List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the ideal WPGA student?

    There is no ideal WPGA student, as all children have talents and ideas that could contribute to our school. Students who are curious, who want to get involved in school life and who have a love of learning thrive at West Point Grey Academy. We seek to enroll students and families who demonstrate the interest and ability to contribute to our school’s mission, which is to shape lives of inquiry, action and joy.
  • Q. When can I apply?

    We accept applications one year in advance. For example, if you wish to enroll in September 2019, you would apply by the application deadline of December 3, 2018.
  • Q. What are your intake grades?

    We accept applications for all grades, but our main intake years are junior kindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 4 and grade 8. 
  • 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. What are your school hours?

    The school day is 8:20am to 3:30pm (junior kindergarten ends at 2:30pm and kindergarten ends at 3pm). Depending on their involvement in cocurricular activities, students could start their day at 7am and end at 4:30pm. 
  • Q. Is preference given to siblings of current students or children of alumni? 

    We value our families’ commitment to have their children attend the same school. Provided a sibling or a child of a WPGA graduate meets our admission requirements, they may be given priority. 
  • Q. Do you accept international students?

    We accept international applications; however, as we do not have boarding facilities, offer an ESL program or work with agents, a student must reside in Vancouver with their family. International student fees are an additional $3,000. 
  • Q. Do you accept students for short-term visits? 

    We are open to accepting students for a short-term stay if the student meets our admission requirements. To learn more, contact Lynne Stanger, Director of Admission and Enrollment.  
  • Q. Do you provide financial assistance? 

    We currently offer 1–2 scholarships annually to First Nations students entering grades 1, 4 or 8. Beginning September 2019, we will offer entrance scholarships to students entering grade 8. 
  • 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. Full-time, part-time or drop-in registration is offered. 
  • Q. Do you have a bus service?

    We provide a morning bus service for an additional fee, with pick-ups at Douglas Park Community Centre, Kerrisdale Arena and Dunbar Lawn Bowling. The bus arrives at the school gym at 8:05am. 
  • Q. Do you have nurses on site?

    We have two full-time nurses. Their office is open to all students during the school day. Our nurses also oversee vaccinations and teach sexual health courses with our counselling team.  
  • Q. What kind of support do you offer? 

    Both junior and senior schools have fully staffed study and resource centres to assist students at all grade and learning levels, including students with individual education plans (IEP) and those taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We also offer tutoring, note-taking and afterschool homework programs.