Our programs are designed to help students with language-based learning differences become successful, independent learners. If you feel that our school is a good fit for your family, we welcome you to submit an application package.
Our Admissions Coordinator, Brooke Ellison is happy to answer any questions you may have about admissions, how to apply, or how to arrange a school tour. Please submit the Admissions Inquiry Form at the bottom of this page. One of the best opportunities to see Fraser Academy “in action” is to join us at one of our three Open Houses held each school year.
An application package includes the following documents:
- Fraser Academy Application Form
- Report cards from the past two years
- A copy of your son/daughter’s psycho-educational assessment from within the past three years
- Any other applicable reports or assessments
We accept applications year round.
Submit your completed application along with your application processing fee of $500 to: Fraser Academy Admissions, 2294 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8.
Once Fraser Academy has determined that the application is complete, we will begin the process of review.
If it is determined that your child is a candidate for the school, we will schedule an appointment, which includes an interview and intake assessment. We want families to get a good sense of the school, and we’d like to get a good sense of your child.
Fraser Academy is committed to student welfare and success, therefore, we want to ensure that the match between your son or daughter and the school is the right one.
Fraser Academy takes many factors into consideration before making a decision on each applicant. These include:
- Past academic performance
- Results of psycho-educational assessment
- Results of in-house intake assessment
- Impressions gathered from the interview
- Your son/daughter’s suitability to Fraser Academy’s program
- Recommendations from qualified psychologists, psychiatrists or certified education specialists.
Applicants are notified of acceptance within two weeks of the interview. In some cases, applicants are accepted to a waitlist pending availability.
Our educational program is tailored to meet the specific individual learning needs of each student. We offer small class sizes with a maximum of 10 students, as well as one-to-one and small group (average 4 students) language instruction. As a non-profit organization, our tuition fees reflect the services we provide. Many parents whose children are diagnosed with a language-based learning disorder have found that because of the school’s therapeutic instruction, Fraser Academy tuition has been accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a medical deduction. Please talk to your accountant or tax advisor regarding Qualifying Medical Expenses (QMEs) and health care trusts as they apply to your family’s personal situation. Fraser Academy’s annual tuition fees are available by contacting our Team Lead of Admissions, Naomi Johnston, at 604 736 5575 x 5505.
We believe that all children and youth, regardless of economic situation, deserve an education in a setting where they can learn and prosper. Every year, 10-15% of our families receive financial aid. The level of assistance ranges and can cover up to 50% of tuition costs. If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please note the following:
- A student must have submitted an application to Fraser Academy prior to applying for bursary assistance.
- Applications are submitted to and processed by an independent third-party, Apple Financial.
- A blind, case by case needs-based analysis guides the bursary committee in its decision making process. Information provided in each bursary application is kept strictly confidential.
- There is a $50 application fee, payable online. You can apply for the 2019/20 school year by clicking here. The bursary application deadline for the 2019/20 school year is April 30, 2019.
We are committed to ensuring that all bursary funds are fairly appropriated according to need.
You’re Welcome at Our Open House
We offer Open Houses three times a year, in November, February and May:
Experience the learning environment at Fraser Academy through an informative presentation, student lead tours and Q&A panel with students and faculty.
Doors open at 9:30 am. Join us for coffee with our faculty before a presentation by Mrs. Steltman, Head of School, which begins at 9:45 am sharp. Parking is available at the back of the school (off of Vine St.)
Since coming to Fraser Academy, my daughter’s reading scores have gone from the 1st percentile to the 86th percentile. She loves to read and write now. I see this as the best possible investment in my daughter’s future.Shelley O, Parent
Every one of the faculty members understands what it means to have an individual education plan and they see each child as an individual student. The staff are able to modify their delivery to make sure that everyone in that classroom understands the curriculum.Donna W, Parent
We appreciate the many ways Fraser Academy makes a difference for our son. He’s evolving so positively in so many wonderful ways. We continue hearing how the school has made a marked difference in the lives of so many students. The added benefit for us parents is peace of mind.Katherine L, Parent
We’re here to help your family.
Naomi Johnston is happy to answer any questions you have about admissions, how to apply, or how to arrange a school tour.
Please submit the Admissions Inquiry Form below, email email@example.com, or call Naomi Johnston at 604 736 5575 x 5505.