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Placement

One of our prime goals at FJA is to prepare our students to be life long learners from a very young age. We believe that children have an innate love of learning and are rich in potential. Children feel valued if they are allowed to assume responsibility for their learning. At FJA we will nurture each child’s learning journey through play and inquiry based experiences. This forms a solid foundation upon which to build confident, curious, creative children.

Not only will students attending Fairchild Junior Academy have the opportunity to attend future Fairchild primary and secondary schools, they will be prepared to join the best local and international schools, should that be their choice.

Collaboration with Schools in Canada

Fairchild Canadian Academy (FCA) is the educational institute that operates Fairchild Junior Academy (FJA). In developing its current educational model, FJA school administrators have worked in close consultation with three world class Canadian schools (Pre-K to grade 12) in both British Columbia and Ontario. These include York House School est. 1932 in Vancouver, St. George’s School est. 1930 in Vancouver, and The Bishop Strachan School est. 1867 in Toronto. As FJA continues to grow, these close relationships will potentially enhance our students’ cross-cultural relationship with Canada. As well, for FJA families who may be considering these schools for the future, admissions personnel from the schools will be pleased to meet with interested parents and students. All three of these schools are ranked amongst the highest in the educational world in terms of quality, tradition, placement and culture.

In an effort to ensure we are always learning and growing as educators, we are working closely with the Faculty of Education and the Faulty of Land and Food Services at the University of British Columbia (UBC). UBC is consistently ranked one of the top 40 universities in the world and is considered a world class research institution. Our staff will communicate regularly with researchers in both faculties in an effort to constantly reflect on our practices and pedagogical approach.

York House is a leading all girls independent school located in Vancouver, BC and was founded in 1932. For many years, York House has had strong ties to Hong Kong and China. Graduates are accepted to the top universities in Canada and the United States. York House is a leader in Reggio Emilia inspired programs for early childhood students. The school is the only school in British Columbia to receive a perfect 10/10 in the annual Fraser Institute Annual Report Card in consecutive years and one of only 2 schools out of 258 to receive a 10/10 in 2014

St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school offering a day program to boys in Grade 1 to 12 and a boarding program to students in Grades 8 to 12. With a total enrolment of 1150, of which 120 are boarding students from 20 countries worldwide, St. George's has achieved national and international prominence in many academic, artistic, and athletic competitions. The school enjoys the reputation for being one of the pre-eminent boys’ schools in Canada. The school has approximately 6000 active alumni who span the globe, many of whom have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields, including Fairchild Canadian Academy’s Managing Director, Joseph Fung ’99. Graduates of the School attend many of the best universities worldwide.

Canada’s oldest independent girl’s school, founded in 1867, the same year as the birth of Canada. BSS is a day and boarding school in downtown Toronto. Their mission is to provide each student the opportunity to develop her unique voice, confidence and sense of purpose. BSS is a leader in Reggio Emilia inspired programs. BSS has long been considered the top private girls school in Ontario and one of the best in Canada, if not the best. Many notable Canadian artists, academics and politicians are graduates of BSS including Beatrice Worsley, the First female computer scientist in Canada and a graduate of MIT and Cambridge; Ann Southam, Canadian composer and philanthropist and a Member of the Order of Canada. Emily Murphy, famous Canadian women's rights activist: member of "The Famous Five" and the first female judge in the British Empire.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. Fairchild Junior Academy is pleased to be working closely with Professors and Deans from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.