Grades 1–4 math courses are now available! Learn more about these new courses.
Virtual Elementary School (VES) is recognized as an Ontario Ministry of Education private school offering high quality online courses using the Ontario curriculum. We welcome students living anywhere in the world to take courses with us. You and your family will find that VES is an excellent alternative or supplement to traditional schooling.
VES was established in 2012, 17 years after the creation of Virtual High School (VHS). VHS began in 1995 with a single Biology course being made available to students on a server housed in the back room of a store. Both VHS and VES now operate out of a historical building in Bayfield, Ontario where a specialized team of curriculum coordinators, content developers, instructional designers, and administrators work to serve students through an individualized approach to learning.
At VES, we strive to create an online learning experience that is engaging and motivating, allowing students to complete their course work at their own pace in a secure and safe learning environment. Our team seeks to bridge the gap between the online learner and high quality course content that is designed and developed by certified experts in education. We use technology to ignite students’ passion for learning, through creative, interactive, and engaging course material that is both interesting and relevant to their future studies.