Nanaimo - Ladysmith Public Schools

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Aspengrove School

7660 Clark Drive, Lantzville, British Columbia, V0R 2H0

Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese

Aspengrove School was founded in 2003 and was originally located at 6553 Portsmouth Road in Nanaimo. At the time of its grand opening 42 students and 8 faculty occupied the 1-acre (4,000 m2) lot.The first principal was Cathy Grunlund. Over the summer of 2006 the school relocated and currently operates on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) parcel. There are approximately 310 enrolled students and 50 faculty offering instruction from Jr. Kindergarten for 3-year-olds to Grade 12. The school is accredited as an International Baccalaureate World School[2] and offers the IB Primary Years , IB Middle Years and IB Diploma programme and received a 10 out of 10 by the IB Organization (IBO) in 2011. Aspengrove is currently 14 years old.

Bayview Elementary

140 View St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4N6

Language: English

Bayview – home of the ‘Boxers’ – is a ‘family friendly’ learning place located in the south end of Nanaimo. We would like to acknowledge that our school is on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people. We are a Strong Start – Grade 7 school and currently have 180 students split into 11 divisions. The staff at Bayview strives to create an educational climate that encourages each child to grow academically, physically and socially to the best of his/her ability. Classes and programs are organized to provide each child with successful experiences, appropriate challenges and a sense of achievement. We are committed to creating a safe, warm and nurturing environment for each student.

Brechin Elementary School

510 Millstone Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5A9, Canada

Language: English

Brechin Elementary is one of the oldest elementary schools in beautiful Nanaimo BC. Our current building was completed in 1993. The school was uniquely designed for learning, featuring a full-sized gymnasium, multipurpose room and kitchen, library and computer lab on one side and 10 classrooms on the other. Brechin is a K-7 school with an average population of 200 students. We begin our day in the gym with our morning gathering, where we sing, listen to our morning announcements, and share a common social responsibility message. This community building time helps to set a positive tone for the week and keeps us all connected to one and other as a group of learners.

Cedar Elementary School

2215 Gould Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1J9, Canada

Language: English

Cedar Elementary (K to 7), is located in the heart of Cedar. Our current school population is 350 students. We also house a Strong Start for parents and children ages birth to 5. We work in conjunction with the group of Cedar Schools to provide activities and services that support our school and community.

Chase River Elementary School

1503 Cranberry Avenue Nanaimo, V9R 6R7

Language: English

Chase River Elementary School is a friendly, warm, learning place located in the south end of Nanaimo. We are a K to 7 school currently with 9 divisions enrolling 215 children. Our catchment areas include Extension and Chase River communities. The highly experienced staff of Chase River Elementary strives to create an educational climate that focuses on success for all learners, encouraging each child to achieve academically, physically and socially to the best of his/her ability. School programs and practices are based on current educational research aimed at preparing children to be independent, lifelong learners ready to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century. The staff are committed to creating a safe, engaging learning environment.

Cilaire Elementary School

25 Cilaire Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3C9

Language: English

Cilaire Elementary School is part of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Nanaimo is located on the sunny east coast of Vancouver Island (on the west coast of Canada). Cilaire has an enrolment of approximately 200 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, enrolled in 9 divisions.

Cinnabar Valley Elementary School

1800 Richardson Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1C9, Canada

Language: English

Our school opened its doors to students in 2001. Nestled in the heart of Cinnabar Valley, the school currently serves over 290 students, with the expectation of growth in the coming years. Known as the “Valley Vipers”, our school has a rich history of strong academic, athletic, and artistic achievement for our students. Cinnabar Valley is a PBIS school, meaning that we are actively teaching Positive Behaviour to our students, working on a system of intervention and supports.

Coal Tyee Elementary

2280 Sun Valley Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6P1

Language: English

Coal Tyee, home of the “COUGARS” is a centrally located elementary school in beautiful Nanaimo B.C.  Coal Tyee Elementary, opening in 1996, is one of the youngest schools in our district.  Our school currently enrolls 340 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Coal Tyee is named after Che-Wech-I-Kan (Coal Tyee) an important First Nations gentleman in Nanaimo’s history.  It is said that upon bringing the Hudson’s Bay Company to the abundance of coal found on Newcastle’s Island he was given the name “Chief of Coal”. Being socially responsible citizens is important to us and our community. Our school community strives to be a safe, caring and orderly place for all its members.

Departure Bay Eco School

3004 Departure Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1B4

Language: English

We are pleased to work together with our parents to ensure students have the best learning environment possible for success and progress. Our staff are skilled, talented and dedicated to provide positive learning experiences for all students. They are sensitive to each child’s learning needs and strengths and endeavor to address these in the classroom.

