At Coast Mountain Academy we are a highly engaged community that loves to explore, be curious, and learn through experience. We aim to provide a high school experience where students feel connected, supported and willing to take on challenges. There are many opportunities for student involvement at our school. We love to see students building confidence in themselves, pursuing interests and taking on leadership roles. At the core of all our decisions is student well being. We value student voices and create a space for each and everyone to be heard.
Ms. Melahnie Moodie
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The House Team tradition is a common feature of independent schools in the English-speaking world. Initially a characteristic of English boarding schools, where students literally lived in their respective ‘Houses’, the modern practice of House membership is a means of fostering loyalty, school pride, peer relationships, and senior student leadership.
Students at Coast Mountain Academy are all members of one of our four House Teams. The Houses draw their names from prominent features of our local geography, and stand for the connection we have with our surroundings. The four House Teams are: Elaho, Sky Pilot, Tantalus, and Skookum.
House teams compete in a year-long points competition to win the House Cup and its honours. At the end of the school year, the team with the most points wins the coveted House Team Trophy and bragging rights.
Students earn points for their House through athletic, academic, and social excellence.
The Student Council at CMA is student elected and includes representatives from each house team across grades. The council meets outside of class time and helps share ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and administration.
CMA’s Student Council is responsible for bringing the spirit to student life around campus. They run monthly parliament gatherings, welcome new students in orientation and organize theme days as well as other fun activities throughout the year.
Members of the council work closely with each other and teachers to bring enthusiasm to the school year. Student’s Council participate in leadership and personal development workshops throughout the year.
The students and staff at CMA have a wide range of interests and passions. A number of clubs have been formed over the years based on these shared interests. We encourage students to bring their club ideas forward to Student Council. You just never know who may share the same interest!
Current CMA Clubs include:
- Mountain Biking Club
- ModelUN Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Student Council
- Dungeons & Dragons Club
- Minecraft Building Club
- Lego Robotics Club
- Remote Control Car Club
As a community we value sportsmanship, respect, and a commitment to excellence. CMA Owl teams to date have not disappointed! These incredibly dedicated students have competed with great pride and respect for themselves and their competitors. Even in the face of terrible weather, and opponents (with what seems to be endless resources) the Owls have persevered and been rewarded.
Current CMA Teams include:
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Running
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Girls Volleyball (Development & Competitive)