University Highlands Elementary

University Highlands Elementary School’s mission:

Our goal is for all children and adults to be actively engaged in meaningful, relevant learning opportunities in a community of belonging that inspires an orientation to global citizenship.

University Highlands Elementary is central to the vibrant community that is UniverCity on top of Burnaby Mountain. The Ministry of Education approved the much-anticipated building of the school in January 2009. A naming contest was held in early 2010 and in April the Burnaby Board of Education selected University Highlands.

Formerly known as the East Annex, the school had undergone a renovation resulting in a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Gold building. Unique features include recreational space and programming, naturalized play areas, a garden, and outdoor classroom. The school opened its doors to students in September 2010.

The school is a partnership between the Province, the Burnaby School Board of Education, the City of Burnaby, Simon Fraser University, and the UniverCity Trust.

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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