Local Educational Facilities in North Delta

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When you’re looking for a new home, having an awesome location and all the required amenities is at the top of the must-have list of all home hunters. However, if you’re moving with school-age children, finding a great home near an excellent school becomes your top priority. 

With that in mind, we’ve decided to put together a comprehensive guide to the various educational facilities available across the North Delta area! 

Elementary Schools

Children wearing backpacks running up the school steps

Annieville Elementary School

Found in a quiet, peaceful corner of North Delta, Annieville Elementary is a decent choice for people who want their kids to have a variety of options when it comes to special programs — including special art, science, math, and writing programs for any students that show exceptional ability and interest in such areas. 

There are also plenty of annual school activities and events such as: 

  • Sports Day
  • Track & Field
  • Grade 6 & 7 Band
  • Hoop Shoot Basketball Challenge
  • Basketball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Terry Fox Run

Brooke Elementary School

Brooke Elementary is definitely a great place to learn — with a highly supportive staff that creates an environment enabling students to reach their best. The school highly values responsibility, respect, and high expectations. 

Some of the most notable school activities and events include:

  • Crazy hair day
  • Brooke market
  • “Drop everything and read” day
  • Tennis lessons
  • Family movie nights
  • Cycling
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Christmas family fun night
  • Winter musical production

Little girls reading a book in class

Chalmers Elementary School

Chalmers Elementary remains committed to creating a cooperative environment — one where students can work together to develop a love for lifelong learning. The school’s respectful, caring, and inclusive discourse creates an atmosphere of easy and open communication — and it offers a Grade 6-7 Late French Immersion and an ordinary K-7 English program. 

Some of the school activities include:

  • Chalmers family carnival
  • Welcome back BBQ and open house
  • Christmas concert
  • Delta gymnastics (primary students)
  • Talent show
  • Vancouver Giants ready to succeed program
  • Grade 7 outdoor education experience at Camp Jubilee
  • Gr. 7 French Immersion student Quebec trip
  • Ice-skating

Cougar Canyon Elementary School

Cougar Canyon Elementary is a school that’s notable for its respect, acceptance, and constant celebration of diversity. It’s an extremely child-friendly institution that combines an emphatic, caring stance with high standards for behaviour and learning — giving children all the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in life and in further education.

Some of the most notable school activities are:

  • Gymnastics (primary students)
  • Reading day
  • Cougar tracks (videos produced by students)
  • Hip hop dance classes
  • Bingo Night
  • Carnival
  • Marketplace
  • Winter musical production
  • Movie nights

Cougar Canyon Elementary

Devon Gardens Elementary School

Devon Gardens Elementary is one of the most program-diverse institutions you’ll find in North Delta. It prides itself on its long-standing community of care for students and families — as well as its English 4-7 program, French Immersion K-7 program, and Montessori K-3 program. Teachers also nurture the academic development of their students by implementing “Assessment for Learning,” “PRIME,” “Writing for Excellence,” and “Reading Power.” 

When it comes to other school activities, the school organizes things like:

  • Christmas concert
  • Eco-Team
  • BBQ & Open House
  • Delta gymnastics
  • “Knights” of reading
  • Cross-country running team
  • Family fun night
  • Band/choir concerts
  • Rain garden
  • Gr. 7 French Immersion student Quebec trip

Gibson Elementary School

The vision behind Gibson Elementary School is to provide all students with a special place for learning. Every child is individually cared for, and the staff believes that truly meaningful learning requires a safe and trusting environment. The school spirit embodies student connectedness and pride in their school. 

The school also hosts events like:

  • Movie night
  • Bingo night
  • Heritage fair
  • Earth Day fair
  • Variety Talent Show
  • Grade 6 outdoor education experience at Zajac Ranch
  • Grade 7 outdoor education experience at Camp Jubilee
  • Theme days such as crazy hat day, twins day & pajama day
  • Christmas concert

Gray Elementary School

Gray Elementary wants its students to strive towards success in a respectful, safe environment situated at the heart of the North Delta area. The school fosters an acceptance and understanding of social responsibility, a dedication to personal excellence, and a profound joy of learning. 

