Where our student population is heading
Like many municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region, New Westminster’s population has been steadily rising. This consistent growth means more households are calling the city home even after we factor in our community’s maturing population.
School age population growth projections included in our updated 2023 Long Range Facilities Plan anticipate the rate will only increase over time.
Between 90 and 93 per cent of school-aged children are also expected to attend district schools between 2023 and 2037.
What all of this means is, in addition to the capacity (physical space) issues we’re dealing with now, our school facilities will face increased pressure in the future to accommodate even more students.
For more information
- Learn about what we mean when we say our schools are experiencing a “capacity crisis”
- Learn more about current and future enrollment at New Westminster Schools
- Learn about provincial area standards and why we’re not meeting them
- Learn more about what we’re doing right now to address the capacity crisis and our long-term strategy