Maplewood Alternative High School is an extension of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School for students of high school age and has been built on our experience of over forty years of working with students with learning differences. Maplewood Alternative is dedicated to providing a personalized learning environment for students with learning needs and preferences that are not typically addressed in a traditional school setting.
At Maplewood, we believe: That all students should have the opportunity to maximize their individual potential; That education is a journey and that students should have the power to follow their own individual paths to success; and, That school should strive to adapt to the needs of students, not students to the needs and structures of school.
Maplewood is a fully wireless learning environment and we provide individual student laptop computers and iPads to support the teaching and learning process. Each teaching area is equipped with a SmartBoard and full access to online resources and support. In addition to our bright and spacious classrooms and learning spaces, we have a fully-equipped Science Lab; a Creative Arts Centre; a Music and Performing Arts Centre; a gymnasium and large playing fields. At Maplewood we strive to provide a wide range of resources to match every student need and area of interest.
Maplewood Alternative High School is located in the Mount Seymour area of North Vancouver. Our school works in partnership with the local community to provide students with opportunities for co-op work placements; specialized learning environments; and additional fitness and visual and performing arts facilities. In addition, our students take an active role in local environmental clean up campaigns and the elimination of invasive plant species from nearby conservation areas.