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Bodwell High School

955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4

Grades (Gender):
Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
$19,150 to 38,450/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 40 (Gr. 8 - 12), Boarding: 510 (Gr. 8 - 12), Homestay: 100 (Gr. 8 - 12)

School Address
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4

About this school:


Bodwell offers a rigorous academic program, including Advanced Placement courses, and preparing students for university entrance. All students participate in our extra-curricular program, with emphasis on sports, fine arts and life skills in the boarding program. We have a strong ESL program for international students. Our culturally diverse environment enables students to become active learners and well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to the world. Our school motto is “Strength in Diversity.” — Visit school website



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Our Take: Bodwell High School

our takeBodwell began in 1991 with just six students, and has grown exponentially since then. It’s now one of the largest international boarding schools in the country. Throughout, the school has been developed to support learners arriving in Canada from overseas, including counsellors who can provide guidance on travel and visa requirements, and international credit equivalencies. The atmosphere in many ways in an expression of the surrounding city. Like Vancouver, the school is diverse, positioned to grant a global perspective. Graduates are encouraged to grow a sense of who they are in that wider world, both of the pacific rim and beyond. The ideal student is one preparing for university and, afterward, a professional engagement within an international context.

School busing:

Bodwell High School offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only, occasional rider, airport pick-up. The regions it offers busing from are North Vancouver, Vancouver.
Additional notes: Pick-Up --> 7:50 - Lonsdale Quay Pick-Up --> 7:55 - Salvation Army Drop-Off --> 8:00 - Bodwell High School

Upcoming Events Next event: September 03, 2018

upcoming events
  • September 03, 2018Fall 2018 Orientation
    Bodwell High School, 955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Join us Monday, September 03 from 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    The orientation week for the Fall 2018 Term starts on September 3rd. 

Principal's Message


Stephen Goobie, Principal - Student Life

"A transformative education which helps young people ask big questions, expose common assumptions about the world, critically examine society, and cultivate empathy and responsibility is the ultimate goal. As an educator, a commitment to transformative education is my personal and professional mission."


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What Bodwell High School says: Bodwell's trimester system gives students several advantages. Firstly, there are three entrance opportunities every year, in September, January, and April, giving students schedule flexibility. Secondly, the system allows a motivated student to complete one-and-a-half academic grades in each calendar year. This allows students to complete high school faster and begin their university studies sooner. Students can use the April term (Summer term) for valuable overseas travel and language learning and still be on pace with their peers to complete high school within a standard time frame.

  • Approach:

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What Bodwell High School says: Teachers at Bodwell use a mix of traditional versus discovery approaches depending on their own style, the familiarity of the students to the topic and the need for interaction in class. For example, one teacher stated 'I think it is important to introduce the topic, provide examples, then have students try some on their own'. Another teacher stated 'If it is a concept most students probably know, I try to create a mini, fun, "competition". Students get into teams and answer questions. The first team to get the answer gets a point." Another teacher concluded 'I choose a mix because some students thrive on inquiry and others are uncomfortable with problem solving without the "tools" first'.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This varies from teacher to teacher however in general Bodwell permits the use of calculators according to the rules of BC Provincial Exams. In classrooms teachers do not permit the sharing of and use of the calculator on phones unless an activity requires this.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: In general teachers at Bodwell use the " equal balance" method for teaching science classes. If there is a concept that they feel students can figure out through inquiry, they choose the inquiry method. However, if a particular concept is challenging for most students, then they would use the expository method (direct instruction).

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What Bodwell High School says: The literature program is vertically aligned to build on critical skills from grade level to grade level. Through inquiry based methods, students are asked to make personal and world view connections to the literature. A mix of modern and classical literature is explored. Across a wide range of genres, the literature chosen is thematic, focusing on: identity, social issues, cultural diversity, community and self-awareness. Traditional, academic essay writing is taught, but students also demonstrate comprehension and critical thinking by completing projects such as a film, work of art, comic strip, and/or original poetry. Cooperative learning activities including debates, skits, pair work and group discussions are an integral part of daily lessons.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What Bodwell High School says: Both methods are taught our Social Studies classes

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What Bodwell High School says: Both methods are taught in French class. At the start of a unit it might be more audio-lingual as the students are introduced to new vocabulary or grammar structures. As their language skills develop we break out into group games, go around and do interviews in French, create little skits, read short texts in French and use new vocabulary in conversation and class routines, and even give short presentations where the other students ask the presenter questions in French to further work on understanding/ and responding.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   9
    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • Japanese • Spanish • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What Bodwell High School says: We offer Fine Arts for Grades 8 to 12, with Advanced Placement Visual Art 12 through submission of Art portfolios to the College Board. All Fine Arts courses follow BC Ministry current curriculum focus on core competency and connection to real life. The art teachers use a variety of medium. We are lucky to be on the North Shore with many boutique art galleries and studios with specialties plus the Vancouver Art Gallery and local art destinations that students go. We have increasing contact and join projects with community partners. Our students are also outdoor and active getting inspirations for art work. They also participate in art competitions and events regularly.

