Purcell Collegiate School is a private, independent, co-educational boarding school located in British Columbia, Canada.
Our prospective Grade 7-12 students are interested in learning together in a unique setting receiving university preparation all while experiencing spectacular mountain views and activities.
Our progressive learning environment provides a world-class education experience encouraging students to make lifelong friendships and become engaged global citizens.
At Purcell Collegiate we believe that every student has powerful potential.
We provide students with a blend of strong academics and real-life experiences with individual attention and small class sizes in a caring environment.
Using a pioneering engagement model that is unique to the education sector, Purcell Collegiate is an opportunity for international students to live and learn in Canada at a school focused on sustainability.
We are guided by the First People’s Principles of Learning, and dedicated to fostering self-awareness, personal resolve and leadership.
Click the video above to see more about what Purcell Collegiate School has to offer.
Our school year was thoughtfully designed to maximize the unique educational opportunity that PCS affords. Our core academic program commences in late September and concludes in mid-May. This compressed calendar keeps students active and focused on their studies and still meets the yearly academic requirement for instructional hours in British Columbia. We then run a flex block from mid-May to the end of June at which time students may choose to upgrade a course that proved difficult for them during the core academic year or pursue additional credits for an extra elective, academic, or IDS course.
To view our yearly calendar, please click on this link to open the document.
Our daily schedule was designed for high school-aged students based on the latest sleep-related research and aligns our timetable with the natural wake-up times of adolescents. For more information, see this article: Teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance with later school start time, researchers find
Classes at PCS begin at 9:20 AM and end at 4:00 PM. Following a two-hour break, it’s the time for u.prep@pcs and then free time to study and relax before lights out and a good night’s sleep! At PCS, our daily schedule is about balance in support of each student’s physical and mental health.
To view our daily schedule, please click on this link to open the document.
Not just what, but how our children learn today won’t just shape the future of our planet: it will determine it.
At Purcell Collegiate, we’re creating a learning environment and sociocultural opportunity that will connect students from around the world in a collaborative setting to a cooperate purpose: to engage their lives toward making the world more sustainable, more inclusive, more equitable, and more just.
To inspire, enable and equip students from around the world to explore and realise their potential, developing the knowledge, skills, characteristics and habits that empower growth and prepare individuals to thrive, personally and professionally, in an ever-changing and rapidly shrinking world.
A world-class international school that sets the standard for transformative learning and sustainable living, providing an educational experience that is place-based in nature but global in scope, delivering a unique, close-knit community that nurtures social conscience and fosters leadership.