Our Schools - Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools (Kindergarten 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 included and welcome.

Elementary School List

Connaught Heights Elementary

École Qayqayt Elementary

F.W. Howay Elementary

ÉcoleHerbert Spencer Elementary

Lord Kelvin Elementary

École Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary

Queen Elizabeth Elementary (K-4 )

Skwo:wech Elementary

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Become a host Family for an International Student

The New Westminster School District International Education Program is looking for new host families for students attending in September 2022.
To be a homestay family, you need to be able to provide... more

Return From Spring Break Covid Safety Guidelines

Superintendent Hachilaf has issued a letter to parents and students outlining the school district guidelines based on information from the Provincial Health Officer for return to class after spring break. Please click on "read more" to view the message. more

Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday March 31st

Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, March 31st. Students are encouraged to be part of the conference. Registration meeting times will begin on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 PM and close on Friday, March 11th at 12:00 PM at https://nwss.schoolappointments.com/admin/. Click more to be able to go to the link. more

Online Application Status

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