The Grove


The Cowichan Valley’s distributed and blended learning school of choice. We offer flexible and individualized learning options for kindergarten to adult learners.

As the Cowichan Valley’s distributed learning school of choice, we offer flexible and individualized home, blended, and distributed learning options for kindergarten to adult learners. Our programs offer significant support and one-on-one opportunities for our learners.

Learn about all of the Cowichan Valley School District’s Programs of Choice

Our K to 9 programs focus on providing exceptional learning opportunities for families, while being flexible and adaptable. Our 10 to 12 program offers cross-enrollment options as well as full time options.  The Grove learning lab is open to students and families 2 days per week allowing students to work though courses in space, place, and at a pace that fits their needs.

As a publicly funded Distance Learning school in the Cowichan Valley, The Grove offers courses to all non-graduated students in BC. All of our courses and programs are taught by BC Certified teachers, ensuring that your child(ren) get a quality education in a setting of your choosing.

The Grove is proud to be apart of the Cowichan Valley Open Learning programs offered in the Cowichan Valley School District. Our partner programs include Alternative Education Programs, Dual Credit Programs and Work Experience Programs.  Regardless of your families learning preference, we are here to support you.

Our school offers the kind of custom education options you’d expect from a private school without expensive tuition fees.

Distributed Learning vs Homeschooling

The Grove is a Distributed Learning (DL) school.

Most of our students are “enrolled” as distributed learners. However, there are other terms people often use to identify programs like ours, including: home-schooling, distance education, home-learning and virtual education.

The “official” terms used by the B.C. Ministry of Education are: Distributed Learning and Homeschooling. Some families new to our program do not realize that there is a difference between the two, or they may confuse one with the other.


Distributed Learning vs Homeschooling – what is the difference?