Kwantlen Park Secondary School

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École Kwantlen Park Secondary School
Kwantlen Park Secondary (132 Street).jpg
Address
10441 132 Street
Surrey, BC, V3T 3V3
Canada
Coordinates 49°11′33″N 122°51′28″W / 49.19248°N 122.85774°W / 49.19248; -122.85774Coordinates: 49°11′33″N 122°51′28″W / 49.19248°N 122.85774°W / 49.19248; -122.85774
Information
Founded 2002
School board School District 36 Surrey
Superintendent Dr Jordan Tinney
Principal Tim Cross
Grades 8-12
Enrollment ~1500
Area Surrey, BC
Colour(s) Maroon, Black, White
Mascot Timmy The Timberwolf
Team name Kwantlen Park Timberwolves
Feeder schools K. B. Woodward Elementary School, Old Yale Road Elementary School, James Ardiel Elementary School, Mountainview Montessori, Surrey Traditional, Bridgeview Elementary
Website

École Kwantlen Park Secondary School is a public high school in Surrey, British Columbia part of School District 36 Surrey. Kwantlen Park Secondary was named after the park it sits beside. Approval was required from the Kwantlen First Nation in order to use their name. It ranked 25 out of 298 schools in the British Columbia and the Yukon according to the Fraser Institute Studies in Education Policy in 2006-2007.[1]

History[edit]

In the 1990s, Board policy resulted in the restructuring of Surrey schools so that all secondary schools enrolled grades 8 through 12. Consequently, West Whalley Junior High was demolished in August 2002 and the replacement school opened in September 2002 on an adjacent site, as "École Kwantlen Park Secondary". Len Shepherd Secondary and West Whalley Junior High were amalgamated, which resulted in the entire student populations and most staff being transferred to the newly built school. Previously available programs, French Immersion at West Whalley, and Inter-A at Len Shepherd, were also brought over to the new school.

Academics[edit]

Along with standard Ministry of Education offerings including law, social justice, band and fine arts, there are two Surrey School District "Choice Programs" hosted on this site. French Immersion (grades 8-12) and a one-of-a-kind program called Inter-A are provided here. Inter-A students in grades 7-12 work in cross-grade clusters at their own pace in mathematics, which shares a year-long approach to physical education and fine arts courses.

Facilities[edit]

Kwantlen Park boasts a well equipped "super lab" which may be booked by any of the three academic programs. There are strong Metal Work, Carpentry, and Info-tech programs. A thriving drama program is staged in a 200+ seat theatre. Grounds are shared with the adjacent park in a partnership with the City of Surrey and contain baseball diamonds, soccer and all-weather fields. There is a renovated playground and an outdoor swimming pool in the park behind the school.

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