Where students love to learn

At New Westminster Schools, we serve a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, learning styles and needs. Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community guided by our vision of being a place where students love to learn. We’re also proud to be building a state-of-the-art, $106.5 million replacement for one of BC’s largest high schools, scheduled to open in 2020. Visit for more.

COVID-19 Info Centre

May 22, 2020

The plan for phase 3: Superintendent update

Superintendent Karim Hachlaf updates students, staff and community about the plan for the shift to Phase 3 of the return to school process. more

May 22, 2020

Phase 3 optional return to in-class instruction: what you need to know

The FAQ's of what the Phase 3 return to classes means, what your options are, what safety measures are in place and more. more

May 15, 2020

Update: Optional partial return to school

June 1st will the official start of Phase 3 of the optional part-time return to schools. Strict new guidelines will ensure health and safety for all. And remote learning will continue for many families until a full return that's now anticipated for September. more

Events & Announcements

May 5, 2020

RCAP return to Columbia Square

Beginning September 2020, the Royal City Alternate Program will be moving back to the school district’s New Westminster Columbia Square location, where it will be co-located with the POWER Alternate Program and the New Westminster Online Program. more

April 30, 2020

NWSS delay of completion

Due to COVID-19 related issues, we’re disappointed to share the news that the replacement building under construction at New Westminster Secondary School will not be ready for the previously projected opening. more

News & Features

March 5, 2020

Students drive the agenda at Student Symposium 2020

The topics ranged from mental health to school transitions. And it was Student Voice leaders who took charge of gathering thoughts from their peers ... a collection of ideas that will help inform the decisions of our District's Trustees and staff. more

September 23, 2019

NWSS students: Talking about BC’s new curriculum

Hear what NWSS students and others have to say in the Vancouver Sun as BC's new Grade 11 and 12 curriculum is introduced this year across the province... more

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