We are proud to offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities to promote the growth of character and resiliency with all our students, such as the provision of cultural, creative, sporting and leadership activities that develop key qualities such as confidence, communication, leadership, mentoring, service, and vocational skills. We want our students to develop a love of learning, a desire to succeed and a respect and compassion for others – not just for now, but also throughout their lives. The encouragement to excel on multiple levels promotes independence, and a growth mindset in all our students that has enormous influence on their future success.
The Southpointe community is a pillar of strength and support for all, comprised of students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends, and the wellbeing of every member is a priority.
Southpointe Academy has chosen to frame the Junior School curriculum through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP develops critical, creative and reflective thinking, fosters the disposition of international mindedness and nurtures student agency, self-belief and self-discovery. At its core, the PYP curriculum, in accordance with the British Columbia Curriculum, enables students to understand themselves as learners - and as global citizens.
Ultimately it is our goal that students at Southpointe Academy learn to question their world and to have an opportunity to connect to others – and to empower them to be able to envision the impact they can have on not only their own futures but also on the communities they will serve.
We feel the PYP best supports students to nurture the attributes and skills to embark on this life-long journey.
The Senior School involves, instructs, and inspires our students in Grades 6 to 12 to learn, lead, and succeed.
The Advisory programme sets our students up for success by supporting both the delivery of the internationally recognized IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6 to 9, and the highly competitive Graduation Programme in Grades 10 to 12.
Post-secondary planning also plays an integral role in our Senior School Graduation programme along with, of course, the opportunity to extend and accelerate learning through an array of rich but rigorous course offerings. Students have over 70 courses to choose from in Grades 10 to 12 including 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The encouragement to excel on multiple levels promotes independence, and a growth mindset in all our students that has enormous influence on their future success.
– Gordon Cogan, Senior School Principal