Welcome to education with a new perspective.
At NSA we have evolved and innovated with the times. We have proactive teachers who bring out the best in our students, and we have the technology to offer the flexibility for our students to work online when required.
Think of the model as a University transition model – the ability to advocate for yourself and to own your education prepares you for life after graduation.
With the support of administrators, teachers, tutors, counsellors and student success facilitators, you develop the ability to:
At NSA the flexibility in education to support performance excellence has arrived.
The philosophy of our Academy is progressive education and performance excellence, for generations. A leader in BC’s progressive education landscape since 1995, NIDES is our BC Ministry of Education partner.
As an early adopter with an innovative approach to learning, NIDES has won International, National, and Provincial awards. In short, we are a progressive education leader. This means zero compromise on the quality of our education.
This brings the best of classroom teaching, customized scheduling, and state of the art learning technology together to offer a personalized education program without the exorbitant private school price tag. Instruction is led by BC certified teachers. Education is delivered face to face at our Harbourside location, and also remotely where required.
The flexibility of our Academy enables collaboration with activities, interests, employment, and even early graduation! Create your own future, at your own pace, for your own needs. This isn’t that same old one size fits all corral system – we encourage your individual drive, energy, and creativity. We are here for YOU!
Our standards of accountability are high, and we expect the same of our students and families. If you are either college, university, or trade school bound, and yearning for a great life, we focus on the self discipline of your habits to attain your goals.
We are small for a reason with practical class sizes and customizable academic scheduling. Sound different? We are. Welcome to a versatile education option providing an inspirational learning environment. Consider us your boutique school. We are big on education, and we are big on quality of student experience.
We encourage you to live your best life and we’re here to contribute to that greatness!
Athletic schedule in the morning? No problem, join us for school for the afternoon cohort. Sports training in the afternoon? Register for our morning cohort. Travelling away with your team? That’s awesome, join us remotely via our e-learning platform, you won’t miss out on anything! Besides, we are never closed, with our 24-hour online platform, school is always accessible.
Academic content is delivered in-person by our BC certified teachers Monday to Thursday, with Fridays dedicated to our Leadership Development Program. We will support you to pursue YOUR interests, goals, and volunteerism outside your normal academic routine. We offer you an exciting and engaging curriculum, every day of the week!
Our school year typically runs from September to June, honoring closures during statutory holidays, Winter, and Spring Break, and we also have additional opportunities for learning… tutoring, educational resources and academic advising & counselling.
In the event of a learning disruption, extra-curricular conflicts or weather challenges, our blended learning delivery model ensures no student falls behind. Every student has access to continued support through our online platform. The occasional snow day shutdown may have been an easy day off in the past, but now, no excuses!
The World needs positive difference makers. We love students who aspire to lead; and want to leave their mark on the World with an audacious goal or dream. To support those goals and dreams, we introduced Leadership Fridays.
It will not feel like a school day, but a day to pursue sport, volunteerism, art, employment interests, entrepreneurship, and hobbies. Get ready for guest speakers, field trips, and activities to help propel your passions!
Consider our Fridays as your personal development day – a day to pursue self-discovery and an action plan in place for your goals and dreams.
And it’s not just about what you can get…it’s also about opportunities to contribute. It takes a village to raise a child. We are fortunate to live in a wonderful part of the world. A healthy, vibrant, and engaged community is the cornerstone to the development of our youth. We are proud to call North Vancouver home, and our students are proud to give back to the community through volunteerism and causes that help the greater good. Our Academy commitment of 30 community volunteer hours per student, per year, rounds out our leadership development programming.