Give your child the opportunity to love school
Pacific Spirit School welcomes interest from families across Vancouver that share our educational philosophy.
If Pacific Spirit School sounds like a fit for you and your child, please visit us at one of our upcoming information sessions. Our next information session is from 5:00-6:30pm on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018.
Our information sessions allow prospective parents to tour our school, meet our principal, and learn what makes PSS the school where children look forward to Monday mornings.
Where to go? We are located in the Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 W. 4th Avenue in Vancouver. You can park in the flat parking lots below our building. We occupy the upper floor on the south side of the building. The easiest access to our space is through the east doors (closest to the Jericho Hill Centre pool) or south doors (off of our playground).
Please RSVP for our information session by emailing Julie Mitchell, our Program Administrator.
“Pete, father of Bookey (grade 2)
Our son gets time and encouragement to thrive; to expand on what he loves to do, and one-on-one help with what comes less naturally. The school also works on developing compassion and gratitude, which reaches into our home life. I wish every kid had the opportunity our son has at PSS to be seen for the passions, talents and quirks that make him who he truly is.
We strive to keep our school as inclusive as possible so we work hard to keep our fees low. We are currently one of the most affordable independent schools in Vancouver.
- Tuition for each child is $700 per month, payable for the 10 months that children are in school.
- For families with more than one child enrolled at the school, there is a 25% sibling rate discount.
- An annual field trip fee of $125 per student is also paid at the beginning of the school year.
“Carl, father to Jasper (grade 7), Joelle (grade 5) and Joni (grade 1)
I like that all the kids of all ages know each other and look out for each other.
How to Apply
If you are interested in enrolling your child at Pacific Spirit School for a September school start, or part-way through the year, here is how our admissions process works:
STEP 1: Come to an information session to learn about our program. If you are interested in applying part-way through the current school year and there is no information session scheduled, please contact our Program Administrator, Julie Mitchell.
STEP 2: If you like what you saw and heard, and you learned that we have space in your child’s grade, your next step is to connect with Julie Mitchell, our Program Administrator, to set up a meeting to discuss your family's interest.
STEP 3: If we seem like a match, you will be invited to observe a class without your child present.
STEP 4: If you are still enthusiastic about the fit, your child will be invited to attend two visit mornings (those seeking mid-year entry are encouraged to attend as a visitor for a period of up to two weeks before deciding to enrol). You are welcome to join your child in the class for all or part of their visit days. Two "transition mornings" are scheduled every spring for incoming students for the fall to help put children at ease.
STEP 5: We will review with our educator and then arrange a follow-up meeting with you to discuss the experience and determine if enrolment is appropriate for your child.
“Wendy, mother to Griffin (grade 2)
The teachers, administrators, students and parents have shown nothing but love to our son. PSS provides a safe and nurturing environment for kids to be themselves, and to find themselves. We've seen our son's confidence grow with each year that he is a student here. Not only is PSS a place to learn, but it is also a place where many close friendships have developed.
Interested in homeschooling?
Children of school age must register with a school authority in the province of BC. We offer registration for your children as homeschoolers. This registration option is where parents seek registration and complete independence and responsibility in the education/learning and curriculum for their children, and Pacific Spirit School provides registration and a reimbursement for educational materials. To register please download and complete this form and send it and the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 15: Deadline to receive registrations for the school year.
- December: We send out confirmation of registrations and cheques for reimbursement for educational materials ($130/student).
- June: We send out registration forms for the following school year.
If you have any questions about homeschooler registration, please contact our registrar, Ingrid Price, at email@example.com.