Elementary school, from kindergarten to Grade 7, is an exciting time of exploration, growth and discovery, where students build a strong foundation of learning.
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.
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 Program at Nootka
Specialized instruction in visual arts, dance, music and drama for students K-Gr 7Learn More
Specialized French language programs for students K-Gr 7Learn More
FuturePLAY is a sustainable and scalable educational program aimed at fostering digital and STEAM literacy for grades four to seven students.Learn More
A unique and innovative program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Vancouver students K-Gr 7Learn More
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.Learn More
Early Mandarin Bilingual K-Gr 7 and Mandarin Bilingual Gr 4-7Learn More
Emphasizing independence and respect for each child's physiological, physical and social developmentLearn More
Vancouver Learning Network
For K-Gr 7 students learning at home or needing a flexible school scheduleLearn More