British Columbia Tourism makes the bold proclamation that BC is "the best place on earth" and its boarding schools might well echo this in claiming to be among "the best schools in the world." Boarding school students in the province find themselves situated in some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet, while acquiring the finest learning. Schools typically feature the very latest technology and sporting facilities, having produced world leaders in athletics, politics and culture.
Graduate from a BC boarding school and you'll join some illustrious company.
From NBA stars to the halls of Harvard and throughout the rest of the world, you'll find graduates of BC's best boarding schools changing the world... or even conquering it.
"As an international student, I know my English is not as good as other students but I know it will get better through boarding. It's the best way to learn English."
—Haymond, South Korean student boarding in Canada.
Lachlan MacIntosh is an alumnus of Shawnigan Lake School on BC's Vancouver Island who's won international rowing competitions and now competes for Harvard University. He doesn't mind sharing his love of boarding school.
Brandon Parker is another graduate of Shawnigan Lake School now working on a career in law.
Read about Brandon's BC boarding school days.
Steve Nash is one of British Columbia's most famous sons and a grad of St. Michaels University School in Vancouver, BC. He loved the boarding school experience.
Read about Nash's appreciation for St. Michaels.
Aside from investigating boarding schools in Birtish Columbia on the web, you can also meet schools at the annual Vancouver Private School Expo, held every fall. The expo allows you to meet school teachers and current boarders to hear their thoughts on the advantages of boarding school life and why you should give this option strong consideration. If you're interested in any BC private schools, you should register for or at least learn more about the Vancouver Private School Expo.