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The Growth of Summer Session

Interest in Summer Session has hit an all-time high, with a record number of more than 5000 single-day registrations on April 12.

With so many people wanting to take the courses, additional elementary classes have been added – including Art, Engineering, and Ultimate Frisbee, among others.

Families are encouraged to check the Summer Session webpage often, as even more classes are added to support demand.

Most students meet the criteria for a tuition-free class. There’s something for everyone, with options for elementary and secondary students including everything from academic enrichment to trying a new skill and having fun. There are dozens of choices.

Ces Martino is the District Principal leading Summer Session:

We’re seeing a huge response to the continued evolution of summer learning. Yes, we still offer the academic classes and those are important, but we’ve also been ramping up hands-on learning opportunities each year. More and more parents want their children to learn new skills, especially when they see how much they love it. Kids who have taken our classes are coming home in the summer excited to show their parents what they’ve learned – whether it’s sewing, learning how to cook or programming a robot.”

Read more in the Burnaby Now:

Record numbers flock to Burnaby summer school program – Burnaby Now – April 13, 2022

Documentary filmmaking class a first for Burnaby school district summer school – Burnaby Now – April 4, 2022


Posted April 2022