Bridging Program

Together with the Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District, Vancouver Island Academy offers customized English language and cultural programs to international students who wish to study in British Columbia, Canada.

The Bridging Program is specifically designed to boost language skills while preparing students for the Canadian public school system. Often international students have no chance to get ready for the challenges of living in a new community and going to a school that differs from their own. The Bridging Program has been customized to support young international students who are a long way from family and friends and need support to transition to new situations.

ELEMENTARY (Ages 8 to 12)

Students spend a typical elementary school day including recess, lunch and subjects in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, Music and Art. Many activities and field trips make learning fun and encourage students participate in their learning.

HIGH SCHOOL (Ages 13 to 18)

Students follow a high school timetable including subject areas in English, Science, Planning and Graduation. We focus on study skills, work habits and communication. Much of the learning is hands-on and project based promoting confidence through independent and group work.

Why VIA?

  • Partnered with Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District and Vancouver Island University
  • Experienced, qualified and friendly teachers
  • Offering a well-rounded educational experience
  • Safe and secure setting
  • Dedicated to student success
  • Four week or eight week courses with continuous intake
  • Access to all-season recreational activities

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