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If your child has been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia, or if your child has been diagnosed as gifted/ld, there’s no better place to be than Fraser Academy.

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 contact our Admissions Team, explore the school, and submit an application package.

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Join Us for a Virtual Open House

Experience the program and learning environment at Fraser Academy through a presentation via Zoom by members of our leadership team and a Q&A panel with students and faculty. Please register below to be sent the Zoom link.

Upcoming Virtual Open Houses:
  • Friday, November 19 – 10:00 to 11:15am – Register Now
  • Tuesday, January 25 – 7:00 to 8:15pm
  • Tuesday, April 12 – 10:00 to 11:15am

How to Apply

2022/23 School Year

Applications (or re-applications) may be submitted in late-October 2021 via a new online admissions portal. Please check our website then for details. The application deadline for those seeking priority consideration for the 2022/23 school year will be February 15, 2022.

2021/22 School Year

A few spaces remain in the Junior School only. Please contact Admissions to determine if there is still space remaining in your grade and to request an application form.

Call or email our Admissions Team or view our Admissions Brochure to learn more about Fraser Academy. Prospective families are also encouraged to register for a Virtual Open House plus a tour (in-person or virtual) to get the best Fraser Academy experience.

Open Houses (Virtual) – Experience the program and learning environment at Fraser Academy through a presentation via ZOOM by members of our leadership team and a Q&A panel with students and faculty.

  • Friday, November 19 – 10:00 to 11:15am – Register Now
  • Tuesday, January 25 – 7:00 to 8:15pm
  • Tuesday, April 12 – 10:00 to 11:15am

Campus Tours (Virtual) – Admissions staff will bring the school to life via ZOOM through a series of photos, commentary and Q&A (up to four families per tour) – Book Now

Campus Tours (In-person) – Join us for an in-person tour of our campus led by Admissions staff or a student ambassador. Space is limited (one household per tour). Contact Admissions directly to make arrangements for an In-Person Tour.

We are excited to be launching a new online admissions portal this year, which will “go live” late-October 2021.

Early Bird Application Fee – $400 for applications completed on or before December 1, 2021.
Regular Application Fee – $500 for applications completed on or after December 2, 2021

Note: A complete application includes submission of the online application form (including Application Fee) AND all required supporting documentation:

  • Current PsychoEducational Assessment dated no later than September 2019
  • Any previous PsychoEducational Assessments
  • Applicant’s birth certificate or passport
  • Photo (headshot) of the Applicant
  • A recent family photograph
  • Final report card for 2019/20 school year
  • Final report card for 2020/21 school year
  • Mid-year and final report cards for 2021-22 school year (when available)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) (if applicable)
  • Any assessments or reports relevant to an academic, health, or social emotional perspective
  • For those applying to Gr 11 and 12 only, a list of all courses anticipated to be completed during the 2021/22 school year
  • Payment of the non-refundable Application Fee

Note for Re-applicants: Candidates who were waitpooled for the 2021/22 school year may re-apply to the 2022/23 school year via the new online Admissions Portal without payment of an application fee. Please contact Admissions to arrange for an application fee waiver. If considering a re-application, please ensure your child’s Psycho-Educational Assessment is dated no earlier than September 2019 for September 2022 entry.

Following review of your complete application, if it is determined that your child is a potential 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. Interviewing and intake assessment will begin in January 2022.

Fraser Academy is committed to student welfare and success, therefore, we want to ensure that the match between your child and the school is the right one. We take 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 child’s suitability for Fraser Academy’s program and learning environment
  • Availability of space in the grade
  • Recommendations from qualified psychologists, psychiatrists or certified education specialists.

Please note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, interviews and in-house intake assessments may be held virtually.

2021/22 School Year

Applications will be assessed as soon as possible and decisions will be made on a rolling basis (as space in the grade permits).

2022/23 School Year

Applicants who apply by the February 15, 2022 application deadline (including those who apply by the December 1, 2021 Early Bird deadline) will receive priority consideration for first-round offers and be notified of our admissions decision by the end of March 2022. As in recent years, we anticipate that the majority of available spaces will be filled by those who meet the February 15, 2022 application deadline.

Those who apply after the February 15, 2022 application deadline will be considered only if space in the grade (or waitpool) allows.

Decision Types

Following interview and assessment, students meeting our general admissions criteria may be:

  • Accepted (as space in the grade allows)
  • Waitpooled (if there is insufficient space in the grade applied to, despite meeting admissions criteria for the 2022/23 school year). Candidates in the waitpool may be considered for future openings in that grade. Acceptance from the waitpool is based on best fit for the program and learning environment, not first come, first served.
  • Declined (not offered acceptance for the 2022/23 school year)

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 (Grade 1-9) and up to 12 students (Grade 10-12), as well as one-to-one and small group (average 2-4 students) language instruction, and specialist teachers for athletics, music and the arts. 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 or Qualifying Medical Expense (QME) (Court File No. 90-1931(IT)).

Please seek your own professional advice to determine if the following could apply to your family’s personal financial situation:

  • Claiming tuition fees as a QME when submitting your annual tax return (in the same way that you claim other medical expenses such as dental, vision etc.);
  • Paying tuition fees via a Health Spending Account offered by your employer’s medical insurance plan; or
  • For those who own their own business, speaking to an insurance broker to determine whether it would be advantageous to set up a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP) which is a CRA approved plan that may enable businesses to convert medical expenses into a fully tax deductible business expense.

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 bursary assistance, covering 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 online application to Fraser Academy prior to applying separately for bursary assistance.
  • 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 $60 application fee, payable online. The bursary application deadline for the 2021/22 school year is now closed. Bursary Applications for the 2022/23 school year will open in Late Fall 2021 – check back for details.
  • Should your child be accepted to Fraser Academy, you will be notified of your financial aid award at the time of acceptance.
  • A student’s need for financial assistance does not affect admissions eligibility.

Fraser Academy is committed to working with families to make our school more affordable and ensures that all awards are fairly appropriated according to need and availability of funds. Awards are granted for one year at a time and must be applied for annually. Some families have also had success applying for external grants from, for example, CKNW Kid’s Fund and Variety -The Children’s Charity.

View Our Admissions Brochure

Contact Us – We’re Here to help your family

Admissions Team

Our Admissions Team is happy to answer any questions you may have. We make it our priority to ensure your family’s admissions experience is as individualized as possible.

To begin the conversation, submit the Admissions Inquiry Form, email admissions@fraseracademy.ca, or call 604 736 5575 x 5505. We look forward to getting to know your family!

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