Welcome from our Head of School
Growing up, establishing your unique identity and learning at Mulgrave School are very special experiences indeed. Whether you join us at 4 or 16 years of age, we are committed to providing you with an outstanding and personalised education that will prepare you to make the very best of the opportunities and challenges in your future lives.
We understand that good learning and an excellent, rounded education are not only about you acquiring the best possible skills and academic qualifications, but also about developing your personal qualities, enjoying school and following your interests and passions in a range of other activities, such as athletics, the arts, outdoor education, community service and much more.
A Mulgrave education delivered via the programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organisation is unashamedly internationally focused and forward looking. It will enable you to develop the skills and attributes necessary to thrive in the international world of the 21st century.
We are a caring and supportive school community with high expectations and high levels of achievement. We aim to inspire you and challenge you to fulfil your potential in a variety of contexts. Often described as a family, Mulgrave takes great pride in the quality of relationships that exist between staff, students and parents. We understand that this three-way partnership is the key to your success.
If you are reading this as someone who doesn’t know Mulgrave, I would encourage you to come to the school to meet our community and to see us in action. It is a very special place.
John Wray (he/him)
Head of School
In July 2023, the Mulgrave community will welcome Craig Davis as our Head of School. This appointment follows an extensive search process which included community consultation and engagement. You can read more about Craig here.
Mulgrave's Annual Report
At Mulgrave, we take pride in our efforts to be one of the best schools in the Vancouver area. Located in West Vancouver, Mulgrave offers a private, co-ed preschool to high school IB experience that inspires the pursuit of excellence in education and life. To learn more about our school and community, take a look at our Annual Report and plan a visit to Mulgrave.
Mr. John Wray joined Mulgrave as Head of School on August 1, 2010. John and his wife, Gill relocated with their children to Vancouver from Hong Kong, where he served nine successful years as the Principal of South Island School, one of Hong Kong’s leading international schools. South Island became an International Baccalaureate World School and received CIS/WASC accreditation under his leadership.
Prior to this, John was Headteacher of Kingsmead Community School in the southwest of the UK. He led Kingsmead to achieving the UK government's highly acclaimed Beacon School status and to Language College specialist status.
John qualified as a teacher in 1979 after a short career in the financial sector in London. He taught at a variety of schools in the UK and had a period as a district educational adviser/inspector before achieving his first Headship.
John was educated in London and completed Bachelors and Masters degrees in education at the University of Exeter. He is a Geographer by training but has taught many subjects in school and especially personal and social education, a subject that he believes sits at the heart of a modern education.
John is passionate about young people, education and learning. He has a track record of innovation, high standards and developing international school links in all the schools that he has worked.