If you are interested in this program, please complete the Student Information Form.  The Academy Office will contact you to complete the registration process.

West Vancouver Schools’ Premier Academy is a wonderful program for the student who wants to develop his/her potential as a high performance athlete, or simply wants to learn and enjoy playing the game of badminton. Students, Grades 8-12, enrolled at any one of our three secondary schools are eligible to register for the program.

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Program Goals

  • Develop knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of badminton
  • Provide opportunity for students to reach their full potential both as badminton players and students
  • Use feedback and encouragement to help students increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Provide a positive environment so that students not only enjoy participating, but that they also form great lifelong friendships
  • Educate & meet individual needs to motivate students to stay involved in the sport and to be active for life
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  • Students must be registered full time at Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary School
  • Male or Female or Other
  • Grades 8-12
  • A minimum of C+ average is expected academically
  • Good to excellent work habits are expected in each subject area
  • Good to excellence is expected in the area of social responsibility

Tuition is $3250 per year. This fee is divided into 10 equal payments @ $325 per month x 10 months (September to June).

Program Details

On-Court Instruction:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. at Sentinel Secondary School’s main gym.  For each on-court session, students are to arrive at Sentinel on time, dressed and ready to participate.


Students participating in the Badminton Academy receive courses for Physical & Health Education 8-10 or Fitness & Conditioning 11-12

West Vancouver Schools Premier Badminton Academy provides the following:

Premier places for learning: Students may attend Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary Schools
Premier Facilities: Sentinel Secondary School’s main gym
Year Long Program: Academy runs September – June
Excellent, qualified & competent instructional staff
Exposure to badminton-specific physical & technical training
Fun & competitive activities

Assessment & Evaluation

Skills & Fitness Assessment

Students’ skill and fitness levels are continually monitored and assessments are provided during the regularly scheduled school reporting periods.

We emphasize the importance of forming successful habits not only in badminton, but also in school and relationships with others. Students are encouraged to be consistent in areas such as: goal setting, focus, work ethic, attitude and effort during both on-court and alternate activity/fitness-specific training sessions.

Contact Information

Ms. Diane Nelson
Director of Instruction, Learning & Innovation

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

Students interested in participating in the Premier Badminton Academy must complete a Student Information Form.