By August 23, 2018—
Back to School Profiles
Kitsilano is known to be a good and safe area for families. We probably don’t even need to tell you about the number of great parks around and family-friendly restaurants. And if we’re talking about schools, well Kitsilano has some of the best in Vancouver.
Summer is almost over now and school is coming up much faster than kids would like, let alone the parents. Time to get to the stores and go to battle against other parents for the best back-to-school deals.
2251 Collingwood Street, Vancouver, BC, V6R 3L1
Bayview Elementary is a community school located at the corner of 7th Avenue and Collingwood Street. This is a great option for local families. Children are welcomed into a warm atmosphere where than can easily make new friends.
2268 Bayswater St, Vancouver, BC, V6K 4P5
Principal – Hope Sterling
Be kind, be safe, be fair is the school mantra for Gordon Elementary. The teachers here encourage students to be inclusive, kind and show care to the community. The French Language program is intensive and students who succeed this program are high achievers who receive excellent grades. This school has a great Partners for Inclusive Education (PIE) program to help students to participate and contribute something unique to the community.
Henry Hudson Elementary
1551 Cypress Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3L3
Principal – Ian Cannon
It doesn’t matter what level your child is at, at Henry Hudson Elementary, the teachers pride themselves on student engagement. They support each child and show understanding towards their individual needs. The school understands the difficulty in looking after children while working and offer a number of after school programs for children up to 12 years old. Extracurricular activities include choir, Young Remrandts, Soccer, and DanceXpress.
1936 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2B2
Principal – Doug Roch
Lord Tennyson Elementary is a single-track French Immersion school, meaning that it teaches only in French. This is the place to send a child who loves the outdoors. It has everything from gardens, fields, courts and adventure playgrounds. The school offers a noon hour program where students are able to explore an array of courses, such as arts, crafts, music and sports. Some clubs even include Hip Hop/Jazz Dance, Crochet and Knitting, Back to Nature, Detective Science, Glee, and even a Debate club. The school is an advocate for a healthy earth and also has a Zero Waste program which is an initiative to produce no waste products.