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District Overview

We believe that teachers continue to be drawn to the collaborative and supportive work environment that we provide. We have extensive professional development supports for new teachers, ranging from mentorship programs to leadership programs, and numerous career-pathing opportunities.

Our Mission: Preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through Respect, Opportunity, and Innovation.

Our Vision: A world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student.

Our Values: Respect, Trust, Integrity, Communication, Teamwork.

Our Achievement Goals: To improve student achievement for all learners. To improve the school completion rates of all students.

Abbotsford Secondary School

Community Culture

Located an hour from Vancouver, in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is BC’s fifth largest and fastest growing city with a population of more than 140,000.

Surrounded by spectacular mountain views, Abbotsford is an increasingly popular place to live and work, with its affordable housing, open spaces and rich opportunities for recreational and cultural experiences.

Learn more about the Abbotsford community on the Tourism Abbotsford and Fraser Valley tourism websites.

Regional Diversity

Abbotsford is the third most ethnically and culturally diverse community in Canada. More than 52 languages are spoken in our district and we have a growing immigrant population: 19.4 % of residents speak neither English nor French as a First Language, and 14% of the population indicates they speak Punjabi at home.

Abbotsford has the second-highest Indigenous student population in the Fraser Valley.

Draw for Employees

Our innovative professional development model includes a facilitator in elementary and middle schools dedicated to creating vibrant professional learning communities. We also offer a successful teacher mentoring program, and opportunities for new teachers and administrators in a variety of educational settings.

See the District Strategic Plan for 2020-24.

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  • District Indigenous Honouring Ceremony
  • Abbotsford Secondary School