An ISABC school will provide the best educational opportunities possible to meet children’s individual needs. Through collaboration, commitment and an atmosphere of mutual respect, ISABC member schools are positioned to achieve the highest standards of education.
The ISABC schools are committed to innovation, excellence and opportunity in every aspect of a child’s education. Collectively the Association’s schools strive to deliver the best:
Within the Association there is a wide range of options and programs to allow each individual to reach the exceptional standards desired by discerning parents.
Most ISABC students progress to the university of their first choice; a higher proportion than in other schools assume places at some of the leading tertiary institutions in North America and the world including Harvard, Princeton and Yale; Oxford and Cambridge.
Our schools support students from across the socio-economic spectrum. Many families prioritize their children’s education and make great sacrifices to ensure their children access the best educational opportunities. In support of this ideal, individual ISABC schools offer extensive bursaries and scholarship opportunities.
All ISABC schools are regularly inspected and meet the BC Ministry expectations for independent schools. Most ISABC schools are also accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
We are excited to announce that as of September 2019 we will be an official applicant to CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools).
CAIS is a community of independent schools that explores and pursues exemplary leadership training, research and international standards of educational excellence.
The Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) was established in 1981 as a national network for member schools supporting collaborative initiatives in leadership, education, management and governance. Its key activities included organizing, co-ordinating, and facilitating conferences, benchmarking, senior management compensation surveys, and advocacy.
Today CAIS includes over 90 schools, all of which commit to undergoing a reflective and collaborative school improvement process, meet National Standards, and participate in research and professional development.
Parents of CAIS schools can expect the best.
Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School has been a member of the Federation of Independent School Associations since the school’s inception in 2004. FISA, established in 1966, is an umbrella organization for independent school groups in British Columbia. The Federation acts as spokesman for its members in British Columbia, and as a liaison between the schools and the government, and other educational institutions. The FISA is dedicated to assisting independent schools in maintaining their independence while seeking fair treatment for them in legislative and financial terms. The Federation also acts as conduit for information regarding learning resources and government grants for independent schools.
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