The Sooke School District is home to 3 secondary schools and 4 middle schools. Two of our three high schools are brand new, having opened their doors in September of 2015.
Our high schools are on a semester (half-year) system. Each semester lasts for five months (September – January and February – June), and students generally study four courses per semester. All of our schools follow the curriculum and learning standards set by the British Columbia Ministry of Education, taught by B.C.-certified teachers. The standard of education is commonly recognized as one of the highest in the world. Sooke Schools offer students a variety of academic and elective courses to meet their individual needs and interests. Students interested in an academically rigourous program can choose from Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP courses where they have the opportunity to earn credit towards university studies, or dual-credit university level courses offered right at their high school.
Our students always enjoy the opportunity to take elective courses in subject areas such as woodworking, foods and nutrition, film and television studies, marketing, psychology, and environmental studies, among others.
Many of our schools offer specialized Academy Programs, where students can focus on developing their athletic skills during the school day. Academies offered at our schools are: Equine Academy, Baseball Academy, Rugby Academy, Soccer Academy, Dance Academy, Lacrosse Academy and Ice Hockey Academy.
Home to an in-school theatre, teaching kitchen, and grey whale skeleton in the school’s foyer.
Belmont is a great central location to all Greater Victoria has to offer.
Opened in 2015, Royal Bay offers dynamic educational programs in a stunning natural setting.
An experienced teacher and school administrator, Mike has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys spending time in Sooke’s beautiful natural environment. Mike joined the International Program team at Edward Milne Community School in September 2012.
Kelly’s legendary energy and enthusiasm provide welcome support to an amazing range of student interests. Specializing in gifted and international student instruction, Kelly has been a key member of the International Program student support team at Belmont High School for several years.
Mom to three plus many an international student, Heather is adept in all manner of things. She is the welcoming first contact for many students and overseas parents. There’s no question that she can’t answer!
With a Masters Degree in International Studies and several years of experience with the University of Victoria’s International Student Program office, Nancy facilitates our homestay and activities program with warmth, clarity, commitment and respect for all.
With a background in teaching in Canada, Mexico, and China, Mark brings a wealth of educational experience to the program. When he is not busy working with students you can find Mark enjoying the forests and beaches of the Pacific Northwest.
Harvard graduate, Canadian National top-five mid-distance runner and avid people person, when time allows Laura continues to serve as a Harvard interviewer for local applicants to this world-renowned university.
The Dunsmuir School Community works together to foster a sense of belonging, personal and social responsibility, and quality in learning.