Programs & Services - Programs of Choice - Overview

New Westminster Schools offers several programs of choice at several school sites. Entry into these programs is by application. These programs include Early and Late French Immersion, Montessori and the International Baccalaureate Program (NWSS). Other programs of choice and courses may be offered locally at NWSS. Please visit the school’s website to learn more about the courses offered at NWSS.

If you would like to learn more about Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion or Montessori, we offer Parent and Student information nights once a year. The dates for these events will be shared as they are set. In addition, more information is available by clicking the links to the left.

Application Procedure

Applications for Programs of Choice will no longer be accepted at the School Board Office reception. Applications for Programs of Choice will be available online January 16, 2017 (9am) – February 10, 2017 (4 pm) for students starting Kindergarten or grade one in September 2017 for Early French Immersion and Montessori, and for students entering grade 6 in September 2017 for Late French Immersion. A separate application form is required for each child.

If you submitted an application prior to June 30, 2015 you will receive an email, in the year you applied for, confirming your application has already been received. For more information on items such as procedures, dates, and wait lists, please read our Programs of Choice Application Process..

Please find programs of choice applications below and in the program areas on the menu to the left:

Please email us when applying for entry in grades other than K, 1, and 6.

For more information please contact us by email.

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

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

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