What is an Independent School?

Independent schools in BC provide options for families wishing to choose a different educational approach.  This might include pedagogical, cultural, language, athletic, worldview, learning style, or faith-based options. 


BC Independent schools teach the BC curriculum.  They are regulated by the Independent Schools Act and comply with the Ministry of Education regulatory requirements. Their teachers are certified by the BC government through the Teacher Regulation Branch.


Independent schools have to comply with the regulation and undergo external evaluations with the Ministry every 6 years and monitoring inspections every 2 years.


Discover Montessori School is also a member of the Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA), AMI Canada, and Vancouver Island Montessori Association (VIMA).

Although we appreciate the benefits of a healthy competitive spirit, we place greater value in fostering a spirit of cooperation and curiosity to help each other see the forest for the trees.
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