Carson Graham Secondary School

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Carson Graham Secondary[1]
2145 Jones Ave
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 2W7, Canada
School number 4444036
School district School District 44 North Vancouver
Religious affiliation None
Superintendent Mr. John Lewis
Area trustee Susan Skinner
Principal Karim Hachlaf
Vice principal

Kathleen Barter

Jeff Hasenauer
Staff 60
School type Public high school
Grades 8-12
Language English
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles

Black and Red

Founded 1965
Enrollment 1150 (November 22, 2012)

Carson Graham Secondary is a public high school in the city of North Vancouver, British Columbia and part of School District 44 North Vancouver.

In 2011, Balmoral Junior Secondary School closed; the building on Mahon became the second campus to Carson Graham. It held the grade 8, 9, and 10 classes while Carson Graham underwent a facilities upgrade.[2]

Mission Statement[edit]

We strive for excellence in all endeavors, encourage personal and social responsibility, respect diversity, and work to develop a lifelong commitment to learning.


The school opened September 15, 1965, and is named after Dr. Carson Graham. In 2009, Carson Graham only offered grades eleven and twelve because of the construction work being done. All of the grade eight, nine, and ten students were sent to Balmoral Secondary.


Carson Graham offers courses in a variety of subjects, including the humanities, sciences, language arts, business, fine and performing arts, engineering, and computer technology. Carson Graham is also an IB MYP and DP school. Carson also has a new Global Initiatives Program which allows students to travel and volunteer in the developing world. Students have gone to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and are planning a trip to Honduras as part of their global outreach program.

Notable alumni[edit]


The school has teams in football, rugby union, rowing, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, swimming, mountain biking, and soccer.

Past championships include:

  • Rugby
    • AAA Boys Rugby Provincial Champions: 2008, 2006,[4] 2002[5]
    • AAA Girls Rugby Provincial Champions: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
  • Wrestling
    • Provincial Boys Wrestling Champions: 1990 1992 1993 1995
    • Provincial Girls Wrestling Champions: 2009 2008,[6] 2006,[6] 2004[6]
  • Football
    • AAA Football Provincial Champions: 2002 [7]
  • Soccer
    • AAA Boys Soccer Provincial Champions: 2001

Soccer Provincial Champions : 1979–1980

  • Basketball
    • AAA 3rd Place: 1998
    • AAA 5th Place: 2002

The school's football, rugby, soccer, and field hockey teams play at Confederation Park.

Every year, the Carson Graham Eagles football team play their rivals, the Handsworth Royals, in the Buchanan Bowl. The very first Buchanan Bowl was played in 1987 and is named after Mr. James Buchanan, a teacher and administrator who worked at both schools and died in 1986.[8]

See also[edit]

Balmoral Jr Secondary School - Balmoral campus of Carson Graham school


  1. ^ "For School Data, Source: BC Schools Book." Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Education January 16, 2006.
  2. ^ Carson Graham & Balmoral School Consolidation - Update on Project
  3. ^ Karen Magnussen
  4. ^ Boys Rugby BC School Sports
  5. ^ [1] Carson Legacies
  6. ^ a b c Wrestling BC School Sports
  7. ^ [2] Carson Legacies
  8. ^ Eagles snatch bowl win "North Shore News 09/10/2008"

External links[edit]

School Reports - Ministry of Education[edit]

Coordinates: 49°19′44″N 123°04′57″W / 49.3288°N 123.0824°W / 49.3288; -123.0824