J.W. Sexsmith

Address: 7455 Ontario Street

1912 – present

Built in the Municipality of South Vancouver, the original school building was torn down in February 2016. The new school building was officially opened in October 2013.

Named for John Wesley Sexsmith (1830 – 1920), a Richmond  farmer who founded the first school district in the North Arm settlement that became part of Richmond and South Vancouver.

Book – Sexsmith Community School 1912-1988    (Left click on the link to open this document)





Photo provided by Sally Funk. Her aunt, Elsie Henderson is in the front row, 5th from the right. Date: 1928-1930?


Photo provided by Doug Alder (seated 3rd from the left, front row.)