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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, classrooms at New Westminster Schools boast innovative learning and academic excellence, as well as co-curricular opportunities (activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement what students are learning in school) for our learners.

We deliver a wide range of programs and services offering Kindergarten to Grade 12 instruction through classroom, home and online 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 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.  We also offer adult learning education opportunities.

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.

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Outdoor Covered Play and Learning Centres at four schools

Outdoor Covered Play and Learning Centres at four schools

These new spaces are immediately providing students and staff greater ability to learn outside ... and they're a great long-term investment in supporting our schools. more

A tale of three (award winning) teachers

A tale of three (award winning) teachers

Celebrating the achievements, as recognized by three outside organizations, of some of the amazing teachers who work in New Westminster: Carmen Woo, Kristie Oxley and Barb Paul. more

Good things are happening 2019-2020

Good things are happening 2019-2020

It was a year full of successes, challenges and adaptation ... and the amazing things that were achieved last year have laid the foundation for this big year we're walking together in now. more

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