Over the past fifteen years, Southpointe Academy has sought to cultivate a safe, positive learning environment from which to prepare its students for the rigours of post-secondary education. Attracted to the promise of a university-preparatory education in South Delta, the school welcomed nearly one hundred students to temporary premises in 2000.
With the intention of expanding to Grade Twelve within four years, the school enrolled students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight during its inaugural session. Owing to firm support from its founding families, faculty, and staff, the school was able to realize this goal. In 2005, Southpointe bid farewell to its first graduating class.
Stemming from an extended search, the school secured a site to house its permanent facility in November 2008. The school’s governing body, the Tsawwassen Independent School Society, reached a land-subdivision agreement with the neighbouring South Delta Baptist Church. After lobbying both church membership and Delta Municipal Council, Southpointe obtained approval in June 2010. A tireless and generous parent community banded together to secure the capital necessary to complete the project. In January 2012, the school welcomed over five hundred students back to school for Winter Term into its brand-new 68,000 square foot facility.
Southpointe Academy has always sought to expand the boundaries of what is possible, enhancing its curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities for students. The Project Discover Program develops self-reliance, decision-making, leadership and respect for our natural environment; partnerships with schools in China, Spain and France allow for student visits and exchanges around the world. From its local, community-oriented origins, it has grown to develop a truly global educational vision.
Today, Southpointe Academy remains committed to its founding mandate – since 2005, its graduates have graced the halls of some of the most renowned post-secondary institutions in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.