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Building a Strong Community One Mind at a Time

Saanich Schools offer a supportive and inclusive learning environment

Welcome to Saanich Schools

The Saanich School District enrolls close to 8,000 students in a number of neighbourhood and special program schools.  Our neighbourhood schools include eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and three secondary schools. We provide educational programming at the Children's Development Centre, two Individual Learning Centres, and a Kindergarten to Grade 12 online learning school called SIDES (South Island Distance Education School).  Saanich Schools boasts one of the most successful international student programs in the province at SISP (Saanich International Student Program).

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A Mind is a Wonderful Thing to Grow

In Saanich, we are committed to preparing young people to realize their potential as educated, responsible citizens – for them to be able to make quality choices and positive contributions in our democratic society.  We provide the diverse and inclusive learning opportunities for students to develop skills, attitudes and behaviours that promote life-long learning and personal success.

Sparking Imagination, Feeding Curiosity & Engaging Creativity

We believe in the possible. Students who attend school in Saanich are surrounded by opportunities allowing them to follow their passions and take those leaps into the unknown.  Our schools nourish the creative spirit so that new ideas are met with innovative teaching and programs that accelerate learning and achievement.

Making Every Mind Matter

Every student has a home in Saanich.  We continually innovate our programming to meet the diverse learning needs of our students.  We pride ourselves in being part of a community that values the enormous benefits of diversity and an inclusive sense of belonging. 

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Creating an Environment Where All Students Climb Higher

We are proud of our students and how they reach their personal milestones in learning and growth.  We have some of the most comprehensive post-secondary transitional programming in the province, including a wide variety of dual credit programs.  Saanich graduates can be found all around the globe doing incredible things such as furthering their studies or being leaders in their communities.