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'

2021/2022 School Calendar at a Glance

Please see the attached for all the 2021/2022 School Year Pro-D days, holidays, and breaks. For more detailed events that are happening each month, please refer to the Monthly...

Summer Learning Programs

Please see the attached Summer Learning flyer from Richmond Continuing Education. To view the catalogue of all the courses that are offered this summer, please go to http://ce....

No School May 21 & May 24

Please note: - May 21st is provincial wide Pro-D day, there will be no school.  - May 24th is Victoria Day holiday, there will be no school.

Information re. vaccination for 12-17 age group

Please see the attached letter from the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). It contains information about COVID-19 vaccines for young people aged 12-17 (born in 2009 or earlier).

RBC 'Race for Kids'

Dear Lee Lions,  Our school community is participating in the RBC 'Race for the Kids' (virtual home edition), in support of BC Children's Hospital, on June 6th. This year we are...