School Options for BC Home-Based Learners
This page lists information about schools which register and/or have been supportive of homeschooling, and information about distance education options available currently in the province for which we have the relevant information. If you know of any other institutions willing to register Homeschoolers, please let us know . There are several e-bus type electronic-school programs throughout the province which we would like to list here.
- Anchor Academy
- Burnaby Online
- Campbell River Christian School
- Christian Home Education in the Kootenays (CHEK) – a program of Nelson Christian Community School
- Christian Homelearner’s eStreams (CHeS)
- Collaborative Education Alternative Program (CEAP)
- Distance Education – B.C. Ministry of Education – B.C. Correspondence Schools
- EBUS Academy
- Fraser Valley Regional Library online tutor help
- Hands-On Home Learning (Oak and Orca)
- Heritage Christian Online School
- Hume Park Learning
- Ideal Mini School Program
- Independent School DEL (Distributed Electronic Learning) programs
- Island Pacific Odyssey Program
- Kamloops Christian School
- Kleos Open Learning
- Lifesong: see Pacific Spirit School
- Nanaimo Christian School
- Nechako Electronic Busing: see EBUS Academy
- Oak and Orca Bioregional School
- Pacific Spirit School
- PIE (Partners in Education) Program of School District 47 Powell River
- Partners in Learning program of School District 79 Chemainus
- Regent Christian Online School
- Surrey Connect
- Traditional Learning Academy
- Vancouver Christian School
- Windsor House School
7201 Hurst Road
Salmon Arm BC V1E 2P7
Email: anchor@ (add ark.net to complete the email address)
Christian Education programs and curriculum for K-12 students. If you’re a BC resident, you can either register as an independent homeschooler or enrol in the Distributed Learning Program. If you live outside of BC or Canada, you can enrol in the International Program.
Burnaby Online serves and advocates for individuals and their families to determine the optimal location, direction and environment for their learning. Personal commitment, trust and respect are the cornerstones of our learning community.
Campbell River Christian School
Campbell River Christian School is a registered independent Christian school.
Regarding registration and books please contact Janet Rainbow.
Campbell River Christian School 250 S. Dogwood St.
Campbell River, BC, V9W 6Y7
Christian Home Education in the Kootenays Across BC (CHEK ABC)
A faith-based (non-denominational evangelical Christian) home schooling program, originally for families in the Kootenays, but now with online courses for homelearners across BC.
Christian Homelearner’s eStreams (CHeS)
Grindrod BC V0E 1Y0
Toll Free: 1.877.777.1547
Email: info@ (add estreams.ca to complete the email address)
Scripture-based, fully accredited, K-12 independent school. Offers both a Distributed Learning (DL) option and a Registered Homeschooling option, as well as a Canadian Homelearners Program for those not residing in BC.
Collaborative Educational Alternative Program (C.E.A.P.)
School District 69 (Qualicum)
A grade K-12 program offered to families living in the central Vancouver Island region.
Parents, children and BC certified teachers work and learn together to create individualized educational programs which adhere to Ministry of Education directives, learning outcomes and reporting procedures.
For more information please visit www.ceap.ca or contact:
Telephone: CEAP K-7 (250) 248-4970
Telephone: CEAP 8-12 (250) 248-5721 (303)
Distance Education – B.C. Ministry of Education – B.C. Correspondence Schools
Distance Education School of the Kootenays (DESK)
DESK is a distributed learning program serving SD8 Kootenay Lake and the Province of British Columbia. We are located in Nelson, BC, in the Kootenay Region.
South Central Interior Distance Education School
Post Office Bag 4700, Stn. Main
2475 Merritt Ave.
Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8
Telephone: (250) 378-4245 fax: (250) 378-1447
Principal: Paul Montgomery
For all students in Schools Districts
19, 22, 23, 53, 58, 67, 73, 74, 83
Central Interior Distance Education School
For all students in School Districts
27, 28, 49, 57, 91
Fraser Valley Distance Education School
49520 Prairie Central Road
Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 6H3
Telephone: (604) 794-7310 fax: 795-8480
Principal: Peter Brown
For all students in School Districts
33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 43, 75, 78
Greater Vancouver Distance Education School
530 East 41st Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V5W 1P3
Telephone: (604) 713-5520 fax: (604) 713-5528
Principal: Ken Harvey
For all students in School Districts
37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 48
North Island Distance Education School
2080 Wallace Avenue
Comox, B.C. V9M 1W9
Telephone: (250) 339-6110 fax: (250) 339-5555 Toll-free: 1-800-663-7925
Principal: Dave White
For all students in School Districts
47, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 84, 85, and other provinces (except Saskatchewan) and other countries.
