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School History

Lord Nelson Elementary School is located  in northeast Vancouver near Nanaimo Street and First Avenue.  The school opened in 1911 and is named after the 19th century British Admiral, Horatio Nelson.  Our 100th Anniversary was celebrated in 2011. 

Lord Nelson is a diverse and dynamic community.  Students are representative of varied ethnic backgrounds with active parental involvement.  The school community has been evolving over the past decade, and is becoming a strong family focused neighbourhood in Vancouver.

The community reflects a focus on environmental stewardship, which is reflected in our traffic calmed roadways and commitment to environment awareness.  

Nelson has a long established commitment to learning and academic achievement, while maintaining a focus on creativity, sports and social responsibility. The Nelson staff maintain a high level of engagement with current trends in education and are constantly working towards meeting the individual needs of all students.  We are proud of the academic, athletic and artistic achievement levels of our students and are continually working towards building individual potential from Kindergarten aged students to grade seven students preparing to transition to secondary school.  Our school feeds into three neighbouring Secondary Schools, Templeton , Britannia and Vancouver Technical.

Lord Nelson has a strong and active PAC, that work hard to create opportunities for students that enhance and encourage their educational experience.  They work collaboratively with staff to support initiatives and access resources, while facilitating fun-filled family events that create a strong sense of community belonging.

We have developed positive relationships with our community partners and are working to continue to build opportunities for students and families through The Village at Lord Nelson Childcare Programs (Frog Hollow),  Templeton Community Team, Britannia Community Centre and the Britannia Public Library.  We are proud to be part of the Vancouver Public School System.    


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