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3365 Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver, BC

The KEY Program supports youth in grades 8 – 10. Students pursue their junior high school education in an environment designed to help them engage in social, emotional and academic learning. The program is intended for youth who struggle with the requirements of the mainstream school system, and have difficulty connecting with the traditional classroom environment, structure, and behavioural expectations.

Three agencies (NVSD, Hollyburn, and PLEA) collaborate to provide each student with direct external support services on an individualized needs basis. Staff offer a holistic approach—taking into account the student’s performance at school, as well as the contributing factors of home and community life that affect each student’s outlook.

Referrals to KEY are initiated by the School Based Resource Team (SBRT) at one of the 6 mainstream high-schools in North Vancouver. Students coming from out of district will need to first register with the school district at the NVSD Education Services Centre at 2121 Lonsdale Ave. All out of district requests for Mountainside Secondary School will be screened by the District Resource Team for appropriate fit, with priority given to students from the North Vancouver School District.

Any further inquiries can be directed to Jeremy Church, Principal of Mountainside Secondary School, at 604-903-3333 or by e-mailing, or Brad Baker, District Principal, at 604-903-3444, or by e-mailing


  • Monday to Thursday
    9:30am - 2pm


13 - 17 yrs