Our District

Our District

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Welcome to Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42

School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 15,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities, and are committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education.

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Our purpose

Our purpose is to support all individuals, students and staff, in their personal development and continued learning. Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District values every member of our community as a learner.

We make decisions based on research and consultation, take pride in striving for consistency throughout the organization as guided by our vision, and endeavour to stay true to our core values.

Our values

Responsibility to all learners

We value learning opportunities for all learners associated with the school district. Although students are our primary focus, we believe that everyone associated with the district has the capacity and commitment to learn.

 

Uniqueness of each individual

We value the uniqueness of each learner and respect all learning styles and diverse needs. We foster a variety of instructional methods to ensure these styles and needs are being met and to build individual capacity so all learners can realize their potential. 

 

Diverse learning opportunities

We value a wide range of diverse learning opportunities to support each learner and the development of well-rounded individuals. We value choices for learners, equity of access to all programs, and a holistic approach in order to integrate learning. We encourage learning opportunities beyond the classroom. 

 

Culture and community

We celebrate our many cultures and seek ways to appreciate and respect this diversity. We value our community partnerships and encourage the interdependence that sharing fosters. 

 

Personal and social responsibility

We value a place where everyone has a sense of belonging. From this sense of belonging comes consideration for self and others. Through personal engagement, all take responsibility for themselves, others, and their environment. We support opportunities that develop leadership and citizenship capacity.

 

High expectations for success

We value the individual’s ability to set high expectations and to describe personal success. Expectations are based on honest information and self-assessment. Personal success follows goal setting and a clear sense of priorities. We are accountable to the individual and the community for achieving success for all learners.

 

Our vision

Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.

Our mission

Our mission is to fully support all individuals in their personal development as successful learners and respectful contributors to society.

Our district

 

Located under 40 minutes from Vancouver, the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows offer spectacular natural surroundings and the some of most affordable real estate prices in Metro Vancouver.

In 2016, BC Business magazine ranked both fast-growing communities among the top 25 of its annual Best Cities for Work in B.C. list.

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows provide the perfect blend of urban and rural living.

The region is a gateway to some of BC’s most pristine wilderness, including Golden Ears Provincial Park. Parks, trails and dike systems offer boundless year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, fishing and golfing, among others.

But it’s not just about the close proximity to outdoor activities. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows also have thriving arts and culture scenes, an abundance of seasonal festivals, community events and markets, modern amenities, and a diverse range of shopping and dining options.

Plus, it’s much more affordable to live here – whether you choose to buy or rent.

“Maple Ridge is an ideal spot to work, play and raise a family. It’s close enough to Vancouver to enjoy the big city, yet far enough away to be affordable and full of nature’s playgrounds,” said James, a long-time teacher with the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District.

“What I love about living and working in Maple Ridge is that although we are an innovative growing district, it still has a close-knit feel on the edge of nature. Parks, mountains, lakes, streams and fields are within walking distance of many schools and school communities. When it comes to place-based learning, there may be no better place around to live.”

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Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to fully support all individuals in their personal development as successful learners and respectful contributors to society.