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Rowing Academy

​​​About the Rowing Academy

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The Rowing Academy started in September 2022. North Vancouver School District is partnering with Deep Cove Rowing Club (a member of Rowing BC and Rowing Canada) to offer students a program that replaces students’ regular P.E. courses. Deep Cove Rowing Club (DCRC) has run Youth rowing programs for nearly two decades. The DCRC boathouse is located in a District of North Vancouver building shared with Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak.​

The program consists of a curriculum 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.

Rowing Highlights

Rowing is completely different from any other sport. It can, and does, appeal to those who have not yet found a physical sport that works for them, as well as to those looking for cross-training options.

Rowing provides a level playing field, as everyone starts at the same place.

Meet new people and make friends, while developing the ability to focus, as well as set and achieve goals.


Who can Participate?

The Rowing Academy is open to all students in Grades 8-12.

Selection for the Rowing Academy

The program is designed for a total of between 15 and 25 students.

Priority 1: Returning students (not applicable for the 2023-24 school year)

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.

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The Rowing Academy is located at Seycove Secondary School and Deep Cove Rowing Club, Deep Cove.*

The final schedule for the 2023-24 school year will be confirmed once the 2023-24 school calendar has been finalized. It is provisionally expected to run in a 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. time slot, five times per two-week cycle.

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


The total cost* for the Rowing Academy is $1910 for the 2023-24 school year.

Deposit: To confirm a student's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2023-24 school year, a non-refundable deposit of 10% 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 through School Cash OnlinePlease 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?

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now full, to be placed on the waitlist please email


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If you have any further questions about our Rowing Academy, please contact​

We look forward to hearing from you!