North Coast Distance Education School
3211 Kenney Street (Corner Kenney and Highway 16 West)
Terrace, B.C. V8G 5K2
Telephone: (250) 635-7944 fax: (250) 638-2399
Principal: Joe Vander Kwaak
For all students in School Districts.
50, 52, 54, 82, 92
Key Learning Centre
The Key Learning Centre (formerly Northern B.C. Distance Education School) provides alternative style educational programs to British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Our school is located in the heart of the bustling community of Fort St. John overlooking the beautiful Peace River Valley. We house multiple programs including distributed learning (distance education), continuing education and an alternate education program. We focus on learners who are looking to learn outside the mainstream education programs.
South Island Distance Education School
4575 Wilkinson Road
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 7E8
Telephone: (250) 704-4979
Fax: (250) 479-9870
Principal: John Pringle
E-mail: jpringle@ (add sides.sd63.bc.ca to complete the email address)
For all students in School Districts
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and in Saskatchewan
EBUS is an established leader in distance learning that currently enrolls students ranging from Kindergarten to Adult.
The Online learning environment provides control, flexibility and the opportunity for students to work at their own pace according to their individual learning style. As the learning experience is built around the student’s needs, timetables and personal goals, EBUS Academy students frequently find that they are able to perform better in the online environment. EBUS Academy students utilize their home computer and access to the internet to work with their online teacher to complete grade level learning objectives. Certified public school teachers guide and assess student’s progress to provide a quality education in your home.
We pride ourselves on a very strong online school community. A high level of communication between students, parents and EBUS staff is maintained at all times through email, telephone and virtual classrooms. We encourage and support parent and student involvement on both our Parent Advisory Council and the EBUS Student Council.
As a BC Accredited Public School, there is no fee for BC residents. Student learning resources are provided to students at no charge.
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Live Homework Help powered by tutor.com. This online program is available for free for students grades 4 – 12 & college intro., it covers math, science, social studies and English. The site is open everyday from 3:00-10:00 pm. Check it out on their website www.fvrl.bc.ca
Hands-On Home Learning (Oak and Orca)
2738 Higgins Street
Victoria BC V8T 3N1
Phone: (250) 383-6619 (Victoria residents)
Toll free: (888) 383-6619 (outside of Victoria)
E-mail: hands-on@ (add victoria.tc.ca to complete the email address)
This school is a fully-funded, certified independent school offering a free hands-on home-learning program. Their goal is to support and challenge children to learn, without pressure. Learning strategies and activities are offered as a choice in response to a child’s own interests and learning goals. You will have ongoing contact with a certified teacher for strategies, ideas and inspiration. An expense budget is provided for resources and educational classes.
Heritage Christian Online School
905 Badke Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 5Z5
Email: info@ (add onlineschool.ca to complete the email address)
Website for other schools to use their materials: www.bconlineschool.ca
” We are a Christian School that both registers and enrolls home learners into a full Grade K to 12 program. We offer our families the opportunity to use their own faith-based curriculum together with a BC Certified Teacher or, after Grade 5 take our Online Courses with specialized teachers. BConlineschool.ca hosts these courses for use in Christian Schools with our teachers or can be used by their own teachers.” Greg Bitgood Superintendent
Hume Park Learning
K-8 Home Learning Centre with under 150 students.
BC certified teachers facilitate classroom activities, outdoor programs, music programs, art and academic programs, and provide support for home learning. All Hume Park Learning Centre teachers have each had their own children in the program. The environment is caring, supportive, and respectful – celebrating student and family individuality. Parent involvement in classrooms is welcome and encouraged. Register at any time during the year.
Contact: Karen Blackburn
IDEAL Mini School Program (Vancouver)
If you have a homeschooler who wants to enter university but might need to
complete her/his high school diploma first, or a student who wants to get
some classroom experience before entering university, Ideal Mini School can
provide your child with a complete academic programme in an enriched, small
group learning environment. The high school, with approximately 110 students,
emphasizes personal responsibility and the development of independence and
self-confidence. Its goal is to recognize the individuality and creative potential
of each person in the school while encouraging cooperative and sensitive interaction.
phone : 604-325-4117
address: 855 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver
Independent School DEL Programs
Delivered Electronic Learning (DEL) programs are available through several
Independent schools in BC as well as through many public school districts.
