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Last Updated: 5/25/2022 8:02:37 PM EST

School Overview

Why teach at Mulgrave School?

Mulgrave School – The International School of Vancouver is a co-educational, secular IB World School. We are an independent day school with a reputation for academic excellence and for providing a broad, holistic approach to education. We offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a spectacular West Vancouver setting. Inspired and effective student learning is central to our mission and sits at the heart of our strategic planning and our educational and operational decision making.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Inspiring Excellence in Education and Life

Our Vision

By inspiring excellence–the continuous pursuit of personal best – in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world and to embrace, with passion and confidence, their responsibility always to do their best to support others and to make a difference by serving their communities, both locally and in the world at large.

Our Unique Programs

Our academic programme is first-rate with a proven record of excellence; including high marks and IB diploma pass rates that put us on par with the top IB schools in the world. In addition, we offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities, many of them embedded within our school day. Our students learn a second language (Mandarin, French or Spanish), have regular lessons in both the creative and performing arts, engage in daily physical activity, and are encouraged to serve their local and global communities.

The Community

We are located in beautiful British Columbia, in West Vancouver. We are 5 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to the local mountain for skiing. From water to mountains and everything in-between, there is not a shortage of activities to enjoy on the West Coast.

School Community

We know that students need good relationships with their teachers and the right kind of support at every stage in their education. We invested heavily in associate teachers to support younger students, in specialist support staff to support students to reach a high level in individual subjects, and in university specialists to help with higher education choices and applications. A key strategy to ensure excellence in teaching comes from prioritising collaborative planning. By giving teachers time to plan together and share teaching strategies, we support our faculty’s professional growth and enhance student learning.

We have created a learning environment that not only looks and feels good, but also actively supports students to achieve their best. From our stimulating, well-appointed and decorated classrooms to our extensive specialist facilities, every space is carefully designed to support and motivate teaching and learning.

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

North Shore community living only 15 minutes to bustling downtown Vancouver. Our school is in close proximity to numerous recreation centres, Lions Gate Hospital, Kay Meek Centre for Performing Arts, three local ski mountains, beautiful Ambleside beach, and more!

Draw for Employees

Personalised, High-Quality Teaching and Learning

There is no doubt that it is the quality of teaching and learning that underpins students’ success at school. At Mulgrave, we ensure that teachers address each student’s unique learning needs and that they personalise learning in all subjects to ensure students realize their potential. We invest heavily in our teachers’ skills and development so that they can learn from each other and from the best of practice worldwide.

“In our experience, the best professional development is ongoing, experiential and collaborative. It must be derived from a desire to learn about how different children learn and how to best inspire them.” John Wray, Mulgrave’s Head of School

Salary and Benefits

Our salary grid is above the public school salary grids and we also offer additional stipends in conjunction with additional responsibilities.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, as well as opportunities for professional growth.

We invest heavily in our teachers’ professional development and training to ensure that they keep at the cutting edge of practice.

Why you’ll love it here

Mulgrave is a close-knit community of students, staff and parents. Everyone shares a common goal, which is to provide Mulgrave’s students the best possible education. Parents in particular active in the school community. They are involved in their children’s education and they are incredibly supportive of teachers, school programs, and the broader school community.

The outcome is a school ethos and atmosphere that is very special. Something that is better felt than described. We invite you to come and feel it!

Take a virtual tour of our school.

Other Perks

  • RRSP-matching program (8%)
  • Professional and career development/training opportunities
  • Extended health and dental coverage (100% of premiums covered)
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Personal day
  • Employee assistance program
  • Plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues during our various social events throughout the year
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Fitness, weight room and trainer, staff bootcamps
  • Chair massages