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Last Updated: 6/16/2024 10:01:42 PM EST

School Overview

Founded in 1991, Bodwell High School is an independent boarding school in North Vancouver serving students in Grades 8-12.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our mission: “At Bodwell High School, we provide a culturally diverse environment for students from around the globe and enable them to become active learners and well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to the world.”

Our motto is “Strength in Diversity,” and our tagline is “Education for a Changing World”. We have 6 Houses named after values we encourage in our school community:  Courage, Discovery, Spirit, Harmony, Legacy and Unity.

We support peace and mutual understanding between all peoples in the world.

Why Teach at Bodwell High School?

At Bodwell High School, you’ll have the opportunity to teach in an ethnically-diverse classroom with students from across the world. Our school caters to international students and recent immigrants, helping them strengthen their academic English and achieve their post-secondary goals while also having a memorable experience in Canada.

We offer an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including Honours cohorts. Our aim is to guide our students toward academic success while also helping them succeed in other domains, including sport, community engagement, leadership, volunteering, and co-curricular clubs.

Throughout the pandemic, we have taken a cautious, balanced and science-based approach to staff and student safety, putting numerous layers of protection into place – emphasizing advanced ventilation, mask usage, vaccination, health checks, thermal camera for monitoring fevers, and contacting tracing. We also use Microsoft Teams for a flexible and seamless online learning option to keep our learning going as needs arise.

Draw for Employees

We provide teachers with a variety of opportunities for professional growth, including training in Advanced Placement and IB MYP. There are additional leadership opportunities within co/extracurricular clubs, enrichment programming, and boarding.

Our school calendar is organized over two terms, from September to June. There is also an optional term in July for those teachers who wish to continue teaching over the summer.

Why you’ll love it here

Teaching at Bodwell is a rewarding experience for a variety of reasons. Our diverse community of students comes from over 40 different countries, so you’ll have the opportunity to experience different cultures. Our students have excellent relationships with our staff, and they are generally respectful, studious engaged. Even after many years after graduating, many of our students come back to reconnect with their teachers.

While teaching at our school, you’ll also get the opportunity to hone your subject matter expertise, expand into other disciplines and develop practical skills in working with English Language Learners.

Teachers are also supported by an extensive team of counsellors who help with communication to students’ families in their first language and boarding advisors to care for the students’ needs in the evenings and weekends.

Other Perks

Other benefits include sick and compassionate leave days, a group plan fully supported by the employer after 5 years, RRSP savings plan (matching up to 7% of salary), a child benefit, subsidized breakfast/lunch deals, a spacious staff lounge with complimentary refreshments, and IT support.

Staff social events usually include a year-end party, socials, and other activities.

Community & School Culture

School Community

Our work environment is highly collaborative. Teachers and administrators work closely with one another and belong to Professional Learning Community teams. Our administration encourages professional growth, sharing, innovation and reflective practices.

Teachers teach four courses per term over five blocks a day—one being designated for lesson preparation. Additionally, teachers sponsor one co-curricular block for an hour once per week in an area of academic support or active learning. If interested in sports, there are also coaching opportunities for our competitive teams.


Our campus offers modern facilities, including a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, a tennis court, a basketball court, a turf field, two cafeterias, and an auditorium.

We have specialized classrooms, including two science labs, an art room, music/band room, performance auditorium, library space and multipurpose room.

About north vancouver

Bodwell’s campus is on waterfront property in North Vancouver overlooking the Burrard Inlet. It is on the Spirit Trail next to the tranquil Mackay Creek below the majestic North Shore mountains. Did we mention we are located across from the famous Thomas Haas chocolate shop? Our location is easily accessible by bus and SeaBus.

Bodwell sits on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, and we enjoy respectful connections with our neighbours in the local Squamish First Nation communities.

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

North Vancouver is a safe, nature-focused and family-oriented community. Residents take advantage of the vast outdoor opportunities available in this region. There are countless hiking and mountain biking trails to explore, skiing at three local mountains and watersports at local lakes. North Vancouver is a bridge crossing from the City of Vancouver, a quick drive to Whistler, and a short ferry ride to the Gulf Islands, so there is always something to do.

The North Shore offers a variety of outdoor learning opportunities for students.

How to Apply

We are looking for BC Certified or BC Independent School Certified teachers.

Please email with a cover letter and resume, including 3 professional references.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary and Benefits

Salaries are dependent on teaching experience at recognized institutions and additional qualifications (e.g. graduate degrees).

Other Perks

  • Professional development funding
  • Free underground parking, including electric vehicle charging
  • Group Plan for medical/dental coverage
  • RRSP matching program
  • Paid sick & compassionate leave
  • 4-5 Professional Development Days per year
  • Provincial Conference fees covered
  • Professional Growth Plans
  • New teacher mentorship