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What Bodwell High School says: Bodwell is well equipped with cutting-edge network infrastructure, equipment, software applications, and databases. Apart from in ICT, teachers are free to utilize technology in their classrooms or not. We have a Bodwell standardized laptop that is used for academics only. The goal is to enhance learning and improve communications between staff and students. In addition, Bodwell students have a professional license to Office 365 which provides all Microsoft Office apps online and locally on their laptop. Students also have access to lynda.com and all major Adobe products.  7 smart boards (SB685 series and SB885 series) have been installed in different classrooms to enhance student learning—targeting various subject areas (Math, science, English, Humanities, ESL).

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Bodwell High School says: Physical Education is offered in grades 8-12 and follows the BC Ministry current curriculum with the aim of providing opportunities for students to experience a variety of activities and promote lifelong, healthy living. Our Physical Education program encompasses two specific aspects: fitness and sports. The fitness component of the program is a progressive program emphasizing cardio-respiratory development. One of the goals of the program is to teach and instill the skills necessary to live an active lifestyle that promotes health and physical literacy. The sport component of the program consists of activities from a variety of sports and games. A holistic approach is followed with mental, social, and physical domains addressed. The program is intended to allow the student to develop an appreciation of sport and an understanding of the strategies, skills and basic rules involved, encouraging a lifetime of participation.

    Advanced Placement Courses
    • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
    • AP Studio Art: Drawing
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Chinese Language and Culture

    Sex and Health Education British Columbia curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Bodwell High School says: This information is not currently available.

    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.

    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.


    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What Bodwell High School says: For grades 8 and 9, we offer 3 weeks on sexual health education covering the human body, reproduction and conception, pregnancy prevention, common sexually transmitted infections and prevention, with emphasis on healthy and active living and mental well-being. Planning 10 course is mandatory for grades 10 to 12 students and there is one week of five instructional blocks covering teenage health, and sexually transmitted illnesses.

    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Bodwell High School says about flexible pacing: The AEP (Academic & English Preparation) Program is a specialized English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students who are becoming proficient in English.

    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Bodwell High School says: Bodwell offers a university preparatory program. When many of our students are from overseas and some are recent immigrant children, we offer a custom-designed Academic and English Preparation for them to improve their English skills before regular courses. Students succeed in the Language Arts, and are equally successful in provincial exams and in grade 12 academic averages to qualify for students’ choice universities. We provide additional formal learning Saturday mornings for specialized language courses, outdoor education, career exposure and community service projects. 70% of our 540 students are boarding on-site and our day and boarding programs are well integrated.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What Bodwell High School says: Our philosophy is to develop “active learners and well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to the world”. We emphasize equally on intellectual, social-emotional and physical development, the latter especially in terms of active living, health and fitness. 70% of our 540 students are boards and we make good use of the time resources and campus facilities to support these developmental goals. In addition to academic excellence, our students strive towards to a variety of athletic events (competing to provincial levels) and extra-curricular events including life skill workshops, career orientation and community services, local and international.

    Special Needs Support No support

    No support

    Bodwell High School offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support
    • What Bodwell High School says: Our school’s unique learning needs arise from a bigger group of ELL students coming from around the world. Therefore, we are carefully screening out students who might have other special learning needs that we cannot meet. If we discover students who might need assessment and eventually special education services, their parents will be carefully explained how and where to get them.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    Bodwell High School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Bodwell High School students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    Bodwell High School 45 mins60 mins90 mins120 mins160 mins
    Site Average57 mins69 mins80 mins95 mins108 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades8 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback8 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    What Bodwell High School says:
    • GVISAA Boys' Volleyball Champions 2014
    • GVISAA Girls' Volleyball Champions 2014
    • NSSSAA Senior Boys' Basketball Champions 2016
    • BCHSBBA Senior Boys' Basketball Champions 2015
    • NSSSAA Boys' Swimming Champions 2015

