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 Terry Fox School Run

Mark the date! The 2021 Terry Fox School Run is set for Friday, October 8th, 2021   Walter Lee Elementary is getting ready for what will be our biggest try ever! This year’s event...

Pro-D Day: September 24, 2021

This is a reminder that Friday, September 24, 2021 is a Professional Development Day. There will be no school.

StrongStart Schedule Sept - Dec 2021

Please see the attached for the StrongStart Schedule Sept - Dec 2021. Please ensure to book StrongStart appointments online at: https://richmondstrongstart.appointmentschedule.com...

Meet The Staff Night 6-7pm

As was mentioned in our recent Newsletter, we are preparing for our Meet the Staff event at the school. In a typical school year, this would be a time that we would have parents...

Welcome Back!

We are very excited to welcome back all of our Lee Lion families to a new school year!  Special welcome to all of our new families joining us at Lee!  We are looking forward to...