Schools & Education in Maple Ridge


Together, the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (Ridge-Meadows) make up one of the fastest-growing regions in Metro Vancouver in terms of population. This assessment of resident need for post-secondary education and training in Ridge-Meadows will explore issues including:

  • Need for post-secondary education and training among area students, residents, and employers
  • Which post-secondary institutions current students from the area are attending
  • Any barriers to accessing post-secondary in the region
  • Current and projected local employer needs
  • Current and projected scale of need for students
  • The education and training opportunities adult learners will require to meet the evolving needs of employers in the region.


1. Check your mail and complete our survey for a chance to win up to $500

7600 households in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have been invited to participate in a brief survey about the need for and access to post-secondary education and training for residents in the region. If you received a postcard from us, please follow the link and enter the unique password on the card to access our brief survey. Access to this survey is controlled to ensure statistically significant results. The survey deadline is April 14, 2023.

2. Provide feedback through our community feedback form 

All residents, businesses, and employers of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows can get involved through our community feedback form, available at

3. Attend a virtual or in-person event 

Times and dates to be determined.

Osier Consulting is completing this project on behalf of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Douglas College, the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley, with funding from the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

If you have any questions about the project, email Greg Awai at  

Abundance of Learning Opportunities

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Maple Ridge has exceptional and diverse education facilities and programs, both for young students just starting out with their schooling to post-secondary and skilled trades training opportunities.

Did You Know?

Maple Ridge is home to UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.

Elementary and Secondary Schools

School District 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 14,000 students of all ages. Maple Ridge has developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities and is committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education. There are 17 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in Maple Ridge.

Continuing Education

School District No. 42’s Continuing Education Department offers a broad range of course options, including Adult Graduation, High School Graduation and English Language Foundations.

Private Schools

The Federation of Independent Schools Association offers information about private schools, including Catholic schools, in the Province.

The Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (Francophone Education Authority of BC) is an independent school board that provides French programming to students who have French as a first language.

Post-Secondary Institutions

In today's rapidly changing business environment, keeping the knowledge base of you and your employees up-to-date is critical to your long-term success. Universities, colleges, government agencies and industry associations all offer a wealth of education and training options to help your business thrive in today's dynamic workplace.

BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) | Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver & Satellite

Capilano University | North Vancouver

City University | Vancouver

Douglas College | New Westminster & Coquitlam

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Richmond, Surrey, Langley & Cloverdale

Langara College | Vancouver

Ridge Meadows College | Maple Ridge

Simon Fraser University | Burnaby, Surrey & Vancouver

Sprott Shaw College | Maple Ridge

Trinity Western University | Langley

University of BC | Vancouver + Okanagan

University of the Fraser Valley | Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission & Hope

Vancouver Community College | Vancouver