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“I really love MRCS! This school’s students are really friendly so you can eat lunch and talk with them during rest times. Students include other grades. Club activities have seasons so you can try to join many kinds of clubs.

Near the school, there are a lot of fast food restaurants and supermarkets. If you forget your lunch, you can buy it there. If you go there with your friends after school, you can enjoy dinner with them!

You can experience a lot of things that you can’t experience in Japan. Please enjoy!”

– Sara, Ishikawa, Japan*


Our long-term students gain an authentic Canadian experience through full integration into their MRCS classes. This fully accredited program includes a high standard of academics, a biblical worldview, increased language proficiency, and lasting friendships with Canadian peers.

If you are interested in coming to MRCS as a long-term student, please email the International Student Program Coordinator, Ms. Lana Maki (


MRCS offers summer, winter, and spring education/cultural experiences for students who would like to discover Canada through a short-term program. These programs can be made available by request (please use the contact information below) and include the latest health and safety measures.

If you are an agent who is interested in bringing a student group to MRCS, please email the Short Term Programs Coordinator, Mrs. Monet Ma (


Students are placed in supportive Christian Canadian homes where each homestay families has been carefully screened through a detailed application process. The homestay family cares for the student’s social, mental, spiritual, and physical health all within a genuine Canadian context.

If you would like more information on becoming a homestay family, contact the Homestay Coordinator, Mrs. Karen Bowering (

“MRCS was and will always be a family for me. I attended MRCS from grade 10 to grade 12, and it was definitely one of the most life-changing journeys in my life. In MRCS, I learned more about myself, my identity, my purpose in this world, and the experiences there constantly reminds me of the right choice that I made to study in MRCS.

In MRCS, I got involved in almost every club that I knew, Student Council, Yearbook, Drama Club, even programs that I created myself (Youth Alpha and Ember). I was fully involved in this community, and I was loved by everyone. I grown more, and enhanced a deeper understanding of myself and purpose of life by also attending off-school trips like Leadership Camp, and Esperanza Fundraising Trip, these were the one of the life-time opportunities that I had; to be honest, even I have already graduated from MRCS for 2 years, I still recall those memories to remind me who I am, and how much I grown from there till now at the moment.

Now, I am in my 3rd year of university journey in UBC studying in the Sauder School of Business, majoring in Global Supply Chain and Logistic Management, which is a specialized joint exchange program between the UBC Sauder School of Business, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen (CUHK SZ). It is an extremely prestigious program in Sauder as it only selects 15 students from each school to form a cohort of 45 students. And now, I am currently in Denmark for my program!”

– Kylie Feng, Guangdong, China and Hong Kong, SAR

An Authentic Canadian Experience

Language Immersion

Maple Ridge Christian School offers a unique immersion experience for each international student. Only a limited number of international students are admitted per class making it a truly integrated program. Since MRCS international students are fully immersed with English speaking classmates, they maximize English language learning and proficiency.

Welcoming Community

MRCS is known for its friendly students and staff. Lasting friendships often develop between students of different grades and cultures. The staff create a caring community through their commitment to and involvement with the students. MRCS students and staff look forward to helping international students on their Canadian adventure!

University Preparation

Students learn how to problem-solve and design innovative solutions through Project Based Learning (an educational technique used by many North American universities).

What is Project Based Learning? Teachers give students an inquiry question to explore, a real-world problem to solve, or a design challenge to meet. Students conduct research, collaborate with fellow students, and present their findings in innovative ways using the latest technology and applications.

Leadership Skills

Students with leadership experience have a competitive advantage in their university applications. MRCS international students are welcomed to apply for on-campus and off-campus leadership positions. Past international students have been leaders in the Vice Principal’s office, elementary-level art classes, and summer camps, among other programs. International students are also invited to create and lead their own extracurricular programs.

Christian Education

MRCS applies a biblical worldview in every subject and experience. Ten attributes/goals are included in the curriculum to help the students to understand how Christian beliefs are put into practice:

  • God-worshippers – honour the Lord our God with grateful hearts
  • image-reflectors – represent Jesus as His ambassadors
  • community-servers – build peace and heal brokenness
  • justice-promoters – identify injustices and become agents of change
  • temple-keepers – care for our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit
  • beauty-creators – praise God by creating beautiful things
  • creation-caretakers – work diligently as stewards of God’s creation
  • order-discoverers – find harmony and order in God’s creation
  • idolatry-discerners – identify and understand the idols of our time
  • truth-seekers – seek and proclaim truth in all areas of life

“I study in Canada for one year. I like P.E. class and Social Studies. P.E class is fun because we play many games and sports. In Social Studies we learned about the world population. Canadian students are friendly.”

– Hikaru, Ishikawa, Japan*

*The real names are hidden for student privacy.