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Gathering Place Education Centre

Gathering Place Education Centre offers self-paced courses ranging from Foundations courses to Grade 11 and Grade 12.  Please go to our self-paced page for more information on course offerings.

Registration:  Please go to our main page for more information on how to get started.

Gathering Place Education Centre is part of the Vancouver School Board’s adult education division. We are located inside the Gathering Place Community Centre at Seymour & Helmcken, on the first floor & up the ramp beside the library. We are open four days per week:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 12:30 - 6:00

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 - 4:30

We offer numerous pathways to completing your high school diploma. If you have already graduated from high school, you're welcome to take courses with us to upgrade your marks and improve your academic skills. Our Teacher or Academic Advisor can map those options out for you. 

Our courses are provided in a self-paced format, meaning you can learn at your own speed. You can start a course anytime between September 5, 2023 and April 30th, 2024 and you can complete your courses anytime before June 21st.  There is a teacher and teacher assistant on site to work with you with your studies. 

If you would like to attend, please come by during our operating hours for an initial consultation about your eligibility or read more information on our new student's page. 

If you would like a more formal, in-class version of a course, we can help direct you to our other site at South Hill (6010 Fraser Street), where they have structured courses starting four times per year, as well as Saturday options.

The VSB is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment. The Gathering Place Education Centre is here to help. C’mon by!

Location: 609 Helmken Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R1 


Contact Information 

General Inquiries


(604) 257-3849


Outreach WorkerGabriel (604) 868-4328

Academic Advising

Vice Principal      

David Morita


Hollie Williams

If you can't reach someone at Gathering Place, please call South Hill Education Centre at 604-713-5770.

For Gathering Place Community Centre information, please click here .

Hours of Operation:  Sept - June

Monday and Tuesday

12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday      

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Gathering  Place Ed Centre closure dates for 2024-2025

Monday, September 30

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, October 14

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, November 11

Remembrance Day

December 23 - January 3Winter Break

Monday, Feb. 17 Family Day

Monday, March 17 - Friday March 28Spring Break

Monday, April 21

Easter Monday
Monday, May 19Victoria Day


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