The Independent Schools Association, BC is a family of 23 exceptional schools distinguished by their provision of outstanding educational experiences and opportunities



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  • 4th Annual Vancouver Area Independent School Fair, 2014

    October 22, 2014

    Please visit the link below for more details:VAIS and

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  • The Head's Tales: Making a Great First Impression

    August 29, 2014

    Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer holiday and that everyone is excited about what the 2014/15 school year will bring.  SMS is looking forward to what we call the new normal, which promises to draw from our traditions and core purpose, but also includes new programs and new act

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    August 11, 2014

    For parents new to navigating the options offered by independent schools, there are a number of things to keep in mind in your search for the right school for your daughter.   Kathy Charleson, the director of admissions at St. Margaret’s School, has this advice:  

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  • Oct 3 Fri

    Team Leadership Development Programme

    Various locations - see attached programme

    Team Leader Development Outline Programme and Application Form Please see the attached programme at the bottom of the page for the application form.

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  • Oct 8 Wed

    Newly Qualified Teachers

    To be confirmed

    2014-2015 Newly Qualified Teachers’ Provisional ProgrammeSession 1: Introduction to ISABC + the School Year: October 8th • An Introduction to the ISABC • Classroom Set Up and Organization                

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  • Nov 28 Fri

    Senior Boys' Basketball

    T1-WPGA / T2-Mulgrave

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Professional Development

The ISABC supports its member schools in their development of world-class educators by encouraging collaboration and networking opportunities, providing professional development, promoting best practice, and facilitating action research.  

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Employment Opportunities

ISABC schools welcome applications from well-qualified and talented educators who are passionate about education and will give exceptional commitment to its outstanding schools and programmes.  Prior experience of independent schools is not a pre-requisite to teaching or leading in an ISABC school. 

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