Why Teach at Eaton Arrowsmith School?

Eaton Arrowsmith School Vancouver (EAS) is part of a larger set of private schools and learning centers in British Columbia, Canada, and in Washington State that offer the Arrowsmith Program. The Arrowsmith Program, used in 100 schools around the world, is based in neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to essentially rewire itself with training.

Supported by 40 years of experience, the Arrowsmith Program links neuroplasticity and education by demonstrating that it is possible for individuals to strengthen the weak brain functions underlying their learning difficulties through an individualized program of specific cognitive exercises. This transforms our students’ lives by bringing them greater independence and increased cognitive, social, and academic abilities. With all of this comes greater school, career, and relationship options and successes than they ever previously believed were possible.

EAS Vancouver has students from grade 1 to grade 12, and our students stay with us for three years on average to achieve the necessary amount of cognitive change. After completing their Arrowsmith Program, students transition back into the educational system or school of their choosing.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: To provide compassionate learning communities built on integrity, trust and growth that empower positive change.

Vision: Empowering positive change

Core Values: Compassion, Integrity, Trust, Personal Growth, Empowerment, Positive Change, Sense of Humour, Gratitude, Respect

Draw for Employees

Eaton Arrowsmith School is a cutting edge school that use best practices found in neuroplasticity and social-emotional learning to offer life-changing programs for our students.

Why you’ll love it here

Eaton Arrowsmith offers:

  • competitive compensation packages;
  • the chance to make a significant and lasting positive change in the lives of children with learning and attentional disabilities;
  • the opportunity to be part of a team revolutionizing special education in the province of British Columbia;
  • on-going professional development in neuroplasticity and special education, Nonviolent Communication, MindUp, and other areas of individual professional passion.

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Community & School Culture

School & Workplace Culture

Eaton Arrowsmith works collaboratively to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our students through Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness practices, and the importance of strong community relationships, which foster a safe school environment. We strongly believe that every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence.

Our goal is to create a community where each child feels safe, accepted and respected, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. Eaton Arrowsmith staff members have received ERASE (Expect Respect & a Safe Education) training and implement and support the use of this important program in our schools.

Our Unique Programs

At Eaton Arrowsmith, students complete a series of cognitive exercises to help them strengthen their brains and address the weaknesses that cause their learning difficulties. Our schools operate on the principle of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to strengthen over time with targeted training. This sets us apart from other schools for students with learning difficulties. We don’t teach children, teens and adults to work around their weaknesses. Instead, we help them address them.

Over a 35-year history, Arrowsmith graduates have returned to public and private schools and the workforce with an increased ability to learn. Our students go on to complete university degrees, find employment in their chosen fields and pursue their dreams.

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

Eaton Arrowsmith School Vancouver is located on the UBC campus which is a vibrant community offering access to all kinds of athletic amenities, public spaces, and proximity to the ocean, museums, and ample public transportation.

Downtown Vancouver is only a few minutes away from where you can enjoy world-class restaurants, live theatre, NHL hockey, CFL football and concerts. We’re also close to the local mountains for mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Salary and Benefits

Eaton Arrowsmith offers a competitive compensation package.

Application Process

Teaching candidates must possess a BC teaching certificate.

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