North Vancouver School District
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Secondary Program

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North Vancouver School District offers secondary students comprehensive programming â€“ 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

Argyle Secondary


Located in the central North Vancouver area known as Lynn Valley, Argyle Secondary School provides students with a 21st century learning environment. The school's approximately 1,350 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 diverse music and sports opportunities. A brand new Argyle Secondary opened its doors in January 2021.

Carson Graham Secondary


Located centrally in North Vancouver, Carson Graham Secondary 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 and the Middle Years IB Program for Grade 8, 9 and 10 students.

Handsworth Secondary


Located within a 12-minute transit ride to Grouse Mountain, a popular local ski destination, Handsworth Secondary 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. A brand new Handsworth Secondary opened its doors in February 2022.

Seycove Secondary


Located in the Deep Cove/Seymour area of North Vancouver, Seycove at sə́yəmətən 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 Secondary


Sutherland Secondary, a state-of-the-art school, is centrally located and home to approximately 900 Grade 8-12 students, including 80 international students. Sutherland is home to our Volleyball, Field Hockey and Arts Academies, many athletic extracurricular teams and programs, a robust drama program, and over twenty clubs. Sutherland will continue to operate with a semester system schedule for the 2024-2025 school year.

Windsor Secondary


Located in the Seymour Mountain area of North Vancouver, Windsor Secondary 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.