Why Teach at MEI Schools?

MEI Schools represents three Pre-K to 12 independent schools at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level. Since 1944, we have provided high-quality, faith-based education. We have an established tradition of excellence that manifests in our students consistently scoring above the provincial average on all academic assessments.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

In cooperation with the church and home, our mission is to equip young people to live a life of excellence through service as faithful Disciples of Christ.

At MEI, Christ-centred values form the foundation of everything we do. In both curricular and extracurricular settings, students are not only taught the importance of upholding high standards of character and behaviour; they’re also held accountable for them. It’s through this approach that students learn to take responsibility for their behaviour and develop the integrity and principles that will guide them to success in all facets of life.

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We are committed to putting students first and bringing glory to God in all that we do.

We have identified our direction and are pursuing it with passion. Check out our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.

Why you’ll love it here

MEI will provide passionate followers of Jesus Christ with the opportunity to serve the mission of MEI Schools. We have the privilege of serving God every day in an overtly God-honouring environment with unprecedented support.

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Community & School Culture

School Community

We strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment where students feel safe and comfortable to explore questions about faith and society’s issues. At MEI, each student is valued, and our goal is to ensure that the unique needs of each child are met as they are challenged to reach their God-given potential. Part of the MEI experience involves belonging to an authentic and vibrant community where students from all races, cultures and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to get involved.

Our Unique Programs

Key Focus Areas, Academies & Programs

  • Worship Arts Program
  • Service Learning Program

Academics

  • Proactive intervention for learning needs
  • Outdoor Education Agricultural Program Student Voice Committee

Arts

  • Marching Band
  • Choirs
  • Visual Arts
  • Drama & Musical Productions

Athletics

  • Excellence in all sports with a focus on: Basketball, Volleyball and Hockey
  • Hockey Academy

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

Abbotsford is the heart of the Fraser Valley, a City in the Country, known for its farms and being the bible belt of British Columbia. Being centrally located, there is easy access to everything.

  • Close to the United States Border, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser River
  • Abbotsford International Airport connects the city to other parts of North America through both domestic and international flights.
  • Close to the West Coast Express and Transit System
  • Outdoor Adventurer’s Paradise surrounded by mountains, with more than 100 kilometres of nature trails for hiking, running and cycling.
  • An abundance of fresh local produce for the garden to table dining
  • A Family friendly community with activities for all ages.
  • Entertainment – Abbotsford Centre a venue that hosts sports, concerts, and other events
  • Cost of living in is manageable – housing prices in Abbotsford are significantly less than Vancouver

Learn more about the city on the Tourism Abbotsford website.

Salary and Benefits

Employees typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and extended health plans; benefits for dependents; group life insurance benefits; pension; accidental disability insurance; supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave; and employee and family assistance programs.

Teacher Salary Schedule as of 2019 – 2020

TQS Category Salary Range
4 $44,690 – $68,287
5 $47,934 – $77,633
5+ $51,473 – $83,147
6 $52,716 – $85,083

MEI provides professional development for all staff

We have ongoing professional development for our staff including one all-educators learning day in January. Staff may pursue professional development opportunities with the support of their supervisor. Every two years, individual MEI staff members are eligible to apply for a maximum of $2,500 for personal professional development.

Application Requirements

Candidates must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate.

Your application should include, resume, references, and a personal statement of faith that includes where and when you were baptized.

MEI Society subscribes to the Confession of Faith determined by the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. We expect that employees abide by the MB Confession of Faith, and be adult baptized believers.

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