About Us


ABC AbacusABC Abacus (Active Brain Center) has shown great success in the Greater Toronto Area, and it is one of the reasons why we have brought it into Quebec. Just within the first few months of commencing, we have seen a surge in the level of interest. Our enrollments have gone up, and we can definitely see bright future for Montreal. Active Brain Center is not only shaping the kids of our own community but those of others as well and thus, creating young masterminds.

Our goal is to provide a friendly, nurturing atmosphere, to inspire confidence and a positive self-image. We provide age-appropriate learning experiences that stimulate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical self. Active Brain Center (ABC Abacus) offers an enriching curriculum that will also help develop each child’s spiritual growth. Each child is respected as an individual; therefore, teaching methods, approaches and instruction are tailored to the child’s unique learning needs. To meet this goal, the school maintains a low teacher/child ratio. In addition to forming a solid foundation for future academic achievement and creative expression, our specialized abacus program also promotes social skills and healthy interpersonal relationships, which assist the children as they integrate into different aspects of their life.

Our mission is to nurture the intelligence and creativity of a child by teaching exemplary computational skills using the abacus. Use of the abacus encourages whole brain development as both the left and right hemispheres of the brain are utilized, thereby stimulating the intelligence of the child through improved speed and accuracy in calculations, concentration, visual memory, logical reasoning and creativity. In this technologically dynamic society, our aim is to give children the tools and skills necessary to achieve success in school-based curriculum and in any field that they pursue.

Vijayalakshmi Balasubramanian, is a graduate in mathematics from Madras University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience for children in the age group of 4 – 13 years. She is a masters in abacus – mental arithmetic and has trained over 150 teachers in India and Canada. Her expertise lies in content development, teacher training and student evaluation. She has developed the course curriculum for ABC based on a study of the Canadian method of education in Arithmetic. Her passion lies in nurturing children to attain whole brain development through abacus mode of arithmetic training. She is based in Chennai and travels to Canada frequently for training and evaluation purposes.