About Us


September 20 2015 - New Westminster Homelearners' Program was established in 2002 as a Distributed Learning program administered by the New Westminster School Board. In September 2013, the program moved to Hume Park. We are a small K-8 Learning Centre with under 150 students, allowing everyone to know each other in a welcoming, friendly community.

BC certified teachers facilitate classroom activities, outdoor programs, music programs, art and academic programs, and provide support for home learning. All Hume Park Learning Centre teachers have each had their own children in the program and are passionate about what they do. The environment is caring, supportive, and respectful—celebrating student and family individuality. Parent involvement in classrooms is welcome and encouraged.

Read the letters of support from families.

Read about the program in this article by founder Karen Blackburn.

Learn more here and sign up at any time during the year. View our calendar.


Middle School Program

Helping students transition from elementary to high school with exceptional results.

Family Camp

A three day exciting adventure for the whole family!


Students at Hume often graduate to become community leaders. Hume Park Learning Centre provides the fundamental skills and knowledge that will carry them forward!


Reading, writing and thinking about the world around us makes learning fun!

Music Program

A unique and rapidly growing program at Hume, music helps students build confidence, meet new people and make new friends. Junior and senior programs. No previous music experience required!

Play-based Primary

Learning through play is a fun and easy way to start school for little ones. Parents often attend with their children!


Everyone can play a part, small or large! It all culminates in a grand year end performance!

Outdoor Explorers

Students put on their jackets and are guided through Hume Park's wonderful urban forest ravine and other areas of the lower mainland. Students engage in hands-on learning about the natural world with a view to being stewards of the earth.

Meeting The Teachers


Contact Us

Located in beautiful Hume Park,
in the former location of Hume Park Elementary

Hume Park Learning Centre
521 Fader Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3T4
Tel: 604-517-5917
Email: kblackburn@sd40.bc.ca