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.

News & Events

July 29, 2020

September return to full-time instruction for most

Students in both elementary and middle schools will see a full return to classroom time in September. All students attending NWSS will also return to in-class instruction at that time, with more details coming later this summer on what that will look like. more

June 26, 2020

A year of adaptation and community spirit

Thoughts, reflections and highlights of an unprecedented time: Superintendent Karim Hachlaf on the take-aways of the 2019/2020 school year. more

June 16, 2020

Summer school registration is open

With face-to-face instruction on some days and remote learning on other days, summer learning can provide opportunities to support struggling students master the basics, can help your teen get ahead on next year or can support adult learners too. more

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


August 6, 2020

Reading takes no summer break

The Rec and Read program has a simple but important goal: help support our youngest learners with the fundamentals of literacy. And it's so fun, it's working. more

June 18, 2020

Work to do: a commitment against racism

On behalf of the Board of Education, we write as a show of our solidarity with our Black and Indigenous students, staff and families. But also, to make some hard commitments. more

COVID-19 Info Centre

June 4, 2020

School schedules in Phase 3 return

You can find the school schedules for June 2020 by going to your school's website, or by following the links in this post. more

June 1, 2020

Playgrounds and outdoor spaces open

Effective today, playgrounds and outdoor play spaces at New Westminster Schools are open for use. Remember to practice proper distancing and hygiene etiquette. more

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