Whether you’re searching the real estate market looking for an area with good schools, or perhaps you have children reaching that age, and you’re seeking out your education alternatives, it’s important to be aware of what’s available in your community. Victoria is blanketed by School District 61, and has an impressive number of schools for children in grades ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Looking for a french immersion school? Something more traditional, with school uniforms and structure? Hoping to teach your child about community welfare or environmental responsibility? All of your choices are right here.
Have a look at the map to see what’s close by, or browse through the list of everything Victoria’s elementary school system has to offer.
1440 Harrop Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8P 2S6
Adjacent to Blenkinsop Valley, Braefoot Elementary is a K-5 model public school with a focus on balancing academics, and participation in fine arts and athletics. Teachers leave the classroom doors open to parents, encouraging them to be a steady part of their child’s education.
3900 Gordon Head Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8P 4X3
Campus View Elementary is a dual track school with both Regular and French immersion programs. They follow four pillars of teaching; 1) Respect 2) Responsibility 3) Cooperation, and 4) Safety. There are approximately 450 students in Campus View Elementary, from the areas of Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay, and Northern Oak Bay.
2780 Richmond Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8R 4T4
Cloverdale Traditional School has no specific catchment area. They are a traditional ‘school of choice’, and their student population may come from anywhere in the Southern part of Vancouver Island. This traditional school believes that students will achieve their greatest potential in a structured environment where skills and concepts can be presented in a consistent manner.
2766 Admirals Rd.
Victoria, BC, V9A 2R3
Located alongside the Gorge Waterway, Craigflower Elementary is another K-5 public school with an emphasis on academics and fine arts. They value the principles of diversity among students, and strive to encourage a strong community within the population by offering support programs such as Youth & Family Counsellors, a weekly Aboriginal storytelling, and Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations liaison personnel.
1525 Rowan St.
Victoria, BC, V8P 1X4
Doncaster elementary school is a Dual Track school with support for French immersion, and regular education tracks. They are a progressive school, working hard to adopt the optional changes in curriculum that will best prepare children for life beyond the K-5 program. Parents are always encouraged to take part in their child’s education.
97 Talcott Rd.
Victoria, BC, V9B 6L9
Eagle View Elementary takes great pride in the stunning nature of the outdoors surrounding them on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Promoting daily activity, and currently holding an emphasis on improving children’s reading and writing through the use of technology, Eagle View is always a bright and optimistic place.
3751 Grange Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8Z 4T2
École Marigold Elementary has support for both English and French immersion tracks in the K-5 program. There are currently around 340 English and French students here, developing their skills not only in literacy and numeracy but also critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
3875 Haro Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8N 4A6
With a preschool on one side, and the University of Victoria residing just up the hill, Frank Hobbs is located in a very serene setting. This elementary school has a list of long serving faculty, teaching academics, as well as social and environmental responsibility. Sports, fitness, and the fine arts also hold a very important place in education at Frank Hobbs Elementary.
1118 Princess Avenue
Victoria, BC, V8T 1L3
George Jay Elementary is a dual track school with support for the French Immersion program. Inclusive, warm, and focused on the whole child, George Jay elementary strives to connect children to their world through learning and caring. Empathy and a sense of community are strongly valued.
Hillcrest Elementary wants to help each student become a “Hillcrest Star”. Students are taught to live “green” from an early age, helping them to quickly develop as responsible, and respectful youth in the community. Their number one focus is to develop social and emotional skills and competencies.
140 Oswego St.
Victoria, BC, V8V 2B1
In the heart of James Bay lies the James Bay community school, offering a K-5 program to close to 200 students. They are an integrated school and community centre with programs for daycare, strongstart, and after school sports with trainers from the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence.
1031 Lucas Ave.
Victoria, BC, V8X 5L2
Surrounded by Community parks and trails, Lake Hill elementary is located in a beautiful area of North Quadra. The qualities of community respect, and responsibility are shared by everyone at Lake Hill, and they have demonstrated this by developing their core values with the help of Teachers, Parents and students too!
1010 Wychbury Ave.
Victoria, BC, V9A 5K6
Macaulay Elementary school is a dual track school in the Esquimalt area with support for the French Immersion program. As a part of their community for close to 60 years, Macaulay Elementary is seen as a cornerstone of the local Esquimalt community.
