Our Schools - New Westminster School District

Welcome To New Westminster!

New Westminster School District has been providing a quality public education to its residents since the 1920’s and the District consistently ranks among the top public boards in the province of British Columbia. From Kindergarten through to grade 12, New Westminster classrooms boast innovative learning and academic excellence as well as co-curricular opportunities for students. Many New Westminster graduates go on to study at top universities across Canada, the U.S.A, and countries around the world.

The New Westminster School District is committed to ensuring that its students become self assured and self sufficient adults who are wise, caring, creative and flexible and able to live successfully in an ever changing environment.

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Organization of New Westminster School District

There are 12 schools in the District: eight elementary, three middle, and one secondary school. The District is currently in the process of planning a NEW! secondary school to replace the existing New Westminster Secondary School building which opened in 1955. The new building will be the largest project of its kind in the history of the Province.

School System

Elementary School Grades Elementary Schools
Ages 5 – 10 Kindergarten – Grade 5* Connaught Heights
Lord Kelvin
Lord Tweedsmuir
Qayqayt
F.W. Howay
Richard McBride
Herbert Spencer
Queen Elizabeth *(K-4)
Middle School Grades Middle Schools
Ages 11 – 13 Grades 6 – 8* École Glenbrook Middle School
Fraser River Middle School
Queensborough Middle School* (Grades 5-8)
Secondary School Grades Secondary School
Ages 14 – 18 Grades 9 – 12 New Westminster Secondary

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Rocky Mountain Spring Break Trip March 18th to 21st

Rocky Mountain Spring Break Trip March 18th to 21st

Registration is now open for our most popular trip of the year! If you are interested in visiting the Rockies please visit the Discover Canada Student Adventures site to register and submit your payment.  Please note that you must make your payment to guarantee your spot more

Schools Closed Wednesday, January 15th

Schools Closed Wednesday, January 15th

Due to extreme weather conditions all schools in the New Westminster School District are closed today. The International Office will also not be open today. more

New Student Orientation January 20th to 24th

New Student Orientation January 20th to 24th

Welcome to New Westminster Secondary School! New student orientation will begin on Monday, January 20th at 9:00 AM in the high school library. Lunch will be provided.  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.