General:
  • Founded in 1996 
  • Coeducational JK-12 independent day school
  • Enrollment: 942 students 
  • Average Class Size: 22 students 
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
School Hours:
  • Junior Kindergarten: 9am-2:30pm (drop-off from 8:30am; pick-up to 3pm)
  • Kindergarten: 8:20am-3pm
  • Grades 1-12: 8:20am-3:30pm 
  • Afterschool care: 3pm-5:30pm 
Facilities:
  • 18 acres overlooking English Bay and North Shore mountains 
  • Gymnasium, aquatics centre, fitness studio, tennis courts, sports fields and running trail
  • Dining hall with full-service cafe
  • Fully staffed support and resource centres, with technology stations and study rooms 
  • Learning commons and makerspace, with technology stations and collaboration areas 
  • University and Career Counselling Centre
School Programs: 
  • 15 Advanced Placement (AP) courses 
  • Integrated technology and digital citizenship program
  • Global Studies Diploma Program, in partnership with UBC’s Liu Institute 
  • Member of Global Online Academy (only Canadian school) 
  • STEM courses, including engineering and robotics 
  • Outdoor environmental education program from grade 3, including grade 10 Wilderness Pursuits program 
  • Film and television program 
  • Daily physical education from JK; recreational sports in all grades 
  • Member of CAIS, ISEA and provincial athletic leagues; top-ranked junior and senior varsity teams in cross country, soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, and track and field
  • Fine and performing arts program, including drama, music, visual arts and industrial design; band or strings program from grade 3 
  • Extensive club offerings (50+), including internationally recognized debate, Model UN and public speaking clubs 
  • Leadership opportunities in all grades 
  • Schoolwide “spirit” houses
Graduation and University Acceptance:
  • WPGA Graduation Rate: 100%
  • University Acceptance: 100%
  • Scholarship Awards: $1 million (2016-2017)
  • Alumni attend leading schools worldwide, including Harvard, Stanford, UBC, St. George's University London, Queen's, University of Toronto, Oxford and Yale. Click here for WPGA alumni universities.
Leadership
  • Head of School: Tam Matthews 
  • Head of Junior School: Ciara Corcoran 
  • Head of Senior School: Stephen Anthony
Teaching Staff: 
  • 124 teachers, including 4 full-time student counsellors and 2 university/career counsellors 
  • 100% of teachers engage in professional development, with many presenting at ISABC, CAIS and Ministry of Education sessions. 
Governance:
  • Board Chair: Peter Blake 
  • Directors: 11 directors and 3 ex-officio members 
  • WPGA Foundation Board Chair: Wendy King