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 of our upcoming information sessions.
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? Information sessions are held at our school which is located in 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 our playground).
“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 home life. I wish every kid had the opportunity our son has at PSS to seen for 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. Annual tuition rates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows.
- Elementary (grades K-7) $7400
- Elementary sibling rate $5600
- Elementary field trip fees $150 per student
- High school (grades 8-12) $8900
- High school sibling rate $6700
- High school field trip fees $300 per student
“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. Information sessions are a great way to learn about our program. If there is no information session scheduled, please contact our elementary enrolment coordinator or high school coordinator for more information.
STEP 2: Apply. If Pacific Spirit School sounds like a good fit for your family, please reach out to our elementary or high school enrolment coordinator to apply. For elementary school applicants, this step involves simply setting up a meeting to discuss your interest. For high school applicants, you will be asked to complete and submit an application form to help us get to know you better before setting up a meeting. Prospective high school students are invited with their parents for this meeting. Prospective elementary student meetings may include just a parent(s), or parent(s) and student, depending on what is comfortable for the family.
STEP 3: Attend a classroom visit. If we seem like a match, you will be invited to a classroom visit. For elementary students, this is typically a two step process, first, the parent is invited to observe a class without their child present. Second, if you are enthusiastic about the fit, your child will then be invited to attend a classroom visit with you. For high school students, prospective students attend the classroom visit and parent attendance is optional.
STEP 4: Decision. We will review with our educator and then reconnect with you to discuss the experience and determine if enrolment is appropriate for your child.
Two "transition mornings" are scheduled each spring for incoming students for the fall to help put children at ease.
“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?
Pacific Spirit School also offers registration for families wishing to homeschool. Click here for more information.