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Maple Grove Elementary has a culturally diverse student population of 580 students within 24 divisions. Our school offers a K-7 Montessori program in eight of our divisions. The school is located on the traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam. The school seismic project was completed in 2020 and the current building is divided into seven pods where classes of similar age can share space, resources, and learning experiences. Staff collaborate regularly to create varied learning activities for learners. School enrolment has been increasing steadily in the past few years, and currently our Grade Seven pod is located in our portables adjacent to the main school building.

Maple Grove is committed to creating an inclusive community that celebrates diversity. Many students speak English as a second language at home and each year we receive dozens of new students from around the world. We work closely with VSB settlement workers and multicultural workers to welcome and support new families.

The school vision of success in learning for each student is articulated in the school mission/vision statement. We strive to create a safe learning environment so all students can learn and contribute to their community. We support learning in all dimensions: academic, artistic, physical, social as well as emotional well-being. We pride ourselves on the high level of curriculum enrichment we provide through the joint commitment of staff and parents. Our goal is to nurture students not only academically but also as global citizens. We organise some yearly events such as Sports Day, concerts, extra-curricular sports teams and clubs, Scholastics Book Fair and others. This year we added a relationship with the Adams’ Apples program. The Maple Grove PAC organises various community events each year, such as BBQs and friendship dances. This year we will be celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary and the school community is planning various learning and community events for this celebration.

At Maple Grove, social responsibility is an integral part of the school’s philosophy and the school culture is built upon the ideals of respect for people, safety, and the environment. The school Code of Conduct is Respect Yourself, Respect Others and Respect this Place. We encourage student leadership in class as well as through various clubs (Student Council, Volunteer Group and Monitors programs.)

The school is located in South West Vancouver, in the neighbourhood of Kerrisdale. We have easy access to several community resources such as Kerrisdale Arena, Kerrisdale Library, Kerrisdale Pool and the Arbutus Greenway path and gardens. We share our school grounds with Magee Secondary and collaborate on field usages. Our Grade 6 and 7 students are also offered the opportunity to participate in weekly Band lessons with the Magee music staff.

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