Pattison High School-Private Secondary School in Downtown Vancouver 2024-02-02T20:21:07+00:00

Welcome to Pattison!

Pattison High School was established in 2003 to offer grades 8 through 12 of the British Columbia high school program to local and international students from all over the world. Since 2005, the school has occupied its self-owned premises at 981 Nelson Street in Downtown Vancouver. The school is in close proximity to the Law Courts, the Vancouver Art Gallery and a flagship YMCA facility. Our multi-lingual staff provides an international support to the growth and needs of the school community. A talented faculty is complemented by a dedicated advising team which – together – provide a strong organizational framework for the school. During the 20 years of operation, 2000+ graduates have earned the BC high school diploma and headed into well-known post-secondary institutions, and subsequently into the Canadian professional work force – and establishing their own families in Canada. In each semester, students from about 20 countries are working toward success in the B.C. High School program, and for acceptances for their dream post-secondary institutions.



Why Choose PHS?

  • September, January, May intakes
  • 12 courses a year
  • Fast track graduation
  • Post Secondary info sessions
  • Personalized references
  • University application guidance
  • Students from 20+ countries
  • Multilingual staff
  • Cultural celebrations
  • English Placement Test
  • Vocabulary, reading, writing
  • Level increase flexibility
  • Entrance Scholarship
  • Performance Scholarship
  • Graduation Scholarship
  • Individualized Graduation
  • PlanPersonalized course scheduling
  • Academic and personal development support
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Medical insurance
  • Homestay, custodianship
  • Individual attention
  • Student : teacher ratio 15:1
  • Wellness Week every semester 
  • Mental and emotional support 
  • Personal development support 


Feb 16 Professional Development Day
Feb 19 BC Family Day
Mar 13 Parent/Teacher Night
Mar 29 Easter Good Friday
Apr 01 Easter Monday
Apr 5 Awards & Graduation Day
Apr 8-10 Final Assessments & Exams
Apr12 Last day of classes
Apr 15-19 Provincial Assessment Exams
Apr 15-26 Trimester Break

Messages from our graduates

“Being a student at Pattison High School was one of the most honourable and memorable experiences of my life. The teachers genuinely care about your learning outcomes and helping you accomplish your goals. I was surprised that the school community here is friendly, affectionate and always prepared to assist each other. This school does an amazing job of preparing students for university. In the beginning, I was struggling with homesickness, but all the teachers, students, and staff provided such a welcoming and positive environment. My one-year study at PHS has been a critical stepping stone on my path to success.”

Giselle B.

“Studying at Pattison High School was very memorable and rewarding. I am thankful to all my teachers and staff, but special thanks to Mr. V for introducing me to the beautiful world of physics. What I learned at Pattison High School is not just knowledge, but a way to improve my attitude towards learning.”

Parmida H.

“I was attracted to Pattison High School not only is it located in the heart of downtown with convenient transportation, but also multicultural student body. Above all, the class size is small and the teachers are very understanding and supportive of international students studying in the second language. Pattison High School is highly recommended for those who want to make friends from various countries, or who want to intensively study the graduation required courses and graduate early.”

Kido k.

“My journey of being a high school student will end today. It is the most honourable and memorable moment for me. I am proud of myself and glad to be graduated as a student from Pattison high school. Graduating from high school is not an end for me, it is only the first step of my future planning. I appreciate all the teachers that have helped me. Thank you for supporting me through my high school life. The result of attending a high school is not important, we need to see what we have experienced. I have experienced happiness, sadness, proudness, and everything else I could have been through. Experiencing all of this is the most significant. With all sincerity, I appreciate my friend and teachers for changing me and helping me through my school life. Thank you.”

Chris C.