Frequently asked questions

Khalsa School is a Group 1 Independent School regulated by the BC Ministry of Education. We use the BC Curriculum as our foundation, but intentionally deepen the personal learning through our whole-child approach that nurtures their academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual beings. Every two years Khalsa School receives a monitoring inspection, and every six years we undergo a full inspection by an External Evaluation Committee from the Ministry.
Since Khalsa School is certified by the BC Ministry of Education, our graduates must meet the exact same graduation requirements and earn a Dogwood Diploma - exactly the same as public schools. Due to our rigorous study program, our students normally graduate with far more credits than needed.
They certainly do! Our graduates gain admittance to the post-secondary institutes of their choice including UBC, SFU, BCIT and UVIC. Our graduates have even received the prestigious $5000 university entrance scholarship.
All of our teachers are certified by the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education. Many teachers have advanced diplomas and degrees in their fields.
Khalsa School welcomes students (and staff) of all backgrounds and faiths. An essential part of our instructional program is participation in our Religious Studies classes, Punjabi language classes, and attendance at Gurdwara assemblies. Teachers are sensitive to the diverse needs of our students and make accommodations when they don’t interfere with the integrity of our vision.
Near the end of each school year, students may opt to take a test to gain entrance into the following year’s Enrichment class. Students in Enrichment classes are expected to be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Khalsa School is committed to inclusion for students with special needs. The practise of inclusion means that students with special needs spend most of their day in the regular classroom. Students in need of targeted instruction in areas such as language development, physical development, or self-regulation, receive services from Special Education Assistants and other specialists who are contracted by the school or parents. Out-of-class supports may also include opportunities for sensory or movement breaks throughout the day.
Independent schools, as non-profit societies, must carefully monitor their budgets. Parents should fully understand their annual financial obligation for tuition and other fees. Staffing commitments are made on an annual basis. The absence, withdrawal, or dismissal of a student does not reduce operating expenses. Therefore, all fees, including tuition, are non-refundable. Students who leave mid-year are obliged to pay any remainder of fees and tuition. At Khalsa School, we have several payment plans allowing families flexibility on how to pay their annual tuition fees. We have an early-bird discount, lump-sum payment discount, and a sibling discount.
Yes. Tutoring is available at every campus from 3:40 - 4:40 p.m. four days a week at a cost of only $7 per hour. Tutoring enrollment forms are available at any campus office.
Khalsa School operates an extensive bus service program. Cities served include Delta, Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and most areas of Surrey.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

General inquires - info@khalsaschool.ca

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