Nootka Fine Arts

Visual & Performing Arts
Student Group:
K-7 Students

This program is offered for Vancouver students, K-7, and takes new students in at each grade level each year according to space available. Please remember to register at your neighbourhood school first then apply to this program. 

The District Fine Arts Program is located at Nootka Elementary School. The program emphasizes the arts to develop students’ skills in collaboration, problem solving, and communication. This prepares our students for whatever academic, artistic, profession or vocational endeavors they choose to pursue. 

This program is ideally suited for students who enjoy collaborating and creating with others, are open to new ideas and experiences, are naturally curious and self-motivated, while responding positively to expectations for dedicated hard work and comfortable with change.   

The standard curriculum available in all schools is augmented by specialized instruction in the visual arts, dance, music, and process drama. This arts instruction, taught by teachers with training in the specific disciplines, accounts for about a third of the students’ week. 

Through learning the fundamental concepts underlying these four creative disciplines, students will establish a broad foundation in the arts, which could continue to the Athena Arts Program at Windermere Secondary School. 

Fine Arts Application - Kindergarten

Please register at your English catchment school for kindergarten then apply for the program online starting January 9 and ending February 6.

The Vancouver School Board has revised the kindergarten application and registration procedures. For more information, visit:  http://www.vsb.bc.ca/kindergarten

To apply, you will need your child’s Personal Education Number (PEN) which you will receive in early January IF you have registered for kindergarten at your neighbourhood catchment school. A random computer draw will determine the successful applicants. Applicants will be notified as to placement in early February. 

This program is offered for Vancouver students, K-7, and takes new students in at each grade level each year according to space available. 

For students in grade 1-7, please download grade 1-7 Choice Program Application Form

To view some photos of the Nootka Fine Arts Program of Choice, click here.