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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.

2021 - 2022 School Year

The dates listed below assume a normalization of student travel, lifting of quarantines, and in-person orientation. We reserve the right to change without notice the dates for arrival, requirement for a quarantine, and additional costs if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt operations.

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)August 23 or August 24, 2021
Arrival dates (if NOT attending orientation)September 3 to September 6, 2021
Orientation datesAugust 25 to September 3, 2021 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolSeptember 7, 2021
Winter BreakDecember 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022
Classes resumeJanuary 4, 2022
Spring BreakMarch 14 to March 25, 2022
Classes resumeMarch 28, 2022
Program end datesJanuary 31 (5 months student) -or- 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
Arrival dateAs early as January 29, 2022
Mini-OrientationFebruary 1, 2022
First day of classesFebruary 2, 2022
Spring BreakMarch 14 to March 25, 2022
Classes resumeMarch 28, 2022
Program end dateJune 29, 2022
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30, 2022
September 2020 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)*August 24 or August 25
Arrival dates (if NOT attending orientation)September 4 to September 7
Orientation datesAugust 26 to September 4 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolSeptember 10 but subject to change by the Ministry of Education
Winter BreakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeJanuary 4, 2021
Spring BreakMarch 15 to March 26, 2021
Classes resumeMarch 29, 2021
Program end dates***January 31 (5 months student) -or- 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 2021 TermDate
Arrival date**As early as January 16
Mini-OrientationFebruary 1, 2021
First day of classesFebruary 2, 2021
Spring BreakMarch 15 to March 26
Classes resumeMarch 29, 2021
Program end date***June 29, 2021
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30

*Arrival dates (only if attending Orientation 2020): Most host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 24, 2020, 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 26, a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days. No new students may enter Orientation after August 28.

**Arrival date February 2021 term: At this time, we are planning for quarantine to still be in effect. Students may arrive as early as January 16, 2021. Prior to February 1, 2020 the daily rate of $ 45 will apply. Quarantine surcharge rates will apply.

***Last day in June 2021: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than Tuesday, June 29 if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2021 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 26, 2021 to September 1, 2021
First day of schoolSeptember 7, 2021
Winter breakDecember 20, 2021 to January 4, 2022
Classes resumeJanuary 4, 2022
Spring BreakMarch 14 to March 25, 2022
Classes resumeMarch 28, 2022
Program end dateJune 29, 2022
February 2022 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1, 2022
Spring BreakMarch 14 to March 25
Classes resumeMarch 28, 2022
Program end dateJune 29, 2022
September 2020 TermDate
First day of schoolSeptember 10 but subject to change by the Ministry of Education
Winter breakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeJanuary 4, 2021
Spring BreakMarch 15 to March 26
Classes resumeMarch 29, 2021
Program end dateJune 29, 2021
February 2021 TermDate
First day of classesFebruary 1, 2021
Spring BreakMarch 15 to March 26
Classes resumeMarch 29, 2021
Program end dateJune 29, 2021