History and Administration
Multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their language which transmits and preserve traditional knowledge and culture in a sustainable way. Every mother tongue deserved to be known, recognized and given prominence in all spheres of life. With this in mind, Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton (BCAE) initiated Bangla School in 1983. Since its beginning, Bangla School has been playing a crucial role in spreading our Mother’s language Bangla, and Bengali cultural traditions among new generations. The Bangla School is administered by BCAE Executive Committee and the day to day operations run by the BCAE Bangla School Committee, a standing committee of BCAE consists of members from the executive committee and parents representative. Bangla School is also a member school of International Heritage and Language Association (IHLA).
Program and Schedule
Bangla School currently has two programs: Bangla Language Class and Bangla Music Class. Language Class runs every Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Mountain Time). Music Class runs every Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (Mountain Time). Both of these programs have dedicated teachers and academic curriculum. Bangla Language curriculum aims on learning of the Bangla language by learning the culture of Bangladesh. Bangla Music curriculum is based on the principle of enjoyment of music, musical skills and knowledge, self-expression and creativity, insight into music through meaningful musical performance, and awareness and appreciation of variety of Bengali music.
Because of the COVID Pandemic, Bangla School has been running in an online setting on Google Classroom platform since Spring 2021. Bangla School is returning in-person at Bangladesh Center in March 2023.
In addition to these two Language Class and Music Class, Bangla School has a music class for adults. Adult Music Class runs every Sunday, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (Mountain Time). Details can be found HERE
Admission and Fees
Bangla School academic schedule follows Alberta school’s academic calendar (September-June). The registration for enrollment generally start in August. After filling the registration form, students are required to pay an annual registration fee:
For BCAE Members (parents): $20 per academic year per program (Language Class, Music Class)
For Non-Members (parents): $30 per academic year per program (Language Class, Music Class)
Non-Members can take BCAE Membership to get the discounted registration fees: Become a BCAE Member. Admission fees are payable to Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton via e-transfer to email@example.com.
Effective March 2023, Bangla School students are required to pay a monthly fee to cover a partial cost for the program:
For BCAE Members (parents): $5 per month per program (Language Class, Music Class)
For Non-Members (parents): $10 per month per program (Language Class, Music Class)
Non-Members can take BCAE Membership to get the discounted monthly fees: Become a BCAE Member.
Admission fees and monthly fees are due at the beginning of the academic year and are payable to Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Bangladesh Center, 4271-95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5R6
Official Email: BanglaSchool@bcae.ca
Website: BCAE Bangla School
Brochure: Bangla School Brochure
Admission: Bangla School Registration Form
Bangla Language Class Details: Bangla Language Class
Bangla Music Class Details: Bangla Music Class
Adult Music Class Details: Adult Music Class