Ministry of Education

The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable the approximately 553,000 public school students, 81,000 independent school students, and over 2,200 home-schooled children enrolled each school year, to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy. 

Featured Topics

  • Vision for Student Success
    Learn about our vision for educated citizens that thrive in a rapidly changing world.
  • B.C.'s New Curriculum
    British Columbia’s curriculum is being redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering.
  • Reporting on Student Success
    Use features like infographics and data visualizations to navigate data from the B.C. school system.
  • Teaching
    A great teacher has always been the key to outstanding learning experiences. As our education system continues to evolve, the teacher’s role is shifting from information provider to facilitator – a professional who helps each student learn how to learn.
  • Administration
    Access information and data such as education standards, capital planning funding, reporting, programming and enrolment tracking. Use it to manage and develop programs, support leadership and plan for the future.
  • Legislation & Policy
    See how laws and regulations are used to govern administration, partnerships and operation of B.C.’s education system

Featured Services

  • Student Transcripts Service
    The StudentTranscripts Services lets you view, order, and send your transcript and or graduation certificates online.
  • erase = expect respect & a safe education
    erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.
  • Certificates of Graduation
    The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or "Dogwood Diploma" is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.
  • Teacher Certification
    The Teacher Regulation Branch provides operational support to the regulatory structure for the teaching profession in British Columbia.
  • Scholarships, Grants, Awards & Bursaries
    Get help with post-secondary tuition and fees. Learn about the scholarships, grants and bursaries available to Grade 12 students graduating high school.
  • StrongStart BC
    Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art.