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 94% of the total independent school enrolment (2017/2018).
Group 1 independent schools spend the same amount or less per pupil than the public school district in which they are located and receive 50% of the local public school grant for operating costs. Group 1 schools must follow the provincial curriculum, employ BC certified teachers, and undergo regular inspections.+ MORE STATS & RESOURCES
Independent schools in BC offer a wide range of faith-based, philosophical, and pedagogical perspectives, including Catholic, Protestant, University Prep (Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate), Jewish, Islamic, Montessori, Waldorf, Special Needs, and Distributed Learning Instruction.
FISA BC represents more than 300 schools enrolling around 94% of the students attending independent schools in British Columbia.