EA offers full-time remediation in six cognitive functions each year, in addition to math and English instruction. EA’s academic program is designed to compliment the cognitive program and strengthen connections between previously learned skills and concepts, while building the capacity for future lifelong learning.
Students also participate in daily physical activities and mindfulness training, which teaches students to reflect on their emotions and be engaged and “in the moment”.
Students are able to derive the very best from their cognitive and academic programs when they are also involved in activities that help them develop socially and give them the ability to use their new learning capacities. As a result, EA provides experiences such as field trips and other special interest activities on a regular basis.
Students do not take the full British Columbia or Washington curricula and typically remain at EA for three to four years. After completing individualized programs of cognitive exercises, students then transition back to full academic programs at other schools. Students re-entering public and private schools before the beginning of grade 10 in BC, or grade 9 in Washington, do not need to repeat any grades. Students who attend EA Vancouver during the 10, 11 and 12th grades can choose to take distance education classes while at EA, or take the GED or Adult Dogwood. For more details about the full-time EA Program, please visit our FAQ page.
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At Eaton Arrowsmith, we also incorporate social and emotional learning, extracurricular activities and community service into each student’s core program.
Eaton Arrowsmith is pleased to offer MindUP, which was created to help children understand how their thoughts and feelings affect their actions. Through a series of simple lessons, students learn strategies to calm their minds, focus their attention and become more aware of themselves, others and their environment. MindUp was developed on the principle that a child’s overall wellbeing is tied to his or her ability to learn in a classroom environment.
Founded by Goldie Hawn, in collaboration with neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and educators, the program seeks to foster mindful, focused awareness; to increase positive human qualities, such as empathy, perspective, helpfulness and kindness; to increase optimism and well-being; and to foster a cohesive, caring classroom environment.
- Extracurricular Activities
Students have the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities throughout the year. From baking, fashion, knitting, dance and theatre arts to cross country running, yoga, outdoor games and a student newspaper, there is something for everyone. Students can demonstrate their abilities or learn new skills. EA also holds craft nights, talent shows, concerts and athletic events throughout the year.
We are a community of educators, parents and students, and we like to give back to other communities both locally and globally. Some of our annual commitments include the Terry Fox Run, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation: HSBC ChildRun, Jeans Day (for BC Children’s Hospital), Presents of Peace, the Vancouver Sun Run, and the Workout to Conquer Cancer.
We also encourage our students to initiate and lead fundraising efforts. Students have participated in the MS Read-a-thon, the MD Read-a-thon, BC Heart and Stroke Foundations’ Jump Rope for Heart, Fundraising for Victims of the Tsunami, Fundraising for Children in Cambodia, India Well Project, and the Myanmar Relief Fund from Cyclone Nargis.