From the Headmaster

A Blog Featuring Writings from Hugh Burke

For Spanish Language B students in Grades 9 to 11, this trip is a great opportunity for students not just to improve their Spanish and learn the culture but it can also be an used as an activity towards the Duke of Edinburgh residential project, needed to complete the Gold level.

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Springing Into Our Next Week Without Walls Trips

At Meadowridge, our MYP students start the year off a little differently than at most schools. It's a little difference that makes a big difference, and it's something that our students and teachers look forward to every year: Meadowridge's Week Without Walls (WWOW). New this year, students in the MYP will be venturing off on a second set of trips at the end of May.

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Our Headmaster's Gryphon symbolizes the history of our school and is used as a formal symbol to represent our Headmaster's Office.


Hugh Burke, Headmaster

Hugh Burke grew up in the Vancouver area, graduating from Vancouver College, and then attending Simon Fraser University, where he earned his B.A., P.D.P., and M.A. Mr. Burke has taught at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level. He has also been a curriculum coordinator in the public school system, where he focused on Writing and Gifted Education. He later became a Faculty Associate and a Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Having served in the public education system as a teacher, a coordinator, and a union representative, and subsequently as an independent school teacher and administrator, he offers a unique perspective on educational choice. Mr. Burke has consulted with numerous school districts in the areas of instruction, gifted education, writing, administration, and systemic change, and has published works in the area of teacher education. He has also operated his own company, providing advice to the private sector in the area of strategic planning and staff development.

As an administrator, Mr. Burke has worked in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and the Vancouver Talmud Torah (where he was the first non-Jewish principal of the school). He is a Past President of the Independent Schools’ Association of British Columbia (ISABC), is a past member of the Board of the Federation of Independent Schools’ Associations, and currently serves as Headmaster of Meadowridge School, which is an International Baccalaureate Continuum School with multiple accreditation.