Some of the school’s most notable annual events are:

  • Christmas market
  • Science fair
  • Bicycle clinic
  • Primary and intermediate Christmas concerts
  • Theme days such as hat day and wacky hair day
  • Grade 7 outdoor education experience at Camp Elphinstone
  • Talent show
  • “Read the day away” day
  • Carnival and cakewalk

Heath Elementary School

Heath Traditional Elementary is found in one of the most beautiful surroundings North Delta schools have — surrounded by graceful birches, sweeping cedars, and majestic figs; it makes the most of its location near the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy. 

As an educational institution, Heath constantly strives to maintain the love of learning in every child. The school staff constantly keeps students focused on three pillars of elementary education: reading, writing, and social responsibility. The school also has an extensive Home Reading Program that’s viewed as a critical aspect of its mission to produce impeccable readers. 

Apart from that program, there are other school events such as:

  • Winter wonderland day
  • Christmas concert
  • Pancake breakfast and reading day
  • Snowshoeing & snow tubing program for Gr. 7 students
  • Spirit days including wacky hat day, messy hair day, and beach day
  • Heritage fair
  • South Asian dance lessons
  • Vaisakhi event


Hellings Elementary School

Hellings Elementary School is located in the central part of North Delta and serves a very diverse community of students. A vast array of programs are offered at Hellings including Full Day Kindergarten, English Language Learners, a blended learning support program, and a primary and intermediate resource room for life skills. Classrooms have access to MacBook laptops, LCD projectors, and iPads.

  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra school concert 
  • Parent math night
  • Parent appreciation breakfast
  • Rhythm spirit drumming workshops
  • Star wars day
  • Multicultural day
  • Talent show
  • Band and choir concerts

Jarvis Traditional Elementary School

Jarvis Traditional Elementary is a school that aims to imbue students with all the traditional qualities that will help them become successful 21st-century citizens. The school maintains a formal code of conduct, focusing on excellence, integrity, and respect. All students learn good manners and formal greetings that are reinforced throughout their education. 

Some of the regular school events are:

  • Fall Spectacular
  • Gardening
  • Science Fair
  • Chess club

Jarvis Traditional Elementary

McCloskey Elementary School

Found in the center of North Delta, the McCloskey Elementary School is a place where staff, students, and parents work together to enable kids on their quest to become their best selves. All of the teachers are dedicated to giving students a caring, safe, and performance-oriented learning environment — one that encourages personal responsibility, mutual respect, and high standards. 

The school organizes yearly events like:

  • Ski program for Gr. 7 students
  • Zumba fun night
  • Family bingo night
  • Movie night
  • Math celebrations
  • Reading link challenge
  • Christmas caroling with the choir
  • Carnival

Pinewood Elementary School

Those looking for a great elementary school near Watershed Park will be more than satisfied with the peaceful, suburban school that is Pinewood Elementary. The school prides itself on the stellar academic achievements of its students — all of whom become energetic, hardworking individuals with spotless work ethics. At all times, the Pinewood staff is committed to assisting students in achieving their maximum. 

Pinewood Elementary hosts school programs and events such as:

  • Ski program for Gr. 6 students
  • Dance week
  • Grade 7 outdoor education experience at Camp Summit
  • Family fun night
  • Cross country running
  • Delta gymnastics (primary students)
  • Spirit days
  • Open house
  • Christmas concert
  • Zumba night
  • Choir

Richardson Elementary School

Richardson Elementary has a culturally diverse student body comprised of over 400 kids — with its K-7 program being available in both French and English at all levels. Parents, staff, and students all come together in one caring, supportive community that is welcoming and warm to all newcomers. 

The school helps students organize events like:

  • Christmas concert
  • Open house
  • Talent show
  • Bookfair
  • Family Spooktacular
  • Young entrepreneurial market day
  • Cross-country running
  • Family funfair
  • Pumpkin carving contest
  • Grade 6 outdoor education experience at Evans Lake

Sunshine Hills Elementary School

Sunshine Hills Elementary is one of the best dual-track (French and English Immersion) schools in North Delta, found in a gorgeous tree-lined neighborhood. The local staff is constantly devoted to giving the students the highest-quality education in cooperation with the local community of parents that also help create a positive social environment where children feel secure and safe. Furthermore, children are encouraged to develop high expectations and reach their personal, social, and optimal academic potential. 

