Vancouver Island Education

Vancouver Island boasts a wide range of educational, technical and trades-focused universities, colleges, institutions, and language programs.
International education offices are located at most B.C. universities, colleges and institutes.

K-12 School Districts

Vancouver Island has 12 distinct school districts that, together, cover the entire length and width of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Learn more about each school district.


Independent Schools

There are numerous Independent K-12 schools on Vancouver Island. Visit the Independent Schools Association of BC website to learn more.


Skills & Private Training Institutions

Vancouver Island has numerous technical programs and private training institutions. These colleges and institutions feature programs including, among others, digital and fine arts, performing arts, medical technology, massage therapy, acupuncture, esthetics, hairstyling, languages, flying, diving, outdoor leadership, yoga, teacher training, and horticulture.


Visit the BC Private Training Institution Directory and use the ‘search by region’ function to view programs on Vancouver Island.