Why Choose Our School
A very warm welcome from Alexander Academy!
Alexander Academy is a professional learning community following an integrated approach to education. We educate the whole person: academically, artistically, physically, and socially as we put the student’s strengths and interests first. We recognize that each student has their own academic goals, learning style, passion, and talent.
Alexander Academy is a fully accredited, independent, co-educational university transfer school, located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. We are here to support your dreams and help you to hone your skills while learning new ones.
Alexander Academy offers grade 10-12, BC high school 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 with the opportunity to take university-level courses and get credit for both high school and university at the same time.
Alexander Academy students study in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment. We have a diverse and inclusive community that has students from over 20 countries in attendance at our school.
We expect excellence and foster attitudes of creativity, engagement, empathy, respect and integrity. These form our core values as an educational institute.
What makes us the most sought-after high school?
1. Individualized Learning Program
Alexander Academy teachers, support staff and administrators work with each student to identify their individual potential and strengths. They help them to carve their own unique path to success and build confidence along the way.
We emphasize individualized attention within the context of a small classroom environment. Our class strength averages under 10 students.
Our small classes provide the opportunity to challenge students to express themselves in an environment where teachers are a vital part of each student’s daily experience.
Alexander Academy provides for the academic, social, and personal growth of each student.
2. Extracurricular and Leadership Development
Alexander Academy provides a wide selection of extracurricular activities, with various special interest clubs, sports, house programs, and volunteer opportunities to choose from. We also offer an English Language Development Program for students who need extra help with their English before entering our full BC Graduation High School Program. Students may also attend our after-school learning centre which provides teacher tutorials and peer mentoring support for students.
Alexander Academy also blends the wonderful selection of community resources that Downtown Vancouver provides into the curriculum and extracurricular activities.
3. Campus and location accessibility
Alexander Academy’s location is difficult to beat! The campus is conveniently located right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver at the intersection of Dunsmuir Street and Seymour Street, with views of the snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
For transportation, Alexander Academy is two blocks 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 one block away.
4. Student Support Services
We understand the importance of community and a sense of belonging. Alexander Academy prioritises student support and well-being. We have an in-house counsellor and multiple health and wellness resources that are easily available to students and parents.
Our staff and faculty are easily approachable and always looking to help the students ease into their day-to-day routines at school.
5. One on One University Preparation
Our student service team works one-on-one with each of our students to develop a personalized post-secondary application plan. Alexander Academy alumni are recognized and accepted by renowned universities worldwide. Our graduates have received entrance scholarships and have been accepted to top universities in Canada and around the globe. The Alexander Academy graduates, continue to get accepted into the world’s top universities each year.
6. Afterschool Learning Centre
Our teachers are willing to help students who find it difficult to catch up in class. This extra time is given to students who want to stay after school hours to talk to their teachers and get assistance and support.
This system helps all the students to grow at their own individual pace. It also allows a safe space for the students to be able to discuss their problems with the teachers one-on-one.
7. Diverse Student Population
Our Academy is known for its diverse culture.
Our high school houses students from over 20 countries. Students are exposed to diverse cultures and mould themselves to be conscious and inclusive individuals. Our students build lifelong friendships and connections with people from across the globe.
Our high school is located in one of the top 5 most livable cities in the world! If you are still contemplating, here is your queue to visit us!
We will be happy to show you around and welcome you to our school. We are here to answer your questions, address any concerns and support you every step of the way.
We hope to see you soon!