I stopped by Linnaea School, which you might pass by on your way to Squirrel Cove or Cortes Bay. It is for K – 8. I talked to a Linnaea School graduate on the ferry, and he said that after you graduate, you have to go to school in Cambell River.
Linnaea School has about 60 students. The entire middle school (grades 6 -8) is 13 students. There is one student – a girl – in the 8th grade.
The entire school does things together. I saw pictures of their annual play, for example, on the wall. Apparently they write the scripts and music together. They seem to have quite elaborate costumes. Everyone, from the tots to the young teens participate. This year they had some story from India, and everyone had fabulous saris and similar Indian garb. Last year they did tales from King Arthur.
On Earth Day, the entire school will take a field trip to the beach to do beach clean up.
The school is located on the Linnaea Land Trust. It is the only building on Hague Lake. The rest of the lake is a provincial park.
I thought it was really interesting looking around the school. All the adults there (teachers? administrators?) were very welcoming and invited me to poke around and see what was what. I’m sure if you rode by, they’d let you take a look, too.over 6 years ago