3400 Balaclava Street
Canarvon elementary “Carnarvon School
opened in September 1966; it was known as Trafalgar Annex from 1955-66.
In 1974, the Vancouver School Board approved Carnarvon's application to
become one of six original comprehensive community schools with
provisions for a coordinator and secretary. The Programs Office offers a
variety of programs and services that reflect the needs of the
community and student population. A separate building for the daycare
and pre-school programs was added in 1998 and the large adventure
playground was rebuilt at that time.
is a one-level building that is wheelchair accessble and home to
approximately 375 students. About 10% of our students are acquiring
English as their second language. The library, computer lab and all
classrooms have access to the Internet.
staff value the uniqueness of each child and encourages the development
of positive self-concept, social responsibility and competency in the
basic skills. They stress safety, respect and accountability.
Trafalgar School was officially opened in 1947. The one and two-storey
building is situated adjacent to Trafalgar Park, providing students with
unlimited playing space on tree-lined, grassy fields. The Trafalgar
Tile Wall, a mural created in 1997 by the school's students, staff and
families, traces the history of our first fifty-plus years. Students at
Trafalgar are predominantly from the area west of Arbutus, north of West
King Edward, south of West 16th Avenue and east of MacDonald. Students
in the French Immersion program come from as far west as Dunbar Street.
Approximately 25% of the students at Trafalgar receive English as a
Second Language support. Most of these students are from Taiwan, Hong
Kong, China and Korea.Trafalgar parents have high expectations for their
children. They work cooperatively with staff to enhance the school's
offerings. School functions are well attended and many parents volunteer
in daily activities and special school programs.
Cheryl Douglas 604-713-5475
Prince of Wales Mini School seeks co-operative,
creative, self-motivated and well-rounded students who have demonstrated
above average academic achievement and involvement in school and
community. The school aims to develop organizational skills,
problem-solving techniques, and the ability to work cooperatively and
independently in an academically challenging, enriched program requiring
effort and self-discipline. An outdoor education component provides
physical and emotional challenges, developing skills and contributing to
the school community atmosphere. Students develop leadership skills
through running school events and fund raising.
York House is a leading independent day school for girls located in the
heart of Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1932 by 7
insightful women, York House continues to honour its traditions of the
past by providing challenging opportunities for girls in academics, fine
arts, athletics and community service. The school has always existed
for the benefit of its students. At York House, the child is the centre
of everything they do. They honour the individual by helping girls
explore, discover and grow their passions – whether it be in music,
track and field, or science.