Demand For Vancouver Private Schools Outpacing Spaces

The public/private problem continues. Click here to read the full article or an excerpt below.

“It doesn’t make sense for anybody to have public schools idle that are costing the public system money, when there are independent schools who want to expand and could rent or lease those schools at least for some defined period,” he said.

Since overall enrolment peaked in 1997-98, the number of students enrolled in all B.C. schools has declined 8.4 per cent, and public school enrolment has declined by 11.3 per cent, according to the study.

However during that same period, enrolment at independent schools increased by 22.4 per cent, the study found. More than 11.5 per cent of students across the province now attend independent schools, it said.


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