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Why Columbia Academy?

Columbia Academy guides you towards self-discipline, dedication, and appreciation for life on your path to your dream university.

  • 100% of graduates have been accepted by universities, and 90% of graduates accepted by the world’s top 50 universities such as UC Berkeley, University College London, UCLA, University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia.
  • Personalized university planning to guide and support students in reaching their dream university.
  • Columbia Academy is a candidate school for the IB MYP. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
  • AP Program: We are a certified AP school and AP test center.
  • BC-certified teachers provide an enriching experience for both local and international students.
  • Small class sizes allow students to receive more personalized attention from teachers.
  • Multicultural environment: like Vancouver, our school is diverse and we have students from Canada and over 10 other countries.
  • Scholarships: Over 50 school scholarships have been given to students in recognition of their outstanding commitment to academic work and volunteering.
  • Volunteering opportunities: We offer connections to volunteering opportunities in local charities.
  • Math Competitions: students who are passionate about Mathematics can participate in national and international competitions with teacher support and guidance.
  • Club Activities: Music, Dance,  Art,  Basketball, Meditation, Yoga,  Cooking, Debate, School Newsletter, Math Competition, Computer Coding, Mental Health, and more.
  • Fun school events all year round: a summer cruise, Whistler trip, Christmas party, talent show, International Cultural Day, Halloween party, fundraising projects for local charities, and more.
  • Happiness course: We offer a unique Happiness course, adapted from the Harvard University curriculum, designed to help students achieve a happier life.
  • After-school tutoring is offered at no extra cost to provide students with extra support