For non-native speakers of English or French, the ECB-CBS provides language support for all students in grades Kindergarten through 9 with intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) and FSL (French as a Second Language) programs. Students applying for grades 10, 11 and 12 at the ECB-CBS must demonstrate a functional level of academic English or French to complete the provincial graduation assessments in numeracy and literacy of the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s provincially prescribed curriculum. All non-native speakers of English or French are required to write a language proficiency test during the application process.

British Columbia’s Policy for Student Success

The policy has 5 key elements that will no doubt appeal to parents

  • Quality teaching and learning
  • Student-centred learning
  • Future orientation
  • High and measurable standards
  • Healthy and affective learning environments

In adopting British Columbia’s Policy for Student Success, the ECB-CBS provides students with a personalized approach to learning. We believe that students that are given the chance to pursue their individual interests and passions are much more likely to succeed as educated citizens in a competitive global economy.