North Vancouver School District offers secondary students comprehensive programming – from academics to athletics, to the arts, and technology.
All North Vancouver secondary schools have developed comprehensive programs for students that support strong academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. In addition to the core academic subjects, our schools offer an extensive variety of music, art, drama and athletic programs, as well as a wide selection of elective subjects, such as photography and digital media.
Programs are designed to provide students with the courses necessary to enter university, college or other post-secondary institutions, as well as the skills and training necessary to pursue career and vocational opportunities.
Fine Arts subjects such as Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts provide opportunities for students to represent their learning through creating, communicating and performing.
Applied Skills courses such as Business Education, Home Economics, and Information Technology provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and apply practical skills.
Each secondary school has an international counsellor available to assist international students with course selection and programming, as well as offering support and guidance throughout students' year(s) of study.
Secondary school international students may reside with family members or in an approved homestay program.
Our Secondary Schools
Located in the central North Vancouver area known as Lynn Valley, the newly built Argyle Secondary School provides students with a 21st century learning environment. The school's approximately 1,200 students in Grades 8-12, including between 90 to 100 international students, can choose either an English or French Immersion Program of study. Some Advance Placement (AP) courses are offered, and unique to Argyle is the Digital Media & Digital Media Lite Academies. In addition to a strong academic focus, Argyle offers students strong music and sports opportunities.
Carson Graham Secondary
Located centrally in North Vancouver, Carson Graham
offers a state-of-the art school for approximately 1,300 students in Grades 8-12, including approximately 75 international students. Carson Graham offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for Grade 11 and 12 students, Middle Years IB Program for Grade 8, 9 & 10, and the Artist for Kids Studio Arts Academy.
Located within a five-minute drive to Grouse Mountain, a popular local ski destination, Handsworth
offers both English and French Immersion Programs for its approximately 1,500 students in Grades 8-12, including between 90 to 100 international students. In addition to Advance Placement (AP) courses, the school offers excellent sports and music programs, including Orchestral Strings. The target completion date for a new replacement school is June 2023.
Located in the Deep Cove/Seymour area of North Vancouver, Seycove offers Grade 8-12 programming to approximately 550 students, including between 70 to 80 international students. In addition to the strong sense of community and proximity to Deep Cove (popular for kayaking and canoeing) and Seymour Mountain (known for skiing and mountain biking), Seycove offers comprehensive course selections, plus an exceptional music program, Performance Learning Program (PLP) and a Basketball Academy.
Sutherland, a state-of-the-art school, is centrally located and home to approximately 900 Grade 8-12 students, including 80 international students. One of Sutherland's unique features is its semester system, which divides the school year into distinct halves, or semesters. Students take four courses in each half, for a total of eight courses in a full school year. Sutherland is home to our Volleyball and Field Hockey Academies.
Located in the Seymour Mountain area of North Vancouver, Windsor
offers its approximately 900 students, including approximately 80 international students, both English and French Immersion Programs. Unique to Windsor are its Dance, Soccer and Hockey Skills Academies, which are skill development programs for students of all ages and abilities.