School District 43 Coquitlam

Students in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are served by School District 43 Coquitlam. This school district is comprised of 46 elementary schools (grades K-5), 14 middle schools (grades 6-8), and 12 secondary schools (grades 9-12).

They also manage three alternative programs.

The district enrolls approximately 32,000 students annually and staffs approximately 2,500 teachers.

Outside of traditional curriculum, this School District 43 Coquitlam offers students an opportunity to register for French programs, a Mandarin Bilingual program, a Reggio Influenced program, Trades in Training programs… See the programs tab below for some of the excellent programs offered.

Coquitlam School District Locations and Registration Information

Just as every community has a different personality every school also has it’s own unique flavour. When considering moving to new neighbourhood considering the local schools location and programs may help you decide on a new property.

So you have several properties your considering and you would like to do a little research into the schools close to those properties.

School Locator

(use an address to find schools close by)

School Websites

(the web addresses in the Locator above didn’t work when I checked them)

Cross Catchment

(Applying to a school other than your neighbourhood catchment school)

Registration Information

Apply early as schools and programs have a limited capacity.

Coquitlam School District Programs

The Coquitlam School District offers a variety of excellent educational programs, living in a particular schools catchment neighbourhood and early registration are key factors in successful admission.

Remember that some programs like kindergarten have registration the February before the September Start Date.

Click here for more information about Coquitlam’s School and Program Registration information.

Links to specific programs:

Aboriginal Education

“The Aboriginal Education program provides a wide array of resources and opportunities to enhance the learning environment for all Aboriginal learners – First Nations, Metis and Inuit.”

Career & Trades Programs

Help students further their career and trade educational goals.”

Course Challenge, Equivalency and External Credentials

Receive credit towards graduation for learning outside regular school hours.

Coquitlam School District Community School Programs Home Page

Coquitlam Community Schools

Miller Park Community School Web Page

Port Moody Community Schools

Seaview Community School Web Page

Port Coquitlam Community Schools

Minnekhada Middle Community School

Pitt River Community School

James Park Community School Web Page

Central Community School

Early Learning


StrongStart BC is a free, drop-in program for activities like stories, music, dramatic play, construction, and art for children aged 0-5.

Early Learning K-3

Ready, Set, Learn.

The Ready, Set, Learn early learning initiative, which welcomes 3-5 year‐olds and their families. StrongStart activities (intellectual /physical (fine and gross motor)/artistic aesthetic development); LEAP BC activities , public librarian story time; a healthy snack; distribution of RSL materials to participating families
All required materials, supplies and snacks.

Encompass (Coquitlam Open Learning & Encompass K-9)


Covers Kindergarten to Grade 9 and used to be called Coquitlam Open Learning. K9 supports students and their families that want to complete their education using full-time home learning outside of a regular school environment.  Students in this program in clude the  gifted, have full-time athletic commitments, dramatic pursuits.

Open Learning Grade 10 and Grade12 course descriptions and calendars

Covers Grades 10-12 in an alternative Education  Setting at the Vanier Centre helping students meet their Graduation needs.

Adult Learning

Helping adults with Post-Secondary education entry requirements or completing the Adult Dogwood Diploma (Grade 12 Graduation).

High School Credit Courses

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many academic, high school credit courses for students who are 17 years of age or older.

Foundations Literacy – Learn English Tuition-Free

Tuition-FREE for all students who:

– Are 17 years of age or older*

– Live in B.C.

– Are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugees (including GAR), or have a valid Work Permit

*Students attending secondary schools can also take Literacy Foundations courses tuition-free (if eligible)

International Students may take Literacy Foundations classes for a fee of $780. 

Business, Careers & Job Skills

Review their course offerings by clicking the Flipbook link.

Inquiry Hub

An innovative public secondary school in Coquitlam where self-directed students pursue their personal interests and dreams.

About half of students’ time is scheduled with standard classes, while the remainder is left unstructured, so that students can do coursework and have help pursuing what interests them.

EPIC – Program for Elite Athletes and Performing Artists in Coquitlam

French Programs

Core French

This is the basic French as a Second Language (FSL) program that is mandatory in Grades 5 through 8.

Early French Immersion Program

From Kindergarten to Grade 2: 100% of instruction is in French
In Grades 3-5: 80% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 6-8: 70% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 9-10: 50% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 11-12: 25% of instruction is in French.

Late French Immersion Program

Starting in Grade 6, the Late French Immersion program is an alternative program that that offers students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learning French at the same time

Gifted Education

Services and opportunities to excel are offered to students that have been identified as gifted and those who require enrichment.

International Baccalaureate

IB is recognized throughout North America as equivalent to first year university courses. Students who achieve well in IB subjects will generally receive university credit for their efforts.

Learning Services

Professionals and paraprofessionals work in partnership with school-based staff to bridge the gaps and address the challenges faced by students with unique challenges.

Mandarin Bilingual Program

Regardless of their first language, the elementary program offers all students the possibility of completing 50 per cent of the prescribed B.C. curriculum in Mandarin (Mandarin Language Arts, Math, Health and Career, and P.E.) and 50 per cent of the prescribed B.C. curriculum in English (English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies and Fine Arts).


The program provides a rich learning environment for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. It is based on Montessori principles and fulfills the expectations of the Ministry of Education.

Montessori Education From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coquitlam School Course Catalogs Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12.

Map of School District #43 Coquitlam Schools (Mouse scroll to zoom out the map ; )