Fraser Academy

Fraser Academy

2294 10th Ave West
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
V6K 2H8

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By the Numbers



Grades Taught


Tuition 2014







Mission / Vision - In Their Words

Vision: Changing Destiny by Changing Minds.

Mission: We celebrate the unique strengths of individuals with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, empowering students with choice and opportunity.

Values: We believe in the value of Personalized Learning embodied through RAISE:

Resilience: Having the courage to persevere

Acceptance: Demonstrating respect, empathy and openness in our community

Innovation: In teaching and learning

Self-Reliance: Utilizing personal strengths and resources to become independent

Excellence: In delivery and standards

What We Found

Targeted Students: Students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia.

Dyslexia Accommodation: During the day each student has a one on one period with a certified Orton Gillingham (OG) instructor. Also, the school employs multi-sensory teaching throughout its curriculum.

Teacher Training: The website claims 'specialist teachers in all subjects' though it's not clear what this means. The school provides an OG training course for their tutors and teachers allowing for training in research based, multi-sensory teaching techniques.

Student Teacher Ratio: 3:1. But students work in small classes of 7-10 students, with one teacher for the academic day.

Assistive Technology:  The school makes extensive use of technology, including having all students in grades 7-12 on iPads and keyboards, and all students in grades 1-6 work working daily at iPad, Mac and PC workstations

Financial Support: The website refers to 'bursary assistance' from which 10-15% of the families receive aid. A third party reviews applications using 'needs based analysis' and can award to 50% of tuition.  There is an ironically cruel $50 fee just to apply for financial help.

DRW Scorecard

Fraser Academy's
2014-15 Scorecard

Target Students / Mission: 4/4

Dyslexia Accommodation: 4/4

Teacher Training: 4/4+

Student Teacher Ratio: 4/4

Assistive Technology: 4/4

Financial Support: 3/4

Based on information available at the school's website we have scored the school in six areas of importance to prospective parents and students.

Important Notes

1) Given the limitations of information found on the school website, the scores may not accurately represent the school. Contact the school directly for more information. School administrators or informed parents and students are welcome to contact us with additional information and we will update the scorecard accordingly.

2) Scoring is based on specific dyslexic student needs, not on an absolute scale of school quality.

Scoring Grid

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