For more information on the Independent DELs, please see http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/home_school/
Island Pacific Odyssey
A grade 10 experiential education program developed by the Renaissance II Liberal Education Society. The program runs for the full school year.
The Odyssey program is designed to present young people with a series of significant academic, physical, and social challenges in an effort to help them make rich transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Kamloops Christian School
They are willing to register homeschoolers from anywhere in the province.
KCS provides (some fees may apply):
- Suppport to get started
- Help selecting curriculum
- CAT testing at your request
- Home Education Resource Centre
- Seminars for support groups or informal groups of families
- Regular Newsletter
- Elective Classes
- School Pictures
Contact: Linda McGrath
Home Education Coordinator
c/o Kamloops Christian School
750 Cottonwood Avenue
Kamloops, BC V2B 3X3
Kleos Open Learning
205-251 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2
Family-centred, child-centred, learning-style-centred.
Pacific Spirit School
Pacific Spirit School offers a hands off approach to homeschool registration. For more information please contact Ann-Marie Gasher amgasher.pacificspirit@ (add yahoo.ca to complete the email address) or leave a message at the school at at (604) 222-1900.
The Nanaimo Christian School
198 Holland Road
The Oak and Orca Bioregional School
PIE (Partners in Education) Program
The Partners in Education (PIE) Program is a distributed learning school. Parents develop Student Learning Plans in conjunction with a BC certified teacher, have their child follow provincial curriculum, and provide work samples for assessment by their child’s teacher.
For more information, contact:
Partners In Education Program
7105 Nootka St.
Powell River BC V8A 5E3
Phone: (604) 485-2756
Fax: (604) 485 2759
Regent Christian Online School
Serves the homeschooling community in British Columbia, but with a special focus on Vancouver Island and the lower Mainland. Administration, teachers and support staff are all committed Christians. The goal is “to honour God with a program of integrity that will serve home-based learning with maximum flexibility.” Resource Centres and weekly classes in Victoria, Duncan, Port Alberni, Surrey and Abbotsford. Supports Registered Homeschoolers as well as DL families.
Principal: Mark Langley
Phone: 250-592-1759 (Victoria)
Email: mlangley@ (add regentonline.ca to complete the email address)
The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their interests and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized guidance and ongoing support from BC-certified educators, learning unfolds at home and within local and online communities.
Vancouver Christian School
and Carver Christian High School
The Vancouver Christian School (KG to grade 8) is happy to register homeschooling families. Our high school, Carver Christian, also offers flexible programmes and opportunities for home learning students. Please give us a call and let us know how we can help your students achieve their learning goals.
Dan Dowber, Development Director
Windsor House School
Windsor House School is an alternative public school that welcomes people with homeschooling backgrounds. Windsor House is democratically run and non-coercive, and offers flexible programs. The school’s approach is similar to the “unschooling” approach in homeschooling, but it is not a “free school”. Windsor House is open primarily to students 5 to 18 years of age, (though only officially to grade 9)and provides classes for mixed ages. The school is ideal for self-directed learners who can regulate their own behaviour. Windsor House is a parent participation school. (Younger siblings may accompany their parents.)
Windsor House is located (as of July 2004) in the North Wing of the Lucas
Centre, 2132 Hamilton Ave., North Vancouver. (We have families who carpool
from outside of the area.) For more information phone Lynn Middleton at 604-984-8020
or Windsor House at 604-903-3366.
Wondertree has been registering homelearners since 1989 with a mandate to offer support, networking and information for those making this choice and taking this kind of responsibility for their children’s education.
Wondertree now offers “Wondernet Eco-Village” free to all homeschoolers whether registered with Wondertree School or not. (The village now has a capacity for a maximum of 1000 users) This is a “virtual on-line learning community” BBS where homelearners and their families can meet homelearners from all over the place in a respectful, supportive environment. More information about this and their SelfDesign Learning Community can be found at www.wondertree.org
For More Information Contact:
Wondertree Foundation for Natural Learning
Wondertree Homelearners’ Network
Box 38083 Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4L9