Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is a non-profit organization located in North Vancouver that supports K-12 students with complex learning disabilities. Our specialized program offers students small academic classes with personalized instruction, one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, a focus on hands-on learning, and social-emotional support.
Statistics show that students with learning challenges, who do not receive the support that they need, have a higher risk of dropping out of school, adult suicide, and homelessness. We are determined to ensure that children with these challenges continue to have access to our program, so we can continue to unlock and remove obstacles to their learning, and help them grow personally and experience greater academic success. KGMS has been serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 40 years, and is a fully accredited school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. (Charitable registration #: 1195-4555-RR0001).
We offer students the lowest student to teacher ratio in the province, one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, small class sizes, a focus on hands-on learning, and a social-emotional learning curriculum.
We have a diverse school population, but all of our 200 students have one thing in common...they learn differently. They enter our school after experiencing difficulties in a previous learning environment. Our diverse student population includes diagnoses of dyslexia, learning disabilities in reading and written output, autism, anxiety, and ADHD. Our teachers are masters of creating a truly student centred classroom, accommodating for the range of learning styles and needs that they face and helping to bring out the best in each student.
We are running to raise funds for the KGMS Bursary Program. We are determined to ensure that children with these challenges continue to have access to our program, so we can continue to unlock and remove obstacles to their learning, and help them grow personally and experience greater academic success.