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Sir Richard McBride Elementary is a kindergarten to grade 7 school located in a diverse community on the east side of Vancouver. With deep gratitude and respect, our school community is honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). The historical significance of our school is reflected in its exterior, which has remained unchanged since its construction in 1911. Within the student population, we embrace a wide range of personalities, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds and diverse learning needs. Many students are first- or second-generation Canadians, and approximately 16% receive support for English language development. We are a fully accessible school, including a wonderful new playground. We take pride in celebrating and valuing the rich cultural backgrounds and experiences of students, creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of belonging for all.

At the heart of the school is a highly dedicated staff who are committed to providing quality education and support to students. They create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically and emotionally. We also have the privilege of having caring and involved parents who actively contribute to the school community. The strong relationships between home and school are nurtured and maintained, ensuring a collaborative and supportive educational experience. Additionally, collaboration extends to our K-3 Annex, located just three blocks away, as we work together to facilitate a smooth transition from grade 3 to grade 4. The before and after-school care program, Little Mountain, is an integral part of the McBride community, serving both the main school and McBride Annex.

At McBride School, a strong emphasis is placed on core competencies, ensuring that students receive a solid foundation in core subjects and develop essential skills for success. We celebrate student achievements and provide various academic programs and initiatives that offer opportunities for growth and improvement. We recognize the importance of physical well-being and the arts in promoting a holistic education. Therefore, we actively encourage student participation in district sports activities and provide platforms for students to explore their artistic talents through music education, choirs, and concerts.

As a school committed to promoting equity and reconciliation, we actively celebrate and support district initiatives and programs that foster diversity, inclusivity, and understanding among students. Our aim is to cultivate a sense of social justice and reconciliation within the school community. We value and appreciate the importance of creating an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and included.

Overall, Sir Richard McBride Elementary is a vibrant and inclusive school that embraces diversity, fosters a love for learning, and promotes a sense of belonging among students. We are dedicated to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students for success academically, emotionally, and socially.

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