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

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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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.