Our Mission: We engage our students in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to build a healthy, democratic and diverse society.
The Surrey School District was formed in 1906. It has the largest student enrolment in British Columbia and is one of the few growing districts in the province. It is governed by a publicly elected board of seven trustees.
The district serves the cities of Surrey and White Rock and the rural area of Barnston Island, with a total area of approximately 328 square kilometres.
The largest district in B.C., the Surrey School District has 101 elementary schools, 19 secondary schools, five learning centres, four adult education centres, a distributed (online) learning program and a variety of satellite and inter-agency programs serving a wide range of student needs.
School populations range from:
Total students as of October 17, 2014: 68,677, including;
Parent involvement is welcomed. Parent Advisory Councils (PACs):
Parents can also become involved in their children's education through school planning councils. An advisory body, the major responsibility of a school planning council is to consult the school community in developing, monitoring and reviewing school plans for student achievement. School planning councils are made up of:
The Surrey School District offers a variety of programs that provide unique settings for students as well as programs for children with special needs. These include:
More information about programs is available on our programs page.