International students at the elementary level (ages 5 – 12 years) have the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students. Students are integrated into regular classrooms and study a variety of subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Fine Arts (Music, Art, Drama) and Physical Education. As well students participate in a number of extracurricular activities.
Brentwood Park Elementary
Capitol Hill Elementary
Cascade Heights Elementary
Confederation Park Elementary
Douglas Road Elementary
Edmonds Community Elementary
Forest Grove Elementary
Gilmore Community Elementary
Lochdale Community Elementary
Maywood Community Elementary
Second Street Community Elementary
South Slope Elementary
Stoney Creek Community Elementary
Stride Avenue Community Elementary
Taylor Park Elementary
Twelfth Avenue Elementary
University Highlands Elementary
International students receive additional intensive English language training when necessary and are provided with a specialized support program. This includes:
Burnaby elementary schools range in size from 100 to over 1,000 students. Each school is well-equipped with the latest technologies and have computer labs, library, music room, gymnasium and outdoor playing areas. Class size does not exceed 30; average class size is 23 – 26.
All of our teachers are certified by the BC Ministry of Education and many have won local and national awards for teaching excellence.
Schools provide a variety of support services for students:
In addition to the student’s regular academic program, students may participate in:
International students may start their studies at an elementary school in September or late January.
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 must live with a parent while in Burnaby. Students in Grades 6 & 7 may live with a blood relative e.g. aunt, uncle, grandparent.