North Vancouver School District
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Field Hockey Academy

Located at Sutherland Secondary and Rutledge Field, Grades 8-12

The Field Hockey Academy is scheduled as follows for the 2018/19 school year. Please note this is subject to change for next year (2019/20).

The Field Hockey Academy is scheduled for Day 1 Block 4.

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About the Field Hockey Academy

The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) formed a partnership with the Provincial Sport Organization Field Hockey BC (FHBC), to offer the Field Hockey Academy at Sutherland Secondary School. The Field Hockey Academy, parallel in design to the existing sports academies, provides programming for all students male and female, regardless of their field hockey experience. Students in Grades 8 to 12 are eligible for enrolment in the Field Hockey Academy.

The program consists of a field hockey curriculum as set out by FHBC and is compliant with the BC Ministry of Education Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical and Health Education (PHE) 8-10 and Active Living 11-12. Students earn their grade-equivalent PHE/Active Living credit upon successful completion of the program.

The Field Hockey Academy is led by FHBC and is complimentary to FHBC's Regional Program. As a result, all Academy players-- provided they meet the selection criteria and program policies -- will be eligible to participate in the spring Regional Tournament where Provincial selections are made. The cost of the tournament is included in program fees.

Students are able to remain enrolled at their current school and be part of this program. Registration in the Field Hockey Academy will not affect a player's ability to play on their home school's field hockey team. The Academy will be held in either block 4 or block 8 of the secondary timetable, depending on the cohort.

Training takes place in fall and spring at Rutledge Field, West Vancouver and Sutherland Secondary during winter months. Please note: transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Click here to view the 2019/20 Field Hockey Academy flyer.

Application Procedures

Parents/Guardians of North Vancouver School District students must apply online to Out of District applicants should contact to receive the application link. Returning students must re-apply each year and will be given priority placement when their on-line application is received by the deadline.

Selection for the Field Hockey Academy

Priority 1:         Returning students

Priority 2:         Waitlisted students from the previous year

Priority 3:         Lottery for remaining students per Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools

Total spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet enrollment and graduation requirements.

Fees for the Field Hockey Academy

The total cost for the Field Hockey Academy is $2,500 for the 2019-2020 school year.

The non-refundable Commitment Fee confirms placement in the academy and is due on or before June 1, 2019. If a family chooses to pay the remaining fee in installments, it must be set up for automatic withdrawal before August 31, 2019, with the first payment due September 1, 2019 and then on the first of each month through May 1, 2020.

Payment information will be included in the acceptance email. An additional course fee of approximately $925 may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the Academy.


If you have questions about the Field Hockey Academy, please contact:

Melody Haddow

Jennifer Kinakin
Academy Teacher

Michael Kee
District Principal