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About Eaton Arrowsmith

Eaton Arrowsmith has full-time, part-time, half-day and summer programs for children in kindergarten to grade 12.

Typical EA students are of average or above average intelligence, and have a combination of mild, moderate or severe academic or social learning difficulties and/or executive functioning weaknesses that make mainstream curriculums somewhat challenging to very difficult.

To help meet the unique needs of each child, we offer individualized learning plans and program options.

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.

Mindfulness and aerobic activity start each day at the school. As well, 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.

Eaton Arrowsmith schools in Vancouver and White Rock are classified as Group 3 Independent Schools under the BC Ministry of Education, which means international students (from outside Canada) are eligible to apply for study permits if they are attending one of these institutions. If you are the parent of an international student and want to find out more about each of our campuses, please click here.

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Eaton Arrowsmith schools in Vancouver and White Rock are classified as Group 3 Independent Schools under the BC Ministry of Education, which means international students (from outside Canada) are eligible to apply for study permits if they are attending one of these institutions. Eaton Arrowsmith school in Redmond, WA is a now classified as a Non-Public Agency, enabling public school districts in Washington State to contract us to provide education and related services for students whose special education needs cannot be met by their district. If you are the parent of an international student and want to find out more about each of our campuses, please click here.

The Arrowsmith Program itself is truly breaking new ground for students with learning differences. We saw changes in our daughters that I do not believe we would have seen had we kept them in the schools they were in. These changes continue to this day.
Jean, EA parent
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August 2, 2019

Download the article here.   One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Emily, twelve years old, looks at me, and then her parents, Richard and Karey. Her green eyes wide open, dark hair over her shoulders, she…  Read More »

July 24, 2019

Download the article here.   By: Howard Eaton, Ed.M., Director, Eaton Arrowsmith Schools I sit in my home office this early July morning, listening to the sprinkler outside provide water to the vegetable garden. My computer is on, with the screen reflecting a blank Word document. I want to share…  Read More »