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 (2016/2017).
FISA BC celebrated its 50th Anniversary on February 4-5, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Over 5000 educators province-wide were in attendance. Keynote speakers were Chris Hadfield, Daniel Pink, and Charles Fadel. Sessional speakers included Amy Burvall, Christopher Gaze, Kimberly Mitchell, Alan November, and Yong Zhao.
Approximately 80% of independent school students in 2015-2016 attend schools receiving 50% grants, 16% attend schools receiving 35% grants, and 3% attend schools receiving no government grants.+ 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 about 300 schools enrolling around 94% of the students attending independent schools in British Columbia.