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Join us at our next open house to learn why Fraser Academy is a leading school for children and youth experiencing dyslexia and related language-based learning differences.

At Fraser Academy, we are more than just a school; we’re a dedicated community of people who guide and empower students, helping them discover their strengths that will prepare them for a bright future as they transition to college, university, and beyond.

We understand the unique brilliance of the 1 in 5 individuals in Canada who experience dyslexia.

Join us and see firsthand how we celebrate and harness the unique talents of those who learn differently.

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Discover our unique approach to education as we showcase our innovative teaching methods. Get the chance to engage with our students during a comprehensive Q&A session and enjoy a special, student-led tour of our campus, offering a personal glimpse into our dynamic learning environment.

Upcoming Open House dates:
In-person at Fraser Academy (10:00am – 11:30am)

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024

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What factors do you take into consideration when assessing a candidate?

  • 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, including:
    • PsychoEducational Assessment(s)
    • Past academic performance and future academic potential
    • Impressions gathered from the interview and results of the in-house intake assessment
    • Suitability for Fraser Academy’s program and learning environment, including school and classroom readiness, listening and communication skills, willingness to follow instructions and class routines, resilience, and potential to be an actively engaged and positive member of our community
    • Availability of space and class composition in the grade
    • Information from qualified psychologists, health care professionals, and educators.

What supporting documentation should I have on hand to complete my application?

  • At the time of submitting the online application form, you will need:
    • Applicant photo (headshot/passport/school photo style)
    • Family photo (no hats, goggles, helmets)
    • Applicant birth certificate or passport
    • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) business cards (if applicable)
    • Current PsychoEducational Assessment (dated no earlier than 2021)
    • Any previous PsychoEducational Assessment(s) if applicable
    • Application fee ($75 for all applicants, including re-applicants)
  • Once the Application Form has been received, our Admissions Team will email you within 1-2 business days to invite you to upload the following additional supporting documents to the Admissions Portal to complete your application::
    • School reports for the school years 2021-22 and 2022-23 (plus 2023-24 when available)
    • Individual Education Plan (IEP) (if available)
    • Applicant’s BC Medical Services Plan card (both sides) showing the same address you previously provided us with
    • Any assessments or reports relevant to an academic, health, or social emotional perspective
    • For Grade 11-12 applicants only, a list of all courses anticipated to be completed during the 2023-24 school year.

I applied in previous years to Fraser Academy. Can I reapply?

  • Yes, we are happy to receive applications from those who were previously waitpooled. Please submit a full application so that you can update us on your child’s current needs. An application fee of $75 applies to all new applicants, as well as re-applicants.

What is the best time of year to apply to Fraser Academy?

  • Intake years (Grade 2-7) – we anticipate that the majority of spaces will be filled by those who apply to our Early Bird (December 1, 2023) and Second Round (February 15, 2024) deadlines. Every year is different, but it is not uncommon for a few spaces in some grades to remain available in the Spring or Summer. We encourage you to apply as soon as you can.
  • Non-intake years (Grade 8-12) – the withdrawal deadline for our currently enrolled families is February 15, 2024, at which point, we will have a better understanding of how many spaces will open up due to attrition by this date. We encourage you to apply by December 1, 2023 (or February 15, 2024 at the latest) to ensure the best chance of success.

I’ve been placed in a waitpool, what does this mean?

  • If you receive a decision letter stating that your child is in the waitpool, it means they have met our entrance criteria, however, as we are limited in the number of spaces for each grade, your child did not fall within that round of offers. Candidates in the waitpool will be individually re-considered in the next round of offers, or when additional spaces open up unexpectedly in the grade. There is no ranking in the waitpool, hence why it is a “pool” not a “list.” Families in the waitpool will be contacted only if and when a suitable space has become available.

There’s already a waitpool in my child’s grade. Is it still worth applying?

  • Absolutely. Please consider applying so that we can potentially add you to our waitpool. Spaces may open up unexpectedly at any time in the year, for a variety of reasons (e.g. families relocating, timetable opportunities arising). If your child is already in our waitpool, then we may select them if they are the “best fit” for the spot. We do not operate on a “first-come, first-served” basis, therefore it’s possible that your child could be the ideal candidate to offer acceptance to, even though someone else may have applied before them.

What are your regular school hours?

  • Our regular school hours are:
    • Junior School (Grade 2-6): 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Friday early dismissal at 2:25 pm)
    • Middle and Senior School (Grade 7-12): 8:00 am – 3:35 pm (Friday early dismissal at 2:25 pm)
  • Complimentary supervision is available for Junior School students at drop off (from 7:45 am) and pick up (until 3:35 pm Monday – Thursday only).

Is there a school bus?

  • Yes, Fraser Academy offers a daily bus service from the locations below, subject to adequate registration and an additional fee. Pick up and drop off times for the 2023-24 school year are:
    • South Surrey: Rona (3165 King George Hwy, Surrey) at 6:55 am and 4:35 pm (3:30 pm on Fridays)
    • North Shore: Westview Shopping Centre, in front of Safeway at 7:15 am and 4:15 pm (3:10 pm on Fridays)
    • Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre parking lot (14140 Triangle Rd., Richmond) at 7:20 am and 4:15 pm (3:10 pm on Fridays)

Is there a hot lunch program?

  • Yes. An optional hot lunch program is offered to all families Monday to Thursday each week. Additional fees apply.

Do you give preference to siblings or children of alumni or staff?

  • Fraser Academy values its community, therefore, when all else is equal and provided the admissions criteria are met, priority consideration for acceptance may be given to a current family (or recently enrolled family) or to the children of alumni or staff.

Do you accept out-of-province or international students?

  • Yes. However, as we are a day school where parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are expected to be active and engaged in our community, students must live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the Lower Mainland. At least one parent or legal guardian must have Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency status or a Work Visa. We do not enrol students requiring ELL support, or students residing in BC in a homestay arrangement. A fee supplement applies to all International students (please contact admissions@fraseracademy.ca for details).

Does Fraser Academy offer any other programs that could support my child, other than the day school program?

  • Yes we do! We offer a variety of programs through our outreach centre, FAx. No prior formal diagnosis is required to access these programs and both online and in-person options may be available. Offerings include:

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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, call 604 736 5575 x 5502, or schedule a time for us to call you. We look forward to getting to know your family!

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