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

Student Arrival Guide

New and Returning students can view the Student Arrival Guide and begin to prepare for arrival in August. (Please click "read more" to access the guide.) more

Preparing to Travel to Canada

New and returning students preparing to arrive in Canada can expect to receive their Arrival Guide, Entry Letter and MS Teams Account information on August 3rd or 4th.  more

Guard.Me Insurance Cyber Security Breach Incident

The New Westminster School District was recently notified that guard.me, the travel and medical insurance provider to international students currently and previously enrolled with The New Westminster School District has experienced a cyber security breach incident. more

Online Application Status

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Our online application is currently unavailable. You may apply using the PDF paper application form.

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