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Volleyball Academy

About the Volleyball Academy

Since 2012, the North Vancouver School District has partnered with Volleyball Canada to offer students this unique program which replaces students’ regular P.E. courses and offers 700+ hours of volleyball instruction that combines on-the-court and physical training.

The program consists of a curriculum as set out by Volleyball Canada, which complies with the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C Ministry of Education. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn their grade-level P.H.E. credit.

Who can Participate?

The Volleyball Academy is open to students in Grades 8-12. Participation in the Volleyball Academy will not affect a student's eligibility to play for their home school's volleyball team.


The Volleyball Academy consists of three co-ed, multi-graded streams:

  • Stream 1: Grade 8 - For students who are new or newer to volleyball, focus is on skill development.
  • Stream 2: Grade 9 and 10 - Focus is on advancement of skill development and tactical awareness.
  • Stream 3: Grade 11 and 12 - Focus is on progressing towards skill and tactical refinement.



Students will be placed in the Academy or Competitive Streams based on school and community team experience.

Selection for the Volleyball Academy

The total number of spots available in the program depends on the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

Priority 1: Returning students

Priority 2: Wait-listed students from the previous year

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


The Volleyball Academy is located at Sutherland Secondary School.*

The schedule for the 2022-23 school year is as follows:

Stream 1 (Academy): 6:30 am to 8:30 am on alternating days

Stream 2 (Competitive): 6:30 am to 8:30 am on alternating days

Stream 3 (Competitive): TBD

* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian.


The total cost* for the Volleyball Academy is $2,050.00 for the 2022-23 school year.

Deposit: To confirm a student's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2022-23 school year, a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is required by the deadline stated in acceptance letters​.

Please Note: Non-payment by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the remaining balance in full or set-up instalments any time between the offer of acceptance​ ​and August 2022 through School Cash Online. Please Note: Failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

A limited number of bursaries are available for this Academy.

*An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to out-of-district students.


Ready to Apply?

New and returning academy students must complete the online application via School Cash Online. Applications will be accepted from January 19, 2022 to February 21, 2022.

International students can contact to apply.

Out-of-district applicants can contact to receive an application link.


If you have any questions about our Volleyball Academy, please contact 

We look forward to hearing from you!