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Why Vancouver College?

At Vancouver College, we educate young men guided by the Gospel values and in the tradition of our spiritual founder Blessed Edmund Rice. Our students are immersed in their spirituality, motivated and eager learners in and outside of the classrooms. The Essential Elements are always practiced in everything we do in our community to help foster each boy's mind, body and spirit.  

Joining Vancouver College means your son will be part of our rich 100-year history and be part of a group of men who are recognized as inspiring leaders and change-makers. It also means he will be supported in developing moral character, confidence, faith-centred thinking and lifelong friendships. Our mission is to have each boy:

Leave here a better man: faith filled leaders living lives of love and service who pursue excellence of mind, body and spirit. 

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  • We are a tight-knit community that builds strong personal relationships with students and their families. 
  • We focus on students' individual needs and talents, helping them achieve their personal best.
  • Through a strong support system of parents and alumni, students thrive in our community based on faith, family, and tradition.
  • Students benefit from the range of opportunities available to them in an all-boys environment and the emphasis on teaching practices that best serve the education of young men.
  • Students are held to a clear code of conduct grounded in fair and restorative discipline.
  • Students are encouraged to reach their full potential through guidance from our Advisory Program, The Learning Centre, The Wellness Centre, and The Campus Ministry Team.

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 Both Jason (VC’19) and his younger brother, Josh (VC'20), have flourished in VC’s environment of excellence, where Christian values are not just talked about but modelled by students, parents, faculty and staff. VC’s values-based education resonates with the values we hope our sons will embrace for life, values which are universal and eternal.

-  Ian Macdonald and Wendy MacLeod

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Chapter 23: The Pursuit of Excellence

From becoming to being while at Vancouver College

The purpose of this blog is to share inspirational stories that demonstrate how our students at Vancouver College are already exceeding our stated goal of ‘becoming better men’. In fact, as the narratives here illustrate, they are already well capable of being amazing people during their school years. This is not to say that they, like all of us, don’t occasionally fail to reach that ideal exemplified by Blessed Edmund Rice in their daily actions, but rather that they can already use their many talents for the betterment of society today. This is especially relevant today, as society increasingly challenges old stereotypes of masculinity, and asks what young men in particular have to offer our troubled world as they mature into adulthood.

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