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Dr. A. R. Lord Elementary School is a vibrant, happy and positive school providing a creative and challenging learning experience for all students within a caring community. There are approximately 130 students, Kindergarten through grade 7. There are a variety of extra curricular opportunities for students including sports, arts and volunteering. The 2013-2014 school goal is to continue to promote literacy for all ages.

Dr. A. R. Lord Elementary School is located in the north east part of Vancouver close to the Pacific National Exhibition and Hastings Community Centre, in a diverse multi-ethnic community. The school property, located at 555 Lillooet Street, consists of a large grassy field, numerous treed areas, a structured playground, gravel field, large undercover area and two school buildings. As of 2011, the Lillooet building houses all elementary students from K-7, with full wheelchair access, library, multipurpose gymnasium, and dedicated music and resource rooms. 

We are a small school with a strong sense of community and excellent academic programs for all students. We welcome registration for students from Grades K to 7.

History

The Georgia Building was originally built as Hastings Annex and was opened in 1956. In 1964, a second school building, known as the Lillooet building, was opened and officially named after Dr. Alexander Russell Lord.

Nova Scotia born, Dr. Lord came to British Columbia before the First World War and was principal of Kelowna Elementary until 1916, when he was appointed an inspector of schools. His inspections included Prince Rupert (then a very large district covering most of northern British Columbia), the Okanagan and Vancouver. He became principal of Vancouver Normal School in 1936 retiring from this position in 1950. From the same period he was a member of the University of British Columbia Senate. He was President of the Canadian Educational Association in 1948-1949. In 1950 he was recipient of the B. A. Fergusson Memorial Award presented by the Federation.