In British Columbia parents can choose to send their children to public schools, independent schools or home schooling. Public schools are free. Surrey School District is the largest student enrollment in British Columbia and it has 99 elementary schools, 19 secondary schools, five learning centres, three adult education centres, a distributed online learning program and a variety of satellite and inter-agency programs. In 2010/2011 the percentage of students graduating within six years of entering Grade 8 was 83.4 per cent, which is three per cent higher than the provincial rate. For a list of public schools click here. Independent schools offer specific religious, cultural, educational or philosophical approaches. For more information click here.
Parents who choose to teach their children at home must register them with the Ministry of Education and follow its requirements.
In the Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University students can enroll in programs and courses in applied sciences, arts and social sciences, communication, business administration, technology, education, mathematics and science.
The Surrey campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers programs in science, business, art and health.