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.
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 seeks 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 is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.
Our mission is to fully support all individuals in their personal development as successful learners and respectful contributors to society.
Located an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows enjoy easy access to Vancouver’s many attractions combined with a tranquil setting and small town atmosphere. The two municipalities share a combined population of just over 90,000 residents. A network of health, social and emergency facilities and services are locally available, including a modern hospital, extended-care facilities, social service agencies, and police, fire and ambulance services.
The area’s industrial roots lie in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and mining and its primary industries still reflect this history. Pitt Meadows is known for its berry fields and dairy farms, while Maple Ridge is a major centre for horse breeding. Two wood-processing companies account for more than one third of the region’s manufacturing workforce.
Many of the region’s residents commute to work in other communities, but rapid commercial growth and business startups are creating more employment opportunities locally. Three major new bridge projects have had a major impact on the region’s transportation links and Pitt Meadows airport continues to grow as a hub for short-haul commercial and commuter flights.
The region is a gateway to some of BC’s most spectacular wilderness including Golden Ears Park. Parks, trails and dike systems offer boundless opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, as well as camping and fishing. A network of over 20 miles of equestrian trails offers ample space for the region’s many horse lovers. Abundant bird and wildlife populations thrive in the nearby waterways and in the Reibolt Bird Sanctuary. Avid golfers will find several challenging courses located amid these stunning surroundings.