Host an international student!

MLI Homestay brings Japanese high school students to learn English at KGMS every Spring Break.

You can receive $360.00 by becoming a Host Family from Wednesday, March 21st to Thursday, 29th.

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Parent Education: Psycho Educational Assessments - March 7

Join Dr. Jeff Ballou, KGMS School Psychologist on Wednesday, March 7th from 8:15 to 9:30 am in the Library.

He will be speaking about psych educational assessments:  what makes for a comprehensive assessment; what should be assessed; what are effective practices; what should parents be looking for in a psychologist; when is a new assessment necessary.  Register here.

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Safety Patrol Program

KGMS is excited to welcome The Safety Patrol Program in partnership with BCAA to the school community!

This student initiative is aimed at increasing school safety specific to monitoring the brand new crosswalk at school. We welcome all students from Division 5 to Grade 12 to partake!

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Parent Pub Night - Postpone to March 8th

To avoid conflict with the KGMS ski/board program, the Parent Pub Night has been postponed to March.

The pub night is an opportunity to connect with other KGMS parents, relax over some food and drinks, and have some fun!

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Pancake breakfast - Feb 14th

Our annual KGMS pancake breakfast for students & staff will be on Wednesday, February 14th.

Students may wear red, white and pink shirts with their school uniform.

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Lice detected

A case of lice has been detected in the school. Please check your child’s hair and if any are found, follow the instructions below.

A recommended method to break up the life cycle of life is the Wet-Combing Method. Head lice cannot become resistant to this method and all you need is a good comb and some hair conditioner to be successful. Olive oil, Vaseline, mayonnaise or tea tree oil will work just as well, but hair conditioner is a lot easier to wash out afterwards!

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Morning yoga

Students are invited to come to yoga, taught by Erin McLean, before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:10am in the gym. Namaste!

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Nut and fragrance free

A reminder that we are a nut free and fragrance free school.

Please refrain from bringing nuts into the school and wearing scented products due to allergies.

Spring Break - March 17th to April 2nd

The school will be closed from Saturday, March 17th to Monday, April 2nd.

Spring Break/Easter

The school will be closed from Monday, March 19th to Monday, April 2nd for Spring Break and Easter.

First day back after Spring Break - April 3rd

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, April 3rd.

Autism BC Workshop

We are partnering with Autism BC and they are presenting a workshop “Launching into Adulthood: The Importance of Transition Planning” at KGMS.

Tuesday, April 17th from 2:00 to 3:15 pm in the Library

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Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Pro-D and Q3 Report Writing day.

Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing - April 20th

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Professional Development and Q3 Report Writing Day.

Casual Day - April 27th

Q3 Reports home

The Q3 reports cards will be sent home today.

Pro-D Day - May 18th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 18th as this is a Professional Development Day.

Victoria Day - May 21st

The school will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

Casual Day - May 25th

Report Writing Day - June 1st

Students will not attend on Friday, June 1st as this is a Report Writing Day.

Sports Day - June 7th

Sports day is on Thursday, June 7th. A hog dog lunch will be provided to students.

Casual Day - June 8th

The last casual day of the year is Friday, June 8th.

KGMS Has Talent Show

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 14th. Please arrive early.

Family and friends are welcome to join us for what is always a fantastic show!

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Last 1/2 day for students

The last day for students is Friday, June 15th and this will be a 1/2 day. Report cards will be sent home.

Save the Date!

Our next Gala has been booked for Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Save the date for this fun event!

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Growing Hearts and Minds Gala
to benefit the
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund


A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Ruby & Cruise for hosting the event, our auctioneer Jeff Schwarz, all of those who secured donations, made donations, bid of auction items. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this fantastic evening possible. And to our superb Co-Chairs, Tracey & Eva!

Dr. Christopher Gala Video

2017 Gala Video

For more information, please contact:

KGMS Giving Campaign

Maplewood Alternative High School is a non-profit organization, which relies heavily on the generosity of corporate sponsors, alumni, friends, family and community organizations to help finance the ever-increasing costs of providing specialized programming for students with learning difficulties. Your gift will help create a dynamic, supportive educational experience – one that will help each student achieve his or her unique potential.

Your donation will also help maintain stable tuition fees, generate increased enrolment, maintain excellent staff ratios and service levels, as well as provide enrichment opportunities and bursary support.

Please contact us to make a donation by cheque or credit card.

To donate by Paypal (no account required), please complete the form below.

Visit or Contact us

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit anytime.

Please contact Head of School, Dr James Christopher at to arrange for a personal tour and introduction to our programme.

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Maplewood Alternative High School
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver V7J 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224 / Fax: 604 985 4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

Records Requests:

Staff Contact ListKGMS Staff Contacts 2017-18 Ver 3

Outside School Hours Tutoring:  KGMS Tutor List 2017-18


For all other inquiries, please complete the form below.



Maplewood Alternative High School are seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of School –

Available positions 2018


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