21911 – 122 Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3X2
Maple Ridge Secondary School (school capacity – 1,300)
Maple Ridge Secondary is a dual-track English and French Immersion school offering a variety of educational programs and courses for students in grades 8-12. 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).
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.
The school has three gymnasiums and 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 & field, swimming and intramural athletics. The school also has a lacrosse box, tennis courts and a wrestling room. Student yoga classes are available.
The school offers special education programs to 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 available. 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).
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.
Early and late French Immersion programs allow students to complete their French Immersion education with an appropriate complement of courses. A Digital Arts Academy enables students to earn certificates in seven areas, focusing on using computers to create artwork. The MRSS Digital Art Academy offers digital art courses using PhotoShop, 3D modelling and animation, special effects for film, desktop publishing, web site design, multimedia programming for game development, contemporary music and music composition, and sound engineering. Junior and senior-level leadership classes and peer tutoring and Link Crew mentorship program are also available. Students may also choose from a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs, including the Science Fair, Helping Other People Everywhere (HOPE), Model United Nations, Outdoor, Fly Fishing, Strategic Games, Improv and Cabaret Nights.
|Enrolment (Ministry of Education funded and international students without cross-enrolled)||1,317|
Visit the Maple Ridge Secondary website at http://mrss.ca