1. What are your class sizes?
We aim to limit our class sizes and currently the average enrolled class size is 15 students.
From Kindergarten and above each class as class has one dedicated expatriate teacher.
2. Where do your expatriate teachers come from?
Our expatriate teachers come from North America (Canada and the US) with other teachers from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. All of our expatriate teachers are licensed and qualified to teach in schools from their home countries.
3. How do you select my child’s teacher?
Our faculty works together with the principal to create balanced classrooms. Students are placed into groups based on their learning personalities, gender balance, class diversity and former teacher recommendations. Class composition may be adjusted during the first week of the school year in order to create the best learning environment for all children.
4. What amount of homework should my children expect?
As a general rule of thumb students can expect 10 minutes of homework for each grade.
Grade 1: 10 minutes
Grade 2: 20 minutes
Grade 3: 30 minutes
5. What school supplies do we need to bring?
The school tuition fees cover all material and stationery required throughout the school year. Students are asked to provide their own water bottle and school bag.
6. What is BCA’s English as an Additional Language policy?
BCA offers a Sheltered Immersion Program for all Non-English Speaking students. Additional English language support will be offered to students based on assessment and may include specifically designed English class during regular class time or as an Extra-curricular activity.
7. What is the curriculum?
BCA offers a Canadian Standard’s Based Curriculum combined with Chinese National Standards Based Curriculum for its Elementary Grades. The Canadian curriculum has been chosen for its high academic standards and international recognition.
8. How will my child be graded?
Students are assessed according to the Prescribed Learning Outcomes set forth for each subject area. Students’ learning progress is measured according to those benchmarks based on course work during the term. Report cards for students will be completed and sent home at the end of each term.