James Cameron is a very special school built on a solid foundation with a purpose to help students who struggle with reading, writing and spelling reach their true potential. Our students are intelligent, creative and capable,but; they come to us lacking the academic skills necessary to be successful in a general education class. Because their learning differences have been misunderstood, many students have heightened anxiety from school based trauma and arrive doubting their abilities to succeed in school. At JCS we work together to build student confidence, changing “I can’t…” into “I CAN!”
For more than 40 years, James Cameron School has taken great pride in delivering quality education to elementary children who have been diagnosed with learning differences, such as dyslexia. This is done by following the Ministry of Education curriculum, but taught with adaptations and accommodations to maximize student success. We recognize that all students are diverse in the ways in which and the rate at which they learn—emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
We are a small independent school, which allows our staff to know and to care for each individual student. We have a disciplined focus on expenditures, allowing us to offer lower tuition costs than any other private LD school in the Lower Mainland. Extra support for reading, spelling and writing is provided in daily one-to-one diagnostic-prescriptive Orton-Gillingham tutoring sessions, in which students’ individual language needs are addressed. In small classes, students’ unique learning styles are addressed in all areas of the curriculum. Students come to understand they have tremendous potential and can succeed through their efforts.
As parents and guardians, it is important to know you are not alone in your journey. We have dedicated family support to educate, nurture, and care for your children as they develop the tools they need to reach their potential. We are here to help you with Admission right through to Graduation and beyond.