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Downhill skiing
      Ice Hockey
      Martial Arts
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Dance Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Online Magazine
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day (Domestic) Day (International) Boarding (Domestic) Boarding (International) Homestay (Domestic) Homestay (International)
    Day (Domestic)$19,150
    Day (International)$21,700
    Boarding (Domestic)$35,550
    Boarding (International)$38,450
    Homestay (Domestic)$29,150
    Homestay (International)$31,200
    What Bodwell High School says: Tuition is listed as per two terms as this would count as a regular amount of classroom and learning time to constitute a year. As of September 2016, all new students will start in boarding. Upon completion of the Boarding Program, students may apply to move to a Bodwell homestay.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students5%
    3rd child (sibling)all students5%
    4th child (sibling)all students5%

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 650
    Average enrollment per grade130
    Average class size18
    Gender (grades)Gr. 8 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 8 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)78%
    % in boarding (grade-eligible)53%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment58121928
    Boarding Enrollment19291018441
    Homestay Enrollment11407352



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview8 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)8 - 12
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    Boarding students:

    Homestay students:

    What Bodwell High School says:

    1. Is Bodwell the right school for you? Understand Bodwell’s Mission and Vision and decide if Bodwell is the right fit for you. Arrange for a visit to school, if appropriate. 2. Submit an Application Form Check First • View Term Calendar as a PDF document. • Understand overall application process. • Questions? Contact our Admissions Officer. Apply Online Go to online application page, create an account and follow instructions there. You can make multiple applications with a single account. Please make sure you have all supporting document files ready listed in Section 3 below to complete the application. You will be updated of your application status through your registered email. Bodwell Online Application System Apply through Email Or alternatively, you can download an Application Form and/or Dormitory Application Form or Homestay Application Form, complete it, and email them to the corresponding Admissions Officer. 3. Submit Supporting Documents Required documents: • Complete transcripts and progress reports of the past 3 years of schooling • An essay (over 1 page) indicating why the student would like to study at Bodwell • A photo copy of student’s passport ID page • Immunization history record You can submit these documents via: • electronic files while applying online • or scan & email to your corresponding Admissions Officer • or fax to +1-604-924-5058 • or post mail to: 955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7P3S4 Application Fee and ID Photos: • CAD $200 Application Fee (non-refundable) • 2 recent ID photos Also required: • Interviews in person or by phone • Two confidential Letters of Recommendation from teachers 4. Payment of Fees After reviewing the application, we will inform you via email of the program into which the student will be accepted and the appropriate fees (see sample fees) in the Letter of Offer document. We require full payment of fees in order to issue the student’s Letter of Acceptance (which is required for visa application purposes – international students only). 5. Receive Letter of Acceptance Upon receipt of the full payment, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance and the official receipts. International students should apply for their student visa as soon as they receive the Letter of Acceptance. 6. Arrange Custodianship for International Students If the student is under 19 years of age, Canadian Immigration requires custodianship. If he/she stays in our student dormitory or homestay program, Bodwell High School can assume supervisory responsibility and meet the custodianship requirement. 7. English Placement Test for International Students An on-line English test will be arranged for all international students. Upon arrival at Bodwell High School, the student will be asked to write the English Placement Test. According to the test results, he/she will be placed in an appropriate level of the Academic & English Preparation (AEP), a specialized ESL program program, or regular high school grade.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Bodwell High School is looking for: We are looking for students who can actively and positively impact on our school student community by giving their best at both academics and student life. Prospective students must demonstrate this in their application, submitted transcripts, references and interview. As of September 2016, all new students will start in boarding. Upon completion of the Boarding Program, students may apply to move to a Bodwell homestay.

    Day Homestay Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type89101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size170
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements65
    **Ivy+ placements3

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): Top 5 destinations in 2013: The University of Toronto with 36 acceptances; The University of British Columbia with 25 acceptances; Simon Fraser University with 23 acceptances; The University of Victoria with 21 acceptances and York University with 16 acceptances. Graduates enrolled into the direct entry and pathway programs in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration/Commerce/Management, Fine Arts, Communications and Film.
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): See here for more details: http://bodwell.edu/university_preparation/

    What Bodwell High School says:

  • University of Toronto was number 1 in Top university acceptances in 2013 (36)
  • University of BC was number 2 in Top university acceptances in 2013 (25)
  • Simon Fraser University was number 3 in Top university acceptances in 2013 (23)
  • University of Victoria was number 4 in Top university acceptances in 2013 (21)
  • York University was number 5 in Top university acceptances in 2013 (16)
  • In 2016, 156 graduates received a total of 312 offers of admission from 92 universities and colleges in 12 countries
  • 70% of all offers for 2016 graduates are from top ranked universities (featured on Times Higher Education, QS or Shanghai world top ranked university lists for 2016-2017
  • The most popular university Bodwell sent students to in 2015 was University of Toronto which is ranked 19th in world by Times Higher Education
  • Bodwell 2016 graduates received a total of $323,000 in university scholarships

