A New Approach to Learning

What makes By Design Learning Centre very different from other schools is our focus on learning. We aim to put the learner at the centre of what we do.

By Design Learning Centre

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Our VISION is an expression of what our community would like to see as the result of our staff and wider community efforts.

We are building… a transformational learning community that develops the varied and unique capacities of each child, equipping them for creative contributions both now and in the future.

Our MISSION is an expression of how our community will achieve the vision stated above.

By fostering… the intentional development of spiritual, social and emotional dispositions and skills that build community.

By providing… our students with an exceptionally solid foundation in the fundamental capacities of reading, writing and arithmetic.

By designing… programs that will provide our students with creative opportunities to apply their learnings in new and diverse ways, through projects and experiences that value both a depth of content knowledge and a focus on skill development.

By Design Learning Centre - Community, Capacity, Creativity

Helping students learn

Meet Some of Our Staff

RICK

SCHENK

Grade 7/8 Teacher, Principal

Rick Schenk - Principal

AVERY

BAUMAN

Grade 3/4 Teacher

Avery Bauman

MARC

MAILHOT

Grade 5-8 Teacher

Marc Mailhot

GWEN

KAMPEN

French Teacher, Office

Gwen Kampen

What the Community is Saying!

5.0
Based on 8 Reviews
Terra Oragunye
Terra Oragunye
November 13, 2023

We are so glad we found this school!

This school is absolutely amazing; We feel so safe sending our kids here, knowing that they are getting the best education possible. Their marks are fantastic, because they are being taught the way they need to learn, with small class sizes, and appropriate learning materials. We cant say enough good things about this school. We are so glad we found it!

Peter S
Peter S
June 26, 2023

Graduate Parent

We have two children (13 and 10 years old) at By Design Learning Centre. They have attended since the beginning/start-up of this school, and my 13-year-old son just graduated this year in 2023!

The school has been a blessing to our family. It offers a Christ-centered education coupled with a strong athletic component.

One hour of gym daily makes a positive difference in our children's lives. My children have advanced so much in their athletic abilities, from callisthenics to basketball, soccer, dodgeball, etc. They do heavy-duty drills of all kinds. My 10-year-old girl did not like gym at her old school. She loves gym class at By-Design! Letting children play vigorously for one hour a day also improves their school grades. Having professional facilities at the Athlete Institute also increases their confidence, knowing that budding professional athletes train there and they can see them in training.

The teachers practise gentle discipline, accountability, and repercussions for disrespectful behaviour while allowing freedom of expression and opinions. It's the perfect combination and what our kids need.

The small class sizes allow the teachers to give attention to ALL the children. The social bonds the children develop with each other are amazing, and there is no bullying at this school.

My 13-year-old boy is a high-energy kid who used to get into trouble at his last school for his contrary behaviour. His teacher, Rick Schenk, handled his uniqueness while letting him be who he was and appreciating his personality. My son's grades have even come up considerably since attending By-Design. I can tell you that his eighth-grade lessons were not easy ones either.

If you are looking for a school where you can feel good about what is being taught and what is not being taught, if you know what I mean, then this is the school for you. Think the opposite of public education these days; this is what you will get for your children. It's an investment in who they will become. If you can afford a private education, make this your choice.

Denise Wilson
Denise Wilson
March 9, 2023

A School Well-Named

I have been so impressed with By Design Learning Centre. Our son has special needs, and despite his unique abilities and challenges, he was welcomed into the school where his educational and social needs are being met in a caring and loving environment. By Design is such a fitting name for the school; they have exceeded my expectations.

Kimberley Milousis
Kimberley Milousis
March 7, 2023

Warm Welcome

There are some things you just need community for. Last week, we decided that school was one of them.
We've homeschooled our son for his entire life (he is 11). But, with his siblings so much older than him, he is, in many ways, an only child. That can make him a lonely child, despite our best efforts.
So, today, was his first day at By Design Learning Centre.
I don't think I would have even considered "school" for him if BDLC wasn't available. But their focus on offering excellence in education while creating space for individual abilities and interests is a perfect fit for him. He's already ordering parts for his first "passion project" at school.
It's not easy letting go, especially since I am still very willing and able to homeschool him. But the incredible crew at BDLC made the process so easy for us. Everyone, even other parents and kids, welcomed Jonathan today with open hearts and genuine kindness. And the big smile you see on his face was still there when he got home.
I'm grateful for having access to such an incredible community.

Amy Tubia
Amy Tubia
February 25, 2023

Our children absolutely love attending BDLC! They come home with wonderful stories about their days, have made great friendships with their classmates, love their teachers and always feel supported and cared for. My husband and I also love dropping our kids off knowing that we are leaving them in capable hands, and leaving them with like minded people. We are so thankful for a Christian School that is Bible believing and promotes people over policies. Our kids are blossoming academically and socially. Thank you, BDLC!

Savita G.
Savita G.
December 22, 2022

A Unique and Much-Needed Institute.

By Design Learning Centre (BDLC) gives our kids the individual attention and support that children need in their formative years. It's true that it takes a village to raise a child; the staff partners with us to ensure holistic growth. Each of our children receive the help they need on areas of opportunities and is encouraged to excel in areas where they are strong. We like that kids are given the opportunity to learn beyond basic academics (example- project based learning, exposure to coding, farming etc.) We strongly appreciate and support BDLC's values which assures us that our children are safe. Finally, at BDLC, Christ is the centre of all things, which is invaluable in the upbringing of our children, in the times that we live in. By Design Learning Centre has been and continues to be a blessing to our family.

Current Parent
Current Parent
August 2, 2022

We love the environment

We love the environment and the learning experiences our children are receiving.

Current Parent
Current Parent
August 1, 2022

We are so blessed!

We are so blessed to be a part of this community and appreciate everyone who is a part of making this run on a daily basis.

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The students enjoyed learning about Indigenous art and creating their own masterpieces.🎨

The students enjoyed learning about Indigenous art and creating their own masterpieces.🎨

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Our school trip to Green Acres Day Camp was a great success. We learned so much about making maple syrup but tasting the samples was the highlight of our trip!🍁 https://t.co/q6zSFryspD