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Why Collingwood?

A personalized approach to learning

A personalized approach to learning.

Collingwood is committed to learning and teaching excellence that provides an exceptional academic foundation in literacy and numeracy.

Through programs that foster curiosity, we challenge our students to build their independence and apply skills beyond only acquiring knowledge.

Pursuing Passions

Pursuing Passions

Across the Four Strands–Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Service Learning, students are given the opportunity to pursue their own unique passions.

We offer an exceptional array of curricular and co-curricular programming. Students explore areas of particular personal interest where they are supported and encouraged to  imagine, design, collaborate, create, and to find deeper connections.

Unique Pathways

Unique Pathways

A Collingwood education prepares students for the future world of work and post-secondary studies through immersive experiential education linked to the curriculum and to extra-curricular activities.

Our University Guidance (UG) Team begins cultivating relationships with all students in Grade 8 and meets with students in every senior grade throughout the year. Students are at the centre of this process and our UG team  supports, encourages and counsels them as they navigate their many available post-secondary options.

Beyond the High School Experience

Beyond the highschool curriculum.

Collingwood offers 20+ Advanced Placement (AP) courses that span the full range of academic areas.

AP courses are university-level studies, and students who complete these courses and their exams are able to receive university credits that can be applied to their first year studies. . Each year more than 80% of our students enrol in at least one AP course. We also offer two additional  courses:, Advanced Topics in Mathematics and Organic Chemistry, that extend beyond the AP curriculum and are the equivalent of second-year university college course work. Advanced Topics in Mathematics, for example, offers university-level mathematics to students who have completed all other AP Math courses.

 

 

Welcome

We are pleased that you are considering Collingwood School for your family and we are excited to get to know you as you embark on the application process. As you visit our website, we hope you discover a bit of the warmth, friendliness, and sense of community that is at the heart of our school.

Collingwood School was founded in 1984. We are a day school located in two campuses in West Vancouver, BC. Our Wentworth Campus is home to 656 students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7 and our Morven Campus is home to 600 students in Grade 8 to 12. 

At Collingwood, we provide a Four Strand education that balances: Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Service. Academics play a central role and we are dedicated to foster student engagement through small class sizes, technology integration, personal individual attention, and the opportunity to learn in a supportive and enriched environment. Through the Arts, students explore creativity and self-expression while looking at issues from multiple perspectives and unique ways. Our Athletics program offers one of the largest selections of individual and team sports in British Columbia. Our athletic teams, the Cavaliers, have won provincial titles in basketball, field hockey, rugby, skiing, soccer, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling. Our Service strand seeks to instil in our students a sense of awareness of social and environmental issues in our local and global communities through programs that help students become responsible citizens. 

Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions about our school and to help guide you through the application process. We look forward to connecting with you!


Sincerely,

Lindsay Thierry (he/him/his)
Director of Enrolment and Financial Assistance


 

Student Testimonial

RIO ‘24

I love Collingwood because of the opportunities we are provided within each of the 4 strands: academics, athletics, arts and service. These opportunities and experiences have helped me become a leader, a good listener and challenged me to take more risks. 

Student Testmonial

Daisy ‘23

The most unique aspect of Collingwood is the various extracurriculars the school offers. The school has a multitude of opportunities in each strand that support the student’s educational journey. I am passionate about leadership and sustainability, and I have been able to dive deeper into these passions through joining the Sustainability Council, taking up House Captain and Student Executive roles as well as attending the Round Square International Conference. 

Quinn ‘31

My favourite part of school is art because I get to do fun things and explore my abilities.

Learning looks different here

1:8

Teacher to Student Ratio

20

Average Class Size

26

AP Courses Offered

35

Provincial Athletic Team Championships

22

Provincial Athletic Individual Championships

1,256

Student Enrollment

120

Average Graduating Class Size

100%

Graduates Accepted into Post-secondary Studies

36%

Graduates Attend Post-secondary Institutions Outside of Canada