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Bodwell High School

Bodwell High School was founded in 1991 and is located in the waterfront of North Vancouver, Canada, overlooking the Vancouver Harbour and City Centre. It is a co-educational, university preparation boarding school, offering IB-MYP for grades 8 to 10 and BC curriculum for grades 10 to 12.

Bodwell provides a culturally diverse environment for students from Canada and around the globe and enables them to become active learners and well-rounded citizens. Our students are continually guided by a counsellor from admission to post-secondary, following a personalized pathway plan for their unique needs and aspirations.

 

What do they say about Bodwell?

 
 
Santa Ono
President - UBC (2016-22)
Bodwell's motto is Strength in diversity. It is a slogan that resonates with me because I can appreciate how our diversity strengthens us individually, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens those institutions, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens the cities, the provinces, and the nations in which they are located.
Nicole Anders
Class of 2005 - Clinical Psychologist
Bodwell was an amazing school for me, it got me interested in diversity, in other cultures, in travel… it is the reason I became fluent in Spanish and have travelled the world not only for school/work but for pleasure too. I also feel Bodwell gave me a great academic foundation to succeed.
Huimin Chen
Parent
Makayla became more independent, not only in her life skills, but in her clarity for future goals. She was able to meet friends from all around the world, expanding her horizon and tolerance for other cultures. She became more confident and actively participated in school events and student parliament. As a result, she became much more responsible...
Saeid Haji Nia
Parent
A very important issue for me was not academic... The life skills, language skills, how to communicate, and creativity and leadership - all these things, Nima, just last week, told me, Dad, really, I miss this at Bodwell.
Ginger Lindberg
Parent
I really wanted her to go to a place where she can actually not be taught what to think, but rather, how to think. And I feel, especially this year, she has some fantastic instructors that have a strong university background and they are really challenging her.
David Chen
Class of 2010 - Supervisor at Crowe Mackay LLP
...in such an environment, I was able to thrive. Canada is just very welcoming. I really wanted to get into university in Canada. Therefore, I had that purpose; that drive to excel... I graduated from here in 2012, and subsequently I went to university a UBC Okanagan, where I studied management and more specifically specialized in accounting.
Ayako Naruke
Class of 2015 - JD Student at Osgoode Hall Law School
My classes definitely inspired my path that I'm on today. I studied criminology for my undergraduate in Toronto as a result of my Law 12 class taught by Mr. Griffin. We went to the BC Supreme Court on a field trip, where I met this amazing lawyer and a judge who inspired me to practice and study law. I'm truly thankful for the classes at Bodwell that made me see what it's like to work in Canada and to give me the kind of opportunity that inspired my path.
Sophia Carrasco
Class of 2021 - UBC Biomedical Sciences Student
Bodwell helped me a lot, I think, mainly for my English and communication skills. I think international schools are really special because you get to really meet a lot of people from different countries. I've always considered myself open minded, but I didn't really understand how things work in different parts of the world.
Santa Ono
President - UBC (2016-22)
Bodwell's motto is Strength in diversity. It is a slogan that resonates with me because I can appreciate how our diversity strengthens us individually, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens those institutions, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens the cities, the provinces, and the nations in which they are located.
Nicole Anders
Class of 2005 - Clinical Psychologist
Bodwell was an amazing school for me, it got me interested in diversity, in other cultures, in travel… it is the reason I became fluent in Spanish and have travelled the world not only for school/work but for pleasure too. I also feel Bodwell gave me a great academic foundation to succeed.
Huimin Chen
Parent
Makayla became more independent, not only in her life skills, but in her clarity for future goals. She was able to meet friends from all around the world, expanding her horizon and tolerance for other cultures. She became more confident and actively participated in school events and student parliament. As a result, she became much more responsible...
Saeid Haji Nia
Parent
A very important issue for me was not academic... The life skills, language skills, how to communicate, and creativity and leadership - all these things, Nima, just last week, told me, Dad, really, I miss this at Bodwell.
Ginger Lindberg
Parent
I really wanted her to go to a place where she can actually not be taught what to think, but rather, how to think. And I feel, especially this year, she has some fantastic instructors that have a strong university background and they are really challenging her.
David Chen
Class of 2010 - Supervisor at Crowe Mackay LLP
...in such an environment, I was able to thrive. Canada is just very welcoming. I really wanted to get into university in Canada. Therefore, I had that purpose; that drive to excel... I graduated from here in 2012, and subsequently I went to university a UBC Okanagan, where I studied management and more specifically specialized in accounting.
Ayako Naruke
Class of 2015 - JD Student at Osgoode Hall Law School
My classes definitely inspired my path that I'm on today. I studied criminology for my undergraduate in Toronto as a result of my Law 12 class taught by Mr. Griffin. We went to the BC Supreme Court on a field trip, where I met this amazing lawyer and a judge who inspired me to practice and study law. I'm truly thankful for the classes at Bodwell that made me see what it's like to work in Canada and to give me the kind of opportunity that inspired my path.
Sophia Carrasco
Class of 2021 - UBC Biomedical Sciences Student
Bodwell helped me a lot, I think, mainly for my English and communication skills. I think international schools are really special because you get to really meet a lot of people from different countries. I've always considered myself open minded, but I didn't really understand how things work in different parts of the world.
 
