The province's math scores have declined significantly over the last 20 years.
independent schools in bc
Independent schools offer a variety of pedagogical and curricular approaches.
The government monopoly on education curriculum eliminates diversity and experimentation that can lead to better methods of teaching.
Families are sensitive to the price of education, which is why provinces that do not provide funding generally have much lower rates of independent school enrolment.
Unlike most provinces in Canada, Ontario delivers most of its school choice through the public system.
In 2014/15, B.C. spent $11,216 per public school student compared to $13,155 in Alberta.
Roughly one-in-eight K-12 students in B.C. now attend an independent school.