Why Choose Maple Ridge

  1. Location – A community nestled between the Thompson Mountain Range and the Fraser River, close to Vancouver, a vibrant city known for its natural beauty, cultural diversity, mild climate, recreational attractions, and economic opportunity.
  2. Superior Education – We offer a high-quality education (per PISA rankings) taught by qualified teachers in six modern high schools.
  3. Extraordinary Quality of Life – Year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, and water sports, allowing students to enjoy a balanced lifestyle.
  4. Safe and Welcoming Community – Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows offer a peaceful and friendly place to live and study.
  5. District Managed Homestay Program with in-school homestay coordinators – Facilitates cultural immersion.
  6. Support Services – Inclusive programming with support services tailored to the needs of international students, including academic advising, assistance with cultural adjustment, English language (ESL), and International Teacher support.
  7. Diverse Learning Environment – Students interact with peers from a range of cultural backgrounds, building global perspective and cross-cultural communication skills.
  8. Cultural, Artistic and Athletic Opportunities – Sports (including basketball, soccer, hockey academies), arts (music, theatre, visual, media), languages, technology (Microsoft IT, programming), International Baccalaureate, clubs, and volunteering.
  9. Global Networking – Students build a network of friends and contacts, valuable for future personal and professional endeavors.
  10. Pathways to Higher Education – Program completion, including Graduation, serves as a steppingstone to higher education in Canada universities and colleges.