Vancouver School Board

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This article is about the public school district in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the public school district in Vancouver, Washington, see Vancouver Public Schools.
School District 39 Vancouver
Region Metro/Coast
Board office location 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver
Communities served Vancouver, University Endowment Lands
Number of schools 119

CAD$ (millions)

Student population:

full-time equivalent

Superintendent: Steve Cardwell
Vancouver School District Website

Vancouver School Board (VSB, also School District #39) is a school district based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A board of nine trustees manage this district that serves the city of Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands.


The Vancouver school district is a large, urban and multicultural school district providing programs to 56,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12, over 3,000 adults in adult education programs and over 40,000 in continuing education.

In 2014 there were 1,473 international students in Vancouver public schools.[1]

Special programs[edit]

Mini schools[edit]

Mini schools are enriched programs for highly motivated students. Each year over 1300 students apply for approximately 600 grade 8 spots. Admission is based on admission test marks, grade 7 report cards, applications, and interviews.[2]

Mini schools in Vancouver include Britannia Venture Program, Britannia Hockey Academy, Byng Arts Mini School, David Thompson Odyssey Program, Gladstone Mini School, Hamber Challenge Program, Ideal Mini School, John Oliver Digital Immersion Mini School, Killarney Mini School, King George Technology Immersion, Point Grey Mini School, Prince of Wales Mini School, Synergy at Churchill, Templeton Mini School, Tupper Mini, Vancouver Technical Flex Humanities Program, Vancouver Technical Summit Program, Windermere Leadership, and Windermere Athena Arts Program.[3]


  1. ^ Sherlock, Tracy. "B.C. school shutdown has China 'concerned'." Vancouver Sun. September 12, 2014. Retrieved on December 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mini Schools Frequently Asked Questions". Vancouver School Board. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mini School Registration". Vancouver School Board. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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