Vancouver is a destination for people from around the world as are its boarding schools - and for good reason. Majestic beauty, moderate climate and a superb metropolitan lifestyle make it irresistibly appealing to many people. Boarding schools in Vancouver bring together excellent facilities and top-level instructors with all the other excellent features of life in Vancouver.
Like the city itself, Vancouver's boarding schools offer the best of many worlds, mixing people from the world's cultures in an environment that brings out the best in everyone. At one of the city's great boarding schools you'll work with the latest technology, have easy access to the city's numerous excellent museums and be able to use sporting facilities that are second to none. On top of that you can take outings with your friends to visit Stanley Park, the Harbour or the majestic coast of British Columbia.
Graduates of boarding schools in British Columbia go on to great things. But they credit the boarding experience for its critical role in honing them for greatness. Check out some BC boarding school grads and learn more from them in their own words.
"If I stayed in China, I would not be able to get to meet so many different people."
—Amy, Canadian boarding school student.
Lachlan MacIntosh graduated from Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island. He won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 2008 and has gone on to study at Harvard University, where he is the varsity rowing program. Lachlan says, "Only at boarding school can you meet so many people that you will never forget."
Read Lachlan's full take on boarding school life.
Brandon Parker also graduated from Shawnigan Lake. Brandon looks forward to a future in law, propelled by his boarding school experience as everyone's "go-to guy" for problem solving.
Read, in Brandon's own words, why he loved boarding.
Steve Nash, NBA star and all around great guy graduated from St. Michaels University School. He says the school offered "a lot of fine teachers, lots of great people." While Nash says that "the sporting memories" are great, "I think the academics were as important if not more."
Read more about Nash's take on St. Michaels.