Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast

School House Teaching Supplies

Victoria, Vancouver Island/Coast


When you enter School House Teaching Supplies the first thing you notice is all of the colours! Our two-level store is filled to the brim with educational supplies - workbooks, arts & crafts, teaching resources, science kits, puzzles, and the largest selection of indigenous books & education resources on Vancouver Island. We are a community-based business serving teachers, daycares, the homeschool community, and local families. As you browse online or in-store you'll see meticulously labelled sections for children in Preschool to Grade 8+ and can always count on us to find customized solutions to your unique needs and education style. We love running a business that supports and encourages childhood learning, fun, and growth!


2 Employees

In Business Since 1990

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Best Immigrant Entrepreneur


Please tell us your personal story and about your business. How you started, and how you have overcome challenges.

School House Teaching Supplies has been a staple on Vancouver Island BC for 30+ years. When I began working for School House I fell in love with the community of families, educators, and kids that I had the chance to help and see grow through my work. When the owners started looking for someone to purchase the business, I just knew it was the right move for me. Purchasing the business and building the brand has not been without its struggles. From tirelessly working with community partners and building up a one-of-a-kind inventory to hiring team members who can provide a superb level of quality and education-specific service, there is no shortage of challenges in owning a small business. But the rewards make every challenge worthwhile. We expanded the shop several years ago and are now a family-owned business with an incredible team around us. I get to come to work each day and truly love what I do and see the difference we are making in the community.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur award?

We are a mission-focused business. We know our mission and live it out every day. Our mission is to provide educational resources for all - whether that be supporting a BC teacher as they plan for the coming year's lesson plans, or supporting a local family whose child needs extra support in a specific subject, to seeing a child's eyes light up when they finish their art project. We believe in supporting education in our community and we do this each and every day by providing educational materials, expert advice, and community support.

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