for Home Based Learning Families
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- School options for BC home-based learners
- suppliers of educational materials
- tutors, workshops and courses
The resources in this section are for BC residents. For more general listings, see also the Resources section in the pages for Canada.
Suppliers of educational materials
ABC Academic Books
#210-2083 Alma St.
Vancouver, BC V6R 4N6
Email: info@ (add abcacademicbooks.com to complete the email address)
— carries a wide variety of products, including: Textbooks, Workbooks, Competition Math material, Homeschooling material, Teacher’s supplies. Material ranges from the K-12 level, and they occasionally stock higher-level items as well. Key Subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, French, ESL, SAT.
New and used curriculum in one location. (The Used Resources division is called Recyculum.) The brick-&-mortar store is open 5 days a week. You can also order from the online catalogue.
265 Baker Street
Nelson BC V1L 4H4
Store Hours Mo-Sat 9.30am-5pm
Phone: (250) 352-5729
24-Hour Fax line: (250) 352-5729
— Sells Waldorf toys, craft and school supplies, including natural toys and dolls, felting wool and needles, and woolens for children and babies. Shop online or at the brick-&-mortar store in Nelson, BC.
Educational resource store that serves Northern BC teachers and homeschoolers by appointment and all of Canada by mail order.
Direct instruction of mathematics at grade 10, 11, and 12 levels on DVD’s. For more information, send an e-mail to greichl@ (add nethop.net to complete the email address) or phone 250-499-5044.
Tutors, workshops and courses
Engineering for Kids
Running multiple classes for homeschoolers in the greater Victoria area as well as Pro-D Day activities and a winter camp. Can also run custom classes and workshops for groups.
The Museum offers programs for homeschool student groups in two ways: through scheduled registered programs and through individual bookings. For bookings, if you have a group of five students or more and would like to attend any of the Museum’s school programs, please call the Museum for availability at 604-592-6956.
Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts
Musical Theatre homeschool programs for ages 5 to 18.
Glass Smith & Co.
We offer classes to students interested in Arts. We have been teaching classes
for over 10 years but have been in business since 1967. Stained glass class
the minimum age would be 12 and Mosaics or Fused glass minimum age would be
10. We require a minimum of 5 students and maximum of 8 to run a class. All
supplies & materials are provided in each class. If you are interested
in learning more about our classes please feel free to call or email. We also
offer a special rate for home school students. Contact Carol
Glass Smith & Co.
3311 Tennyson Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 3P5
toll free: 1-888-360-3311
e-mail: info@ (add glasssmith.ca to complete the email address)
Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
“Join us at the Lyceum for a series of programs designed for home learners. Each four week module offers youth the opportunity to engage in challenging ideas while being inspired in their own writing and art by the best children’s literature in the world today. The Lyceum is a cozy living room, a specialized library, a well-equipped studio and a whimsical art gallery bound up in one. It is a wonderful space for children of all ages to explore their own creativity.”
Arts and Music
Place des Arts is a Coquitlam based arts centre and music school offering a number of arts and music programs for home learners throughout the school year.
Knitting instructor Lindsay Bell is in the Victoria area. She charges $30 for up to 4 students between the ages of 7 and 12 or up to 6 students ages 13 and up. For more information, please call Lindsay at (250) 818-6229.
The Music Room
The Westside School of Rock
The Music Room offers private, professional instruction in guitar, drums, voice, bass, piano/keyboards, violin, banjo, and more. They also have an ensemble program called The Westside School of Rock, teaching musicians to play together. The instructors are professional and friendly, and all the programs are customized to the student. Daytime spots are available for all programs. Special arrangements can be made for Home School children as daytime scheduling can be flexible. They can invoice directly to the respective agency if required. Rental instruments are available.
Wildwood Educational Enrichment Centre
“Are you seeking a small, family-style, non-coercive learning community for your children? Perhaps you need to work, yet want your children to continue to have the advantages of homeschooling? Wildwood, in Fort Langley, BC, offers freedom, respect and inspiring enrichment opportunities three days a week. Activities include art, photography, multiculturalism, science, literature and much more.”
For further information, please call Terry Stafford: 604-888-2766 or email: lifelonglearner@ (add shaw.ca to complete the email address)
Violin lessons in student’s home — Langley and Surrey
Experienced violin teacher with B.Mus offers comprehensive musical education including classical violin training combining Suzuki and traditional methods, ear training, theory of music, RCM exam preparations, chamber music (ensemble). You can reach Jovana at 604-533-2927 or jovanai2002@ (add yahoo.ca to complete the email address).
Drum instructor – Abbotsford
Andy Neilsen, member of the percussive arts society, is offering daytime
lessons for ages 8 and up, beginners to advanced, all styles of music. Lessons
are 30 minutes, cost $18.00 per lesson, and are held at Studio 2000, located
beneath Kings Music on Langdon Street, as well as in his home-based studio
on Morgan Way.
Phone: 604-504-1849 or 604-217-1033
English Tutor – Vancouver
Professional English Tutor available one on one or small group setting. All ages from Primary to College levels. Please contact Bill at 604-531-7372 or email billandbecky@ (add telus.net to complete the email address)