Admissions at City School Vancouver
1755 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1K6
Do you envision yourself turning your passion into a career? Are you ready for a challenge? Tired of teachers who don't listen or environments that are unsafe for you? Our students work hard individually and with their teachers in order to reach their dreams, and you can too. Read on to learn more about our admissions process and take charge of your life.
Your Gateway to Learning
Visit our program description on the Vancouver School Board's site by cliking here. We also ask that you fill out one of our applications by clicking the button at the bottom of this page and write out the details according to each section. You will be called for an interview after which we can have you over at City School to spend a day with us. If you are accepted there will be other paperwork to fill out. Processing time can take anywhere from a week to two weeks. We are closed in the summer months. Enrolment is open for the current year in our term 1 only. We consider applicants for the following year in term 3, other than special cases. We are not semestered.
The Information You Need
We require a copy of your most recent two years of school up to now. If you haven't been in school for two years we would still like to hear your story. We also require a recommendation from one of your current teachers or counselors in writing if you are applying from a conventional school. Students must show aptitude in at least one area of their studies and we prioritise students strong in arts and fine arts.
How We Help
Some courses have minimal fees for equipment. City School runs many off site field trips during the course of the year. City School pays for all field trips, and speakers and artists who run workshops with us as well as licencing for things like plays. Grads have a higher cost due to the year-end ceremony and prom. We help the struggling families who cannot afford some of the basic course fees and other costs on a case by case basis.