If you are thinking of moving to Tsawwassen, the southern tip of Delta, BC, there are many excellent schools to choose from depending on your needs, preferences and location. From Traditional to Francophone, French immersion or private.
Beach Grove Elementary
At Beach Grove, we strive to create a positive caring environment where we treat each other with respect and encourage the development of self-esteem, excellence and responsibility. Through co-operation and acceptance, learning is fun and creativity is celebrated. Our goal is to help students build deep understanding, develop the ability to think critically and foster the skills necessary to be successful in the world, both today and in the future.
L’école du Bois-joli Elementary School
“The most common misconception about our school,” says Sophie Lemieux, principal of L’école du Bois-joli elementary school in Tsawwassen, “is that we are a private school or a French immersion school.” – See more at Delta Optimist.
L’école du Bois-joli is one of 37 schools in the Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF), or Francophone School District (SD 93), in British Columbia.
“The difference is that in French immersion, children learn to speak French as a second language,” Sophie explains. “At CSF schools, we live in French as well as learn in French. We are a public school, just like any other school in the B.C. education system. We follow the same curriculum and our students are subject to the same standardized testing.”
Founded 20 years ago, the CSF offers French-speaking families in B.C. the opportunity to have their children educated in French.
“We don’t have the same student base as French immersion,” Sophie says. “For us, French is not a second language. Parents send their kids here to retain a link to French culture and the French language.”
“Kids learn both French and English as a first language in Francophone schools,” she adds.
Cliff Drive Elementary School
Cliff Drive Elementary School is nestled in a quiet suburb of Delta in Tsawwassen. Our focus is on learning within a supportive community, that is inclusive for all learners- our international students, ELL students, mainstream students, and students in our regular English and Late French Immersion programs. We are a K-7 school with a student population of 308.
The Late French Immersion program begins at Grade 6, and is available through an application process that encompasses students from all of Ladner and Tsawwassen. The applications are available at school offices beginning February 1st of each year.
Our School District has recently revised our District Achievement Contract. Please click here to view this 2012 – 2015 contract.
At Cliff Drive, we strive to create a learning environment that fosters the development of high standards, mutual respect, and responsibility, that is supported by both school and home.
English Bluff Elementary School
At English Bluff, we believe that with the support of school, home and community, students become inquisitive, thoughtful and caring learners with a strong sense of integrity. Our aim is to nurture global citizens, equipped to solve problems with the ability to realize their full potential through the engagement of life-long learning. ‘SOARING TOWARD SUCCESS’
Pebble Hill Traditional
Pebble Hill Traditional is a public K-7 elementary school located in sunny Tsawwassen, just two blocks north of the Canada-USA border. Nestled in an expansive park-like setting, edged by large Cedars and Douglas Firs, the school boasts a serene environment free from the busyness
of main roads but easily accessible and close to Tsawwassen’s many amenities.
As Delta’s first Traditional School, Pebble Hill defines and implements the Traditional School model in progressive terms. Teachers employ a wide range of engaging and effective instructional practices. As a school, we emphasize the importance of engaging with and contributing to community in all facets (from local to global). And, working closely with parents, we employ specific routines and procedures that emphasize a traditional, more formalized, decorum
It is this latter emphasis that truly differentiates us as a Traditional School. In a pragmatic sense, the emphasis on a more formalized decorum is evident through our school uniforms, our emphasis on formalized manners (for example, in greeting adults), and our coordinated frameworks related to academic and homework expectations. At a deeper level, the common commitment–shared by teachers, parents and students–to the traditional school model results in a warm and welcoming school environment that is cohesive, proud and ambitious.
École South Park Elementary School
École South Park Elementary School is a busy school located in sunny Tsawwassen providing both a regular English program and a French immersion program. Each year we are pleased to welcome a number of international students, as well. South Park students range from Kindergarten to Grade 7.
Our Mission: We involve, instruct, and inspire our students to learn, lead, and succeed.
Our mission is to develop outstanding citizens who are intellectually engaged, intrinsically motivated, and globally aware. Our balanced approach produces confident, well-rounded students, who are creative, independent thinkers and communicators.
Our Vision: The Southpointe community inspires learning for life.
Our school community aspires to impart a love of learning. We nurture and develop students’
passion for learning, preparing them for a successful future.
Our Values: Our shared values reflect our goal to be people of character and substance.
South Delta Secondary School
Welcome to South Delta Secondary School. As Principal of what I believe to be an excellent school, I would like to point out a few highlights of SDSS and suggest how you will meet with success during your years of formal public education with us.
First, SDSS offers a number of opportunities for students to become involved in many activities. From our athletic teams to our Link Crew Leadership, to our Interact Club and We Day Club, there are many possibilities to get involved in activities that will make your time at SDSS both valuable and enjoyable. The huge involvement in extracurricular activities, by both staff and students, is what contributes to our great SDSS “Sun Devils Pride”.
Secondly, walk the halls of SDSS with an air of RESPECT- for yourself, for all the people in the school, and for the learning environment. Over the last few years, our school community has developed a school-wide understanding about our values.
Therefore, just as you expect to be treated fairly and respectfully, so do others. There are different beliefs, different likes and dislikes, and different ways of being. Your acknowledgment, acceptance, and respect for these differences make SDSS the place we ALL want it to be.