Schools At Simon Fraser
Schools For UniverCity Residents
Schooling for residents of UniverCity at SFU is provided by the Burnaby School District. The Burnaby School District employs 4,000 staff, educates almost 24,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 along with providing programs and services to more than 16,000 adult learners.
9388 Tower Rd
Burnaby, BC, V5A4X6
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8800 Eastlake Drive V3J 7X5
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Early French Immersion
Welcome to Ecole Sperling Elementary School. The message that appears when you first visit Sperling Elementary Schools website, a great way to inform viewers that this is more than just a traditional elementary school but also a French Immersion school. If you live or are looking to live in the UniverCity area and have elementary grade children and want them to benefit from Canada’s second language than this is the school you will want to know about.
It is great to read that the Burnaby School District is using such terms as “inclusive” in their mission statements to demonstrate the diversity and acceptance that the district wants to project to its students and the community. Located at the base of Burnaby Mountain and short drive or bus ride from UniverCity, Sperling Elementary offers a dual track program of early French Immersion and an English Program for students from Kindergarten to Grade 7.
Sperling Elementary prides itself on having a dedicated staff and strong ties to the community with committed parents that form a great volunteering base. The school, with help from the parent volunteers, offers extra activities and benefits for students such as:
-walking and safety programs.
-A parent group called the School Planning Council (SPC) who contributes to the implementation of the school goals
2200 Sperling Avenue V5B 4K7
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Late French Immersion
Capitol Hill Elementary school offers a board learning base and a very diverse student body. Students from all walks of life can be found at this school, evident by the fact that 18 different languages are represented by students. If you are looking for a late French Immersion program, Grades 6 & 7, this would be the school that your children will attend.
In addition to the English program for students Kindergarten through Grade 7, Capitol Hill offers late French Immersion, district Alternative Program, opportunity to special needs and is attended by a number of aboriginal students.
The PAC group is very active at Capitol Hill and has been responsible for on-going fund raising to ensure more than adequate resources are provided to the eager and cooperative students.
Located at the base of Burnaby Mountain, Capitol Hill Elementary School is a short drive or bus ride from the UniverCity area and is attended by some 323 students (enrolment as of 2009).
A wide variety of programs can be found at Capitol Hill including:
-both competitive and recreational sports programs
-formalized school and grade wide field trips
-enrichment math programs
-a student-community conference in each of the past five years
-a youth credit union program in partnership with Van City Savings Credit Union
-a peer mediation program
-monthly zonal Advanced Learners sessions
-an annual school-wide picnic
-an annual multicultural dinner
-grade seven leadership program
-an intermediate student council
350 S. Holdom Avenue V5B 3V1
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Secondary French Immersion
Located at the base of Burnaby Mountain, a short drive or bus ride from UniverCity, Alpha Secondary School offers a secondary French Immersion program for youths from grades 8 through 12. In addition to French Alpha offers Japanese for grades 9 through 12, Spanish for grades 9 through 11 and Mandarin from grades 9 through 12. The faculty at Alpha are living up to their mission of being a multi-cultural environment.
From their website it is clear to see that technology is a large part of school and is one of the most advanced Burnaby School District sites offering a great deal of information on the programs, course and teachers. Additional features such as being able to submit absence notices on-line, searching the school’s library, and a dedicated scholarship information site for grades 11 and 12 youths are just some of the exciting tools found there.
-Visual and Performing Arts
-Grade 8 Cohort
4600 Parker Street V5C 3E2
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Simon Fraser University is one of two internationally acclaimed Universities in the lower mainland. For the past 20 years SFU has ranked as one Canada’s top 3 comprehensive universities by various national surveys. Named after a famous explorer, SFU is widely known for its pioneering school spirit.
Simon Fraser University offers over 100 undergraduate and joint major programs and 45 graduate offerings spanning eight faculties. Through innovate programs such as their work integrate learning program and through a faculty acclaimed for their research and teaching abilities, over 100,000 graduates have benefited to enjoy a wide range of career opportunities.
8888University Drive V5A 1S6
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