The Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) is a distributed learning
program operating within the Vancouver School District. Distributed
learning programs are perfect for students who wish to learn at home or
they need more flexibility in their schooling schedule.
Vancouver Learning Network - Elementary
The elementary program registers full time K–7 students and operates
out of the VLN at 530 East 41st Avenue. Students enroll in the
VLN-Elementary for a variety of purposes such as: to maintain their
B.C. schooling while traveling abroad; to make allowances for students
with health needs that make regular attendance at school a challenge;
or to allow the flexibility for participation in high level sports or
Elementary students at VLN-E may enroll in the full time distributed
program or as a home-schooling student. The student and parent/guardian
meet with a qualified B.C. teacher to design a Student Learning
Plan. Teachers are responsible for leading the educational program with
support from the parents/guardians. Formal reports are written three
times per school year, just as in the regular program.
Distributed learning assignments are typically submitted by mail.
Students maintain contact with teachers and with each other through
personal email, telephone, via the internet, by visiting the VLN-E
office, and by participating in our monthly field trips and activities.
Unlike the full time students who have access to VLN’s entire curriculum
offerings, home-schooling students have limited access to resources and
For more information about the Vancouver Learning Network Elementary program, VLN Elementary site or contact the VLN at (604) 713-5520.