A Different Way of Thinking.

We offer challenging after-school academic-enrichment programs for bright and gifted children from Grades 1 - 12

A Different Way of Thinking.

We offer challenging after-school academic-enrichment programs for bright and gifted children from Grades 1 - 12

We Foster Your Child's True Potential

From our after-school classes, weekend classes, and summer programs, to our expanding series of grammar workbooks and math/problem solving workbooks, Brain Power nourishes the minds of bright and gifted students at a pace, depth, and breadth that matches their abilities and their passions.

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Our Vision & Mission

At Brain Power, our vision is to create the ideal learning environment in which high-achieving students can thrive.

Our mission is to provide unique curriculum, world-class teaching, and experiential learning opportunities, all while exceeding current educational standards and promoting a social conscience.

Our Instructors

Our experienced instructors understand the academic and emotional needs of bright and gifted children. All of our instructors are professionals with graduate degrees—many have Ph.D. degrees—offering students brilliant mentors who are passionate about their subject matter. Of course, Brain Power teachers are not just powerful brains! They also have a playful sense of humour and a child-centred approach to teaching, and their aim is to inspire and nurture a profound love of learning.

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Our History

For over two decades, Brain Power has been providing one-of-a-kind, high-quality enrichment programs for bright and gifted students. It’s been a long and exciting journey from our humble beginnings to where we are today, and we have striven to better ourselves every step of the way! Read the full story of our history—then become part of it by joining the Brain Power learning community!

New Students

Brain Power is an after-school enrichment program for high-achieving students from Grades 1-12. To be considered for our program, students must be achieving good grades and demonstrate high academic potential. New full-year students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend a free, no-obligation assessment interview. 

STEP 1 – Contact Us: Email us at info@brainpower.ca or phone us at (905) 303-5457. Or use the “Get in touch for a free assessment interview” tool at the bottom of this page.

STEP 2 – Arrange a free assessment interview: If it is necessary for the program you are interested in joining, schedule a free assessment interview with the administrative team at Brain Power. Visiting Brain Power and meeting our admin and teachers by scheduled appointment allows you and your child to better understand our program. Students must complete an assessment interview to determine their appropriate placement level within our courses. The duration of this interview is approximately 40 min. to 1 hour. Parents must participate in the interview.

STEP 3 – Registration: If the assessment interview goes well, you will be invited to register for our programs and become part of the Brain Power learning community.

Student and Alumni Success

Being a student at Brain Power means having like-minded peers: classmates and friends who are intelligent and inspirational. Our students make each other (and us!) proud. Brain Power graduates have incredible academic histories, amazing career trajectories, and inspiring success stories. We are proud to have played a part in their impressive accomplishments. Check out their varied talents, awards, interests, and success stories here!

Student and Alumni Success

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Alumni - Dr. Taras Klitovchenko

Currently: Dentist; Graduate of McGill U for Doctor of Dentistry

Thoughts on Brain Power: The fundamental thinking skills and work ethic I gained from Brain Power continue to be valuable assets

Talents: Working with his hands

Alumni - Dr. Victoria Postnikova

Education: Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary), MD

Career Aspirations: Anesthesiology residency at the University of Ottawa

Thoughts on Brain Power: Brain Power is a truly unique place with compassionate, professional teachers who create a fun, engaging, and sincere learning atmosphere. Brain Power taught me how to think in a structured, logical manner. This skill has proven valuable in many areas of my life, whether it’s writing essays for my residency application, applying reasoning skills in medical world, or just dealing with everyday problems.

Alumni - Dr. Ilia Ostrovski

Education: McMaster U., B.H.Sc. (Honours); Queen’s U. School of Medicine

Achievements – Banting and Best Scholarship for Diabetes Research; NSERC; Multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals

Career: Internal Medicine residency at McMaster U.

Thoughts on Brain Power: I’m extremely grateful to Karine and Reuven for helping me discover my interest in writing, which has largely defined and balanced my otherwise science-focused career. I wholeheartedly endorse Brain Power to anyone looking to develop their critical-thinking skills in the company of ambitious and intellectually curious peers.

Alumni - Dr. Michal Sheinis

Education: York U. (Biology), U. of Toronto (M.D.)

Career: Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (residency at U. of Toronto)

Awarded: 2018 Schulich Award for Academic Excellence; 2017 Dr. F. J. Colling OBE, Memorial Scholarship; 2017 – Golden Stethoscope Award

Thoughts on Brain Power: Brain Power is a place to expand your horizons and push yourself to the limits of your capabilities. It is a place of creativity and self-exploration that teaches you to question, teaches you HOW to learn, and promotes a thorough understanding content that sets you up for the world of higher education.

Alumni - Ilia Sucholutsky

Currently: Working on his Ph.D. in Statistics at Waterloo University

Graduated from Mathematical Finance and Statistics at the University of Waterloo; Future data scientist; Already landed work in Silicon Valley!

Thoughts on Brain Power: I love Brain Power and have never been to or seen a school quite as effective at actually teaching bright students!

Talents: Politics, finance, and mathematics

Alumni - Jane Illarionova

Currently: U of T Engineering Student and winner of U of T Book Award; Queen’s Engineering $40,000 scholarship; U of T Dean’s Merit Award Scholarship for $10,000; U of Ottawa Engineering & Biomedical Physics $16,000 scholarship

Thoughts on Brain Power: As a student who attended Brain Power for six years, I can confidently attest to the phenomenal learning experience fostered there. Brain Power unites an amazing body of staff & students with an unprecedented curriculum in both language and mathematics, creating an environment in which students develop the skills to thrive academically. BP helped me become beyond excellent in math, English, and public speaking!

