Madrona School

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Madrona School
Madrona School Society, Vancouver, BC.jpg
Madrona School Society in May 2017
Address
2040 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3
Canada
Information
Grades K-10
Language English
Website

Madrona School is an independent elementary school located in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a focus on gifted education. The school groups students by ability in each subject and has an average student-teacher ratio between 6:1 and 14:1.[1][2] It is currently owned by Eric and Judy O'Donnell.

History[edit]

Madrona was established in 1993 in the Arbutus Walk area of Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. In 2002, it moved to the Fairview neighbourhood. It moved a second time in 2008, back to Arbutus Walk. On September 2012, Madrona opened its doors at its new space at 2678 West Broadway, a location shared with Pear Tree Education.

Intermediate Program[edit]

The Intermediate Program houses grades 4-12. In addition to the regular curriculum, students study current events, art, music, and drama,[3] and take part in an interdisciplinary technology program covering digital art and photography, computer programming, robotics, and web application development.[4]

Primary Program[edit]

The Primary Program houses grades K-3. The program focuses on building student autonomy in learning.[5] In addition to the regular academic and arts curriculum, students learn basic computer programming.[6]

Future Expansion[edit]

The school plans to expand its programs to eventually cover grades K-12. This plan includes a purpose-built school building in Vancouver which will house all grades.[7]

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