About Us - School Overview

Welcome to École Qayqayt Elementary School!

École Qayqayt Elementary school is a K-5 dual track, English and French Immersion school located in New Westminster’s vibrant Downtown neighbourhood. Qayqayt officially opened its doors in the Fall of 2014 and has a school population approaching 500 students aged 5 – 10. Qayqayt draws its name from the Qayqayt First Nation meaning, “Resting Place”, on whose land the school sits, and was also home to St. Mary’s Hospital from 1887 – 2003.

Qayqayt has a diverse student population, an innovative and committed staff, and a dedicated parent community that work hard to create a strong learning partnership. With 5 kindergarten and 18 elementary age classrooms, a neighbourhood learning centre, Kid’s Korner (before and after school daycare), Qayqayt Children’s Daycare (Preschool aged children) and multipurpose space, Qayqayt was built to meet the needs of the growing Downtown New Westminster population for years to come.

At Qayqayt, we want all learners in our school to be caring and compassionate citizens who are inquisitive, engaged and innovative on their journey towards becoming successful contributing members in their community and world.