The Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools is responsible for administering the Independent School Act, which includes the regulation of all independent schools, funded and non-funded.
Independent schools offer parents an alternative to a public school education.
Some parents in British Columbia choose to send their children to independent schools because these schools provide a particular religious, cultural, philosophical or educational approach.
Additional information on independent schools is available from Related Resources and Links.
Consult the BC Guide for Independent Schools for procedural guidelines and regulation of independent schools, and for information regarding independent schools teacher certification
For summary statistics on independent schools please see the independent school enrolment and funding report. (PDF)