Celebrating 143 Years of Public Education in Vancouver

  • Chapter Four: 1931 – 1950

            The two decades beginning in 1931 were dominated by two events: a disastrous stock market crash on October 24, 1929, which triggered a lasting global economic [...]
  • Chapter Three: 1911 – 1930

      Introduction This period was marked by ‘boom and bust’ cycles in the global economy, a brutal world war, and a killer international influenza epidemic, all of [...]
  • Chapter Two: 1891 – 1910

      1. Introduction  During these two decades, Vancouver experienced a population explosion and rapid economic growth. Government restrictions on immigration dictated [...]
  • Dawson Annex School

    By Greg Wasko Back in the day if you were growing up in the west end of Vancouver you were either a Roberts kid or a Dawson kid depending on which elementary school you [...]
  • Vancouver High School

    The story of Vancouver’s first high school, named Vancouver High School, unfolded in four school buildings. Central School (January –June, 1890): On July 15, 1890, [...]

Featured Photo

  • Click photo for full-size view. “Hastings Mill School’s first teacher was the daughter of the master mechanic of the mill. She had come to British Columbia from New York [...]

Featured Story

  • Dawson Annex School

    January 13, 2016

    By Greg Wasko Back in the day if you were growing up in the west end of Vancouver you were either a Roberts kid or a Dawson kid depending on which elementary school you [...]

Vancouver School District History

Famous Grads

  • Percy Williams, one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, was a student at King Edward High School.  After being stricken with rheumatic fever when he was 15, he was [...]

Innovative Programs

Videos

  • Upcoming Videos

    June 1, 2015

    Interviews: Mary Jo Campbell: History of the 8J/9J Alternative Program Paul Richardson: Memories of Hastings Elementary, Templeton Junior High, and Britannia High School [...]