Why Teach at Southridge School?
Southridge is a co-ed, independent day school in South Surrey, BC with 680 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1995, our school’s vision is to be “a community where every spirit soars.”
At Southridge, we place equal importance on character development and academic learning. We believe that a strong character is just as important as a strong mind
Our goal is to give our students a first-rate education and help them develop the qualities of integrity, compassion, and confidence so that they can make a positive difference in the world. We offer a supportive environment in which students can discover, explore, and share their passions.
It’s our goal to help students develop their interests and gifts, and find their unique place in the world so that they can lead lives of meaning, purpose, and contribution. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, we offer strong Arts, Athletic, Service, and Co-curricular programs, so that each child has the opportunity to explore their interests.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our mission is to develop well-rounded students with a deep sense of personal integrity who have the moral character, love of learning, and self-confidence to realize their full potential. Each student is encouraged and challenged to be someone who:
- Is a lifelong learner
- Has study, critical thinking, and communication skills
- Can work effectively as part of a team
- Is a creative and independent thinker
- Has a positive attitude
- Seeks their passion
- Believes in the values of truth, tolerance, compassion, and respect
- Understands the sacrifice and rewards of community service
- Has an appreciation of, and desire for, lifelong physical activity and fitness
- Commits to personal wellness
- Appreciates the arts and their contribution to a richer life
In summary, someone who makes a difference in the world.
Draw for Employees
Southridge is a great place to work. We are a community of learners and our support for, and financial investment in, professional development ensures our employees are always growing, both professionally and personally. We take a holistic approach to our team members’ well-being, offering regular opportunities to stay active, socialize with peers, and give back to the broader community.
Why you’ll love it here
We are a community of learners and our support for, and financial investment in, professional development ensures our employees are always growing, both professionally and personally. We take a holistic approach to our team members’ well-being, offering regular opportunities to stay active, socialize with peers, and give back to the broader community.
We have been affectionately described as “a lighthearted place of serious purpose,” and we want you to know…it’s true! While we are wholeheartedly committed to fulfilling our mission, we believe in having fun while doing it.
Community & School Culture
Our community of students, faculty, staff, family, and alumni are united by the shared values of truth, tolerance, compassion, and respect. To many, Southridge feels like home.
Our community is driven to make a difference and accomplish extraordinary things. Our school community is involved in various community-oriented initiatives that are truly making an impact in the lives of so many, i.e. Surrey Urban Mission lunch program; Project Backpack campaign for homeless youth, Christmas hampers for young mothers, international service trips, etc.
Our teachers’ passion and expertise drive inspiration and student learning in the four pillars of arts, athletics, academics, and service. Teachers understand their important roles as leaders, mentors, and role models, both in and outside of the classroom.
Our staff are experts in their fields and skillfully manage the administration of the school. All enjoy being part of a vibrant and diverse community of students, parents, teachers, and staff who have a shared purpose, care about each other and live by a set of common values (i.e. our guiding principles).
Our Unique Programs
We take a student-centred approach to teaching and learning by providing opportunities for authentic, experiential learning across our curriculum. Our programs and culture foster the development of leadership, character, and skills that enable our students to realize their full potential.
Our well-resourced facilities house their own libraries, gymnasiums, science labs, art studios, music room, computer lab and Great Hall. The Senior School houses a media arts lab, weight room, fitness studio and cafeteria. A stone circle and garden provide a contemplative opportunity for our students and faculty. Our campus includes three natural turf playing fields and one artificial turf field.
South Surrey is a suburban community within the City of Surrey, on the Semiahmoo peninsula. It is a booming area with lots of first-class housing and infrastructure development.
Southridge is located on a beautiful 17-acre vibrant coastal campus with over 100,000 sq. Ft. of first-class facilities in South Surrey only minutes away from the sunny beaches of White Rock. We are conveniently located near Highway 99 as well as the US border crossings, which make it a desirable place to live and work.
Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities
Our convenient location has many popular shopping centres such as The Shops at Morgan Crossing and Southpoint Exchange Mall, as well as many restaurants nearby (some within walking distance). South Surrey is also home to a number of premiere recreational facilities and popular attractions such as Softball City, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, South Surrey Arts and Recreation Centre, and much more!
There’s something for everyone to enjoy!
South Surrey is home to several great walking and biking trails and beaches where you can paddleboard, kayak, picnic, or just enjoy the view. For sports, residents can check out Softball City or watch a hockey game at the South Surrey Arena. There is an abundance of restaurants (chains as well as unique family options) combined with numerous retail outlets (both national and local).
Salary and Benefits
Southridge School offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including extended health and dental benefits, a health spending account, employee and family assistance program, RRSP matching program, and more. Our teaching faculty pay is also 3% above the local Metro Vancouver region school district.
Teachers have unparalleled access to professional development
Teachers have opportunities to participate in international travel to support service and learning initiatives for students.
Access to school gyms, fitness facilities and library, health & wellness activities.