Our Schools - Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools (Kindergraten to Grade 5)

The New Westminster School District has eight elementary schools all of which welcome international students. In accordance with district procedures, international students are placed in the grade level corresponding to their year of birth. Elementary children live with a parent or authorized legal guardian while studying in Canada.

Elementary students usually begin their studies in September, although mid-year enrolments are possible if space permits. All efforts will be made to place students in their catchment school or school of choice. Availability varies from year to year and not all requests can be accommodated.

International elementary students are integrated directly into regular classes, and given extra attention and support by teachers for language learning if required. New Westminster School District takes pride in offering nurturing learning environments for our students and every effort is made to make international students feel comfortable and welcome.

Elementary School List

Connaught Heights Elementary

École Qayqayt Elementary

F.W. Howay Elementary

Herbert Spencer Elementary

Lord Kelvin Elementary

Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary

Queen Elizabeth Elementary (K-4 )

Richard McBride Elementary

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Snowy and inclement Weather Warnings

In preparation for the possibility of severe weather conditions, we would like to remind you thatall schools in New Westminster School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during the colder and potentially snowier weather this winter may bring.
In rare instances where a school closure is warranted, we will try to announce the decision by 6:30 am at the latest.
There are a few different ways you can check to see what’s happening: more

Welcome to Canada and New Westminster!

We want to welcome our new students to New Westminster, British Columbia and Canada.  We are very happy to have new students from Germany, Japan, Belgium, Korea, France, Vietnam, Brazil and Hong Kong joining our program in January! We wish our students a safe and fulfilling experience in our community. more

Welcome Back!

Principal McLeod Would like to welcome all students and staff back to the new, New Westminster Secondary School and a new year.  Please view the link here (click more to connect) for information on new school orientation dates and times as well as a map of the new school area for parents. more

Online Application Status

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Please contact iepsd40.bc.ca if you have any questions.