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Our School Story

Sharing Our School Story

Our Context- James McKinney Elementary School is a diverse learning community situated on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓ speaking people. 

James McKinney is an elementary school that has 405 students and has both a Montessori Program and a Neighbourhood Program.  The staff at McKinney Elementary are a dedicated group of educators who care tremendously for the growth and development of children and work collaboratively to ensure the success of our learners.

At McKinney, learners pride themselves in having an understanding of S.O.A.R.: 

S - Safe: We make safe choices. 

O - Ownership: We take ownership of our attitude and actions. 

A - Accepting: We accept and value each other. 

R - Respect: We respect ourselves, each other, and our environment.