Why Teach at Collingwood School?

A Collingwood School education creates infinite opportunities for our students to excel. Our Four Strand approach—academics, athletics, arts and service— is delivered through university preparatory programs that are collaborative, interdisciplinary, relevant and pioneering. Our graduates will join the global community as critical thinkers who are resilient, socially conscious and prepared to make the most of their opportunities.

Collingwood School is a co-educational day school that opened its doors on September 10, 1984, and now includes two campuses in West Vancouver. The school was founded by an intrepid group of parents seeking an excellent education for their children. Through their efforts, their vision became a reality, and their commitment to excellence prevails to this day throughout the Collingwood community.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to prepare young people for meaningful lives. Our values: courage, curiosity and community.

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Our purpose is to teach, model, inspire and encourage our students, ultimately preparing them to become successful global citizens. With an innovative, evolving approach to teaching, the totality of our curriculum provides students with a wealth of diverse, meaningful and transformative educational experiences. Our workplace culture is one of collaboration, community, leadership and inspiration.

Why you’ll love it here

You’ll love it here because of our:

  • Vibrant culture and work environment
  • Outstanding and motivated faculty and staff
  • Engaged and dedicated student body
  • Innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students
  • Outstanding co-curricular programs
  • New facilities

Community & School Culture

School Community

A Collingwood education is designed to stretch our students from an early age in all aspects of their lives, to challenge them constantly to venture into the unknown, and through this process to become discerning, resilient and contributing citizens of their world. Each Collingwood program is designed to encourage every student to be the best that he or she can be.

You’ll notice the feel of our community in our hallways. It’s a result of healthy relationships between teachers and students and a genuine enthusiasm that students have for their school. We have a positive outlook in working with young people and maintain a sense of perspective and good sense in dealing with them. We do not shrink from our obligation to criticize and correct conduct where necessary. We think of our school as a vibrant, living microcosm of the world. With judicious application of rules and respect, we encourage and attain responsible citizenship and accountability every day.

Our Unique Programs

The Four Strands are the hallmark of a Collingwood education. The development of a well-rounded personality and a comprehensive appreciation of both arts and science have been carefully woven into the academic, cultural and athletic life of Collingwood School. Collingwood students enjoy excellent educational programs, which incorporate the essential components to the fulfillment of each student’s potential: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service.

We provide a caring, challenging community enabling students to make wise choices throughout their lives. This commitment extends from every member of the faculty, support staff and administration. It is based on a solemn promise to our students and their parents to do everything we can to ensure the young people entrusted to our care are safe, surrounded with good role models, treated with respect and given every opportunity to succeed. We hope to show them through our care and interest the importance of maintaining an open mind and a clear respect for the rights of others.

The Community

Our two campuses in West Vancouver are located in beautiful, natural surroundings at the base of the North Shore mountains. We are 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, steps from the ocean and close to shops, restaurants, community amenities, galleries, community centres and a hospital.

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

Take advantage of recreational opportunities, including hiking, running, cycling and skiing.

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Salary and Benefits

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package for all employees. A competitive base salary is complemented by an extended health plan, including Medical Service Plan coverage.

Other benefits include a generous RRSP matching plan, unparalleled access to professional development opportunities and a Master’s Support Program

Take advantage of our professional development opportunities

We are committed to the professional development of our staff, which includes financial support for pursuing a master’s degree, opportunities to attend conferences (including iSte, iSeen and Learning and the Brain), design thinking, Harvard instructional rounds and Harvard online courses, High tech High institutes, AP training and CAIS Leadership Institute.

Other Perks

Our staff have access to campus facilities, including gyms, fitness facilities and library system. They also enjoy a three-week winter holiday break, tuition remission for children of faculty and pregnancy leave top-up.

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