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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.

2019 - 2020 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2019 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)*August 19 or 20 (Monday or Tuesday)
Arrival dates (if NOT attending orientation)September 1 or 2 (Sunday or Monday)
Orientation datesAugust 21 to 30 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 3
Winter BreakDecember 23 to January 3, 2020
Classes resumeMonday, January 6
Spring BreakMarch 16 to 27
Classes resumeMonday, March 30
Program end dates**January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 25 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2020 TermDate
Arrival dateSaturday, February 1
Mini-OrientationMonday, February 3
First day of classesTuesday, February 4
Spring BreakMarch 16 to 27
Classes resumeMonday, Mach 30
Program end date**Thursday, June 25
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30

*Arrival dates (if attending Orientation 2019): We ask students to arrive at their homestay family no more than two (2) days before the start of Orientation to avoid temporary homestay placements. Homestay fees for the August Orientation cover from Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 31. If the student arrives before August 19, a daily rate of $35 will be added for the extra days.

**Last day in June 2020: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than Thursday, June 25 if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2019 TermDate
Orientation datesAugust 22 to 28
First day of schoolTuesday, September 3
Winter breakDecember 23 to January 3, 2020
Classes resumeMonday, January 6
Spring BreakMarch 16 to 27
Classes resumeMonday, March 30
Program end dateThursday, June 25
February 2020 TermDate
First day of classesMonday, February 3
Spring BreakMarch 16 to 27
Classes resumeMonday, March 30
Program end dateThursday, June 25

2020 - 2021 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2020 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)*August 24 or 25 (Monday or Tuesday)
Arrival dates (if NOT attending orientation)September 6 or 7 (Sunday or Monday)
Orientation datesAugust 26 to September 4 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 8
Winter BreakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeMonday, January 4
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
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 dateSaturday, January 30
Mini-OrientationMonday, February 1
First day of classesTuesday, February 2
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end date**Tuesday, June 29
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30

*Arrival dates (if attending Orientation 2020): We ask students to arrive at their homestay family no more than two (2) days before the start of Orientation to avoid temporary homestay placements. Homestay fees for the August Orientation are yet to be determined.

**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 2020 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be determined
First day of schoolTuesday, September 8
Winter breakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeMonday, January 4
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end dateTuesday, June 29
February 2021 TermDate
First day of classesMonday, February 1
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end dateTuesday, June 29