Vedanta Academy rebrands itself to incorporate arts throughout its programs

Vedanta Academy has rebranded itself as Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts with a theme of Imagination.

Vedanta Academy has rebranded itself as Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts.

The newly launched theme of the school is Imagination. The kindergarten to Grade 12 independent school is located on Houghton Road in the Rutland area of Kelowna.

In a press release the school says: “we seek students and parents who want an arts based academic school where imagination, creativity, wonder and achievement are alive every day. Nothing great has ever happened without imagination, dreams and action. We want to fuel that in every child.

“We want to help each child reach their highest level artistically and academically. We want our students to have all their choices after school, to pursue their passions whatever their post secondary dreams might be.”

It goes on to say that Studio 9 is founded on the belief that the arts are as important as any other school program such as athletics or languages.

“We believe the arts are a huge source of education energy, creativity and personal expression, as well as a mirror of our times, society and culture. Visionaries such as Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Steven Speilberg and others have all saluted the arts as the creative juice fueling everything from science to technology to invention.”

Studio 9 is the only dedicated school of the arts in the B.C. Interior and vows to continue to be dynamic and forward thinking to meet the artistic needs and desires of current and new students as well as meet their academic needs.

“We will continue to graduate students who are ready to take on their next challenge after school whether that is in the arts, in university, in technical careers or any other direction they wish to go.”

The school has already graduated seven classes with a 99 per cent graduation rate—80 per cent attaining honours certificates.

“The combination of academics, the arts and the STRIVE personal development program has produced excellent results so far. We intend on seeing that improve even more.”

Studio 9 teaches pre-school through to Grade 12. Having the arts as a priority will inspire creativity and bring academic projects to life on paper, in video, in dance or in music.

Students will meet academic outcomes with projects rather than just textbooks and tests. The school says learning needs to come alive to be lasting and its students will learn how to apply knowledge, not just store it!

Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts is at, 1180 Houghton Rd. in Kelowna.  Call 250-868-8816 or visit