The regions Collingwood School offers busing from are:
Additional notes: The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide safe and dependable morning, afternoon and co-curricular bus service for the Collingwood School community. Collingwood School's bus system operates solely for our students, staff and faculty. Our buses are routed through all areas of the North Shore from Deep Cove as well as into Vancouver. In an effort to lessen traffic congestion in the streets surrounding the schools, we encourage you to consider using our school transportation system. Reasonable rates and flexible routes make this a secure and convenient mode of transportation for students and employees of Collingwood School. If you would like further information regarding our School transportation system please call Transportation Manager Howard Janami at 604 925 3331 ext 2298 , or by email at [email protected]
How we see Collingwood School
How Collingwood School sees itself
"Collingwood is one of Canada's largest JK-Grade 12, university-preparatory day school's, located on two campuses in beautiful West Vancouver. Our students participate fully in the School’s four strands: academics, athletics, arts and service. We are recognized for our robust Advanced Placement program, our university acceptance record, our outdoor Explore program, and our award-winning sports teams and musical groups. We are a member of ISABC, NAIS and Round Square, and we are a CAIS-accredited school."
"Collingwood inspires and supports our students to pursue their passions with an educational experience that provides unique pathways and a personalized approach to learning. Our commitment to learning and teaching excellence from JK- Gr. 12 provides an exceptional academic foundation in literacy and numeracy with enriched knowledge and skills that exceed the BC Curriculum. We also offer an exceptional array of co-curricular programming across Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service."
"Families choose Collingwood for its: personalized and inclusive approach to learning which fosters academic excellence and well-being; for the diverse array of co-curriculars offered across the four strands--academics, athletics, arts and service learning; and for the dedicated faculty who value experiential learning, collaboration, character development. The School's EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Commitment strives to ensure every person feels welcomed, understood and valued."
"At Collingwood, we care for each student as if they were our own. By providing a diverse array of co-curricular and curricular programming, we are able to support each student as they each pursue their individual passions. With a focus on individualized learning, we partner with our students to achieve their best. We emphasize the importance of community and prioritize our students' wellbeing and growth. We are deeply committed to hiring and retaining the best and brightest faculty and staff."
"Collingwood is committed to making students feel empowered with their own capabilities and strengths. Not only is the caliber of teaching outstanding--our faculty and staff care deeply about student wellbeing, individual growth and development with a view to the future. The University Guidance Department meets regularly with students in high school to guide individual post-secondary planning. Additionally students are supported by counsellors, specialists, Heads of House and Advisors."
"-Faculty to Student ratios average 1:8
-Our Junior School campus features small class sizes and a superb teaching faculty - supported by our Associate Faculty, Learning Resource Teachers, Teacher Librarians and specialists in Art, French, PE, Music, and IT
-Collingwood is the only Round Square School in the Lower Mainland of BC
-100% of our graduates are accepted to post-secondary institutions
-42% of our Senior School students enrol in an Advanced Placement (AP) Course"
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Lisa Evans, Head of School
As Collingwood’s sixth Head of School, it is my honour and privilege to welcome you as a prospective member of our caring and vibrant learning community.
As you will see, Collingwood is a very special community with much to offer. Our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives is at the core of everything we do. With innovative technology and our design thinking approach to curriculum, we provide our students with a time-honoured Four Strand approach to education - offering the very best in academics, arts, athletics, and service learning. We work hard to know each child as an individual. We will identify their abilities and understand their nature. We will help them find their passions. Ultimately, our commitment is that we will care for each student as if they were our own child.
I look forward to meeting you in person and further introducing you to our wonderful community of educators and families.
Head of School
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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