Sunshine Hills Elementary hosts events such as:

  • Christmas craft gift fair
  • Math celebration
  • Walk-a-Thon
  • Stars of the reading program
  • Noisy reading program
  • Holiday concert
  • Movie night
  • “Drop everything and read” Day
  • Gr. 7 French Immersion student Quebec trip

Secondary Schools

Burnsview Secondary School

Burnsview takes pride in its high academic standards, a deep devotion to community service, and a huge co-curricular program. The Burnsview student body has an active leadership council and plenty of different sports teams and clubs. Also, the school facilities were renovated in 2008. 

Some of the school’s many student clubs include:

  • Latin
  • Arabic
  • Poetry
  • SAGA
  • Game of Apps
  • Anime
  • Model UN
  • Workout
  • Drawing
  • Board Games
  • Multicultural
  • Newspaper
  • Robotics
  • Environmental
  • Spanish Studying Help
  • Grad Committee
  • Alpha

Delview Secondary School

While it remains the smallest secondary school in North Delta, Delview takes pride in its immense individual attention given to every student — along with a learning environment that’s simultaneously stimulating and challenging. 

Delview offers plenty of leadership activities to its students, including student voice clubs, spirit assemblies, committees, and focus groups. Since its renovation, Delview’s premises also include new electronics, metalwork, and woodwork workshops — along with a gymnasium and a brand new computer lab and Media Arts Centre. 

The school’s students organize many clubs, such as:

  • Grad Council
  • Student Council
  • Robotics
  • Green Team
  • The Rainbow
  • Thanksgiving Committee
  • Delview Cultural
  • Respect Ed
  • 30hrs Famine
  • Recycling
  • Delta Youth Advisory Committee
  • Intramurals
  • Crochet & Knitting
  • First Responders
  • Dance
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • International Conversation

North Delta Secondary School

North Delta is a semestered school with plenty of careers and advanced placement programs. The semester system also gives more flexibility to students arriving mid-year — which is especially great for international students. 

The strong theatre and music programs are the pride of the school — these clubs even have international tours. Also, the academic standing of the North Delta Secondary School is solid, and its huge teaching staff has diverse expertise.

Some of the many student clubs include:

  • League of Legends
  • Senior Girl’s Bhangra Team
  • Girl Can Talk
  • Queer Straight Alliance
  • Youth Empowerment Program
  • Mentorship
  • Chess
  • Anime
  • The Japanese Language & Culture
  • Delta Youth Council
  • Social Responsibility Committee
  • Club for Arabic Speaking Students
  • Debate
  • Student Council
  • Green Team
  • Gardenbank Society

North Delta Secondary

Sands Secondary School

Sands Secondary School is found in a modern suburban part of North Delta. One of the school’s most prominent characteristics is a dynamic student leadership that constantly promotes social responsibility and works on developing the school’s unique vision. 

With this in mind, it’s no wonder that “Create Our Future Today” is the official school motto. Also, Sands is one of the smaller secondary schools in North Delta, offering a more intimate and comfortable campus and more individual attention to different students. There’s an active and helpful Career Centre, as well as various AP courses in Art, Psychology, and Calculus for gifted and interested students.

There’s a wide variety of student clubs, including:

  • Anime
  • Drama
  • Futsal
  • Homework
  • Library Assistants
  • Breakfast
  • DYAC
  • Student Council
  • Ethics
  • Robotics
  • Tea & Colouring
  • Green Club
  • GSA
  • Grad Council
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Break The Divide
  • Weight Room


Delta Community College

The Delta Community College provides a huge selection of educational programs for all adult learners — from people who need basic English lessons to those who want to finish their graduation courses from secondary school. 

DCC provides plenty of tuition-free classes that support students in accomplishing their goals and reaching their fullest potential. This community college is a prime example of how it’s never really too late to graduate. 

The college offers: 

  • Language Lessons for Newcomers
  • Adult Foundation Courses
  • High School Completion


Graduates holding the diplomas

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