Our Story

Where We Are Today

Birch Hills Academy is an innovative, independent, non-profit day school offering a high quality education that blends both standardized and individualized teaching to meet the unique needs of each student. Our years of experience teaching children, especially young children, have taught us that some average and above average intelligence students simply need a little more one-on-one attention and that every child has unique needs intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.

Birch Hills Academy offers:

  • Elementary school (Grades Primary to 6)
  • Middle school (Grade 7-9)
  • Extended Studies Program and Assessment Tools
  • Preschool Programs are offer in partnership with Creative Kids Education Centre

The following brief history recognizes the role that Creative Kids Education Centre has played in the shaping of the Birch Hills Academy.

1988 - established the first licensed part-day preschool program in Hammonds Plains

1998 - licensed Creative Kids Clubhouse to provide school-age and day camp programs and added full day preschool programs

2000 - opened independent day school

2001 - elementary school and before & after school programs formally registered as Creative Kids Education Centre

2001 - commissioned the construction of the current facility at 109 White Hills Run which opened in October, 2001

2010 - introduced a parent-led School Advisory Board, expanded the fine arts programs to include MusIQ and introduced the name Birch Hills Academy as the umbrella name for the private day school

2013 - opened Birch Hills Academy's Middle School program in the newly purchased building adjacent to Creative Kids Education Centre expanding the campus to 4.5 acres

2013 - welcomed the first cohort to the middle school program

2016 - established the non-profit entity, Birch Hills Learning Institute, under which Birch Hills Academy now operates.

Creative Kids continues to offer Learn-and-Play programs for children ages 2 to 12 for parents who want their children to be stimulated and engaged socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually through Before-and-After school programs, Summer Camps, and Preprimary programs.