Listings – Education

2016 EDUCATION GUIDE

PRESCHOOL

UntitledWestside Montessori School provides Preschool and Kindergarten students with exceptional hands-on experiences full of exploration and discovery. WMS has been part of the Vancouver west side community since 1986. Limited class sizes, varied learning techniques and integrating the best educational approaches makes WMS a different kind of school.

WriteChoiceWrite Choice Early Learning Centre is a childcare education centre for preschool aged children. Offering smaller class sizes focusing on your child, the centre creates a class community feel. Instructors are certified Early Childhood Educators who are caring and passionate about teaching. They keep current on all aspects of early childhood education and regularly attend workshops. In addition to quality teachers, this is a safe and spacious learning environment in which your child will flourish academically and socially.

HighlandsHighlands Preschool has been educating local children for over 50 years, providing a unique high quality early learning experience for 2-5 year olds.  The philosophy behind the curriculum is that children should be involved actively in their own learning through play.  They “learn by doing”, often working with hands-on, open ended materials and carrying out projects of their own choosing, supported by highly qualified teachers. Highlands’ approach encompasses all aspects of child development and places focus on learning early skills in language, listening and literacy taught throughout the whole curriculum.  Highlands works together with parents to support the children through their early years, extending their emotional, social, academic, physical skills and abilities.

EliteMontElite Montessori Academy provides a safe and nurturing environment that foster creativity while developing a strong foundation of life-long learning for your child because early development is fundamental to the growth of your child. Each child is unique and parents know their children best; at EMA, parents has an option to tailor made the type of program they want for their children.

SproutingMindsSprouting Minds Preschool is a Reggio-Inspired preshool.  Our mission is to provide a high quality Preschool program designed to develop the skills necessary for success in Kindergarten, with a focus on environmental education, arts, world culture & language

FamilyMontFamily Montessori School Society is the longest operating non-profit Montessori preschool in Vancouver. Two school sites offer an integrated preschool and kindergarten program for children between the ages of two years eight months and six years old. Ideally, a child will remain in the program for the three year cycle, with the third year corresponding to the kindergarten year in the public school system. The graduates of Family Montessori school typically move on to a variety of public, private and independent schools, and enter grade one with confidence, independence and a deep love of learning.

BurnabyNHBurnaby Neighbourhood House Preschool is a learn-through-play program that attempts to reflect and enhance the cultural backgrounds and languages of the children. Licensed to accept children 2.5-5 years of age, the BNH preschool program encourages and supports the potential of children through an environment that provides optimal social and emotional growth, and physical and intellectual skills. Feelings of confidence and success are promoted through a wide range of child appropriate activities and opportunities. Each day will include a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts, circle time, music, movement, drama, indoor and outdoor play, community outings (walks, Library trips etc.) and plenty of time for free play.

VancBilingualVancouver Bilingual Preschool offers a proven English-French curriculum developed to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning and success. The specially trained teachers are dedicated to starting children on the journey of second (or third!) language learning. The preschool draws diverse families who not only appreciate the cognitive, social and cultural value of bilingualism, but who also want a safe and nurturing environment where children come first.


Creative Kids Montessori 
strives to meet the needs of the whole child: nurturing Creative Kids Montessorithe love of learning, creating opportunities for growth and independence and bringing about self-respect and positive self worth.

 

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CEFA is a full day early learning program designed for infants and children up to five years old. The enriched curriculum features a unique partnership of core subjects, such as Reading and Math, with fine arts, including Yoga and Music, providing your child with the freedom to learn and grow through play.

MyWholeEarthMy Whole Earth Academy offers learning as a lifestyle. They encourage children’s natural inquisitiveness and creativity in a structured environment to enable exploration and free-thinking. This approach instills a love of knowledge, producing innovative, confident thinkers.

VancMontVancouver Montessori School is situated in the heart of South Vancouver, near the intersection of Granville St. and West 70th Ave., and just a short walk from beautiful Fraser River Park. Our pre-school classes offer half-day programs in the morning and afternoon and are licensed by Community Care Facilities Licensing. We also provide full day (extended-day) programs for our 5 year old children. All of our classrooms are guided by fully trained Montessori teachers.

BrightpathBrightPath is an innovative provider of early education.  They continuously examine new ways to bring the highest quality of care and development to our children while providing convenience, service and value to our families.  With partnerships in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational fitness programming, BrightPath is committed to providing families with the very best care, programs and child development Canada has to offer. BrightPath is dedicated to providing the very best environment for children to play, grow and develop.

WillowbrookMontWillowbrook Montessori Daycare is a fully licensed childcare and learning centre in the Willoughby area, providing a warm and nurturing environment for preschool to school age children. Their programs have been designed to serve the needs of Willoughby and other budding communities in Langley with quality, affordable and flexible child care services. The centre offers a diverse choice of preschool programs, group daycare and before and after-school care, including special classes for children to allow them to pursue their creative interests.

