About Us

Walter Lee Elementary School (1960- ) began as an annex to James Whiteside School on its completion in 1960. By 1967, the school was operating independently after ten classrooms and a gymnasium were added.

Walter Lee (1825-1899) arrived in Richmond in 1874 from New Zealand, via the United States, having participated in the California Gold Rush.

Mr. Lee and Thomas Kidd pooled their resources in order to purchase land in the South Arm district near the Fraser River sloughs. Walter Lee was one of those who signed the petition for the incorporation of Richmond in 1879 and served on its first Council.

For more information on all Richmond schools, go to the City of Richmond Archives.

'Latest News'

Message for the Winter Break

Dear Lee Lion families, Well this has certainly been a different term for everyone this school year. We are so impressed how staff, students and families have risen to the...

New Main Menu Folder

Extra! Extra!  Please click on our new folder: 'CSL - Communicating Student Learning' This is found in the Main Menu (above) where you can learn more about new initiatives around...

Terry Fox Donations Still Accepted!

This year marks 40 years since Terry Fox started his campaign to run across Canada and raise funds to combat Cancer.  A big THANK YOU to our Walter Lee Communinity for your...

*Back to School Update*

UPDATE: Thursday, September 10 - First day of School                                             8:45 - 11:15 am    Grades 1 to 7 - please report to your assigned outside school...

School Board Update - Long Term Facilities Plan

Date: April 23, 2020 Subject: Board Update - Long Range Facilities Plan At the April 22, 2020 public meeting of the Board of Education, the Board announced that at this time, it...