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Preparing your Child for University Acceptance

Wondering about how to get your child in University? This webinar tells you all you need to know about university application.

Wednesday, May 19th, 7pm. Pacific Time.

  • The importance of parental involvement in your child's university preparation and application process
  • University admissions process and timeline
  • How to prepare for your child's university application starting from grade 8 (Choose a university, Course selection alignment, Extracurricular & Leadership)
  • Alexander Academy Programs and University Preparation
  • Q & A

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About Alexander Academy

Located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Alexander Academy is a private school for students in grades 8 – 12. We offer four distinct educational programs and over 45 courses per semester to ensure a tailored learning experience for our students.

With a 1-to-9 teacher-to-student ratio and small class sizes, our teachers are able to provide a safe, caring and international-minded environment that takes advantage of the city’s attractions and cultural diversity.

Our Presenters

Jenny Guan, Student Services Manager

Jenny received her Bachelor of Science (major in Biology) and Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. She had taught various subjects at a secondary level, including Math and Science, in British Columbia. She believes in the importance of acknowledging each student's individual needs and unique learning styles, and helped hundreds of students with university application at Alexander Academy.

Berenice Lewis, Director of Admissions and Business Development

Berenice Lewis is a graduate of the University of Calgary where she received her Bachelor of Education. She also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix with a specialization in Leadership and Administration. She has extensive experience in independent schools, working as a former educator, principal, Head of School, and now Director of Admissions. Her diverse experiences in the field of education confirm her belief in the power of education to drive positive change within her community and beyond.

Our Programs

Summer School

Summer school courses offered at Alexander Academy are aimed to help students improve their marks to prepare for the next grade.

Moreover, summer school allows some students to graduate in time to quality earlier for admission to university.

BC Dogwood Diploma

Awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.

Each student must acquire 80 credits from a combination of required courses, elective courses and the Graduation Transition program.

The University Transfer Program

This program is designed for grade 11 and 12 students who require less than 10 credits to graduate.

This program gives students the option to study dual credit university transfer courses concurrently at our sister school, Alexander College.

English Language Development Program

This program is a preparatory program that develops core English language skills within our high school setting.

The program consists of four levels that focus on language learning in the context of academic subjects, such as science, social studies, literature, cultural understanding, and communications.

Pathway to Success

Admission & Interview

Preliminary course Plan, Transfer Credits, Estimated Time to Graduate

Academic Counselling

Building Individual Learning Plan, Build Leadership and Extra-Curriculum Profile

Begin Studies

University Foundation Program, BC Graduation Program, ELL

University Preparation and Application

University Fairs, Seminars, Workshops, Application Assistance

Our Alumni's Successful Transitions

  • Boston University
  • California College of the Arts
  • Concordia University
  • Columbia University
  • Emily Carr University
  • Guelph University
  • Kelley School of Business
  • Indiana University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arts London
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Portland
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Washington
  • Vancouver Island University
  • York University
  • Waterloo University
  • Western University

Alumni Stories

2021 Student

I've only been here for a few months but I already love the staff so much. These teachers are unforgettable in the way they teach, they are outstanding.

They encourage you to do so well in every single one of their classes.

Student Council President, 2020

I highly value the time I had with the teachers. They always attended classes happily and curious about how to help us with an assignment or other questions. All our teachers have truly been there for all students, right since the beginning.

Class of 2018 Alumni

They cared for us as much as our own parents.

I am currently studying Commerce at the University of Toronto Mississauga on a full scholarship

Class of 2017 Graduate

I would recommend Alexander Academy to parents and students who are looking for a holistic approach to education.

I have developed a strong awareness of social problems on both a local and international level.