About Central Arts School

Ecole Central Vision/Mission Statement:

It is the vision/mission of ´Ecole Central School to offer a French Immersion academic program of the highest quality, in an inclusive and caring environment. We will strive toward building a strong educational community which integrates the Fine Arts, enhances the development of self awareness, engages all learners and fosters a love for learning and respect for self and others.

C’est la vision/mission de l’École Central d’offrir un programme académique d’immersion de la plus haute qualité, dans un environnement inclusif et bienveillant. On s’efforce à développer une communauté éducative forte qui intégrera les Beaux-Arts, renforcera le développement de la conscience de soi, engagera tous les apprenants, favorisera un désir d’apprendre et encouragera le respect de soi et des autres.

Central School Context:

–    Single Track French Immersion Elementary School (District Program)

   Fine Arts Focus

   Located in downtown core of Fort St. John

   Breakfast & lunch programs to support our students in their learning

   290 students

   Diverse population which includes 34 Aboriginal Students (17 Primary, 17 Intermediate)

   Staff includes

2 Admin Staff (Principal & Vice-Principal)

13   Enrolling Teachers

0.9 Fine Arts prep teachers

0.5 Librarian

0.9 Learning Support & Reading Support French teacher for the French program

4 Educational Assistants / Lunch Period Monitors


1 Secretary

2 Custodians

1 Part time School Counselor

Ecole Central School Goals:

Human and Social Goal:

To continue to build and nurture a sense of community across the school, “Together we are better”. This will help our students to consistently make good decisions in difficult moments.

Intellectual Goal:

Numeracy: To develop a common formative &/or summative assessment that can be used school wide at the appropriate level of the learner.

Literacy: To maintain quality practices in Reading instruction that staff currently use as well as to improve and increase fluency and quality of written output.

Career/Skill Development Goal:

We want our students to collaboratively make, share, create, explore and develop their problem solving skills through Arts integration and Design Thinking opportunities.


We have a strong and active Parent Advisory Committee, who are wonderful advocates for all our students and very supportive of our staff. We enjoy a very supportive parent community.

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