King David High School was originally known as Maimonides Secondary School when it opened in three rooms of the Schara Tzedeck synagogue in 1988. Between 1998 and 2005 the school was briefly known as the Vancouver Talmud Torah High School. In 2005, the high school had grown significantly and it was moved to a new facility across the street from the Jewish Community Centre. It was at this location at 41st and Willow Street that it took its current name.
More recently, the Pacific Torah Institute opened as a yeshiva high school for boys in 2003. The school began with only 16 students coming from cities such as Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Since that time, the school has grown but continues to focus on the study of the central, traditional texts of Judaism.