- Catholic schools are funded 50% of their operating costs by the government. Schools receive no funding for capital costs.
- There are two “types” of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese:
- Diocesan schools: owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
- Non-diocesan Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Vancouver College, St. Thomas More Collegiate and Little Flower Academy
- There are 50 schools: 41 Elementary (K-7) and 9 Secondary (8-12) Schools.
- 3 of the 9 Secondary and 1 of the 41 Elementary are non-diocesan Catholic schools
- 6 of the 9 Secondary are regional diocesan schools
- 40 of the 41 Elementary are parish diocesan schools
The following information is for diocesan schools only.
For information regarding non-diocesan Catholic schools, contact the school directly.
- Schools teach the B.C. Curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Education, in a Christ-centred setting.
- Tuition rates for parishioners:
Your family is considered a member of the parish if you are:
- Registered in the parish
- Regularly attend Mass at the parish
- Use Sunday envelopes (no amount specified) from the parish on a regular basis
- Participate in the work activities required of you by the parish
- Elementary Schools: $275 to $315 per month for the first student
- Secondary Schools: $330 to $370 per month for the first student
- Each school sets its own fees for second children (recommended to be at least 80% of first student tuition) and families
- All schools have a uniform policy.
- Most schools have a participation policy. A monetary levy is assessed to families who choose not to participate.
- Individual schools handle their own registrations.
We welcome registration inquiries from families, for further information, or application to an individual school, please contact the school directly.