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Message from Head of School

Thank you for exploring Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS). I am honored to be the Head of School At KGMS, a position that brings me back to a school I love and a student population that is a joy to work with.

At KGMS we believe that every student has the potential for success. With an appropriate education that allows for flexibility in delivery, a program that is tailored to the specific needs of the individual and opportunities for students to communicate their thinking and learning in an environment structured for success, we believe that all students can flourish. As students experience success and feel supported self-efficacy increases, confidence is demonstrated, and students learn to take the necessary risks that drive them to meet their full potential.

A great education should prepare students for the challenges they will encounter, a great student approaches challenges with an open mind and hard work. At KGMS we not only provide an individualized education that meets the developmental needs of the student, but we support the individual in their self-advocacy, social emotional growth and academic development. KGMS follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum and all students have the opportunity to graduate with a Dogwood Certificate. Our Senior Program ensures that students have the prerequisites they require to apply to their post-secondary institution of choice. At KGMS there is not just one path to success.

We are so blessed to have an amazing staff, a dedicated board of directors and a supportive community that firmly believes in KGMS and the potential of our students.

Suzanne MacLeod
Head of School

One of the lowest student to educator ratios in the province

Small class sizes

Daily social-emotional curriculum and support


At KGMS we have staff dedicated to the education of exceptional students, we have 80 educators that work collaboratively to teach students in a dynamic educational environment. In addition to BC prescribed curriculum, we prioritize experiential education, co-curricular activities, social emotional learning, applied skills and the arts.

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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.