Alumni - Michael Kapps

Currently: Founder & CEO – TNH Digital Health (Ta.Na.Hora-SaudeDigital) Graduate of Harvard Medical School

Success: Michael is the Founder & CEO of TNH Digital Health (TaNaHora-SaudeDigital) in Sao Paulo, Brazil where his goal is for Brazilians to have access to basic health support in the face of enormous social inequality. Michael Kapps was named Millennial Impact Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by GSG in Chicago (at the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) – Impact Summit 2017). GSG’s vision is to use their global Impact Investing movement to address the planet’s social and environmental challenges and to drive Impact Investing to its Tipping Point by 2020.

Alumni - Cora Usurelu

Success: Winner of World Literacy National Writing Competition (Write for a Better World); Honoured by the Governor General of Ontario for winning Cambridge University – Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition; 3rd Place in World Mathematica (Euler); Speaker at Think Tank 2017; 2nd Place in Ontario’s Speakers Idol 2018 Competition; DECA Provincial Finalist; 1st Place in school for the Fryer, Newton, & Pascal math contests.

Thoughts on Brain Power: Awesome! BP introduces unique topics in its programs and also has interesting trips, book club, and workshops. My favourite BP classes are those that involve class discussions (i.e. debates, philosophical conversations, and “add your own story”). Love!

Alumni - Kevin Huang

Currently: Data Scientist for Instagram/Facebook (lives in San Francisco)

Education: University of Waterloo – B.Math, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics

Thoughts on Brain Power: I love the fact that Brain Power offers collaborative environments that enable faster, broader, and more effective learning than anything I ever had in traditional public school classrooms.

Alumni - Anna Merkoulovitch

Currently: Software Engineer at Helix in San Francisco. University of Waterloo Honours graduate in Comp. Sci & Bioinformatics

Thoughts on Brain Power: Brain Power made doing math as an extracurricular activity surprisingly fun! The teachers are honestly brilliant, and I loved some of the extras they involved in classes – meditation practice, gamification, and study tips. They also set me up to succeed in my high school math and English courses, as well as prepare for the MaCS entrance exam.

Alumni - Denesh Kumar

Education: Attending McMaster U, Bachelor of Health Sciences

Achievements: Principal Award for Student Leadership (William Lyon Mackenzie C.I ); Former President of Operation Med School Toronto; Co-Founder of Auris Hearing Solutions; McMaster President’s Scholarship

Thoughts on Brain Power: Brain Power opened my eyes and taught me a lot that helped me both with school and going beyond the curriculum. It also helped me build many of the soft skills such as public speaking that I’ve used to find success to this day.

Alumni - Yossef Bisk

Education: York U., Bachelors in Mathematics for commerce (actuarial stream) and Masters in applied Mathematics; Schulich School of Business, graduate diploma in Financial Engineering

Awards/Accomplishments: Dean’s undergraduate research award, “Most Viable Startup Award” at Yale U., York U. Renewable Energy Scholarship

Currently: Data Engineer at Virtual Graffiti

Thoughts on Brain Power: A very personalized and meaningful experience: I always felt I was the most important student in the classroom, and I think every other student felt that way too.

Awards and Accolades

ClimateWise Passion Into Practice Award

2018 Winner!

The award is presented to a business that has demonstrated a holistic, integrated approach to embedding sustainability principles throughout their own operations.

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards

Top 3 Nominee - Top Young Entrepreneur Under 40

Brain Power's Founder & Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, was selected as one of Vaughan's three Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 for 2018!

RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur Award

Nominee - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Brain Power's Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, has been nominated several times by the Royal Bank of Canada’s Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Brain Power in the News

 

YorkRegion.com

In March, YorkRegion.com/The Vaughan Citizen published an article on two of Brain Power’s Public Speaking students who were set to compete in the finals of  the 2018 Speaker’s Idol competition (in Ontario) later that...

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Dolce Magazine

Brain Power is featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Dolce, a “lifestyle publication featuring stories of success, philanthropy, fashion and culture.” In the article, Brain Power’s founder and director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, says...

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Bullfrog Power Newsletter

Brain Power is featured in the Bullfrog Power newsletter! Brain Power supports clean, green electricity with Bullfrog Power® At Brain Power, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We are excited to...

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What's Happening at Brain Power

 

Cora Usurelu Wins SHAD Cup!

Congratulations to Brain Power alumna Cora Usurelu who won the SHAD Cup at McGill University this summer! Cora heard about SHAD through our posting of Student Opportunities at Brain Power. Brain Power director and founder, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, supported...

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Andrew Zhou Creates Toronto Robotics Society

This summer Brain Power student Andrew Zhou created the Toronto Robotics Society, a non-profit organization. Andrew and some of his very experienced robotics colleagues then ran a summer robotics program over the first two...

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Brain Power Students at DECA GRIT!

This summer Brain Power students Christopher Lam, Carolyn Zhu, and Miyuki Mori (pictured) attended the DECA GRIT conference at the University of Waterloo! Miyuki says, “Overall, it was a really informative conference, and I acquired a lot...

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