Message from the Head of School

On behalf of the Alexander Academy community, greetings and thank you for visiting our website.  Alexander Academy is a fully accredited, independent, co-educational university transfer school located in beautiful Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada.  Alexander Academy offers the grade 8-12 BC graduation program, which is recognized by post-secondary institutions around the world.

We also offer a special University Transfer Program through our sister school, Alexander College, which provides students the opportunity to also take university level courses and get credit for both high school and university.

Alexander Academy students’ study in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment, with our 4 core school values: engagement, empathy, respect, and integrity, seen throughout every corner of the school.

As a parent, I know how important it is to find a school that is the right fit for your son or daughter.  There are many good schools in the Greater Vancouver area, but few are as unique and inviting as Alexander Academy.

Our diverse and inclusive community has had students from more than 30 countries.  The Alexander Academy graduates continue to get accepted into the world’s top universities each year.

Alexander Academy teachers, support staff and administrators work with each student to identify their individual potential and strengths and help support to build confidence and achieve success.

With class sizes averaging under 10 students, each student has more individual support from our excellent group of educators; the majority of which have earned master’s degrees.  By emphasizing individualized attention within the context of a small classroom environment, Alexander Academy provides for the academic, social, and personal growth of each student. 

Alexander Academy provides a wide selection of extracurricular activities, with various special interest clubs, sports, House Program, and volunteer opportunities to choose from.  There is also an ELL Program for students who need extra help with their English before entering our full BC program, as well as a Learning Centre which provides teacher tutorials and peer mentoring support for students after school. 

Alexander Academy also blends the wonderful selection of community resources that Downtown Vancouver provides into the curriculum and extracurricular activities. Alexander Academy’s location is difficult to beat!  The campus is conveniently located right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver on the corner of West Hastings Street and Seymour Street, with views of the snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

For transportation, Alexander Academy is only one block from Waterfront Skytrain Station, which connects Downtown Vancouver to the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey on the Expo Line, Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam on the Millennium Line, and Richmond and Vancouver International Airport on the Canada Line.  Waterfront Station is also the port for the SeaBus passenger ferry that connects Downtown Vancouver with North and West Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.  And many bus lines stop right outside the campus.

Students and staff also enjoy the delicious cuisine at the international restaurants that surround the campus, including the Pacific Centre Food Fair, which is directly across the street.

Vancouver is annually rated as one of the world’s top five livable cities, and studying at Alexander Academy blends Downtown Vancouver with a world class educational experience.  Come visit us and see for yourself!

If you are contemplating joining Alexander Academy, I invite you to contact us or visit the campus so you can learn more about our wonderful school.  We are here to answer your questions, address any concerns and to support you every step of the way.  I hope to see you soon!

Yours in Education,

Nigel Austen

Head of School

Alexander Academy

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