The west side of Vancouver offers an enviable depth of
educational options. These are, quite simply, some of the
best and highest-ranked schools in the province – and
indeed, the country. The following list is just a sample of
the many venerated schools that dot this part of the city.
University Hill Secondary School (Public)
The newest addition to the Wesbrook neighbourhood,
UHill offers top-level instruction, a rich culture, and
backyard access to UBC’s campus & facilities. A topranked
institution. (This location opened in January 2013.)
Norma Rose Point Elementary (Public)
In the former location of UHill Secondary, Norma Rose
Point is committed to nurturing knowledgeable, caring and
responsible citizens every day. (Opened September 2014.)
St. George’s School (Private, K-12, boys)
Founded in 1930, this venerated school is among the
premier private academies in this country, and is touted as
“Canada’s world school for boys.”
Eaton Arrowsmith School (Private, supplemental)
Employing advanced techniques in neuroplasticity, the
Eaton Arrowsmith School helps kids with unconventional
learning needs excel in all conditions.
Queen Mary Elementary (Public)
Located next to Trimble Park in the stately West Point
Grey neighbourhood, Queen Mary fosters an ethos of
good citizenship and ethnic diversity, with very active
parents and quality school programs.
West Point Grey Academy (Private, K-12, co-ed)
Set on 18 acres with sweeping views of English Bay and the
North Shore mountains, West Point Grey offers “futurefocused”
curricula to kids at every stage.
Vancouver College (Private, Catholic, K-12, boys)
Known informally as “VC,” this respected all-boys
Catholic school is in the heart of the historic Shaugnessy
neighbourhood, and competes under the banner of the
Fighting Irish. (Note that all religions are welcome.)
Kitsilano Secondary (Public)
Founded in 1917, “Kits” has a proud history of both athletic
achievements (including several Olympic athletes) and
academic achievements (including Rhodes Scholars).
Lord Byng Secondary (Public)
This storied West Point Grey public secondary school
officially opened in 1925 and was named in honour of Julian
Hedworth George Byng, the hero of Vimy Ridge.
Queen Elizabeth School (Public, 4-7, elementary)
Located directly across from Camosun Park, this
elementary offers top-notch instruction, plus a notable
Queen Elizabeth Elementary Annex (Public, K-3)
This school for youngsters from kindergarten to grade
3 is moments away from Wesbrook Village – a true
Southlands Elementary (Public)
This southwest Vancouver elementary is committed to
fostering “international mindedness,” recognition of selfworth,
and a strong sense of social responsibility.
Jules Quesnel Elementary (Public)
This high-calibre French immersion academy fosters
multicultural awareness, and emphasizes life-long learning
skills at an early age.
Crofton House (Private, K-12, girls)
A notable private academy for girls at all ages. Crofton
House was founded in 1898, and thus builds upon a long
tradition of academic excellence. Their mission: “We
educate girls for life.”
UBC Child Care
Located directly on campus, UBC Child Care offers
exemplary child care services to the university community,
including after-school programs.