Walton Elementary school is located at 2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. Built in 1989, the school is Located in northern Coquitlam, (4917’22.07”N 12247’50.08” W). Walton Elementary is very close to recreational and community facilities. In addition, Hoy Creek runs along the perimeter of the school field.
Walton serves a diverse family population. Almost half of the student population comes from the neighbourhood catchment. The other half is enrolled in the Mandarin Bilingual Program. Walton is one of the largest elementary schools in School District #43.
As of 2010, Walton Elementary piloted the district’s first Mandarin Bilingual Program. Unlike the French Immersion model, the students spend half of their time with an English teacher and half of their time with a Mandarin teacher. The children switch at noon time. Language arts, Numeracy and taught in Mandarin while the other subjects are taught in English.