Beaches Alternative school (BAS) was opened in 1976 and currently shares space with Kimberley School. While following provincial curriculum guidelines, BAS is a community-based school which places a strong emphasis on family involvement and experiential learning. The philosophy "It takes a village to raise a child" is lived in our school community and the network of BAS families is the village in which all our children grow, learn and thrive.
We strive to create an environment that fosters curiosity, connectedness, progressive skill building and critical thinking. We foster good citizenship through global education activities, multi-age activities and through cooperative rather than competitive approaches to learning. Our values of community building, justice, equity and respect for self, others and the world around us are as important as academic achievement. We value learning that matters - that connects hearts, minds, families and communities.