At J.N. Burnett we provide an enriching environment that respects, values, and celebrates diversity, promotes individual growth, and prepares the learner to be a well-rounded and responsible member of the larger community. Our school’s strengths include: enhancing academic success rates, encouraging students to be compassionate and responsible citizens, promoting student voice and incorporating their views into our planning, welcoming new students to our school by providing support for all learners, and developing students’ critical thinking skills. Burnett Secondary School is a caring community which encourages all students to explore new ideas, to follow new directions and to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that will provide the foundation for lifelong success. We have a proud tradition of excellence in academics, fine and performing art, elective courses, athletics and service to both our local and global community.

John Napier Burnett:  was born in Scotland (1899) and arrived in Vancouver with his family in 1911. He served in World War I with the Royal Flying Corps and became a Lieutenant-Colonel with the Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment) during World War II. At the end of the War, in 1945, he became an Inspector of Schools and in 1949 was hired by the Richmond School District as an administrator, serving as District Superintendent of Schools for Richmond from 1955 to 1964 - a period of unprecedented population growth and expansion.

Unique Programs include: AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Physics and AP Art Studio, Photography/Media Arts and Graphics, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media Development, Directing and Script Development, Dance and Performance, Textiles (fashion), French, Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin, Yearbook

ACCOMMODATION (Students 13+)

Accommodation, whether arranged privately or through the Richmond International Education (RIE) homestay program, is a crucial part of the international education experience. A homestay family is the main student support outside school and is responsible for assisting the student in all aspects of their life in Canada.  RIE offers an excellent, in house homestay program coordinated by RIE staff; however, students may live with families outside of the RIE homestay program provided they meet RIE homestay standards. Students can expect a range of accommodation options in the city of Richmond, from single family homes to townhouses and new condos

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