Welcome to our International Student Programme

ISP COVID Update:

WRCA is proud to continue to offer a linear learning experience providing students with 6 different subjects per day.
Our focus is on a safe learning environment that establishes consistency, continuity and stability for our WRCA community.

Please click here for more information on the WRCA restart plan.


We are excited to share with you what we offer and the possibility of a wonderful life changing experience in Vancouver, Canada.

White Rock Christian Academy offers a fully integrated International Baccalaureate Programme, the first fully authorized IB Christian school in North America.
The IB Programme promotes international understanding while developing a student’s intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills. Our school’s innovative educational curriculum also provides a unique student experience based on the foundation of four core programs: academics, athletics, arts and service.

At the administrative level, our leadership team includes the Head of School and two Academic Principals, the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Together, they help manage growth and maintain a quality holistic education for our students. We also offer progressive teacher training and development.

Why come to WRCA:


• IB (International Baccalaureate) is acknowledge by the world’s top universities.
• There are only 2 classes per grade and class sizes are limited.
• Students are fully integrated into our regular class sizes.
• Teachers know students personally and take an interest in each student.
• Small group ELL is included in school hours.
• Field trips and over-night camps give students the opportunity to explore Canada.
• Homestay can be arranged for students in grade 8 – 12.


ACADEMICS

International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)
White Rock Christian Academy offers a fully integrated International Baccalaureate Programme and is the first fully authorized IB Christian school in North America. The IB Programme promotes international understanding while developing a student’s intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills.

We believe The International Baccalaureate® (IB) program gives our students the best advantage in preparing them for the future. The integrated learning and structured approach provides students with a competitive advantage in that they are better prepared, more confident and have superior time management, organizational and research skills.

IB Learner Profile
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. Each of the IB’s programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. As IB learners at WRCA our students will strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Courageous, Principled, Open Minded, Caring, Balanced, Reflective.

The IB Full Continuum Programme includes:
• Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students from Kindergarten to Grade 5;
• The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students from Grades 6 to 10;
• The Diploma Programme (DP) for students in Grades 11 and 12.
This programme has been designed as a two-year venture that blends the grades together.
For further information on our ISP DP Programme, click here.


ARTS
In the arts program, our students glorify and worship God through creative and innovative expressions in visual art, drama, music ensembles, and musical theatre.
At the junior level, students are given opportunities to explore music through choral and instrumental instruction, local concerts, music festivals, and music theatre presentations. Senior students continue with vocal and instrumental training, participating in concert bands, jazz bands, vocal jazz, worship ensembles, and concert choirs. In IB Higher Level Music classes, students perform as soloists, write arrangements, or learn music sequencing and composition.
Numerous performance opportunities are given each year locally and internationally for senior students.
Our visual arts program inspires creativity and provides the space for exploration and growth with different medium.


ATHLETICS

Our athletic program is designed to introduce a core sport. Through discipline and adversity,
students learn how to challenge themselves while overcoming obstacles, further contributing
to their personal growth and development. Students, their parents and the surrounding
communities have fully embraced the WRCA Warriors and our athletics program,
continuing to show their support and commitment through their attendance, donations and volunteer activities.

Core Sports:
• Cross-Country
• Soccer
• Basketball
• Volleyball
• Track & Field
• Golf


MISSION AND SERVICE LEARNING (MSL)
In alignment with providing holistic education from a Biblical Christian worldview, students will develop a Biblical theology of missions and service in order to become more active and reflective participants in God’s redemptive work. MSL experiences will promote a greater understanding of one’s place in the world and the gifts that God has given to serve others. These experiences will be consistent with our Acts 1:8 MSL Framework, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” In addition, MSL trips are to be comprised of intercultural learning, devotional reflection, community building, partnering with organizations to develop projects and initiatives, and stretching or purposeful discomfort in a different local to global context.

Cultural Experience

Each grade gets to participate in many different cultural experiences by going on field trips such as: water parks; A-Rocha (conservation); Pumpkin patch farm; Terry fox run & over-night grade camps.
ISP Socials
Each year we host events to help create community among our ISP families.
For example: Christmas party; mother’s day celebration; Canucks Ice Hockey game.


APPLICATION PROCESS
If you have the potential to demonstrate the following characteristics, we encourage you to apply.
• Committed to excellence in all areas of school life
• Willing to learn a new culture and get involved in school life
• Willing to speak English at school
• Agree to adhere to the WRCA Standard of conduct (available in application form)


 

ISP Application Form Request

For more information, to ask any questions or for the application form please contact us at: ISP@wrca.ca


 

Homestay Information

For more information about our homestay programme, please contact us at: ISP@wrca.ca

WRCA Homestay Guidelines & Rules


 

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