Schools

Garibaldi Secondary

Contact Information

24789 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1X2
Phone: 604.463.6287

About Our School

Garibaldi Secondary School (school capacity – 1,050)

Academics
Garibaldi Secondary is an International Baccalaureate World School that offers a complete range of academic courses and enrichment programs.

Fine Arts
An expanded Fine Arts focus allows students to combine courses such as acting/film, dance/music and multiple visual arts. The school has a full theatre and complete range of drama and theatre courses, dance studio, as well as an award-winning video production program. Music programs include: choir, jazz band, junior band, senior band, concert choir and guitar.

Applied Skills/Technology
A complete range of business courses includes automotive, construction, electronics, metal art and drafting. Specialized equipment includes a drafting computer lab and hoists and engine analysis equipment. The school has a teaching kitchen for its culinary arts programs as well a full range of foods, textiles, human services and family management courses.

Athletics
Garibaldi has a full gymnasium and fitness centre with weights and cardio equipment. Students can participate in a wide range of sports, including boys’ rugby, basketball and soccer, girls’ volleyball and cross-country, swimming and water polo.

Student Support Services
A wide range of services are provided for students, including two full-time counsellors, youth care worker, aboriginal support worker and daily flex program to foster personal awareness and responsibility for academic achievement and success – a key core competency of the redesigned curriculum.

Unique Features
Garibaldi Secondary offers pre-IB and IB programs for students in Grades 8-12. Beginning September 2018, Grade 8 students at Garibaldi will be enrolled in the Middle Years IB Program. By September 2020, in addition to the IB Diploma Program, Garibaldi will be accredited to offer all Grades 8, 9, and 10 students the Middle Years Program.

The school has three post-secondary apprenticeship programs (electrician, carpentry and plumbing), as well as an Interdisciplinary Arts (IA) Academy, which features theatre, drama and dance.

Students can choose from a wide range of clubs, including Rebels with a Cause, which was featured at WE Day 2015 for its fundraising efforts for a school in Kenya.

Enrolment and Utilization
  2016 Actual
Enrolment (Ministry of Education funded and international students without cross-enrolled) 748
School Utilization 71%
Operating Capacity 1050
School Website

Visit the Garibaldi Secondary website at https://gss.sd42.ca

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.