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New Westminster Schools has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, learning styles and needs.  Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners so they will have the skills and competencies they need to be productive and successful citizens in a rapidly changing world.

The New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project will see a $106.5 million new home in 2020 for one of British Columbia’s largest high schools! Over 1900 grade 9 through 12 students will benefit from a state-of-the-art school designed to provide excellent learning experiences for New Westminster students. Keep up with the project here…

Events & Announcements

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December 13, 2017

Contract Awarded for New School – Scheduled to Open September 2020

The Ministry of Education and the New Westminster School District are thrilled to announce that Graham Design-Builders LP with KMBR Architects Planners Inc has been awarded the contract to design and build the new NWSS... more

December 1, 2017

A First Light Celebration – École Herbert Spencer Students Share School Spirit

The entire City of New Westminster likely heard the sound of students and neighbours singing in the streets around École Herbert Spencer last night. That's because students took their Christmas spirit outdoors... more

November 21, 2017

Generosity Update: Food Drive for Students, by Students at NWSS

Thanks to the generosity of staff, students and community members, the annual NWSS food drive will provide food hampers for 60 families in the school community who could use a little extra holiday help. more

News & Features

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December 12, 2017

It’s Official! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

Charting a course in a time of change: School trustees have renewed the Vision and Mission for New Westminster Schools that will guide and inspire the district into the future... more

November 27, 2017

A hidden child of the Holocaust: NWSS students meet a survivor

For NWSS student Scotia Cookson, learning that a child risked death for the simple act of looking out a window speaks volumes about the darkest chapter of modern history... more

November 2, 2017

A New Westminster Schools journey toward Reconciliation…

From Pow Wow dancing to salmon feasts, and from smudges to traditional rites of passage --- students across the district are increasingly experiencing the living cultures of First Peoples.... more

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