We value the process of helping children learn to be their best self by providing guidance in social and emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, and interpersonal skills.


Here at Arrowsmith Independent School, we learn ways of Being, Knowing, and Doing through our Heart, Head, and Hands! We offer opportunities for students to take their learning to where the average classroom is limited. We teach students about subjects by immersing them deep within the topics: children learn about nature while being IN nature; they learn about money by counting it and through entrepreneurial opportunities; they learn food preservation and 'plant to plate' food preparation from our on-site gardens that the students grow and tend to themselves. Every classroom has a full kitchen for the students to work in. Our Main School currently offers Kindergarten to Grade 7, with the potential to expand. 

small class sizes

We offer a wide range of academic and developmental opportunities for students that also follow the Core Competencies as required by the Ministry of Education. Subjects that are provided at our school include:


Language Arts
Social Studies
Fine Arts
Physical Education
Language Exploration
Outdoor Education
Farming & Gardening
...and much more!

Parent Testimonials

"We used to home-school our children but we reached the point where we realized that being at home was not fulfilling all of their needs.  It was a scary leap of faith that allowed us to try out a new schooling situation.  Our family loves to give back to our community and as Arrowsmith is a school that is young and growing, we have become very involved in its success. We have witnessed our kids growing and blossoming in the warm embrace of the teachers and the Arrowsmith community. As a mother, I have found my tribe of other moms who are totally committed to their kids and invested in their future. It has been such an adventure and a great feeling to give and receive support with the other families.  Our kids are known and enjoyed by their teachers and that gives them the confidence to try new ideas and to be adventurous. To those families that are looking for something different and secure for their kids, I hope you join Arrowsmith Independent School and Preschool!"


- Joanne Menninga, Mom of 4 students 

β€œAn amazing place for young minds to really shine and be themselves without the pressure and stress that public schools place on kids. Our son is back to his happy, fun-loving self again. Thank you to Arrowsmith School for providing a caring and respectful learning environment. The public school system and teachers can learn so much by what you are doing and achieving.”


-Paul Romhany, Dad of a Grade 1 student

Our Address

861 Hilliers Road 

Qualicum Beach, BC , Canada

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TEL: 250-752-2722   


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