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

7201 Hurst Road
Salmon Arm BC V1E 2P7
Phone: 1-888-917-3783
Email: anchor@ (add ark.net to complete the email address)
Website: ark.net
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

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.

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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
PHONE: 250-287-4266

Christian Home Education in the Kootenays Across BC (CHEK ABC)

http://chekabc.ca/
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)

Box 162
Grindrod BC V0E 1Y0
Phone: 838.5979
Toll Free: 1.877.777.1547
Fax: 250.838.5979
Email: info@ (add estreams.ca to complete the email address)
Website: www.estreams.ca
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:
CEAP@sd69.bc.ca
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.
https://desk.sd8.bc.ca/

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
Toll-free: 1-800-663-3536
Principal: Paul Montgomery
E-mail: pmontgom@mail.sd31.gov.bc.ca
Internet: www.scides.com
For all students in Schools Districts
19, 22, 23, 53, 58, 67, 73, 74, 83

Central Interior Distance Education School

Bag Service 7400
1788 Diefenbaker St.
Prince George, B.C. V2N 4V7
Telephone: (250) 563-1818 fax: (250)563-1150
Toll-free: 1-800-661-7515
Principal: Annette Isbester
E-mail: aisbeste@cides.schdist57.bc.ca
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
Toll-free: 1-800-663-3381
Principal: Peter Brown
Internet: www.fvdes.com
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
E-mail: kharvey@gvdes.com
Internet: www.gvdes.com
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
E-mail: dwhite@nides.bc.ca
Internet: www.nides.bc.ca/
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

Bag 5000
3211 Kenney Street (Corner Kenney and Highway 16 West)
Terrace, B.C. V8G 5K2
Telephone: (250) 635-7944 fax: (250) 638-2399
Toll-free: 1-800-663-3865
Principal: Joe Vander Kwaak
E-mail: jvanderkwaak@cmsd.bc.ca
Internet: www.ncdes.ca
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.
www.keylearning.ca

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)
Website: www.sides.ca
For all students in School Districts
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and in Saskatchewan

EBUS Academy

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.

For more information:
Manu Madhok, Principal
Bag 8000
187 East Victoria Street
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2
1-800-567-1236
mmadhok@ (add ebus.sd91.bc.ca to complete the email address)
www.ebus.ca

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)
Website: oakandorca.ca

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
Telephone: 250-862-2376
or 1-877-862-2375
Fax: 250-762-9277
Email: info@ (add onlineschool.ca to complete the email address)
Website: www.onlineschool.ca
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.
Website: www.humepark.ca
Contact: Karen Blackburn
Phone: 604-517-5917

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.

www.islandpacific.org

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
Telephone: 250-376-6900
Email: heatherb@kamcs.org

Kleos Open Learning

www.kleos.ca
205-251 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2
Family-centred, child-centred, learning-style-centred.

Pacific Spirit School

www.pacificspiritschool.org
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
Nanaimo BC
Tel. 250-754-4512

The Oak and Orca Bioregional School

see Hands-On Home Learning

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
Website: www.sd47.bc.ca/school/pie/


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)
Toll-free: 1-866-877-1737
Email: mlangley@ (add regentonline.ca to complete the email address)
Website: www.regentonline.ca

SelfDesign

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.
https://selfdesign.org/

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
604-523-1580

Wildwood Educational Enrichment Centre

“Wildwood in Fort Langley offers 6-week courses during the fall, winter and spring and one-week camps during spring break and summer months. Kids at Wildwood learn to love learning! Wildwood offers a wide range of courses for children ages 6-12 every Thursday and art classes on Wednesdays. Also new this fall will be parent and child bookclubs. Take a look at our website to see the exciting things we do!”
https://wildwoodeducationalenrichmentcentre.webs.com/

For further information, please call Terry Stafford: 604-888-2766 or email: lifelonglearner@ (add shaw.ca to complete the email address)

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.
website: http://whs.at.org

Wondertree

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