Do children have to be Catholic to attend the school?
No, children of all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend Assumption School.
Does my child need to go to Mass and participate in Christian Education?
Yes, there is a school Mass held every Friday and a Christian Education class is taught in each grade.
Do you teach the same BC CURRICULUM?
The Ministry of Education in BC mandates our programs and the School maintains a strong commitment to the core Provincial curriculum.
Our Christian Education curriculum information can be found here: https://cisva.bc.ca/schools/curriculum-instruction/christian-education-curriculum/
Do you have a max # for class sizes?
Yes, and Assumption School tries to ensure that the classes are small in order to offer the best quality education to the students.
Do teachers have the same qualifications as those in the public system?
All of the teachers at Assumption School have certification to teach in British Columbia.
How much does it cost to attend?
Tuition varies depending on how many children are enrolled in the school and whether or not your are a registered contributor to Assumption Parish. All tuition paid can be claimed as a charitable donation on your Tax return. For example, if you have 2 children attending Assumption school, you will pay $374 per month/$3,740 per year. Your direct tax saving amount will be 20% on the first $200.00 which equals $40.00, and 43.7% on the remaining amount which equals $1,449.51 for a grand total of $1,489.51 in tax savings.
Is there an extra charge to use the bus?
No. At this time there are no additional fees for using the school bus.
What are the advantages of a uniform?
The uniforms are handsome and wearing a uniform to school is cost effective. Most importantly, at school everyone wears the same uniform and is on a level playing field.
Do you have a preschool?
Yes. Assumption Preschool offers programs for both three and four year olds.
Do you offer after school care?
Yes. after school care is available to all children after each school day from 3:15-5:30pm for $10 per day with sibling discounts.
Do you accept students who have special needs?
Yes and we strive to integrate personalized recommendations into our every-day classroom settings to be able to provide a rich, inclusive learning environment for all of our students.