Lord Strathcona Community School is Vancouver's oldest elementary school as it was founded in 1891. Strathcona has a population of over 500 students who attend school in beautiful heritage buildings. Strathcona is located near the heart of Chinatown and has a rich cultural history and a diverse population. This diversity adds greatly to the multicultural nature of our school community. Strathcona is part of the Inner City School Program, a program that was created to meet the needs of learners and families in the Downtown East Side. Some positive features of being a member of the Inner City School are: All Day Kindergarten for qualified students, a lunch program, a 1/2 day Jr. (or Pre-K) Kindergarten class. Strathcona is also a Community School with links to the community centre on site. This relationship allows us to provide Before- and After-School Care Programs as well as a Breakfast Program in the morning. There is a tremendous sense of 'community' in our neighbourhood.