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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 – 1,060)

Academics
Maple Ridge Secondary School is a dual-track English and French Immersion school offering a variety of educational programs and courses from Grades 8 to 12. Programs include advanced placement, honours courses, as well as second language courses in Spanish, Japanese, German, and French. The school also offers technology-supported classes (iPad carts, labs).

Fine Arts
The school’s award-winning music program includes concert bands, jazz bands, concert choirs, vocal jazz and Motown choirs. In addition, students have the opportunity to explore drama, art, ceramics and sculpture, graphic arts, digital photography, media arts and film studies.

Athletics
The school has three gymnasiums, a full weight room, and fitness centre. Team sports include basketball, field hockey, golf, volleyball, wrestling, rugby, badminton, cheerleading, cross country, ball hockey, field lacrosse, track and field, swimming and intramurals. The school also has a lacrosse box, tennis courts and wrestling room. Student yoga classes are also available. GSS is also home to the Softball Academy, which is run by experienced coaches associated with the Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association.

Student support
The school offers special education programs to fully meet the needs of all students. Available services include learning assistance, a gifted program and regular tutorial sessions. Full-time counselling, aboriginal support and youth care worker services are also offered. A career centre assists students with post-secondary planning, work experience and volunteer opportunities. ‘Alternate’ programs include Teen Parent, Journey (ages 12-15) and Outreach (ages 16-19).

Applied Skills/Technology
A wide range of skill development courses are available and may be used towards a certificate program. Courses offered include: cabinet construction, automotive technology, digital video and animation, cook training, cafeteria training, culinary arts and textiles.

Unique Features
Early and late French Immersion programs allow students to complete their French Immersion education with an appropriate complement of courses. 

A Digital Arts Academy allows students to earn certificates in seven areas focusing on the use of computers to create artwork. The academy offers courses in digital art using Photoshop, 3D modelling and animation, special effects for film, desktop publishing, website design, multimedia programming for game development, contemporary music and music composition and sound engineering. 

Junior and senior level leadership classes, as well as peer tutoring and Link Crew mentorship program, are also available. Students may also choose from a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs, including Science Fair, HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere), Model United Nations, outdoor, fly fishing, strategic games, improv and cabaret nights.

Enrolment and Utilization
  2021 Actual
Enrolment (Ministry of Education and Child Care funded and international students without cross-enrolled) 988.75
School Utilization 94.17%
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.