Our Story

Established in 1922, Vancouver College is the only all boys, independent Catholic school in British Columbia.

Vancouver College is served by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and held in trust and operated by Vancouver College Limited. As a faith and learning community, our mission is to educate boys and young men from diverse backgrounds in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. At the core of Vancouver College is a community of Christian Brothers and dedicated lay educators motivated by a spirit of faith and zeal.

Through our commitment to the Essential Elements of Catholic Education at Vancouver College, we prepare our students for a life dedicated to achievement, leadership, and service to the church and community.

Blessed Edmund Rice was given the grace to respond to the call of Jesus by identifying with Christ in the poor. His example evoked a deep awareness of God's loving presence in all with whom he came in contact. He also awakened within them a consciousness of their dignity as children of God. He invited his followers to share the Gospel insight to reach out to the needy, especially the materially poor. His vision inspires the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education at Vancouver College.

MISSION STATEMENT

Vancouver College is a Catholic faith and learning community educating young men from diverse backgrounds in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. Through its commitment to the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and being at one with the mission of the Church, Vancouver College focuses on the formation of the whole person, mind, body and soul, preparing students for lives dedicated to excellence, leadership, and service to Church and community.

VISION STATEMENT

At Vancouver College, our vision as a Catholic faith and learning community is to strengthen the development of the whole person by enhancing opportunities in faith formation, academics, and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Committed to continuous improvements and innovation and supported by prudent financial stewardship, Vancouver College provides a safe and modern learning environment where faculty and staff create inspired, enriched and meaningful experiential learning opportunities that engage all learners.  

In the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice and finding strength and support in community, we will more fully develop each student’s moral and social conscience and leadership skills by fostering increased opportunities for meaningful service with our own local and global community.