École Océane

1951 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y9, Canada

Language: French

L’école homogène Océane, qui offre la maternelle jusqu’à la 7e année, dessert la population francophone des municipalités de Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Errington, Parksville et Qualicum Beach. L’école offre toute la gamme des services aux élèves : classe ressource, francisation, anglais langue seconde, maternelle à temps plein, le projet Lien, le programme des Premières Nations, etc. L’école s’est donnée comme but d’améliorer les habiletés des élèves en littératie ainsi que de développer leurs habiletés en expression orale et écrite ce qui leur permettra d’améliorer leur français.

École Pauline Haarer School

400 Campbell St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3G7, Canada

Language: Bilingual(English/French)

École Pauline Haarer is located in downtown Nanaimo, BC, Canada. We have a community of 250 French immersion students, their families, 20 staff members and a very, large supportive group of volunteers (both parents and community members). L’école Pauline Haarer est fière d’avoir été la première école d’immersion à Nanaimo en ouvrant ses portes en septembre 1977.

École Quarterway

1632 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G6, Canada

Language: Bilingual(English/French)

Quarterway is a single-track elementary school enrolling 420 students in Early French Immersion from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Quarterway is also proud to host the Late French Immersion program which begins at grade 6. We serve 47 Late French Immersion students. A 21st century school, École Quarterway has a dynamic team of 40 staff who work hard to ensure that each student receives a balance between academic challenge, socio-emotional development, health and physical education, Aboriginal understandings, Learning Support and Enrichment, Counselling, Speech, Music, Band, Library, Media Literacy and more.

Fairview Community School

205 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3R3

Language: English

Welcome to the all students, staff and parents and families to the start of the new  school year at Fairview Community School. Fairview Community School is a positive and active place to learn and play.  We offer a very wide variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students and families in our community.

Forest Park Elementary School

2050 Latimer Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H7

Language: English

Our school is located in central Nanaimo, British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  We currently enroll around 400 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Forest Park Elementary is one of 29 elementary schools in the Nanaimo / Ladysmith school district #68.  This district is located in Nanaimo, B.C., on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Frank J Ney School

5301 Williamson Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1L1

Language: Bilingual

Frank J. Ney is situated in a beautiful, natural setting surrounded by green spaces, trails and a stream, and the school has the use of Harry Wipper Park field for classes and recess. We are a large sized elementary school of approximately 420 students from K to Grade 7. We have 25 teachers and a staff of 49.  Our parent community is very active in the school and provides support through their work as a P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Committee) and as volunteers in a variety of capacities throughout the year. In addition to the many varied curricular activities at each grade level, students have opportunities to be involved in athletics (track and field, football, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, etc.), and volunteer in clubs such as Student Leadership.

Georgia Avenue Elementary School

625 Georgia Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3W3

Language: English

Georgia Avenue Community School is a “family friendly” learning place that is located in South Nanaimo. We are a proud and exciting Strong Start to grade 7 school.  We are also very lucky to have the District Life Skills program at our school.  This program is a very important part of our school community. The staff at Georgia Avenue strives to create an educational climate that encourages each child to grow academically, physically and socially to the best of his/her ability. Classes and programs are organized to provide each child with successful experiences, appropriate challenges and a sense of achievement. We are committed to creating a safe, warm and nurturing environment for each student. We welcome parent involvement in the school. We believe that when we work together we can provide successful educational experiences for students.

Hammond Bay Elementary School

1025 Morningside Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1N5

Language: Bilingual

Currently enrolling 360 students in our school and having a staff of 29, Ecole Hammond Bay was originally constructed in 1969. In 1999, French Immersion was offered as an option in our school district, and Ecole Hammond Bay became a single track French Immersion school. Our school has grown to 14 divisions, from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Located adjacent to beautiful Neck Point Park, Ecole Hammond Bay is one of the largest French Immersion schools in the School District.  We offer instruction in the French language from Kindergarten to Grade 7.

McGirr Elementary School

6199 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1C7

Language: English

McGirr Elementary School is part of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School District located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Nanaimo is located on the sunny east coast of Vancouver Island (on the west coast of Canada). As of August 27, 2018 McGirr has an enrollment of 445 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, enrolled in 19 divisions. Gregg Halfyard is the principal of the school. Lisa Thom is the vice-principal.

Mountain View School

2480 E Wellington Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V6

Language: English

Mountain View Elementary is a K-7 elementary school consisting of approximately 407 students in 18 divisions.  We have a proud history of being a central part of our community and we strive to create a safe, caring and engaging learning environment.

The staff of Mountain View Elementary create an educational climate that encourages each child to grow academically, physically and socially to the best of their ability.

North Oyster Elementary School

13470 Cedar Rd, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6

Language: Bilingual(English/French)

The district’s only dual-track school (French Immersion and English programs), École North Oyster Elementary enjoys a pristine rural setting, situated on the traditional territory of the Stz’uminus people, near the town of Ladysmith. North Oyster School dates back to 1891 and today enrols 330 students in 16 divisions. École North Oyster Elementary is an innovative, supportive and well-resourced school – an amazing place to learn and grow.

