Byng Arts Mini School

Mini Schools
Student Group:
Secondary Students

The Byng Arts Mini School program is designed for students who wish to direct their energies and passions towards the fine arts, to work within a community of students who share their interest, and to maintain strong academic achievement.

The Byng Arts Mini School program is designed for students who wish to direct their energies and passions towards the fine arts, to work within a community of students who share their interest, and to maintain strong academic achievement. The Byng Arts program promotes academic and artistic excellence while fostering interdisciplinary awareness and individual creativity through curricular and extra-curricular activities in the fine arts, literary arts and applied fine arts.

In the Junior program (Grades 8 to 10) students are enrolled together for English, Socials Studies, Science, and Physical Education. Visual Arts and Drama students are enrolled in grade-based specialized classes while Music students are integrated with the intermediate and senior music classes. Students take mathematics, languages, and other electives with the main school. Depending on the student’s post-secondary goals and abilities, opportunities are available for him or her to take more than one fine art and / or to accelerate in Mathematics or French.

At the Senior level, Byng Arts students have greater opportunity to focus on their specialty areas, and may choose to take either a major or minor in their area of interest. With the exception of Byng Arts English 11 and 12, students will be integrated into the main school population for senior level academic subjects. This will give them greater opportunity to choose courses that match their career, lifestyle, and post-secondary goals.  Senior may specialize in Visual Arts, Theatre, Media Arts, Band, Strings, Literary Arts, or a combination of these.  

For more information, please visit http://byng.vsb.bc.ca/byngarts

Grades: 8-12

School: Lord Byng Secondary School

District Test Required: Yes