Federation of Independent School Associations
British Columbia

The Voice

For Independent Schools In BC

FISA BC is a non-profit society registered with the Corporate and Personal Property Registries office, Ministry of Finance of BC, Victoria, British Columbia. Approximately 300 of the 350 independent schools in BC are voluntary members of FISA BC, representing 93% of the total independent school enrolment (2015/2016).

Quick Facts

Distributed Learning is an area of growth in both public and independent schools. There are currently 40,180 students enrolled in public and independent DL schools. Approximately 20% of these are enrolled in independent DL schools or courses, compared to 13% enrolment in independent brick-and-mortar schools.
Group 3 independent schools receive no government funding and are not required to employ certified teachers or teach government approved curriculum.

2016 FISA BC Convention

To celebrate 50 years of voluntary collaboration among independent schools, FISA BC hosted the 2016 Convention on February 4th & 5th, 2016. Thank you to all those who participated.

Pro-D events to promote the new BC Ministry of Education curriculum offerings will be taking place periodically throughout the coming year.