Burnaby School District

ST Star Awards Winner 2016 and 2017A Leading Public School District

Burnaby is a leading public school district in British Columbia  Canada and is certified by the BC Provincial Ministry of Education.

We are proud winners of both the 2016 ST Star High School Award and 2017 ST Star High School Award.

Study in Burnaby!

Located in the center of Metro Vancouver Regional District (also referred to as Great Vancouver), the Burnaby School District offers the exciting opportunity for students from overseas to study in one of its 8 secondary or 41 elementary schools while experiencing a beautiful part of the world.

International students can begin their studies in:

  • September,
  • January (elementary), or
  • February (secondary).

Students can enrol for a summer, a semester, a school year, or more.


Burnaby is the 4th largest school district in BC. As of September 30, 2011, Burnaby School District has

  • a K-12 student population of 23,716 full-time equivalents (FTE) students.
    • 13,059 students in 41 elementary schools
    • 10,657 students in 8 secondary schools and alternative secondary programs

The District continues to promote the ideals of multiculturalism through its established policies and numerous school-based initiatives which promote cultural respect and understanding.

The Burnaby School District’s International Office facilitates the enrollment and integration of international students within Burnaby schools.

Our History

The Burnaby School District first opened its doors in 1906, with only 60 students and a few teachers. Since its beginnings, Burnaby administrators, teachers and staff shared a common goal—to provide the highest standard of education to the community.

Today, Burnaby is recognized as a leader in education in Canada. Burnaby’s standing was recently reflected in a review by the Ministry of Education, which stated:

Burnaby is a leading edge district – both provincially and internationally.

Students Awards

Burnaby Accelerated Program Scholars

  • 2006: 88
  • 2007: 104
  • 2008: 97
  • 2009: 86

Burnaby National Scholars

  • 2006: 18
  • 2007: 31
  • 2008: 35
  • 2009: 23

Awards Won by Our International Students

Burnaby International Student Scholarship Recipients 2009/10

  • Burnaby Mountain: Anzu Hirayasu, Alex Kim, Shun Takai
  • Cariboo Hill: Yuki Ambe, Darren Yung
  • Moscrop: Yan Melnikov

2010/11 Governor General’s Academic Medal Awards

  • Alpha: Kevin Hua
  • Burnaby Central: Belle Shih
  • Burnaby Moutain: Aaron Prosch
  • Burnaby North: Paula Hsien
  • Burnaby South: Amy Wu
  • Byrne Creek: Lily Tan
  • Cariboo Hill: Mathew Teoh
  • Moscrop: Christina Guan

StudyTravel Award Presentation

» Learn more by visiting the Burnaby School District website

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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