Nanaimo's Old City Quarter is part of the original economic core of the city. Buildings in the area date from the late 1800s to early 1900s. The map shows the area's boundaries. The Old City Quarter has undergone a revitalization of heritage buildings along with the addition of new developments which complement the period architecture. A revitalization program in the early 1980s attracted upmarket retailers.
- Brechin Elementary - 510 Millstone Ave., Nanaimo V9S 5A9 - 250 754-7523; fax: 250 754-8314, Principal Diane Goodman, Secretary Lynn Hughes; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 168 students
- Georgia Avenue Community - 625 Georgia Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3W3 - 250 753-1044; fax: 250 741-1324, Principal Shelley Green, Secretary Lori Jones; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 293 students
- Woodlands Secondary - 1270 Strathmore St., Nanaimo V9S 2L9 - 250 753-2271; fax: 250 753-5429, Principal Dave Stupich, Vice-Principals Derek Beeston and Theresa Watson, Secretary Debra Sywak; Grades 8 to 12: 701 students
- Ecole Pauline Haarer Elementary School - 400 Campbell St., Nanaimo V9R 3G7 - 250 754-2722, fax: 250 741-0275, Principal Michael Lundine, Secretary Sandra Scott; Kindergarten to Grade 7 (French Immersion): 241 students
- The Conseil scolaire francophone has 38 schools across the province. (250) 714-0761 1951 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC