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Important School Year Dates

West Vancouver Schools International Programs have two possible entry dates for students each year – September and February. Student who wish to join elementary programs and need to graduate from our secondary program should apply only for the September intake.

2021 - 2022 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Arrival dates*Monday, August 23 or Tuesday, August 24
Orientation datesWednesday, August 25 to Friday, September 3 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 7
Winter BreakMonday, December 20 to Monday, January 3
Classes resumeTuesday, January 4
Spring BreakMonday, March 14 to Friday, March 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dates**Monday, January 31 (5 months student) -or- Thursday, 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 2022 TermDate
First day of classes***Tuesday, February 1
Spring BreakMonday, March 14 to Friday, March 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dateThursday, June 30
Airline departure dateNot later than Thursday, June 30

*Arrival dates (only if attending Orientation 2021): We anticipate a 14-day quarantine. Some host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 23. Some students will be quarantined in a local hotel with supervision. Both a quarantine rate and a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days in August.

**Last day in June 2022: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

***Arrival date February 2022 term: Students should arrive January 30 or 31, 2022. Prior to February 1, 2022 the daily rate of $ 45 will apply. Quarantine surcharge rates may still apply.

*Arrival dates  (Orientation 2021): Most host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 23, 2021, two days prior to Orientation. Students might be placed with temporary host upon arrival until their permanent homestay is available. If the student arrives before August 25, a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days. No new students may enter Orientation after August 28.

**Last day in June 2022: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than Wednesday, June 29 if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be determined
First day of schoolTuesday, September 7
Winter breakMonday, December 20 to Monday, January 3
Classes resumeTuesday, January 4
Spring BreakMonday, March 14 to Friday, March 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dateThursday, June 30
February 2022 TermDate
First day of classesTuesday, February 1
Spring BreakMonday, March 14 to Friday, March 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dateThursday, June 30

2022 - 2023 School Year (subject to change)

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Arrival datesMonday, August 22 or Tuesday, August 23
Orientation datesWednesday, August 24 to Friday, September 2 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 6
Winter BreakMonday, December 19 to Monday, January 2
Classes resumeTuesday, January 3
Spring BreakMonday, March 13 to Friday, March 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end datesMonday, January 31 (5 months student) -or- Thursday, June 29 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2022 TermDate
First day of classesWednesday, February 1
Spring BreakMonday, March 13 to Friday, March 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end dateThursday, June 29
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30
Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be determined
First day of schoolTuesday, September 6
Winter breakMonday, December 19 to Monday, January 2
Classes resumeTuesday, January 3
Spring BreakMonday, March 13 to Friday, March 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end dateThursday, June 29
February 2022 TermDate
First day of classesTuesday, February 1
Spring BreakMonday, March 13 to Friday, March 24
Classes resumeMonday, March 27
Program end dateThursday, June 29