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1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 0M6| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
CABE (Coquitlam Alternate Balanced Education)

​​CABE supports youth in Grades 10-12.  Students learn in a self-paced format and can work toward secondary or adult graduation in flexible learning spaces, smaller class environments and individualized settings.  The program is intended for students who struggle with the requirements of a mainstream school setting and have difficulty connecting with the structure and expectations in larger school populations.  CABE's teaching philosophy is based on trauma-informed practice and provides a relationship-focused and strengths-based approach to learning


CABE provides individualized support for students to gain the confidence, skills and personal agency to engage in their own goal setting, learning and development. Staff at CABE work with students to refine student-learning plans (SLP's) that are specific to student needs and goals and provide the appropriate balance of core and elective offerings.  Transition plans are a key focus in every student's SLP and reflect individualized planning toward graduation, whether from CABE or a mainstream school.  Staff endeavor to connect students with appropriate community supports to enhance their well-being and capacity to learn at school and be successful.


Features & Benefits

  • Small school of up to 200 students ages 16-18
  • Self-paced programming and variety of flexible learning spaces
  • Individualized program based on student needs, strengths and interests
  • Enhanced counselling services
  • Breakfast and daily hot lunch program
  • Opportunities for social strengths building through academic settings
  • Focus on choice and input into learning


CABE offers a full-time schedule Monday to Friday and includes:

  • Morning break and Lunch break
  • 4 period day including a Connections & Conversations block

Community Partnerships

CABE partners with a variety of community agencies and organizations and offers a range of bursaries and scholarships:

• Wesbild LIFT​ Scholarship Program        • Child & Youth Mental Health                                      

• Stewart Foundation                                  • Fraser Health Youth Outreach   

• Port Coquitlam Foundation                    • Pacific Community Resources Society

• Adopt-A-School                                        • Coquitlam Search & Rescue

• Breakfast Club of Canada                      • YMCA – Little Scholars Daycare

• SHARE                                                           •  Rotary Clubs (Tri-Cities & Port Moody)

• PLEA                                                              • ​Tri-Cities Transitions


Eligibility Criteria & Referral Procedures

Referrals to CABE are initiated by a student's neighbourhood school.  Students coming from out of district must contact the District Principal by phone at 604-939-9201 or by email at Priority is given to students currently registered in School District No. 43, Coquitlam and all referrals are considered through School-Based Team processes and CABE intake procedures.​


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828