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About Our Schools

New Westminster Schools has been providing a quality public education to our residents since the 1920’s. The New Westminster School District is committed to ensuring that our students become self-assured and self-sufficient adults who are wise, caring, creative and flexible and able to live successfully in an ever changing environment.

New Westminster is a small city and home to a broad mix of ethnic and socio-economic groups, leading to a unique diversity and vibrancy within our schools. From Kindergarten through to grade 12, New Westminster classrooms boast innovative learning and academic excellence as well as co-curricular opportunities for students.

We deliver a wide range of programs and services offering Kindergarten to Grade 12 instruction through classroom, home and virtual education programs. Our district has one secondary school, eight elementary and three middle schools, including the third and final addition with the opening of our new Fraser River Middle School in September 2016. As a result, grade 6, 7 and 8 students across the district are now served by middle schools dedicated to programs for this early adolescent group.

In addition to our 12 schools in the District, we are proud to have three Youth Alternate Programs: Sigma, offering flexible academic programming for students age 16-18; Power Alternate Secondary School with innovative and unique learning opportunities; and Royal City Alternate Program, supporting transition to both regular and alternate high school programs for students aged 13 to 15.

Please visit specific elementary, middle school and high school webpages for more information.

Use the catchment map to locate your catchment school and our flowchart for more information on which elementary to middle to high school your child will attend. Please visit our Registration pages for more information.

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School Spirit starts here: Qayqayt lights some fireworks!

School Spirit starts here: Qayqayt lights some fireworks!

The whole school was in on it - and the result was Fireworks! École Qayqayt Elementary School launched a school wide “Lip Dub” video of every student singing that is as fun to watch as it clearly was to make... more

A Rotary Gift of Literacy for Fraser River Middle School

A Rotary Gift of Literacy for Fraser River Middle School

It is a big help if you are a brand new school starting up a brand new “Learning Commons” to receive a $5,000 gift in support of literacy.... more

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

October 2016 - Student leaders at New Westminster Secondary School this year launched the largest number of clubs at the high school yet - a record-breaking 51 clubs that run the gamut from peace and justice, to math and STEM clubs, to jewelry making and Lego building... more