Visit VPS

Take the insider’s tour: see our schools in action!


With the superintendent and program leaders as your guides, you can ask questions and get insightful answers.


Learn about our many programs offered to increase student engagement and prepare students for their futures.


At each school you visit, you’ll get to join a class or program in progress and see firsthand what and how the students are learning. You’ll hear both student and teacher perspectives on the opportunities and challenges they face in their learning environment.

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 the superintendent 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. Join the superintendent on a Visit VPS tour. Typically two different schools are featured. Tours are scheduled three times per year.

Tour details: Check back for future tours!

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

Lunch details: By 11:15 am, 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:

Crystal Reed, 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.

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!