Burlington, ON | Grades JK - 8 | Shortlist
There is enough extra curricular for my children. I love how much is offered to the students from extra science to sewing , athletics and writing.
There are so many opportunities for the kids to participate in extracurricular. There are many sports teams and clubs. My son is not a sports minded child, however he found his way on the bowling team and absolutely loved it. He also joined cross country team. The school is definitely providing the right context in which to develop well-rounded kids.
Our grade 7 student has had numerous opportunities to be involved in extracurricular sports activities. We've been completely satisfied with the options available to us. Because we live about 20-30 minutes from the school and have four children spanning from JK-Grade 7, we probably wouldn't choose to participate in a high number of before or after school activities although we have chosen a few to take advantage of. Our children also benefit from music lessons that happen outside of the academic schedule but within the school day which we are very happy about!
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities and events. The school has SOTA where the kids learn to play a musical instrument of their choice. Children also get involved in other extracurricular activities and compete with other schools at games and events. The kids also get to go on trips into the community, this has helped my child associate the school with pleasurable experiences.
As with other schools there are the basic sports and clubs available - basketball, volleyball, tracks and field, etc. BCA competes with other local schools regularly in single games or tournaments. BCA also has extra clubs and activities including recess clubs like lego, prayer, floor hockey, soccer, etc. These clubs allow students from different grades to connect over a similar interest and build friendships. It also gives each student a place of belonging and an activity they can succeed in outside of typical academic subjects.
During our time at BCA, we have experienced Tinseltown (Christmas market), the school Christmas program, chapels, and assemblies. We have been blown away by the level of detail and attention that has gone into making these events an extra special time to spend together. We have not yet been a part of many extracurricular sports or teams, but have seen them practicing frequently. There seem to be many options, and the students seem to really enjoy them! We are planning on starting our son in the in-house music lessons offered at BCA when he is in SK. Since he is in school all day already, we love the option of him being able to have his lessons (likely, drum!) while at school, which leaves more time in the evenings and on the weekends for us to spend as a family.