Adult Academic Learning

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) has a range of options for adult learners who want to begin, continue or re-start their education.  Are you looking for an opportunity to:

  • Complete your secondary school graduation
  • Upgrade for entry into post-secondary education
  • Build your English, Math, Science, Social Science & Information Technology skills through Adult Foundations

Options are available for learning in scheduled classes, self-paced courses and on-line learning.  Choose the one option, or combination of options, that works best for you.

Adult Learning Centres

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) operates two learning centres specifically designed to support the needs of adults, one in downtown New Westminster, the other at New Westminster Secondary School.  Both centres are open year-round and on weeknights.  For more information about Adult Learning Centres, please visit the New Westminster Community Education website at and click on Columbia Square Adult Learning Centre or Pearson Adult Learning Centre.

Academic Night School & Summer School

Adult students can register for Academic Night School and Academic Summer School courses.  Course offerings, schedules and registration information can be found at

On-Line Learning

Is your schedule unpredictable?  Do you prefer the flexibility of studying what you want, regardless of the time of day or day of the week?  Why not give on-line learning a try and learn from the comfort of your own home?  New Westminster's Virtual Secondary School Program has a full range of academic course offerings and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For information on courses and directions on how to register, adults should visit and click on Virtual School BC.