Meadowridge Voices Blog

Class of 2017 Contributions
& Accomplishments

At Meadowridge School, we value our students as well-rounded individuals. They are highly involved in the life of the school, as well as engaged in an academically rigorous programme.

The achievements of our graduates speak to the incredible teaching they have received throughout the PYP, MYP, and DP programmes. They leave us as confident, articulate, highly knowledgeable, caring individuals who are truly ready to embrace challenges outside of these walls and shape their future.

Once again, our graduates have made us incredibly proud. Their achievements are exceptional and go far beyond their performance on exams. They have fully participated in our community and have left an undeniable impression on us. I would like to take a moment to reflect back on their achievements and take the opportunity to recognize them for the amazing group of young people that they are.

Academic Achievements

Diploma Programme Results
3.5 Points Above the World Average

We had 20 students enrolled as Diploma candidates this year. Our Diploma students' average total score was 33.45 points, which is above the world average of 29.95.

IB Course Results
6% Average and 100% Honours Standing

Similarly, our IB Course students achieved results that showcase their strong academic abilities with an 86% average. This achievement is outstanding as all of our graduating Course students earned the BC Dogwood Diploma with Honours Standing.

This academic achievement continues a pattern of exceptional results, which has seen our students score above the world average for all of the years that we have offered the IB Diploma curriculum at Meadowridge.

Language Results
41% Graduating with DELE or DELF Language Diploma

Although we will not offer the IB bilingual diploma until 2019, we encourage our students to earn their official qualification from the French or Spanish governments by writing the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) or the Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) tests. In 2017, 41% of our graduates earned a language diploma. In French Government testing (DELF), 12 students have been certified as functionally bilingual or fluent in French. In Spanish (DELE), 2 have been certified as bilingual or fluent.

Additionally, our graduates achieved very strong results on the English 12 Provincial Exam demonstrating their ability to be successful in multiple formats of exams.

Co-Curricular Achievements

Class of 2017 Legacy
LGBTQ+ Resources and Facilities

This year's grad class focused on improving our recognition and support for LGBTQ+ community, by focusing their legacy gifts on improving our academic resources and facilities. These graduates have given direction to our desire to grow in this area, and as a school we will be forever grateful for their contributions and leadership.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Co-Curriculars
71% Graduating with Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards

All students at Meadowridge are supported as they strive to attain the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This graduating class had 4 students successfully completed the gold award requirements. Additionally, 17 students met the standards for Silver and 3 for Bronze bringing the overall participation rate to 71%. Additionally, our graduates were highly involved in team sports, CAS activities, and service opportunities.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

As Mr Parker said at convocation, "this year's cohort of 34 students certainly represents the diversity of the planet. A quick scan and you will see represented the cultures of the world, but they too are budding politicians, accomplished opera singers, artists, famous hip hop dancers, musicians, philanthropists, actors, models, scientists and cadets. As a cohort they want to make a difference in the world, they are critical in thought, kind in demeanor and have a sense of humor".

Congratulations to all 2017 Meadowridge graduates. Your tenacity, determination, and dedication have made us incredibly proud to call you our newest alumni. You are an outstanding group of young adults who fully embody our Mission of learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

Yes, your academic achievements are outstanding, but more importantly your character and care for each other is inspiring. We wish you all the best as you explore the paths before you. Well done!

About Meadowridge

Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

International Baccalaureate Continuum World School, PYP, MYP, DP

Located in the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada on 27 acres in Maple Ridge

Challenging academic, inquiry-based curriculum, arts, athletics, experiential education

Founded in 1985 with an original enrolment of 85 students