List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Where are you located?

    West Point Grey Academy is at 4125 West 8th Avenue. You can enter our campus from 8th Avenue or from 4th Avenue. If attending a tour, enter the campus from 8th Avenue and turn right at the first parking lot. Walk up the path to the Junior School or Senior School.  
  • Q. When can I apply?

    We accept applications one year in advance. As of September 1, 2023, we are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Q. I previously applied but have forgotten my password. What should I do?

    If you have applied in the past but have forgotten your password or see that your account is locked, do not open a new account. Instead, please contact the Enrolment Office for assistance.
  • Q. What if my child cannot attend their assessment?

    Assessment dates are posted September 1 to provide families with sufficient notice to make arrangements for the assessment day. However, if your child falls ill on the assessment day, please contact the Enrolment Office to arrange an alternative assessment date.
  • Q. Do you accept international students?

    WPGA welcomes applications from international students. Families who do not have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status are considered international. International students must live locally with at least one of their parents.
    WPGA also requires: 
    • At least one parent of international and out-of-province students must possess a valid work or study permit, which must not expire during the enrolment period. In other words, parents must submit a valid work or study permit prior to enrolment; the permit must not expire between the start of school in September and June of the following year. 
    • The student must reside with their family. We do not offer boarding facilities or a homestay program. 
    • The student must be proficient in English (we do not offer EAL or ESL programs). 
    • If enrolled, tuition fees are an additional $4,500 CAD. A detailed list of fees and tuition can be found here
  • Q. Do you accept students for short-term visits?

    No, we do not accept students for short-term visits.
  • Q. How competitive is it to get into West Point Grey Academy?

    We are pleased that so many families feel that WPGA would be a good fit for their family. This means that we receive far more applications each year than there are spaces available. Also, some grades are not entry years, which limits our opportunity to enrol students, and we prioritize enrolment for siblings of current students. Although there are limited spaces, we do hope families who would like to join our WPGA community submit an application for consideration. 
    For all families who apply to WPGA, we are committed to an admission process that is welcoming, fair and inclusive. We respect your interest in our school and are committed to ensuring your experience with WPGA is positive and professional. We abide by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice and the AISAP Ethical Behavior and Best Practices for Admission Professionals.
  • Q. Do you provide financial assistance?

    Yes, click here for information on our financial assistance program.
  • Q. Do you offer scholarships?

    WPGA offers three grade 8 entrance scholarships ($1,996 each) as well as scholarships to Indigenous students. For information, click here.
  • Q. I'd like to make a donation to WPGA. Can I give to the school during the application/enrolment process?

    Our Enrolment Office has a no-gifts policy. We respect the gesture of appreciation; however, we do not accept donations/gifts of any kind from prospective families.
  • Q. Do you have before or afterschool care programs?

    Our afterschool care program (kindergarten–grade 7) is Monday to Friday, 3pm–5:30pm, for an additional fee. Capacity is limited and registration is by term (no drop-ins; first come, first served). 
  • Q. What are your school hours?

    The school day is 8:20am to 3:30pm (junior kindergarten ends at 3pm). Depending on their involvement in cocurricular activities, students could start their day at 7am and end at 5pm.  
  • Q. Do you have a bus service?

    We provide a morning bus service, contingent on ridership, for an additional fee. The bus picks up students at six locations on the west side (Douglas Park, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, Roundhouse, Trout Lake). The bus arrives at the school gym at 8:05am. 
  • Q. Do you have nurses on site?

    We have a full nursing team. Their office is open to all students during the school day. Our nurses also oversee regular childhood vaccinations and teach sexual health courses with our counselling team.