Our Schools - New Westminster School District

Welcome To New Westminster!

New Westminster School District has been providing a quality public education since the 1920’s. From Kindergarten through to grade 12, our classrooms boast innovative learning and academic excellence, while ensuring we create safe, welcoming and inclusive experiences for all our students, staff, families and community members.  Many New Westminster graduates go on to study at top universities across Canada, the U.S.A, and around the world.

New Westminster Schools is committed to ensuring that its students become confident and self sufficient adults who are well-prepared to step into the next phase in their learning journey.

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Organization of New Westminster School District

There are 12 schools in the District: eight elementary, three middle, and one new, leading-edge secondary school.

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

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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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.