The Vancouver School District 39 is a large, urban and multicultural school district that includes some of the most affluent and impoverished urban neighbourhoods in the country. This setting provides wonderful opportunities as well as serious challenges.
We wish to acknowledge that we are on the shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish people and acknowledge the Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo, and Slay-wa-tooth Nations... and for this we are thankful. It is with respectful consideration that the programs and services that are provided to students and families are sensitive to the cultural protocols of these communities (click here to learn more about our Aboriginal Education programs)
The Vancouver School District is among the most diverse public school systems in Canada with an annual enrolment of approximately 54,000 students in Kindergarten to grade 12. In addition, the Vancouver School District provides educational programs and services to full-time Adult Education and Continuing Education students.
Our programs and services address the extraordinary and complex challenges associated with a diverse district. Our goal is to serve the needs and tap the potential of each of our students so that they may achieve their unique potential.
Vancouver schools are involved in a wide range of partnerships with cultural, arts, and service organizations. The district also offers a multitude of services and program options to meet student interests and needs.
To enable students to reach their intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical potential in challenging and stimulating settings which reflect the worth of each individual and promote mutual respect, cooperation and social responsibility.
Download the Ready Reference (pdf) for contact information for all VSB schools, adult education centres, district facilities and district staff.