More than just another school, Whytecliff is a whole program.
We offer the best in learning and therapeutic experiences to build academic and life success for children 13-18 with diverse needs who have not been able to find success in public or independent high schools.
Two Locations – Burnaby & Langley
One in Burnaby serving the Lower Mainland (up to 36 youths), and one in Langley serving the Fraser Valley (up to 56 youths). Transportation assistance provided.
Whytecliff is a BC Ministry of Education accredited independent school for grades 8-12. Whytecliff is also accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
Applications for Entry
Any mental health or addictions professional, social worker, school counsellor or teacher, health or other professional, parent or caregiver may recommend a youth to Whytecliff. Youth can also introduce other youth or youth may make an application themselves and attend with their parent or caregiver’s permission.
Whytecliff formally operates September through May between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend programming. The program involves participants in learning and structured activities from 25 to 35 hours per week. After-hours support is also available.
Whytecliff is operated by Focus Foundation of BC, a non-profit that charges extremely reasonable sliding scale program fees which cover transportation assistance, special programming and activities, on and off-site meals, facilities costs and needed operating funds. Program fees may be tax deductible, and bursaries and scholarships are available.