LittleKoalaLittle Koala Montessori Academy offers full-day childcare program for children age 30 months to 5 years old. Students at Little Koala get a head-start in Language and Numeracy learning to prepare them for Elementary School. At the same time, their creativity, inquiry and innovations are nurtured through playful, engaging activities specifically designed with our children’s interests in mind. Little Koala Montessori Academy has been proudly serving local communities since 2008 and now provides high quality childcare program in both Richmond and Surrey.

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The preschool years are certainly exciting times. Children are growing quickly and elementary school is just around the corner! All YMCA Preschool programs are based on the same principles and curriculum used in our Early Childhood programs, the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. This national play-based curriculum helps children discover learning through creative play. We believe that YMCA Playing to Learn is the best approach to ensuring a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. Not only does it align with primary school benchmarks, but it combines decades of experience in child care delivery with the latest body of knowledge on how the brain develops and how children 

 

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

IslandPacific

Island Pacific School is based on Bowen Island, BC, and focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. Our enriched, distinctly different program fosters critical inquiry, community engagement and leadership. Through the IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences, we help set students up for the rest of their lives.

FraserAcademy

Fraser Academy is a leader in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Based in Vancouver, we are a fully accredited, independent day school dedicated to helping students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities to become successful learners. We provide a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive development, and post-secondary opportunities.

James Cameron School offers all children an opportunity to learn in a way that best matches their individual learning styles. At James Cameron we embrace and celebrate diversity and believe in the unique potential of each child. We support and aim to inspire every student in a passionate, caring and stimulating learning environment. With a multi-sensory approach to teaching, careful explanation, and the focus shifted from ‘perfect’ spelling and grammar to a focus on understanding, students are empowered to engage in learning.

MagnussenMagnussen School serves students with average to above average intelligence with specific cognitive or social emotional weaknesses. Serving kids in Kindergarten through Grade 7 children who feel passionate about his or her individual interests, and enjoy a school environment that fosters the freedom to learn in a self-directed manner. The compassionate educators at Magnussen School know that, before a student can feel success at school, he or she must feel safe and valued there. Magnussen School is an academic environment that celebrates all its learners and their abilities. The educators teach to each students’ strengths and support them as they improve in areas of challenge.

MRCS
Maple Ridge Christian School has been transforming hearts and minds since 1956, delivering a well-rounded education focused on academics, arts and athletics. From preschool to Grade 12, MRCS teaches each class from a Biblical worldview. Partnering with parents to reinforce Christian values, the students represent over 40 churches. This is an inter-denominational Christian school and a member of the Society of Christian Schools of BC.

EatonArrowsmithEaton Arrowsmith School is modeled to address the underlying causes of students’ learning difficulties and learning differences by strengthening learning capacities. The Arrowsmith Program is based on the principal of neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to essentially rewire itself with training. Supported by 30 years of experience, the Arrowsmith Program links neuroplasticity and education by demonstrating that it is possible for individuals to strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning difficulties through a program of specific cognitive exercises.

WestsideAcademyWestside Montessori Academy’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive educational environment that will nurture every child’s natural curiosity for learning. We are committed to providing the tools, the guides and the prepared environment necessary, to allow each child to reach his or her full potential both socially and academically.

BrocktonBrockton School is nothing short of magical! Nestled in the vibrant and natural surroundings of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver (BC, Canada), students, parents, families, faculty, and staff come together in Brockton’s small school environment to create a unique, inclusive, and welcoming place to learn. Brockton School was established in 2004 by a group of visionary and committed parents, and is a non-denominational, K-12, co-educational school where a rigorous academic education is balanced by activities, athletics, arts, music, outdoor education, and community service.

PythagorasPythagoras Academy is Richmond’s new private independent, non-religious co-educational school certified by the Ministry of Education. We are striving to create, support, and maintain powerful, engaged learning in both the Arts and the Sciences. We dare to use innovative techniques to enhance our student’s life-long passion for learning through varied instructional strategies, and exposure to a variety of Fine Art disciplines.

 

WestVanSD

 

West Vancouver School District delivers high quality education that empowers students, taps unique potential and builds a solid foundation for leadership, achievement and success.  Out-of-district and out-of-catchment admissions begin online at www.sd45.bc.ca at 8am on Jan 15, 2015.

VancMontVancouver Montessori School is situated in the heart of South Vancouver, near the intersection of Granville St. and West 70th Ave., and just a short walk from beautiful Fraser River Park. Our elementary classes offer fully integrated educational programs for children aged 6 to 12. Our extended-day and elementary programs are certified (Group 1) by the B.C. Ministry of Education, Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools. All of our classrooms are guided by fully trained Montessori teachers.

UrbanAcadUrban Academy programs have many features that help develop students in a variety of ways, taking into account both their academic achievement and their social-emotional development.  They are proud to offer these approaches to our students, as the results are evident in our academic results as well as the well-rounded character our students develop during their time here. With some of the smallest class sizes in the Lower Mainland, UA is able to enrich our program to ensure every student is challenged or supported based on their needs and to the best of our ability.  By offering a more engaging learning environment, Urban Academy develops students in their entirety to establish a foundation of critical thinking, a positive approach to life-long learning and ultimately significant academic achievements.

MulgraveMulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world and to embrace, with passion and confidence, their responsibility always to do their best to support others and to make a difference by serving their communities, both locally and in the world at large. Mulgrave inspires excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best – in education and life,

MeadowridgeMeadowridge School education is different. Through outstanding teaching, programmes and facilities, Meadowridge develops in children the confidence to not only meet the future, but also create it. Meadowridge School is more than just an educational institution, it is a community committed to learning.

LEARNING CENTRES

Kumon logoKumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. At Kumon, the math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. The students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

MilleniumMillennium Learning Advantage was established in 1992 as a tutorial center for students struggling to learn.  Over the years the focus has changed from a tutorial centre to a place where learning challenges are addressed and corrected. The founder of Millennium believes that all children have the potential to succeed in school and in life, regardless of learning challenges, and knows that the brain is capable of change, regeneration and growth. These effective and affordable  brain-based learning and cognitive enhancement programs are  specifically designed to fine-tune the brain’s ability to comprehend and manage information, with amazing results.

WE logoThe Writers’ Exchange gets inner-city kids excited about reading and writing. They want all kids to know that they’re awesome and can achieve anything. Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, all of Writers’ Exchange programs are free for the children and families we serve. The Writers’ Exchange is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives, a nationally registered charity.

RobokidsRobokids was founded in Richmond in 2009 by Jason Zhang and has become the biggest robotics school in British Columbia. Jason has led his team of teachers to integrate his philosophy of immersive learning into an engaging and dynamic STEM curriculum. Students are challenged in hands-on activities to develop their own innovative solutions. Jason believes that learning-by-doing promotes creative and critical thinking, which are important to future managers and inventors. Robokids, in both Richmond and Coquitlam, is dedicated to helping your children become individuals with confidence, competence and the ability to cooperate with others.

EVENTS AND OTHER SERVICES

OurKids-Vancouver-468x60 Vancouver Private School Expo is a must for every parent. The largest school fair of its kind provides you with the opportunity to speak with schools, students and parents from Vancouver and elsewhere throughout British Columbia. Vancouver schools present will include preschools, elementary, middle and secondary schools, boys and girls schools and private schools from Victoria and Vancouver Island.

KeyAdmKey Admissions founders have a passion to share their lessons with others, to serve as positive role models, and to provide their students with lifelong educational foundations and preparation. From observing the evolving needs of our students, Key Admission’s focus expanded from admission strategy – counseling students on choosing and applying to the right-fit private schools and universities – to providing students with the fundamental skills required for success. KEY Early Years was established, to strengthen children’s abilities in reading, language arts, mathematics, and social-emotional learning.  Keys to Success was also launched, as Vancouver’s first afterschool enrichment program with a strategic focus on establishing a strong academic, social, and interpersonal foundation for private school, university and the workplace.

Other education:

Acumen Education
Tutoring – Multiple locations
www.acumeneducation.ca

Aid to Life Education
Montessori, Tutoring, Birth-12 years
www.aidtolifeeducation.com

Avenir School
Enrichment Gr. 5-9 – Multiple Locations
www.avenirschool.ca

Boundary Bay Montessori House
Preschool, Elementary – Delta
www.bbmh.com

Children of Integrity Montessori Academy
Preschool, Elementary – Coquitlam
www.childrenofintegrity.com

Children’s Kingdom Montessori
Preschool, Kindergarten – Vancouver
604.872.8898

Coding Kids
Code creation education for kids, Surrey
www.codingkids.co

Discover English
ESL classes for kids and adults-North Van
www.discoverenglish.ca

ELL Academy
ESL training for kids-Surrey
www.ellsurrey.com

Ikoma Abacus
Abacus-based learning-Vancouver
www.ikomaabacus.com

SelfDesign Learning Centre
Distance & Distributed Learning
www.selfdesign.org

Summit Learning Centre
Distance & Distributed Learning
www.summitlearningcentre.ca

Sunflower Academy
Montessori Preschool, Kindergarten – Vancouver
www.sunfloweracademy.com

Collingwood School
Jr. Kindergarten-Gr. 12 – West Vancouver
www.collingwood.org

Extra Steps Preschool
Play-based – Vancouver
www.extrasteps.ca

Marpole Bilingual Montessori
Preschool, Kindergarten – Vancouver
604.266.1091

Meta Montessori House
Preschool & Kindergarten – Vancouver
www.metamontessori.com

Montessori Training Centre of BC
Teacher training – Vancouver
www3.telus.net/montessori

New Horizons Montessori
Preschool, Kindergarten – Coquitlam, Langley
www.nhmontessori.com

North Star Montessori
Infant, Preschool, Elementary – North Vancouver
www.northstarmontessori.ca

Oxford Learning Centre
Tutoring – Multiple locations
www.oxford.ca

Pear Tree Education
Tutoring, Enrichment Gr. 2-9 – Vancouver
www.pear-tree.ca

Pomme d’Api Preschool
Immersion & Francophone – Vancouver
www.pommedapi.org

Sew Good
Sewing classes for kids and adults- New Westminster
www.sewgood.ca

The Maria Montessori School
Montessori-Surrey
604-597-0638

VHA Preschool
Orthodox Jewish Reggio preschool
www.vhebrewacademy.com