At Brainbridge Bilingual Education and Fine Arts Centre, we believe children can achieve optimal learning and growth in an environment which is caring, supportive, fun and challenging. We value each child in their journey of emotional, physical and cognitive development and recognize the uniqueness of each child and nurture their talents and abilities.
My child attended both years of preschool with Brainbridge. The teachers are caring, patient, wise and full of compassion. They are also extremely hard working. Their collective motivation is to give these children a good solid foundation to start their life. My daughter has learned respect, courtesy, manners, sharing and caring as well as reading, math and a second language. I highly recommend this school as an academic and fine arts school for children.
– Elea, Parent
We acknowledge the importance of cultural diversity, and strive to provide bilingual (English & Chinese) educational experience that brings together the best of both traditional and western educational practices.
We will continue to deliver a strong learning program that strikes a balance between academic growth, health and body development, and inspires children’s imagination.
Our English and Chinese program provides a unique opportunity for children to build on their first language (English or Chinese) while learning the second. When both languages are valued by the child, family and community, self-esteem is raised because bilingualism is viewed as an asset for their social communication, future studies and careers.
Our academic enrichment program is specially designed to providing children with positive pre-school experiences in preparing them for formal schooling. Advanced curriculum will focus on building a solid foundation for language arts and math skills which will be re- enforced in their later school years.
Building Positive Habits
We believe that each child is a unique individual and will develop at his/her own pace. According to their characters, interests and strengths, our teachers use various teaching methods to help children in building a positive character and good learning habits.
Safe & Encouraging Environment
The school facility always maintains a high standard, safe and supportive environment where children feel warm and secure with a sense of accomplishment. Our spacious learning environment allows children to explore and discover through different stimulating learning centres with educational materials around them.
While we value the achievement of academic proficiency, preschool daily routines include health promoting activities for children’s physical development. Movement games and free-play time for group or individuals are planned both indoors and outdoors. We aim to provide opportunities for children to develop socially by participating in cooperative play and team work.
We encourage children to keep up and take pride in their heritage history. We respect the diversity of culture in the society. With many thematic lessons and holiday celebrations throughout the school years, children learn about different customs and cultures of places in the Global Village.
Brainbridge teachers bring to the classroom numerous years of training, teaching experience and diverse skills, interests and abilities. All our teachers are here to provide the best educational experience possible for your child.
Preschool Program Teachers
- Licensed early childhood educators
- Updated Immunization records
- Updated First Aid Certificate & Criminal Record Check
- All regularly attend ongoing workshops and courses related to working with young children
After School Program Teachers
- University graduated
- ESL certificate
- Teaching / tutoring school aged students (K - Gr.12)
- Curriculum planner & designer (level 1 to 12)
Brainbridge is located in a quiet neighbourhood at Fraserview area in South Vancouver. We are directly across from Bobolink Park and David Oppenheimer Elementary School. Two other elementary schools and other amenities such as libraries, community centres and shopping are within a short walk or drive from our school.
Our facilities encompass over 5000 square feet of learning and activity space. Two large main classrooms provide ample areas for class or small group learning. A large flex room is used for big group activities such as birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and other special events.
We are also close to major bus routes (#29, #20 & #100) and there is ample parking in front of our school and the park.
Join Our Programs
Looking to give your child a head start in academics? Want to stimulate their creative skills and expose them to multiple languages at an early age? Brainbridge offers excellent programs to help you achieve this.