Entries by Ms. Keeling

Hybrid Timetable

Through years of development, Coast Mountain Academy implements an exciting ‘hybrid’ timetable that brings the best of different course-lengths and a varied weekly schedule to subjects that benefit from them. Year-long “linear”, semester, and trimester course-lengths are used in different subjects and grade levels to maximize opportunity for the learning activities that suit those subjects […]

Formative Assessment Model

Coast Mountain Academy is proud to comprehensively implement the assessment approach promoted by the 2018 Ministry of Education curriculum redesign: a philosophy of classroom assessment that emphasizes student self-awareness and repeated efforts that lead to mastery. Our “Formative Assessment Model” utilizes two different grade scales based on the type of coursework or activity being assessed: […]


Coast Mountain Academy’s Leadership Expeditions for Academic Discovery has been a cornerstone of the school since its conception. Our situation in one of Canada’s outdoor recreation meccas affords us remarkable access to an incredible diversity of activities with which to create meaningful student experiences. Widely praised by alumni as the most significant aspect of their […]

Interdisciplinary Humanities

Coast Mountain Academy takes a ‘blended’ approach to the subjects traditionally labeled “English Language Arts” and “Social Studies”. At all grade levels these subjects areas are taught in a single course over the entire year. In a nutshell: We are going to use English to learn about Politics, Philosophy, and Economics so that we can […]

PHE Every Day

Inspired by new research into the fields of neuroscience and educational psychology, Coast Mountain Academy teaches Physical & Health Education every morning. This routine of physical activity to start the day ensures that students head to the classroom ready to focus with an activated mind and body. Taking advantage of the first-class facilities next door, […]

Virtual Coffee Talk – April 27th @ 10:30 am

Interested in CMA for your child or children next year? If so, grab your favourite cup of coffee and join our Director of Admissions and Head of School for an hour of conversation about our school and admissions process. Specifically, we will discuss: what makes our school unique the admissions process and deadlines for next […]

Alumni Profile – Nic Beaulieu Class of ’17

Nic is one of the original CMA students, starting with the school in its year of inception. In his 4 years at CMA he made an immense contribution to our school’s culture. He was a positive force on the trails, in the gym, and in the classroom, and holds the prestigious honour of being CMA’s […]

CMA Senior School Headed to the Yukon

Our senior students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will all be travelling to the Yukon (the land of the midnight sun) for their year-end LEAD trip. This incredible journey paddling down the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City has been a highlight for many a CMA student. In fact, most of our Class […]

Alumni Profile – Alex Broker Class of ’19

Alex came to CMA for her grade 12 year after having recovered from a very serious injury. In a relatively short amount of time she made a huge impact as one of CMA’s most well-rounded students. Alex is now studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria. In Grade 10, I broke my back and had […]