Lunch Program

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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is happy to offer a hot lunch program for students. The program is organized through Munch a Lunch. We would like to welcome our new lunch provider Wellfed, a North Vancouver company.

Tuesday will be hot lunch day until further notice.

Ordering Instructions

Step 1: Register Family Account (Click Here)

First time users must register a family account. After registering, you will be taken to the My Children page to add children to your family account. You can also indicate any food allergies here.

Step 2: Order Lunch

Click Order Lunch, select your child’s name, and click the “next” button, to be shown the available Menus. Select lunch items from the menu options for each lunch day (note: if you wish to skip a day, just click “next menu” without adding any food items). At the end of ordering, you can “select another child” and repeat the steps for each of your children. If you require assistance please click the blue Contact Us button.

Step 3: Payment

Payment can be made by cheque or credit card online.

Returning Customers

Step 1: Login to Your Account (Click Here)

You can login to your account at any time by using the login link above. Simply click Account Balance to view your child’s orders, reprint your receipt or pay an outstanding balance.

Dynamic Environment

Dynamic Environment

At KGMS, we teach the way your child learns. We believe that every child is unique, and rather than requiring him or her to fit within a rigid, pre-determined program we create a learning environment that’s adaptive, producing the best possible circumstances for success.

Our students work in a dynamic classroom setting that includes whole class, small group and one-on-one tutoring. Instruction and activities are conducted with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Ministry of Education prescribed curriculum is addressed in all instructional areas from grades 1 – 7.

Educational Excellence

Educational Excellence

With over 40 years of experience, KGMS has a long tradition of educational excellence. We use the world-renowned Orton-Gillingham Method which teaches students visually, auditorily and kinesthetically, allowing them to engage in their learning and retain skills and concepts that would have previously been forgotten.

Children receive daily individualized one-on-one tutoring. Depending upon their needs, the tutoring sessions may develop reading using the Orton-Gillingham method, mathematics using critical thinking and problem-solving strategies or social emotional skills through direct instruction and supervised play.

Empowering through Learning

Empowering through Learning

Every student receives an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which is developed by the classroom teacher with input from the student’s tutor, and in collaboration with the parents. The IEP customizes instructional strategies and resources to address the child’s strengths and needs.

Our program empowers students and restores confidence in their abilities. We prove to our students that they are intelligent and they are entitled to learn joyously, to succeed and to reach their potential. We equip them with an understanding of their learning style and a vision for their future, enabling them to become successful self-advocates in the real world.

Our Story

At KGMS, we believe that a safe, nurturing environment is key to academic success. We believe that every child is unique and that their differences should be celebrated. We believe in an innovative approach to education that’s forward-thinking yet rooted in history. We believe that every child deserves to fit in, to feel like they’re on the inside. Above all, we believe in the potential of our students.

We are committed to whole-child development, and our educational approach adapts to the individual needs and learning styles of each student. We empower our students to move past their learning obstacles so they may experience success and a sense of pride in their abilities. At KGMS, you will see dynamic and capable children who are thriving and finding joy in learning.

Watch this beautiful video celebrating the 40th anniversary of KGMS which was started by Anne Rushforth. Sadly, Anne passed away several months after the making of this video.

Learn more about KGMS HERE.


Who Should Apply?

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School occupies a unique position among independent schools that specialize in teaching children with learning disabilities, being the first of its kind in Western Canada. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve determined that the following attributes are required of a potential student:

  • Submit a current psycho-educational assessment which indicates a language-based learning disability; or other supporting documentation indicating other learning challenges including, but not limited to, chronic health; visual or hearing impairments; or Autism Spectrum Disorder;
  • Meet the Ministry of Education guidelines for designation of a learning disability;
  • Have average to superior intelligence;
  • Demonstrate that the primary impediments to the student’s learning process are learning differences. Any behavioral, physical or emotional issues must be of secondary concern.

KGMS is a “school of second choice”. If your first choice of school, public or private, has not met the needs of your child we invite you to consider an alternative. If your child meets the above criteria, please contact us today for a tour.

Giving Tuesday Grant

Support KGMS! Nominate us for a Gore Mutual#GivingTuesday Grant! You can nominate us by copying the following sentence and sharing it on your social media platforms:

I nominate Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School for a @GoreMutual#GivingTuesday Grant! #GivingTuesdayCA#GoreMutual @KGM_School  Thank you for your support!

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Parent Conferences

Parent/Teacher/Tutor conferences take place on Friday, November 23rd.

Students do not attend unless they are being observed in tutoring.

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Reports Cards home

Reports cards will be sent home on Wednesday, November 21st.

November PAC meeting

The November PAC meeting is in the Library on Wednesday, November 21st at 2:30pm.

Shopping Card Fundraiser - November

It’s time for our November Shopping Card Fundraiser. The order deadline is 3:15pm on Friday, November 16th. The orders will be available for pickup approximately 1 week later.

This is an ongoing fundraiser. The next order will be in December. The cards can be used for gifts (friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc) but also for your personal household spending.

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Olympian Evan Dunfee

Canadian olympian Evan Dunfee will be coming in on Wednesday November 21st to both our Elementary and High School assemblies to talk about his fundraiser for KidsSport North Vancouver.   Evan will be speaking to 25 schools and race walking 25km for 25 days!

KGMS and MAHS’s student councils will be running events and are asking for a suggested donation of $2.00.  You can also donate at this link.  Please be sure to select Kenneth Gordon from the drop down below the contact information section.

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Gala Volunteers Needed!

We are busy building our lead team for this year’s Best of Me Gala 2019.   There are still a few roles left to be filled.  The following lead roles are available to be filled immediately:

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Scholastics Book Fair

The Scholastics Book Fair is coming to KGMS from November 19 – 23rd.

If you are interested in volunteering please click HERE.

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Firefly Project

KGMS is thrilled to welcome back The Firefly Project for Divisions 1 through 7. The Firefly Project uses drama, writing and visual arts to help students find their individual voices in the classroom community.

For more information visit or ask your classroom teacher.

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November 2018

Save the Date!

Our next Gala has been booked for Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Save the date for this fun & exciting fundraising event!

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KGMS Giving Campaign

KGMS is a non-profit organization, which relies heavily on the generosity of corporate sponsors, alumni, friends, family and community organizations to help finance the ever-increasing costs of providing specialized programming for students with learning difficulties. Your gift will help create a dynamic, supportive educational experience – one that will help each student achieve his or her unique potential.

Your donation will also help maintain stable tuition fees, generate increased enrolment, maintain excellent staff ratios and service levels, as well as provide enrichment opportunities and bursary support.

Please contact us to make a donation by cheque or credit card.

To donate by Paypal (no account required), please complete the form below.

Visit or Contact Us

If you’re considering KGMS for your child, we invite you to come take a tour with our Head of School, Dr James Christopher. For all other inquiries, please fill out the contact form below or give us a call!

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Mailing Address:
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224
Fax: 604 985-4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

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For all other inquiries, please complete the form below.

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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of

Positions available:



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