Domestic Students: In-District and Out-of-District

All domestic admissions begin online, with various registration timelines established throughout the year. Domestic students are those who have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency Status and who are considered resident in British Columbia. Please review the information below to begin the application process for your child(ren).

Please note: In order for a student to be considered resident in British Columbia, both the student and the parent / legal guardian of the student must be ordinarily resident in British Columbia. For more information, visit the Ministry of Education website.

Domestic Students From Abroad

Students with Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status who are moving to the area from another educational jurisdiction are typically placed as follows:

  • Gr K-7: Assigned to their chronological grade level, based on year of birth.
  • Gr 8-12: Course equivalence coordinated by school counsellors during initial intake, but generally placed according to their chronological age in an appropriate grade level.

International students and other foreign language students are typically tested for their English language proficiency before being placed into their assigned school. This may be done at a district level or school level depending on their arrival time during the school year. This is coordinated by our International Student Programs office.

Students from Families residing in BC under Work Permits

If your family is residing in Canada under a Diplomatic posting, Refugee protection form, Study or Work Permit  (collectively called Fundable Admissions), you may be enrolled in West Vancouver schools, subject to regulations under Canadian federal government and West Vancouver Schools policy. You must first complete a document review procedure before completing the student admission application form. To learn about the document review process, please click here.  Once completed, the Fundable Admission team will contact you by email with next steps.

International Students

Please visit the International Website for more information on our International student application process.