UniverCity residents are extremely pleased to have a new elementary school in the community. The school, which opened in September 2010, provides classes for approximately 180 students from kindergarten to grade seven.
Children in Verdant, Harmony and Serenity have a safe and pleasant commute to school. Located only a short distance from these family-friendly buildings, the walk to school crosses no roads, and follows a lovely forested pathway frequented by children and their families. The lack of traffic and a strong community presence makes many parents comfortable letting children walk to school with their friends.
The welcoming feeling continues once students reach the school. The playground (built in 2011 through fundraising efforts by the active parent and local merchant community) is an inviting space for all ages.
The school building itself is unique in British Columbia: built to LEED Gold Standards, it is a model in
environmental efficiency and sustainability. Large windows and skylights invite natural light into the
classrooms and hallways, and an outdoor amphitheatre encourages classes to learn lessons both
outdoors and in.
For more information on University Highlands Elementary School:
9388 Tower Road
Burnaby, BC, V5A 4X6