Santa Ono
President - UBC (2016-22)
Bodwell's motto is Strength in diversity. It is a slogan that resonates with me because I can appreciate how our diversity strengthens us individually, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens those institutions, and how the diversity of institutions strengthens the cities, the provinces, and the nations in which they are located.
Nicole Anders
Class of 2005 - Clinical Psychologist
Bodwell was an amazing school for me, it got me interested in diversity, in other cultures, in travel… it is the reason I became fluent in Spanish and have travelled the world not only for school/work but for pleasure too. I also feel Bodwell gave me a great academic foundation to succeed.
Huimin Chen
Parent
Makayla became more independent, not only in her life skills, but in her clarity for future goals. She was able to meet friends from all around the world, expanding her horizon and tolerance for other cultures. She became more confident and actively participated in school events and student parliament. As a result, she became much more responsible...
Saeid Haji Nia
Parent
A very important issue for me was not academic... The life skills, language skills, how to communicate, and creativity and leadership - all these things, Nima, just last week, told me, Dad, really, I miss this at Bodwell.
Ginger Lindberg
Parent
I really wanted her to go to a place where she can actually not be taught what to think, but rather, how to think. And I feel, especially this year, she has some fantastic instructors that have a strong university background and they are really challenging her.
David Chen
Class of 2010 - Supervisor at Crowe Mackay LLP
...in such an environment, I was able to thrive. Canada is just very welcoming. I really wanted to get into university in Canada. Therefore, I had that purpose; that drive to excel... I graduated from here in 2012, and subsequently I went to university a UBC Okanagan, where I studied management and more specifically specialized in accounting.
Ayako Naruke
Class of 2015 - JD Student at Osgoode Hall Law School
My classes definitely inspired my path that I'm on today. I studied criminology for my undergraduate in Toronto as a result of my Law 12 class taught by Mr. Griffin. We went to the BC Supreme Court on a field trip, where I met this amazing lawyer and a judge who inspired me to practice and study law. I'm truly thankful for the classes at Bodwell that made me see what it's like to work in Canada and to give me the kind of opportunity that inspired my path.
Sophia Carrasco
Class of 2021 - UBC Biomedical Sciences Student
Bodwell helped me a lot, I think, mainly for my English and communication skills. I think international schools are really special because you get to really meet a lot of people from different countries. I've always considered myself open minded, but I didn't really understand how things work in different parts of the world.

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I always love the moment I first meet a new student as he or she arrives. From that moment forward, I get to see that student’s personal journey of transformation. I want all new students to know that they can seek me out for any concerns or questions, and I will work with staff to find the right supports.

 

 

 

Mr. Stephen Goobie

Principal 

From new student orientation to graduation, as a counsellor, it has been a joy to be a part of each student’s journey. Bodwell High School provides a rich and dynamic environment for students before they move towards a post-secondary education.

Ms. Meghan Dalziel

Senior Student Counselor

The best thing about working with new students is seeing them grow to reach their full potential.  Self-actualization of who they are as people inside in and outside the classroom is what's most important to me as an educator. 

Mr. Johnson Chiu

Teacher & Head Coach