Students in Surrey, White Rock and the rural area of Barnston Island are served by the Surrey School District. This school district is comprised of 101 Elementary schools, 1 Elementary-Secondary, 27 secondary schools with 42,532 Elementary students, 29,519 secondary students and 731 Graduated Adults.

Link to the BC Ministry of Education, School District #36 (Surrey) Profile 

In the 2018-2019 school year Surrey opened a brand new secondary school.

École Salish Secondary, located near 73 Avenue and 184 Street, is welcoming about 825 students and 60 staff members (approximately 40 teachers and 20 support staff) through its doors this September.

The school is a long-awaited addition to the fast-growing Clayton neighborhood where nearby secondary schools have felt the pressures of overcrowding for several years.

Outside of traditional curriculum, this Surrey School District offers students an opportunity to register for Aboriginal programs, Alternate Programs, a Growing Together Program for parenting and pregnant students, Arts Education, Online/Distance Education, Special Needs Support and Career Education Programs. See the programs tab below for some of the excellent programs offered.

Surrey School District Location 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)

Map of the Surrey School Catchment Boundaries

School Websites

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

Registration Information

Apply early as schools and programs have a limited capacity.


Surrey School District Programs

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

Remember that some programs like kindergarten have registration the January before the fall start date.

 Aboriginal Learning

Alternate Programs

Grade 10 Challenge


Growing Together

Enables pregnant and parenting students to complete secondary school.

Learning Centres

Individual learners may be employed full time or part time while attending school. ​

City Central Learning Centre

Cloverdale Learning Centre

Guildford Learning Centre

North Surrey Learning Centre

South Surrey/ White Rock Learning Centre

Arts Education

Arts Education includes these curricular areas: DanceDramaMusic, and Visual Art

Kindergarten Lottery – Programs of Choice

Other Focus Programs

Online/Distance Education

Students in distributed learning programs receive most of their instruction online and do most of their work outside the classroom. Students receive ongoing regular assessments, report cards, letter grades and a permanent student record the same as students in a neighbourhood school.

Special Needs Support

Career Education Programs

The partnership program provides students with opportunities to receive industry certification or post-secondary course credits in addition to meeting the requirements for high school graduation.

Programs include:

  • Automotive collision repair technician
  • Automotive refinishing prep technician
  • Automotive service technician
  • Baking and pastry arts
  • Canadian Flight Centre program
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary arts
  • Drafting/CADD
  • Electrical
  • Emily Carr Headstart in Art Program
  • Hairdressing
  • Horticulture
  • Law Enforcement Preparatory Program
  • Masonry
  • Metal fabrication
  • Millwright/industrial mechanical
  • Painting/decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

Career programs also include Secondary School Apprenticeship, Co-op Education, career oriented programs and work experience placements.

Visit the Career Education department website.