School District 68 is the school board for Nanaimo Public Schools. This is a school district on central Vancouver Island in British Columbia which includes the major centres of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, the surrounding communities and the adjacent northern Gulf Islands.

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools resides within the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Stz’uminus First Nations. In addition, the district is a proud community partner with the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre and the Mid Island Métis Nation.

School district 68 (SD68) offers a full range of programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and also have programs for pre-schoolers and adult learners.

  • There are more than 14,400 students enrolled in the district
  • 27 elementary schools (K – 7)
  • 7 secondary schools (Grades 8 to 12)
  • 1 Distributed Learning school – Island ConnectED (K – 12)
  • Approximately 2,000 employees
  • Population of district (2016 Census): 126,047
  • A consolidated budget of $159.2 million

Nanaimo has two private schools providing K-12 education which are Aspengrove School and Nanaimo Chistian.


*The Fraser Institute rankings are far from perfect,  however they still show us some aspects about Nanaimo Schools:

Elementary Schools Rankings:

Secondary Schools Rankings:

School Locator and Maps

You can find the catchment map from SD68 offical website which give us full information about school locations.×84.pdf

Selina also made a School map on google. You can click the following link, checking the school by clicking the school sign on the map.

Folloing is the link to school locator on school district website. You can find out what will be your catchment area school using this online tool easily.

Public Schools Registration Information:

Note: Registrations for all programs, including Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion and High School Academies will be online. You will no longer be able to register in person at your local elementary school.

What do parents/guardians need in order to register online?
A. A valid email address for parent/guardian
B. Required Proof of Childs Birthdate and Citizenship – Please provide one of the following:
1. Child’s Birth Certificate
2. Canadian Passport
3. Canadian Immigration
4. Citizenship documents
C. Proof of residency – Please provide a minimum of TWO of the following:
• BC Drivers Licence with current address
• Property Tax Notice / Assessment
• Completed Purchase Agreement with Subjects removed
• Completed Residential Tenancy Agreement from a property management company
• Residential utility bill addressed to one of the parents/guardians with current date.
o Municipal utility statement
o BC Hydro Bill
o Fortis BC Bill
o Shaw Cable
• Completed Lease / rental agreement
• Government identification

Important Dates?
Important registration dates are as follows:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Registration opens for Grades Kindergarten-12
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Deadline for Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion
Friday, March 31, 2018 Out-of-Catchment and Academy deadline
Friday June 15, 2018 Registration deadline for confirmed spot at catchment school

For more information, please refer to website of SD 68 as following links.

Private School Registration

You need to check the private schools’ website directly:

Aspengrove  School:

Nanaimo Christian School:

Public School Contact Information

Bayview Elementary                                         140 View Street,  Nanaimo, V9R 4N6                 Phone: 250 754-3231

Brechin Elementary                                          510 Millstone Avenue, Nanaimo, V9R 4N6        Phone: 250 754-7523

Cedar Elementary                                              2215 Gould Road, Nanaimo, V9X 1J9                 Phone: 250 722-2722

Chase River Elementary                                   1503 Cranberry Avenue, Nanaimo, V9R 6R7  Phone: 250 754-6983

Cilaire Elementary                                             25 Cilaire Drive, Nanaimo, V9S 3C9  Phone: 250 758-7941

Cinnabar Valley Elementary                            1800 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, V9X 1C9  Phone: 250 716-1030

Coal Tyee Elementary:                                       2280 Sun Valley Drive,  Nanaimo, V9T 6P1  Phone: 250 729-0450

Departure Bay Elementary Eco-School         3004 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, V9T 1B4  Phone: 250 758-6541

Ecole Hammond Bay Elementary                  1025 Morningside Drive, Nanaimo, V9T 1N5  Phone: 250 758-5711

Ecole North Oyster Elementary                      13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, V9G 1H6  Phone: 250 245-3330

Ecole Pauline Haarer Elementary                  400 Campbell Street, Nanaimo, V9R 3G7  Phone: 250 754-2722

Ecole Quarterway Elementary                        1632 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, V9S 1G6  Phone: 250 754-6845

Fairview Elementary                                         205 Howard Avenue, Nanaimo, V9R 3R3  Phone: 250 753-3418

Forest Park Elementary  2050 Latimer Road, Nanaimo, V9S 2W5  Phone: 250 758-6892

Frank J. Ney Elementary  5301 Williamson Road, Nanaimo, V9V 1L1  Phone: 250 729-8045

Gabriola Elementary  Box 130, 680 North Road, Gabriola Island, V0R 1X0  Phone: 250 247-9342

Georgia Avenue Elementary  625 Georgia Avenue, Nanaimo, V9R 3W3  Phone: 250 753-1044

Island ConnectED (K-12)  4355 Jingle Pot Road,  Nanaimo, V9T 5P4  Phone: 250 756-9901

Ladysmith Intermediate,  Box 849, 317 French Street, Ladysmith, V9G 1A6  Phone: 250 245-3351

Ladysmith Primary  Box 910, 510 Sixth Avenue,  Ladysmith, V9G 1A6  Phone: 250 245-3912

McGirr Elementary  6199 McGirr Road, Nanaimo, V9V 1C7  Phone: 250 758-8946

Mountain View Elementary  2480 East Wellington Road,  Nanaimo, V9R 6V6  Phone: 250 753-2831

Park Avenue Elementary  395 Eighth Street,  Nanaimo, V9R 1A9  Phone: 250 754-5591

Pleasant Valley Elementary  6201 Dunbar Road, Nanaimo, V9T 2P2  Phone: 250 390-4027

Randerson Ridge Elementary  6021 Nelson Road,  Nanaimo, V9T 5N7  Phone: 250 758-5076

Rock City Elementary  3741 Departure Bay Road,  Nanaimo, V9T 1C5  Phone: 250 758-2434

Seaview Elementary  7000 Lantzville School Road, Box 340,  Lantzville, V0R 2H0  Phone: 250 390-4022

Uplands Park Elementary  3821 Stronach Drive, Nanaimo, V9T 3X4  Phone: 250 758-3252

Cedar Secondary  1640 MacMillan Road, Nanaimo, V9X 1L9  Phone: 250 722-2414

Dover Bay Secondary  6135 McGirr Road,  Nanaimo, V9V 1M1  Phone: 250 756-4595

Island ConnectED (K-12)  4355 Jingle Pot Road,  Nanaimo, V9T 5P4  Phone: 250 756-9901

John Barsby Secondary  550 – Seventh Street, Nanaimo, V9R 3Z2  Phone: 250 753-8211

Ladysmith Secondary  710 Sixth Avenue, Box 190, Ladysmith, V9G 1A2  Phone: 250 245-3043

Learning Alternatives  550 – Seventh Street, Room 130, Nanaimo, V9R 3Z2  Phone: 250 753-6331

Nanaimo District Secondary  355 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, V9R 3K5  Phone: 250 740-2000

Wellington Secondary  3135 Mexicana Road,  Nanaimo, V9T 2W8  Phone: 250 758-9191

*Reference: all the information of Fraser Institute rankings are from Fraser Institute website.