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Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools resides within the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Stz’uminus First Nations. In addition, the district is a proud community partner with the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre and the Mid Island Métis Nation.

We offer a full range of programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and also have programs for pre-schoolers and adult learners.

  • There are more than 14,700 students enrolled in the district
  • 28 elementary schools (K – 7)
  • 6 secondary schools (Grades 8 to 12)
  • 1 Distributed Learning school – Island ConnectED (K – 12)
  • Secondary Learning Alternatives School
  • Approximately 2,200 employees
  • Population of district (2016 Census): 126,047
  • A consolidated budget of $166 million

Strategic Plan Flow Chart

Strategic Plan

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Board of Education approved the district's new 2019- [...]

Facilities & Rentals

The Facilities Department is responsible for: Operations - Cleaning of schools and othe [...]

Catchment Map

Catchment Map (pdf) Interactive NLPS Map 2020 with Coast Salish Territories Detai [...]

Weather Related Information

When deciding to close schools or cancel busing on days of inclement weather, decisions ar [...]

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision Courageous, innovative, inclusive and personalized learning community that inspire [...]

Administrative Procedures

Board Policies are statements that guide the desired operation of Nanaimo Ladysmith Publi [...]


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Financial Information

Overview Documents Financial Statement Discussion and Analysis (September 2020) Fi [...]