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Alexander Academy is a co-educational day school for students in grades 8 – 12.  With a focus on academics, the Academy delivers the BC Curriculum in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment.

Established in 2013 under the British Columbia Ministry of Education, Alexander Academy is an independent private high school located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Start dates
Depends on the program, please contact our University Pathway department.
Application Deadline
Rolling Admission
Language Requirement
BLI Level 8
If you need accommodation during the time you are taking your program please contact our housing department.
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In March, 2018 Alexander Academy received official notification of their authorization as an IB World School for the Diploma Programme. The Diploma Programme is designed to equip students with the academic skills needed for university study, further education and their chosen profession. The programme also has a goal of developing people who can make a difference in the world.

Alexander Academy is committed to internationalism and fostering a sense of global citizenship as well as creating a safe and rich learning environment for all students. Alexander Academy embraces technology as a fundamental tool for enhancing learning in the 21st century. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that inspire students to follow independent paths to success. Our teachers are committed to ensuring that each student has the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, enabling them to reach their personal level of academic excellence.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The IB Diploma is possibly the most distinguished academic credential a high school student can earn. IB courses provide students with the solid, well-rounded education they will need to succeed in our highly competitive global society. Those who complete the Diploma Programme may enjoy a competitive edge in admission to any college or university in the world. IB graduates report that taking IB classes helped them immensely. Students learn how to prioritize, focus, write and think. IB graduates feel well-prepared to tackle almost any assignment that comes their way while pursuing post-secondary education. In addition, students who receive good scores in their IB courses, often receive advanced placement and university credit.


For students interested in a career in promotion and sales, marketing is the stream to pursue. The graduate of Business – Marketing will possess the presentation skills necessary to promote and sell products or services. Graduates will gain knowledge of the new technology being utilized in marketing and will learn the intricacies of marketing research. Graduates will be prepared to work in retail sales. This program will appeal to students who are outgoing and self-confident with a strong interest in business and sales. To succeed students must be self-motivated and able to interact well with others.

Program Highlights:

· Field work includes marketing research projects in the community allowing for hands-on experiential learning and networking opportunities with possible future employers.

· Become proficient in current software programs used for social media.

· Curriculum is consistently updated to keep up with current trends and techniques in the dynamic and ever-changing field of marketing.

· Marketing Design Technologies teaches students how to build organizational websites.

· Program and Event planning course provides students with the opportunity to learn various aspects of staging and marketing events, by developing and launching a promotional event.

· Students will gain an understanding via simulation labs and business applications in banking, merchandising, consumer finance, and payroll.

Admission Requirements

· High School diploma

· BLI Level 9

· Minimum age 18 years old


To support our diverse community, Alexander Academy provides a comprehensive English Language Development program (ELDP). The ELD program allows our international students to advance their English language skills within our preparatory program offerings. Our inclusive and comprehensive language development programs support the acquisition of English for students whose first language is not English.

Instructional support for English Language Development is provided for English language learners to increase their English language competency, providing them with the skills required to integrate successfully into the standard academic English program required for BC high school graduation, and preparing them for entrance to universities and colleges. This individualized support is offered through supplementary courses and/or small group tutoring. Support is also provided within the regular classroom setting through differentiated instructional methods. The ELD program is designed to support both social adaptation and academic success.


At Alexander Academy our students are at the center of the learning process, and become members of our extended educational community through a unique Concurrent Studies Program (CSP). Senior students with superior academic standing may expand their educational portfolio by enrolling at Alexander College as a concurrent studies student, allowing them to complete university transfer courses while still attending the Academy. Our concurrent studies agreement provides eligible students of the Academy with a tuition fee waiver at Alexander College.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program you must:

  •  Have a High School diploma or at least one year of postsecondary education
  •  Have successfully completed BLI Level 8
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate (Translated to english and notarized)
  • Hight school diploma & transcript (Translated to english and notarized)
  • Study permit
  • Medical insurance
  • Proof of language level (BLI level or official exam)
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