to January 4, 2019
Classes resumeMonday, January 7
Spring BreakMarch 18 to March 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end dates*January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 27 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2019 TermDate
Arrival dateJanuary 30 or 31
Mini-OrientationFebruary 1
First day of classesMonday, February 4
Spring BreakMarch 18 to March 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end dates*June 27
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 2018 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 23 to 29
First day of schoolTuesday, September 4
Winter breakDecember 22 to January 6, 2019
Classes resumeMonday, January 7
Spring BreakMarch 18 to March 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end datesJune 27
February 2018 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1
Spring BreakMarch 18 to March 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end datesJune 27