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.
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
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.
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.
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
The tour really gave me a wonderful overview of the programs throughout VPS.
Great organization. Loved the bus ride, students greeting us, the music—it was all great.
I feel this was an outstanding tour. As a product of VSD many years ago (1962 Fort grad), I was really impressed.
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.