L'École operates in a three-storey brick school building formerly called Cecil Rhodes School. During L'École Bilingue's first year in the former Rhodes building (1977-78), two monolingual, multi-grade Rhodes classes remained in the school. After that year, students who had not begun kindergarten in French immersion were not permitted to remain in the school. In September 1978, all remaining Rhodes students were dispersed among various monolingual elementary schools.
L'école has historically operated a French immersion program, where grades K-3 are taught completely in French, and 4-7 taught in half French and half English. In the early 90's, an ESL program was added. The French immersion program prides itself on French instruction in all subjects, including computers, gym and music.
Madrona School is a non-profit society and registered charity. Their goal is to empower students through the development of critical thinking and self-respect. Their challenging academic program is extremely effective in preparing students for their high school years. They believe it is important to focus on basic skills, study skills, as well as creativity, and that projects make learning more enjoyable and motivating. Students are strongly encouraged to respect one another and listen to each other's ideas. Spirited discussions and debates are an important part of their unique program. Madrona offers a warm and nurturing environment. Their flexible program allows students many choices, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and research.
The maximum class size for their program is 12 students. They have an open classroom that contains computers, a terrific library, and kitchen for students’ use.
They are a five minute walk from Connaught Park. Students go outside every day, regardless of the weather. Madrona's PE program includes indoor and outdoor sports at Kitsilano Community Centre, kayaking at Jericho Beach, rock climbing at Cliffhanger, and hikes in the North Shore Mountains.
St. John's Senior School, founded in 1986, offers a university
preparatory curriculum for students on the west side of Vancouver.
Graduates earn a Dogwood Certificate from the British Columbia Ministry
of Education and a St. John's School Graduation Certificate from the
Students are provided the opportunity to pursue a full co- and extra-curricular program involving athletics, community service, and the visual and performing arts. Students may also sit for Advanced Placement examinations.
St. John's School is fully accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and is a member of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).
Ecole St-Sacrament is a French immersion school. It also shows its diversity by being a religiously influenced community. Every Friday, the entire school gathers in the blessed sacrament parish adjacent to the school to celebrate mass.
Every year, the school sends their students from grade 5-7 on educational trips. In grade 5 and 6, the students go on a trip to Loon Lake for 2.5 days as their outdoor education. It includes canoe rides and hikes in the forest and is a mandatory trip. In grade 7, the class makes an optional trip to Quebec, though most students opt to go. The trip takes the students to Quebec City and Montreal. The trip was formerly made once every year but the cycle was broken by the grad class of 2007. Now the trip is made every two years.