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British Columbia, Canada
Collingwood School is an independent, co-educational, university-preparatory school founded in 1984. Located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, it delivers the British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Collingwood School was officially opened in 1984. A group of West Vancouver and North Vancouver parents who sought a locally accessible private school education gathered to create an independent school on the North Shore. The school was named in honour of the HMCS Collingwood, a flower class corvette which was commanded by the father of one of the founding members.
The school occupied the buildings that formerly made up Glenmore Elementary School, which was closed the previous year along with several other schools in West Vancouver. Parents, students and teachers protested against the closure of Glenmore, but were unsuccessful in keeping the school open in the face of declining enrollment and a reduced education budget.
Subsequently, they carried out a series of renovations, and the school has since undergone two major expansion projects, including the addition of the wing where most of the Upper School is housed. In 1997, Collingwood constructed the Wentworth campus to house grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5.