1824 Fairfield Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8S 1G8
Margaret Jenkins Elementary is a dual track school in the Fairfield neighbourhood of Oak Bay offering programs in both English and French Immersion. Originally a small two room school built in 1913, this elementary school is absolutely steeped in history.
4005 Raymond St. N
Victoria, BC, V8Z 4K9
At McKenzie Elementary, everyone is considered a learner, and each learner is encouraged to strive toward high expectations. Children at McKenzie Elementary school develop a sense of themselves as global citizens with a growing understanding of human rights, responsibilities, heritage and potential.
4190 Carey Rd.
Victoria, BC, V8Z 4G8
Northridge Elementary school lies in easy access of the Saanich Trail network. They value cooperation greatly, and work to provide opportunities for children and families to help both each other, and their society as a whole.
2827 Belmont Ave.
Victoria, BC, V8R 4B2
The Oaklands Elementary school motto is “Take care of yourself, take care of others, take care of this place.” This school currently supports a population of around 440 K-5 students, organizing them into areas for Primary (K-2) and Intermediate (Grades 3-5) students. Students are instructed in Fine Arts, Athletics, the core academics, and our social responsibilities.
3031 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC, V8T 4G2
At Quadra Elementary, they support a dual track program for both English and French immersion students. Their mission statement is “To meet the needs of all students within a safe and caring environment”. A vibrant and diverse community of K-5 students.
765 Rogers Avenue
Victoria, BC, V8X 5K6
Rogers Elementary works to build a climate of understanding and mutual respect within their student population. They place emphasis on equal rights and dignity for all in a place that should always be free from retaliation or discrimination.
401 Moss St.
Victoria, BC, V8V 4N2
Currently supporting a larger population of approximately 500 students in both English and French Immersion programs, Sir James Douglas Elementary believes that all individuals have the capacity to learn and hold the power to positively influence the future.
508 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC, V8V 2P7
Another ‘school of choice’, the South Park Family School serves the entirety of Victoria’s School District #61. Their belief is that the full potential of learning is best achieved in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, where parents are actively involved in their children’s education. They are family and community oriented, with a focus on cooperative learning through play.
4109 Rosedale Ave.
Victoria, BC, V8Z 5J5
Strawberry Vale is a K-5 School with a population of approximately 300 students in the municipality of Saanich, BC. They offer a “nature based education”, teaching students to value their environment by engaging them in the natural world around them, and using hands on project based approaches to learning.
3155 Albina St.
Victoria, BC, V9A 1Z6
With 330 across 15 divisions of K-5 schooling (including Full Day Kindergarten), Tillicum elementary school endeavors to provide a wide range of educational, social and cultural experiences. They recognize that children are unique, and learn in different ways. Thus they strive to provide an atmosphere of cooperation and trust to enable open communication between students, teachers, parents, and the community at large.
4413 Torquay Dr.
Victoria, BC, V8N 3L3
Torquay Elementary school opened in 1976 with Mr. Donald Falder as the founding school Principal using these opening words. “May the spirit of the opening night prevail throughout the future of Torquay Elementary School. May we as parents, officials of various levels of government, trustees, senior administration and classroom teachers work together to achieve the full development of the individual child: intellectually, physically and socially.”
750 Front St.
Victoria, BC, V9A 3Y4
Vic West Elementary is a K-5 school with many excellent programs. Their mission statement: “At Victoria West Elementary School we believe all children can learn. We provide opportunities to enable students to become independent life-long learners.”
218 Helmcken Rd.
Victoria, BC, V9B 1S6
View Royal is in the Esquimalt Family of Schools K – 5. They are in a partnership with parents and the community; working together to develop socially responsible citizens. This year’s important focus is on improving their students grasp of numeracy. Ensuring successful growth in students beyond the K-5 program.
2290 Musgrave St.
Victoria, BC, V8R 5Y2
A dual track school with support for both English and French immersion programs, the Willows community is committed to fostering the well-being of its students, while developing their intellectual, physical and aesthetic abilities. It is their intent to assist each student in becoming a confident, caring, creative and responsible member of society.