Visit VPS

Patron tours and more: See our schools in action

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Visit our district

Here at VPS, we’re proud of what we do. We invite you to take an inside look at a day in the life of students and teachers.

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Join Superintendent Webb on a tour!

Have you been in a Vancouver school lately? If you’re a parent, probably. If you’re a community member without kids in school, possibly. But we bet you haven’t seen all of them.

Our tours are open to parents, community members and anyone who is interested in learning how the district’s strategic plan shapes everyday learning.

The best way to get to know Vancouver schools is to see them in action. Superintendent Steve Webb invites you to come along and join him on a patron tour. Typically two different schools are featured. Tours are scheduled three times per year.

Tour details (registration required)

Tour cost: Free (optional lunch is $5)

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

Lunch details: By noon, visitors are invited to end their tour with an hour-long gourmet lunch prepared by culinary students. Lunch is $5.

Location: Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd.


Register for a tour:

Susan Knable, coordinator
360-313-4720
susan.knable@vansd.org

National conference hosts

We occasionally host and organize major tours for nationally affiliated organizations. If you’re interested in staying in the loop on upcoming professional events, please visit our news center for updates.

AP Summer Institute

We also host graduate-level sessions for teachers during the summer. We invite teachers nationwide to attend.

Register for the AP™ Summer Institute

Welcome to VPS!

Get acquainted with the district and your child’s new school, and find out what your child will need to be ready for their first day.

Open houses

Many of the schools and specialized programs hold open houses during the year. Check our calendar and plan to attend!

Upcoming open houses

Upcoming patron tours

Sign up for a patron tour:

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The tour really gave me a wonderful overview of the programs throughout VPS.
Shari, Community member
Great organization. Loved the bus ride, students greeting us, the music—it was all great.
Kristi, Educator, Portland Public Schools
I feel this was an outstanding tour. As a product of VSD many years ago (1962 Fort grad), I was really impressed.
Rich, Fort Vancouver alum
Regarding lunch and entertainment: Outstanding jazz group. Food was very impressive. Young folks are so refreshing to be around. These kids have the passion for sure.
Ken, Community member

Construction planning

We are reimagining the future of our schools.

Learn more and sign up for updates!