  • Notable Alumni

    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Boris Remes 2006 Boris now works as Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment & Admissions at Schulich School of Business at York University.
    Mikhail  Beridze 2010 Mikhail is a judo champion. In 2016 he won the Alberta Provincials, Saskatchewan Open and Bronze at the Pacific International all at 90kg class.
    Jeff Liao 1997 Jeff is an accomplished artist/photographer who has had many exhibitions and books published concerning his work in and around New York. See more here: http://bodwell.edu/jeff-liao-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-exhibition/
    Kaan Turker 2010 Kaan now works at Bodwell High School as a Digital Marketer

    Alumni Highlights

    • The Bodwell Alumni Association enables long-term relationships between alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Through the association and the high school Facebook page, members can locate each other, update personal information, request transcripts, set up meet-ups and reunions, or just drop Bodwell a line to tell us how they're doing.
    • The alumni association represents the interests of Bodwell graduates. It is dedicated to keeping the alumni community up to date and involved in the future of Bodwell through open communication, events, and services for current and future alumni.
    • The alumni association is comprised of dedicated, respectful and successful graduates working with the school to maintain new and existing relationships through alumni managed chapters around the world.
    • The alumni association is committed to honest, open communication, dealing with its members respectfully and equally, and supporting its members in times of need.
    • Past speakers at our graduations include world champion ice skater, Patrick Chan,, world famous writer, Joy Kagawa, renowned chocolatier, Thomas Haas, young tech entrepreneur, Brian Wong, and former child soldier and peace advocate, Michel Chikwanine.

    Stories & Testimonials


    Our Vision

    It is our vision that Bodwell High School be characterized by * Students who are confident, respectful, responsible citizens of the world, with the necessary tools to be successful in life and to contribute positively to society * A staff that is a professional learning community: well educated, yet continuing to grow professionally through on-going learning, cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support; and consisting of people who serve as positive role models for students and their parents * Administration that decisively, consistently, efficiently and supportively works to serve the best interests of the school community * Parents who strongly trust and support the school and its programs * A curriculum that is well-defined, purposeful, diverse, well-balanced, challenging and engaging, and which serves to interconnect mind, body and soul. It is also our vision that our school be recognized in the community as one that achieves high academic standards, and whose students and graduates are citizens of good character. The most important criteria for measuring our success will be our ability to attract students motivated by our mission; the high number of graduating students entering post-secondary institutions; and the resulting sense of satisfaction and reward felt by the Bodwell school community. ...

    Our Mission

    At Bodwell High School, we provide a culturally-diverse environment for students from around the globe, and enable them to become active learners and well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to the world. ...


    Bodwell High School was founded in 1991 in the City of Vancouver and is a non-denominational, co-educational day and boarding school, offering grades 8 to 12 and university preparation. In September, 2003, the school moved into its new facility on Harbourside Drive in North Vancouver, overlooking beautiful Burrard Inlet and the Vancouver harbour. Our goal is to provide high-quality programs that will foster positive experiences for our students. Bodwell teachers offer intellectual stimulation and mentorship to support our students' pursuit of knowledge and creativity. Bodwell counsellors provide guidance and are empathetic listeners. They are also an important communication link between parents and students. Accommodation is available for international students in either the student dormitory or with our carefully selected homestay families. International students who join Bodwell with insufficient English to start the regular academic program are offered a specialized English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The program involves a content-based approach that combines high school subject content with language teaching. ...

    About Us

    With An Enlightened Canadian Philosophy of Education, A Challenging Curriculum, and A Dedicated Faculty Bodwell High School is a private co-educational boarding school offering grades 8 to 12, and university preparation, in the beautiful City of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The school is registered with and inspected by the Ministry of Education. We're recognized as a leader among Canadian boarding schools. Students who fulfill a grade 12 graduation program will receive a Dogwood Diploma, a high school graduation diploma issued by the Ministry of Education. We accept local and international students. Credits obtained at Bodwell will be transferred to the students' home country for equivalence. Most of our students go on to college or university after Bodwell, many with scholarships. In the Bodwell High School symbol, we see the emerging student reaching out with confidence to embrace the world of opportunity. Surrounding the student is a circle of converging forces - an enlightened Canadian philosophy of education, a challenging curriculum and a dedicated faculty. ...

    In the News


    November 28, 2014 - Bodwell High School is named STM STAR HIGH SCHOOL of the year!

    Bodwell High School won a prestigious peer-voted Study Travel Magazine STAR HIGH SCHOOL of the year award in London ...


    • Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) Associations

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    Other Highlights:

    • STM Star High School of the Year 2014
    • STM Star High School of the Year 2015
    • Bodwell is 25 years old in 2016

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