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Overview

Elementary school, from kindergarten to Grade 7, is an exciting time of exploration, growth  and discovery, where students build a strong foundation of learning.

Regular program

All our elementary schools teach according to BC's New Curriculum, with a focus on core competencies. To learn more about registering for regular elementary programs, visit Kindergarten Registration or Registration for Grades 1 and above.

Choice programs

VSB is proud to offer a wide range of educational options for different types of learners. Our Choice programs include French Immersion, Mandarin Bilingual, Indigenous Focus, Montessori and Fine Arts. Attend an information session.

Before applying for Choice programs students must first register at their neighbourhood school.

Kindergarten Application to Choice program information occurs online.  Learn more about Kindergarten Choice application.

Applying to Choice Programs in Grades 1 to 7 currently requires a paper form submission. Download the Choice Program Application Form

Choice Programs are available according to space.

Elementary Program Offerings

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Specialized instruction in visual arts, dance, music and drama for students K-Gr 7

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French Language

French Language

Specialized French language programs for students K-Gr 7

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Indigenous Focus

Indigenous Focus

A unique and innovative program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Vancouver students K-Gr 7

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International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is located at Southlands Elementary School. The program involves a curriculum framework that focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

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Mandarin Bilingual

Mandarin Bilingual

Early Mandarin Bilingual K-Gr 7 and Mandarin Bilingual Gr 4-7

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Montessori Elementary

Montessori Elementary

Emphasizing independence and respect for each child's physiological, physical and social development

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Vancouver Learning Network

Vancouver Learning Network

For K-Gr 7 students learning at home or needing a flexible school schedule

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