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Prince of Wales Mini School - Len Drugge Legacy Fund


Prince of Wales Mini School is a district enrichment program offered by the Vancouver School Board. The Mini School was established in 1973 by Len Drugge, an innovative public school science teacher looking to create a new kind of high school experience.

Dr. Drugge envisioned a small school community where each student brings his or her unique contributions and has a strong voice in guiding their own learning. Dr. Drugge's vision for PW Mini School has been a model for high school enrichment programs throughout BC.

Dr. Drugge envisioned a small school community where each student brings his or her unique contributions and has a strong voice in guiding their own learning.

Today, the Mini School consists of 150 intellectually engaged and socially conscious students from grades 8 to 12. The curriculum is broad, deep and rigorous and is enriched beyond the classroom through community service, fieldwork, and the Mini's annual outdoor education trip to Strathcona Provincial Park.

The Mini School strives to be a close-knit yet diverse community. Capable and talented students from every neighbourhood in Vancouver are encouraged to apply.

The Prince of Wales Mini School - Len Drugge Legacy Fund was created to celebrate the Mini School's 40th Anniversary and to honour Dr. Drugge's innovative initiative. The fund will provide bursaries, based on financial need, for the Mini School's enrichment activities and outdoor education trips.

For more information visit the website. For questions about this fund or Vancouver Foundation, please contact Craig Hikida at 604-629-5360.

Please note: In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form. All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.

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Prince of Wales Mini School - Len Drugge Legacy Fund