Info for International Families
International Schools for Children with Learning Disabilities
Around 40 per cent of students currently enrolled in our schools are international students. Over the years, we have had students from around the world – including Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, the United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, Belize, Taipei, the Netherlands, Thailand and Turkey – attend our schools. International professionals in the field of special education have also visited EA from as far away as Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Japan and Australia. We work hard to make our international families feel welcome at school and in their new homes in Canada. This part of our website is intended to provide you with some helpful information about our campuses and moving to Canada.
Choosing a Campus
Our campuses are located throughout beautiful British Columbia and in Washington State. Read through our campus descriptions to determine the best city for you and your family.
Our Vancouver schools, located on the University of British Columbia campus, have a capacity of 100 full-time and 25 part-time students at EA Vancouver and 40 students at Magnussen. Vancouver is a bustling city located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains in the world. EA Vancouver and Magnussen give families the opportunity to explore all that the west coast has to offer – from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking.
Our White Rock campus has a capacity of 25 full-time students and 10 part-time students. The school is located in a suburb of Vancouver called White Rock. Also located on the water, White Rock is a friendly, family-oriented community about 45 minutes by car from Vancouver.
EA/ECIC Redmond is located in Redmond, Washington, about 30 minutes from Seattle. This school offers full-time, half-day and after school (part-time) programs. Our supportive community is comprised of up to 45 full-time, 20 half-day and 20 part-time students. Our school is adjacent to Marymoor Park, enabling students to take advantage of beautiful trails and green fields in which to play games.
ECIC Vancouver, with a maximum capacity of 18 students in the morning class and another 18 in the afternoon class, is in the North Tower of Oakridge Centre. ECIC is conveniently located on major bus and SkyTrain routes, and is just a short distance from downtown Vancouver. Our students can therefore access the outdoor activities that Vancouver affords, while also being close to shops and restaurants.
Several parents of international students at Eaton Arrowsmith have created a Guide to Vancouver with information and tips for students and families relocating to the city as well as a Guide to Shops and Restaurants in Vancouver. Please note that Eaton Arrowsmith does not endorse any service or business listed in this guide, and that this guide is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional, legal or financial advice.
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