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2017 | | 45 Vancouver Waldorf School 2725 St. Christophers Rd., North Vancouver, BC, V7K 2B6 At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we believe education can change the world. Guided by Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, we provide an education based on a particular understanding of individual human development that fosters imagination, responsibility and a sense of truth. Our Early Childhood programs foster healthy social and physical development in addition to laying the foundation for future creative thinking through unstructured imaginative free play. Throughout the grades, we offer a truly interdisciplinary approach, providing experiences in the natural world, fi ne and practical arts, music, drama and more, to cultivate a full range of capacities in each and every student. The Waldorf curriculum takes the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual (non-sectarian) needs of the students into account, addressing bodies, hearts and minds. We delay the introduction of computers and technology until High School. Our programs nurture, inspire and challenge young people to achieve their highest potential as human beings. Our graduates are socially responsible, independent thinkers able to fulfi l their life tasks and contribute to world renewal. Year established 1969 Grades Pre-School to 12 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:8 to 1:26 Boarding Yes Annual Fees $54,420- $15,850 Contact: Karen Broom | (604) 985-7435, ext. 200 admissions Affi liations and 420 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver, BC V7H 1S8 KGMS is a centre of excellence in developmentally informed instruction that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment. We believe that a safe, nurturing environment is key to academic success. We believe that every child is unique and that their differences should be celebrated. We believe in an innovative approach to education that's forward-thinking yet rooted in history. We believe that every child deserves to fi t in, to feel like they're on the inside. Above all, we believe in the potential of our students. We are committed to whole-child development, and our educational approach adapts to the individual needs and learning styles of each student. We empower our students to move past their learning obstacles so they may experience success and a sense of pride in their abilities. At KGMS, you will see dynamic and capable children who are thriving and fi nding joy in learning. Year established 1974 Grades K to 12 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 2:18 Boarding No Annual Fees $22,950- $23,950 Contact: Dr. James Christopher | (604) 985- 5224 Affi liations Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A Mediated Learning Academy 550 Thompson Ave Coquitlam, BC V3J 3Z8 The Mediated Learning Academy (MLA) was founded in 2003 and has recently been designated by the Ministry of Education a Special Needs School. Students with a wide range of challenges learn together in a safe and nurturing environment. We strive to instill in each student a desire to learn. Our Mediated Learning interactions are designed to foster a sense of curiosity, to help children acquire language and understanding and to develop the thinking skills necessary to reach their personal potential. Teaching staff, speech-language and occupational therapists, physiotherapist and counsellors form a team, sharing their expertise and working towards the same child centered goals. Students come to MLA from all over the Lower Mainland. An assessment is required to determine eligibility to enter our school. Our population includes children with high anxiety, autism, specifi c learning disabilities, health issues, or low cognition. Each one of our students is unique and appreciated and supported in unique ways. Year established 2003 Grades K to 12 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:1.5 Boarding No Annual Fees $10,500- $12,500 Contact: Ingrid Jeffrey | (604) 937-3641 Affi liations

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