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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 Schools have programs for every child, and choices that meet the needs of today’s families, no matter where you live.

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 29
First day of schoolTuesday, September 4
Winter BreakDecember 24 to January 4, 2019
Classes resumeMonday, January 7
Spring BreakMarch 18 to 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end dates*January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 30 (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 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end dates*June 27
Airline departure dateNot 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. Homestay fees for the August Orientation cover the first day of Orientation to August 31. If the student arrives before this date, a daily rate of $35 will be added for the extra days.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2018 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 22 to 29
First day of schoolTuesday, September 4
Winter breakDecember 22 to January 6, 2019
Classes resumeMonday, January 7
Spring BreakMarch 18 to 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end datesJune 30
February 2019 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1
Spring BreakMarch 18 to 29
Classes resumeMonday, April 1
Program end datesJune 30