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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood is a K-12 independent school that delivers an educational experience built around the individual.

Our mission is to empower diverse thinkers, build confidence and capability, and help our students realize their dreams.



Daily one-on-one tutoring and multi-sensory instruction are the keystones of our Junior Program. We focus on developing the whole child by providing a platform for academic and personal growth.



Through a combination of technology, hands on activities, oral and written work, educators find ways to ensure learning is stimulating and attainable. Our Middle School Program helps students navigate their pathway to graduation.



In conjunction with a strong academic foundation, our Senior Program provides opportunities for social and emotional education, applied skills, work experience and advocacy training. The breadth of our program provides students with the tools to meet their post-graduation goals.

Before KGMS, our son had written off school entirely and would not even attend. Aidan has gone from totally withdrawn to having a great group of friends, being on student council and doing anything to avoid missing a single day of school.

Kristen U.Parent

Sophie is thriving in this environment. She continues to connect with the staff and students and actually enjoys going to school. We couldn’t be any more proud of her, and as she feels more confident in a school environment, she feels more confident in all environments.

Jennifer B.Parent

We tried many different schooling situations – private school, homeschool and public school. The teachers and staff at KGMS really understand kids with learning challenges, and how to help them thrive. School stopped being such a struggle for the first time.

Denise N.Parent

After four years in a traditional school environment where [our daughter] did not always enjoy school, we found her coming home from her days at KGMS beaming.

Rob & SherriParents

Our son Henry began at KGMS in 2020 after years of searching for the right educational environment for him. And there we were, going through a big transition to a new school right in the middle of a global pandemic. We quickly became very comfortable with our decision as one of the best our family has ever made. From his teachers, tutor, counselor and every staff member he engages with, Henry receives continuous support and unwavering enthusiasm. They all clearly love what they do. During his time at KGMS, Henry has grown immensely and rediscovered his love for learning and being in a school setting. Most of all, KGMS has helped Henry feel more comfortable, validated and celebrated in all his quirks and unique wonderfulness.

Rebecca and Larry G.Parents


Small group and individualized instruction are provided in all core academic areas. Learn how our programs help students build confidence and achieve their goals.


There’s a place for everyone at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood. Secure your spot today.


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Life at KGMS

We are grateful to be living, working and learning on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Coast Salish territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.