Crofton House School
Crofton House School is an independent school for girls. Enhanced by a century of tradition, we are a community dedicated to stimulating and nurturing each student's potential for intellectual, artistic, and athletic excellence. We inspire young women to meet the challenges of life with confidence, to tak a responsible role in society, and to enjoy a lifelong enthusiam for learning.
Kerrisdale Elementary School
Kerrisdale Main School consists of 597 students from Kindergarten to grade seven. We have completed seismic upgrading of our buildings. This project finish during the 2006/2007 school year. We are a growing French Immersion Centre and currently have Kindergarten to grade five French Immersion classes.
Our Annex has about 140 students in K to grade 3. The Annex is located one kilometer away at 5901 Balaclava Street.
Our large playground includes an outdoor classroom area, two levels of playing fields, one adventure playground, basketball court, and a landscaped area with benches and picnic tables.
Approximately 20% of our students are designated English as a Second Language; 30% of our families speak a language other than English in their homes.
Our school has an atmosphere where children have a sense of purpose and direction. Kerrisdale students are well supported and encouraged at home. At school, the staff bring a wide diversity of talents and experiences to support a school-wide commitment to academic, aesthetic, and physical excellence in helping all students strive for and achieve their full potential.
As well, a sense of social responsibility and respect for the ideas and beliefs of others is demonstrated in our school objective to promote and support positive social interactions through the development of a Peer Helper Program, effective buddy systems, active Student Council, and school-wide recognition and celebration of good citizenship.
Magee Secondary School
Magee Secondary is well known in Vancouver for its long tradition of excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts. It is housed in a bright, modern building, completed in 2000, featuring an atrium design that focuses and enhances the school’s sense of pride and community. Magee’s gyms, library and computer facilities are up to date and fully equipped. Magee’s Arts wing includes the city’s finest school theatre facility, locus of the extensive Performing Arts program as well as many special district and community events.
Maple Grove Elementary School
The school opened in 1924, and an addition was built in 1952. It used to be known as Magee Secondary School, before a separate building was built to accommodate the secondary school.
It is located at 6199 Cypress Street, adjacent to the current Magee Secondary School (the old one has been demolished). As of 2007, the current school principal is Eileen Phillips, and the vice-principal is Joanne Dale.
The school also offers a Montessori Program, which has been in operation since September 2005.
The school hosts an annual Spring Festival every year during April that started a few years back. The Spring Festival is a fundraiser for the school and contains a talent show, fashion show, games, food and more.
Dr. R. E. McKechnie Elementary
Our school is a diverse and multicultural family. We strive to support each other in a caring learning environment. Parents and staff work closely together to help the students reach high standards through enjoyable experiences at school. Our enrollment is 288, with a staff of 32. We are located in the South Kerrisdale / Marpole area.
Many extra-curricular sports and fine arts programs are offered by our staff and volunteers, including cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, track and field, Ultimate, band, choir, and Lego First. Our Parent Advisory Committee is very active and well-attended and has more than twenty subcommittees. Our fundraising has been extremely successful, supplying wonderful teaching resources in every room of the school and allowing for our students to benefit from special performing arts groups and visiting presenters and outdoor education opportunities.
Point Grey Secondary
Point Grey Secondary School is an 8-12 secondary school located in the Kerrisdale and Shaugnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver. The main building was built in 1929 in a Collegiate Gothic style. Construction of the school was commissioned by the Municipality of Point Grey prior to amalgamation with the City of Vancouver. The first students began classes in September 1929 and the building served as a junior high school until 1965 when it became a full secondary school. Point Grey Secondary was built originally as a junior high school. Also in 1965, a new wing was added with a gym, laboratories and a library. Recently in 2006, Point Grey, in conjunction with the Parks Board, completed a new artificial turf field, and have upgraded the track surrounding it to a rubber surface. Point Grey also offers Advanced Placement courses in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Physics, and Psychology.