About SD63

Everything we do is driven by a desire to see students achieve academic success and personal growth. Our success is measured by their accomplishments and how well we inspire each of our students to reach their full potential. The schools of District 63 provide a safe, culturally diverse and nurturing learning environment.

We offer a variety of quality programs to meet unique learning needs and place an emphasis on social responsibility, ensuring students develop and demonstrate respect for themselves, their environment and each other. Our graduation rates are among the highest in British Columbia and our students consistently rate near the top of the annual Foundation Skills Assessment tests. These accomplishments are due as much to the dedication and hard work of teachers and staff as they are to the commitment and support of parents. Ranking highly in student and parent satisfaction surveys, we constantly strive to build real value in education.

Our emphasis on achievement is reinforced every year with our annual Achievement Contract — ensuring key areas stay in focus and school resources are allocated for the maximum benefit of our students. As leaders of tomorrow, School District 63 students learn the importance of working together to make a positive contribution to their community. Our student code of conduct promotes respect for self, others, property and the environment — values they take with them after graduation and that help them make their own mark on the world.

The Saanich School District has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 secondary schools, and is proudly represented by nearly 8,000 students. In addition, the District also maintains a children's development centre, two individual learning centres, and an international student program.

All Saanich School District educational programs are guided by the Principles of Learning and the Principles of Inclusive Schools. This philosophical underpinning ensures that through all of our practices, administrators, teachers and support staff are working towards the success of all learners. Our current goals include:

  • To improve student success and engagement at school
  • To improve literacy achievement
  • To improve numeracy achievement

We continue to be proud of the achievements of our students. Unique and diverse programs, quality instruction and a strong professional learning community have led to excellent results and a positive environment for everyone. Our schools continue to be "great places to learn and safe places to be."