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.
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.
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.
Enables pregnant and parenting students to complete secondary school.
Individual learners may be employed full time or part time while attending school.
Kindergarten Lottery – Programs of Choice
Other Focus Programs
- Discovery (K-7)
- French Immersion (K-12)
- Outdoor School (K-4)
- Intensive Fine Arts (K-7)
- Intensive French (6-7) and Enhanced French (Secondary)
- Inter A (8-12)
- International Baccalaureate – Junior (8-10)
- International Baccalaureate – Senior (11-12)
- Montessori (K-7)
- Punjabi Language (5-8)
- Traditional Schools (K-7)
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.
- adapted physical activities program for students with disabilities
- behaviour specialists
- occupational therapists
- school psychologists
- special education helping teachers
- speech language pathologists
- gifted program
- hospital/homebound program, and
- Welcome Centre: Support for English Language Learners
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.
- Automotive collision repair technician
- Automotive refinishing prep technician
- Automotive service technician
- Baking and pastry arts
- Canadian Flight Centre program
- Culinary arts
- Emily Carr Headstart in Art Program
- Law Enforcement Preparatory Program
- Metal fabrication
- Millwright/industrial mechanical
Career programs also include Secondary School Apprenticeship, Co-op Education, career oriented programs and work experience placements.
Visit the Career Education department website.