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Abbotsford School District

The District services a wide and dispersed audience within the city of Abbotsford (pop. 134,000). The District’s 46 schools are attended by almost 19,200 full and part time students at 30 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, one combined middle-secondary school, and seven secondary schools. In addition, the District has a virtual school, an Aboriginal education centre, an International student program, and offers continuing education courses and an annual summer school.

Besides being one of the fastest growing and vibrant communities in BC, Abbotsford is also the 8th largest school district in the province. As the largest employer in the city, the Abbotsford School District employs over 2,200 full and part time teaching and support staff who are committed to providing learners of all ages and abilities with a range of choices and the best possible educational support.

The Abbotsford School District honours the traditional territory of the Sumas First Nation and Matsqui First Nation on which our schools are located. It is with respectful consideration that the programs and services that are provided to students and families are sensitive to the cultural protocols of these two communities.

Our Mission:

Preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through Respect, Opportunity, and Innovation

Our Vision:

A world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student.

Our Values:

Respect, Trust, Integrity, Communication, Teamwork.

Our Achievement Goals:

  1. To improve student achievement for all learners.
  2. To improve graduation rates of all students.

Learn more about our Report on Student Achievement - Measuring Up.

Our Strategic Plan:

Learn more about our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan - Let's Do This!


Fast Facts:

  • Abbotsford School District (#34) was established on April 12, 1946.
  • The District has 46 schools:
    • 30 elementary schools
    • 7 middle schools
    • A combined middle-secondary school
    • 7 secondary schools
    • A virtual (online) school
  • The District offers:
  • The District supports: 
    • approximately 19,200 students
    • 2,200 full and part-time teaching and support staff
    • hundreds of teachers-on-call and casual workers