Top Private Secondary Schools in Vancouver

For parents, choosing to settle down in a neighbourhood with reputable school options can be as important of a factor as a neighbourhood’s walking score, or the range of amenities offered. Fortunately, according to the Fraser Institute, Vancouver has numerous private secondary schools ranking at or near the top of the list – a measure reflecting their academic performance. Schools ranked by the Fraser Institute were measured in the areas of reading, numeracy, and writing – as these are indicative of the schools overall performance. While we acknowledge that the Fraser Institute’s criteria for top schools is limited, it is nonetheless a good place to begin when considering neighbourhoods to live and schools to consider. 

Little Flower Academy
Location:  4195 Alexandra Street
Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
2017-18 Rank: 1/251

Little Flower Academy is an all-girls Catholic school for students in Grades 8 to 12. The Academy’s objective is developing healthy students who enjoy learning, while realizing their spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional potential. Providing students with the best education in an all-girls environment, Little Flower Academy’s curriculum is rooted in Catholic values.

York House
Location: 4176 Alexandra Street
Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
2017-18 Rank: 3/251

A leading independent day school, York House School is located in Vancouver’s prestigious Shaughnessy neighbourhood. York House School prides itself in its small classes and the highest caliber of teachers. While primarily an academic school, York House’s sports teams are provincially ranked year over year, and also boast an award-winning arts department.

Crofton House
Location: 3200 41st Avenue W
Neighbourhood: Dunbar/Southlands
2017-18 Rank: 3/251

Established in 1898, Crofton House is an independent all girls school educating students from kindergarten to Grade 12 with a focus on preparing its students for university and the future ahead. At Crofton House, you’ll find small classes and passionate teachers with a wide variety of academic classes as well as comprehensive sports, clubs, and activities programs. Located at the border of Dunbar and Kerrisdale on a large 10 acres, the environment at Crofton House aims to inspire.

West Point Grey
Location: 4125 8th Avenue W
Neighbourhood: Point Grey
2017-18 Rank: 3/251

The focus of West Point Grey is on their students is their overall wellbeing, offering classes for girls and boys from kindergarten to Grade 12. West Point Grey provides experiences that model empathy and integrity as a basis for all actions, in parallel with keeping a strong academic program and include signature experiences such as co-curricular clubs, debate programs, digital arts, engineering design, global learning, and outdoor environmental education. 

St. John’s
Location:  2215 10th Avenue W
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
2017-18 Rank: 8/251

Known as an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School for boys and girls, St. John’s School is home to more than 500 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Also considered a University Prep School, St. John’s is home to full-time university advisors who assist students in applying for their post-secondary education. The educators of St. John’s aim to inspire academic excellence while working to hone a global approach to learning.

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