Children between the ages of five and 16 must attend school if they live in British Columbia. School is free for children who are residents of B.C. A newly arrived student must be personally registered in school by either a parent or legal guardian. It is necessary for the parent or legal guardian to go in person when registering a student in BC and present the following original documentation:
Children usually start school in September of the year that they turn 5 years old. A BC resident student who wishes to enroll in a public schools may register at the student’s catchment school from the last week in August to the first week in July. Catchment school means the school that is assigned to homes in a specific neighbourhood. A newly arrived student who registers at their catchment school by June 15th is guaranteed a place at that school for the next school year. For more information on when and where to register your child for school, phone the school district office at 604-892-5228.
There are 3 public schools in Whistler; 2 Elementary schools and one Secondary school. The school your child goes to depends on where you live and how old your child is. Here is the list:
For public school location, directions and contact information, please see: SD48 Schools – maps and contact information
Other Schools in Whistler:
Whistler Waldorf – Whistler Waldorf School is a fully accredited independent school for children from preschool to Grade 9. Please see: www.whistlerwaldorf.com for more information.
Ecole la Passerelle: Kindergarten (age 5) – Grade 7. This is a public French school for children with French-speaking parents. It is located at 1509 Spring Creek Drive. See their website for more information: http://passerelle.csf.bc.ca/
Signal Hill Elementary School – 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, 604-894-6378
Pemberton Secondary School – 1400 Oak Street, 604-894-6318
Coast Mountain Outdoor School – 9471 Hurley Riv, 604-894-6382
L’Ecole La Vallee De Pemberton – 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, 604-932-9602