Abbotsford School District - background information
Abbotsford, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, is situated in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia just one hour from Vancouver and 15 minutes from the US border.
The District has 46 modern, well-equipped, well-maintained schools:
- 30 elementary schools
- 8 middle schools
- 7 secondary schools
- 1 Virtual School
The District enrols some 18,500 students (in the top 15% in Canada) and is one of Abbotsford's largest employers, with 2,000 full and part-time teaching and support staff, along with hundreds of Teachers-on-Call (TOC) and casual workers.
Focusing on our students...
- The Abbotsford School District continuously ranks amongst the highest academic performers in BC, and annually has schools achieve 'top 10' placings in provincial athletic competitions and arts events.
- The unique "Career Programs" offers 13 specialty programs that allow students to begin their post-secondary studies while still completing their high school programs.
- A variety of programs of choice are offered for all levels of schooling through our Fine Arts School, Traditional schools and French Immersion schools.
- International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs for the academically motivated provide opportunity to earn university credits while attending high school.
- Students can also choose to enroll in four Sports Academies (hockey, soccer, baseball and golf.)
- A thriving International Student Program provides unique educational and cultural experiences for both local and international students.
- Abbotsford's schools have well equipped computer labs, libraries, and gymnasia. Many schools offer computer assisted learning, and the district also promotes reading intervention programs.
- Our schools produce large numbers of Provincial Scholarship winners each year, and we have had several perfect scores each year on the provincial examinations.
- Our secondary schools participate each year in the Skills Canada competition, and have won provincial and national acclaim for excellence in computer animation.
New Consultation webpage for current Consultation processes underway in the Abbotsford School District.