About Us

Brightside Academy is an independent school that offers a unique bilingual program following French Educational System for children from preschool (2 year olds) up to secondary level (12 year olds). 



Our Mission


Our commitment is to the intellectual, physical and emotional development of every child through organized educational activities.

Respecting their innate curiosity and desire for independence, we create a harmonious environment that promotes work, self-discipline and a lifelong love of learning.

In this way, they are prepared for transition into mainstream public, private and international schools.


Our Philosophy

We pursue excellence in teaching and learning, seeking to give our students the gift of bilingualism and the skills needed of a global citizen in the 21st century. Nurturing students to become active, wise and caring shapers of a multilingual, multicultural world.

It is hoped that students will develop a genuine love of learning, a respect for individual differences, a willingness to seek challenges, and disciplined habits of mind and body that will guide them and be a source of strength and enjoyment throughout their life.


Ms. Rochelle Discipulo





Rochelle was born in the Philippines and majored in Business Management. She got her first job as English Teacher in year 2009, working with many nationalities mainly from Korea, Japan, and China, she fell in love with teaching. She decided to pursue her career and travel to different countries. Later on she was titled preschool teacher working in private schools in France. After years of teaching, at the age of 30, she decided to open her own bilingual school. She has Tesol (Teach English to Speaker of Other Language), Montessori 3-6 year old and First Aid Training certificates. She loves to learn and can speak five different languages. She loves to play guitar and sing. Rochelle’s goal is to make a difference. To bring the children to the brighter side of their future.

I am pleased to welcome you back to the school year! I would also like to extend a welcome to all of the new families joining Brightside Academy this year. 


Our goal at BSA is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. My vision, as the President, is to always put our students first.


My belief is that all children can learn a second language. It allows them to move freely in an English-language dominant society while retaining an important link to their cultural linguistic heritage. As educators, we need to discover how each child learns in order to differentiate our instruction to support diverse learning styles. This is why I created a school with flexibility and more creativity in the curriculum that does not only provide high-quality of education but also nurture a learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring, as well as a fun place to learn and grow. 


Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community and this is the most important now more than ever. At BSA we value teamwork and collaboration. Education is a joint venture and BSA appreciates the support you provide for your children at home and at school to help them meet their true potential.


We are dedicated to providing your child/children with a memorable, interactive, engaging learning experience. We are looking forward to enriching your child’s life as we work together in partnership.


It remains an honour and privilege to serve you as the President of the school. We will strive to make every school year one of growth and achievement for all. 

"Je vous remercie pour cette année passe avec vous. Vous avez permis à mon fils de surmonter ses craintes et grâce à vous, mon fils apprécié d'aller à l'école. " - maman d'un garçon de 5 ans, 2019

"Great teachers, very flexible director, great language skills, the kids learned a lot, emotionally secure, engaging, great end of the year party. Our kids are happy and you made them love school. Congratulations and thank you for that." - preschool/primary level parent, 2020