Pattison High School-Private Secondary School in Downtown Vancouver 2024-05-14T19:57:18+00:00


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.



Apr 29: First day of May 2024 trimester
May 20: Victoria Day
May 29: Interim Progress Report #1
May 31: Professional Development Day
Jun 10-14: Provincial Assessment Exam
Jun 19: Student Activity Day
Jun 26: Mid-term report
Jul 1: Canada Day
Jul 4: Parent/Teacher Night
Aug 2: Awards Day
Aug 5: BC Day
Aug 8: Graduation Day
Aug 9: Last day of classes
Aug 12-Sept 1: Trimester Break



“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.