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

Summer Learning 2020

Summer Learning 2020

International students interested in taking one or two summer school courses can view information on the Summer School Site (click more to link to the site). Please note that students must receive the permission and advice of their counsellor through email before registering for classes. more

Digital Citizenship Video

Digital Citizenship Video

Students and parents are encouraged to view the digital citizenship video for proper remote learning etiquette as well as safety procedures.  (click more to link to the video).  more

Keeping Healthy, Insurance Updates and FAQ’s

Keeping Healthy, Insurance Updates and FAQ’s

Students, parents and agents looking for information on health insurance and keeping healthy tips are requested to visit the New Westminster School District International Program Guard.Me site and click on the insurance update at the top of the page. 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.