At Garibaldi Secondary School students will have the opportunity to pursue their passion, to learn, to create, to lead, to think and be prepared to thrive in the 21st Century. Garibaldi prides itself on its culture of care, creating a safe and caring environment for all learners. Garibaldi is a comprehensive high school where students are given opportunities to acquire knowledge
and skills that will develop their potential as active and engaged life-long learners.
Garibaldi has a number of unique programs and opportunities for students:
Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Interdisciplinary Arts Academy
Plumbing, Electrical and Carpentry Post-Secondary Apprenticeships
Our music and choir program
Our many courses, clubs, teams, and activities
New campus with a 24 million dollar renovation and addition
Our new professional fitness centre
Full teaching kitchen
Our excellent Student Support Services program
The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and Middle Years Program (MYP) at Garibaldi Secondary School offers interested students a rigorous academic curriculum and a smooth transition into university.
Available in only 14 high schools across BC, the program is opened to students in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District as well as students from neighbouring districts.
Garibaldi Secondary is launching an International Baccalaureate Middle Years program starting in September 2017. Designed for students in Grades 8-10, the internationally-recognized curriculum delivers a breadth and depth of understanding through eight main subject categories: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design.
IB Middle Years also prepares younger learners to meet the rigorous academic challenges of the IB certificate and diploma programs at Garibaldi.
Grade 11 and Grade 12 students interested in the IB program have the following two options:
They may take one or more individual courses as Certificate courses
They can take all their courses in IB for Grade 11 and 12 years, thus earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Both certificate courses and the full diploma afford students the opportunity to receive advanced first-year credit at most universities in Canada and internationally for all HL courses.
For senior students, Garibaldi Secondary also offers partnerships with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Students can earn a Carpentry Level 1 Certficate or Plumbing Level 1 and 2 Certificates from KPU. BCIT offers students the Level 1 Electrician Certificate. Students can also take the IB Career-Related Program (CP) in Culinary Arts.
For students planning to study in the arts, Garibaldi is home of the Interdisciplinary Arts Academy. Music, theatre, dance, and visual arts are delivered in dedicated spaces - our dance room has installed barres, we have a fully equipped professional theatre with sound system, and music spaces for both instrumental and choir classes.
Garibaldi Secondary School received an extensive renovation as well as an addition between 2007 and 2009. We have state of the art technology infrastructure, a fantastic building, and beautiful school grounds.
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2017-2018 School Calendar:
To help you begin planning for next school year, below is a link to important dates and events happening during 2017-18. Click Here for calendar
24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Canada, V4R 1X2