Fraser Valley Elementary School offers a unique opportunity to parents who wish to provide their children with a highly academic, non-denominational, internationally minded education, at an affordable independent school.
Fraser Valley Elementary School became an IB School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in 2017. IB schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, inquiry-based, international education. Fraser Valley Elementary School believes is important for our students to become reflective, global citizens.
We are situated in the heart of Langley, with easy access for students both locally and from further afield via Highway 1, or the Golden Ears Bridge. Our geothermal facility provides modern, bright and spacious classrooms, a library and computer room, and a full sized gymnasium.
Fraser Valley Elementary School began in 2007 with a single Kindergarten class. Since then we have grown to now offer Kindergarten to Grade 7.
Our unwavering commitment to individualized education because of our small class sizes and ongoing student assessments. Students enjoy a rich educational experience in a caring and nurturing environment. The inquiry-based curriculum embeds reading, writing and mathematics into the inquiry units as well as developing a solid foundation. The inquiry-based approach to education develops a higher degree of understanding and knowledge while exceeding grade level expectations. At FVES we believe that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and students are encouraged to develop a global perspective and concern for others around the world.
Our inquiry-based curriculum incorporates overarching themes that stimulate problem solving, creative thinking, collecting and analysing data, investigating ideas and reflecting on conclusions. Classes are delivered by highly qualified and experienced teachers, who ensure the progress of each child through individual and creative planning that encourages and assists their varying learning styles and abilities. Students are provided with learning opportunities to develop their talents and skills, excel in their academic studies and realize their goals.
French is taught from Kindergarten and emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of languages to further international communication. Students are taught greetings in a different language each morning.
Physical Education at FVES is an important part of each day. We promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle and believe that it assists our students to focus more effectively with their studies in the classroom. In addition to the two recess breaks, our students participate in various physical education every school day. Activities range from basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey and badminton, to dance, yoga and athletics.
The Arts enhance the curriculum providing a platform for creativity and individuality. Concerts, recitals, performances and assemblies regularly highlight the talents and artistic skills of our students.
FVES recognizes that every child is unique and encourages self-respect and self-confidence. We value not only success but also true effort. Our students are encouraged to be independent, caring, respectful and responsible citizens.
Overall our warm and vibrant learning community brings together all that is important to a successful and enjoyable elementary education. Please, take the time to come and see for yourself why FVES is a uniquely nurturing school …where every child matters.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate).
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org