To be honest, I prefer the Canadian way of educating high schoolers better, but I also believe both education systems are some of the best in the world.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District
School DescriptionSCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows in British Columbia is located only an hour east of Vancouver. Students in this district are offered a wide range of academic courses, from AP courses in English Literature and Composition, Psychology, and History of Art for grade 12 students, to the IB Program. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows offers a wide range of both sports and arts academies.
Students can get involved in a multitude of extracurriculars including Model UN, student leadership, robotics, poetry club, and environmental club.
All schools have wifi and technology is integrated as a learning tool. Students can bring their own devices to school.
Students can make use of state of the art fitness facilities including gymnasiums, turf field, and fitness centres. Maple-Ridge also offers a range of facilities including a teaching kitchen, computer labs, and theatres.
SPORTS AND ARTS
A number of academies are offered at Maple-Ridge including basketball, dance, equestrian, hockey, soccer and softball.
Students who choose not to take part in these academies can still get involved in sports as a variety are offered throughout the school year.
Other academies offered by the district include Digital Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, and a Microsoft IT Academy.
With a temperate climate and close proximity to Vancouver, residents of Maple Ridge are never short of things to do. The city boasts two ice skating arenas, public libraries, movie theatres, outdoor hiking and biking trails, shopping, restaurants, gyms, riding stables, and various sports clubs - including karate, indoor rock climbing, and dance.
- 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsArt and Digital Art Academy, IB, Ice Hockey Academy, Microsoft Academy,
Accepting Students in Grades8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Blogs and News!
I wished I had a list of things I needed to bring to not forget anything. Now, I am in Canada and I am writing this to help future study abroad students.
Have you ever been to St. Johns, Canada!? Take a dive into my first two months studying high school in beautiful Canada.
When you are studying high school in another country, it is important to have fun and achieve good grades. Here are some tips YOU can use to create the best class schedule when studying abroad!
Hello, my name is Nicola and I come from Fabriano, a small town in the heart of Italy. Currently, I am attending high school in St. John's, Newfoundland and studying abroad here for a year.
Similar Schools (3)
Delta School District
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES Delta School District is located just 30 minutes from Vancouver and touches the US border. Delta has 31 secondary and elementary schools in the communities of Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen. In these schools, Delta offers the IB program, a French Immersion program, and AP classes in a variety of courses including Psychology, Art, Chemistry, and Calculus. In addition to these classes, Delta has more unique specialist programs such as a Farm Roots Program and a Leadership Program. FACILITIES Students in this district can make great use of gymnasiums, high-quality performing arts theatres, golf courses, video editing software, dance studios, and more. SPORTS AND ARTS Students in this district have the option of several Sport Academies in sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, and Softball. Delta also offers multiple Fine Arts academies, taught by local professionals in their field including Dance, Film Acting, Film Production, and Film Special
Rocky Mountain School District
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES The Rocky Mountain School District is located in South Eastern British Columbia. They are home to a number of schools who welcome international students from around the world. Students in this district have the option of French Immersion to improve their language skills. Students will learn from knowledgeable teachers in an array of subjects from the more traditional Math, English, and Science courses, to newer or more vocational subjects such as Outdoor Skills, woodwork, cookery, and carpentry. FACILITIES Students can make use of numerous facilities including a Learning commons, various computer labs, science labs, photo lab, playing fields, and gymnasiums. SPORTS AND ARTS Along with a number of sports teams, students can try out for during the school year, students can also take part in the Hockey Skills Academy allowing students to get practice on the ice twice a week. Students in this district have access to a fantastic Art program allowing students to e
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES Langley School District, located in Langley BC, is only 45 kilometers east of Vancouver. It is about an hour drive from Vancouver. It is a friendly and family-oriented community. Langley School District has been welcoming international students since 1989. Our International Student Program offers a wide range of education options which include Elementary, Secondary and Summer Cultural and Language programs. Our schools offer an excellent learning environment with a variety of extra-curricular activities, full ESL support (beginner to advanced) and dedicated International Student Coordinator at each secondary school. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is offered at most secondary schools (Aldergrove, Brookswood, D.W. Poppy, Langley Fundamental, and Walnut Grove) Advanced Placement (AP) Programs are offered in: Languages – English, English Literature; Social Studies – Psychology, History; Visual and Performing Arts – Studio Art; Mathematics – Calculus; Science –