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 School 2021

The summer school schedule is now out and registration will begin on May 3rd.  Summer school is a terrific chance to pick up needed credits, improve a grade or to preview a class for the fall semester.  For more information please visit the Summer School website. Click "more" to be able to link to the site. more

Mask Update from Superintendent Hachlaf April 1st, 2021

Please see the most up to date statement on the wearing of masks in schools from Superintendent Hachlaf. Click "more" to be able to link to the message. more

September 2021 Admissions

Admissions for September 2021 are now closed.  We are now accepting applications for January and September 2022.  For more information please contact the International Education Program at iep@sd40.bc.ca. more

Online Application Status

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