Park Avenue Elementary

395 Eighth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1A9

Language: English

Park Avenue Community Elementary School is a great place to learn and work! We are fortunate to have fabulous community support from families, service clubs, neighbours and staff. We work together to help our students become safe, caring and responsible citizens. We have approximately 340 students from kindergarten through grade seven.  The staff create an educational climate that encourages each child to grow academically, physically and socially to the best of their ability. We are grateful for the outstanding community support that has helped us to create gardens, improving our technology, and offering many after school activities.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

6201 Dunbar Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2P2

Language: English

Our school is located in north central Nanaimo.  We have approximately 300 students.  Our staff connect together to create a positive, learning environment for our students.  Some highlights of our school include:

Student involvement in learning in all areas, such as, academics, fine arts, music, and physical well being

A collaborative, connected staff

A positive learning community

Active parent involvement in PAC and classroom activities

School wide collaboration to create strong learning opportunities for all students

An interactive seaquaria to connect learning to our west coast marine life

Multi-age, family clan groupings (whale, bear, eagle & wolf) that meet during the year

A safe and respectful community

Randerson Ridge School

6021 Nelson Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5N7

Language: English

Randerson Ridge is an elementary school with an enrolment of 398 students in 17 divisions from Kindergarten to Grade 7. The staff of Randerson create an educational climate that encourages each child to grow academically, physically and socially to the best of his/her ability.

Rock City Elementary School

3741 Departure Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1C4

Language: English

Rock City Elementary School is part of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School district. We are located in the beautiful Departure Bay area of Nanaimo, BC, which is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island (on the west coast of Canada).  We are a large school of 395 students, divided into 17 divisions in K-7.  We have a staff of dedicated teachers and excellent support staff!

Seaview Elementary School

7000 Lantzville School Rd, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

Language: English

Seaview Elementary School is part of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District #68. We are located in Lantzville B.C. At Seaview Elementary. We have a proud history of being a central part of our community and we strive to create a safe, warm and nurturing environment for every child. Our school’s student population is approximately 260 students. At Seaview Elementary, we take great pride in trying to make our school, local community, and the world a better place.

Uplands Park Elementary School

3821 Stronach Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3X4

Language: English

Welcome to Uplands Park School (UPS)! UPS enrolls students from Kindergarten to Gr. 7 from the Uplands neighborhood.  Staff, students and parents work together to create and support a culture of learning and instruction. We challenge and provide opportunities for each student to reach a high level of achievement in arts, academics, attitude (service/citizenship) and athletics, within a safe and respectful learning community.  We 

commit to a comprehensive system of support to assist each student in meeting such curricular outcomes.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Cedar Community Secondary

1640 MacMillan Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X, Canada

Language: Bilingual(English/French)

Over the years one thing has never changed--we have always had great pride and school spirit!  Cedar is a school where we value learning, both academically and socially. The staff will strive to provide you with quality learning opportunities, and we will encourage all students to make the most of those opportunities.

Dover Bay Secondary School

6135 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1M1

Language: English

Dover Bay Secondary School is the largest public high school in Nanaimo, British Columbia. It was founded in 1992. In 2002, Dover Bay had 1860 students.

John Barsby Community School

550 Seventh St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3Z2

Language: English

We are committed to working with our families, and providing a learning environment where each individual will make great strides in their intellectual, social, moral and physical development for citizenship, lifelong learning and entry into the workplace or post-secondary studies. At JBCS, our staff has high expectations for themselves and the students within our building and are committed to ensure each student is successful. However, this can only be achieved when the learning and desire comes from within:  we encourage our students to try their best, do the right thing, and get better each day…

Ladysmith Secondary School

710 6 Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1N8, Canada

Language: English

Located in the township of Ladysmith, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, Ladysmith Secondary School is one of seven secondary schools in School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith). With a student population of 686 students,[1] the school services grade 8-12. Ladysmith Intermediate and North Oyster Elementary are part of the Ladysmith Secondary School catchment area.

 

Nanaimo District Secondary School

355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3K5, Canada

Language: Bilingual(English/French)

NDSS Mission Statement: "Our school provides learning opportunities enabling students and staff to achieve personal excellence and pursue their passions in an inclusive, supportive, and respectful environment. We educate students by teaching skills and modeling attitudes needed to become successful lifelong learners and responsible, caring school and global citizens. Our school honours dignity, purpose, and options for all." In addition to offering classes in English, NDSS also offers: The French Immersion Programme and Le Programme Francophone.

Wellington Secondary School

3135 Mexicana Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8

Language: English

Wellington Secondary School is a public high school located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. It is part of School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith and is known for its music, film and athletics programs. Wellington secondary school is the catchment school for the Wellington, Departure Bay and Uplands neighbourhoods.