Stelly's Secondary School

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Stelly's Secondary School
Stelly's Secondary School Seal.png
Home of the Stingers
1627 Stellys Cross Rd.
Saanichton, British Columbia, V8M 1S8, Canada
School number 6363020
School board School District 63 (Saanich)
Principal Mr. Peter Westhaver
Vice principal Mrs. Tina Pierik & Mr. Vijay Periera
Staff 70
School type Public High School
Grades 9-12
Language English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Mascot Stinger
Team name Stelly's Stingers (male / female), Stelly's Queen Bees (female rugby team)
Colours Burgundy and Gold
Enrollment 1,016 (2011[1])

Stelly's Secondary School is a public secondary school in Saanichton, British Columbia. It is located in School District 63 Saanich and teaches students in grades 9-12. Stelly's offers a wide range of academic classes and programs, as well as athletics programs and extra curricular clubs. Stelly's is known around the area for its community outreach efforts, as outlined in the Maclean's magazine article titled Canada's Best High Schools.[2] The school is also home to The Boulders Climbing Gym.

Academics and programs[edit]

Beyond the regular academic offerings, students can enroll in University Placement Social Studies, Advanced Placement Physics and English Literature, Global Perspectives, Leadership, Outdoor Pursuits, Fashion Design, Musical Theatre, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Vocal Jazz, French Immersion, and a wide range of apprenticeship programs.


Athletics and sports programs include, but are not limited to, badminton, basketball, climbing, cricket, cross country, curling, cycling, golf, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.


Clubs include Youth in Action, Gay Straight Alliance, Chess Club, Counterattack, Juggling Club, Roots and Shoots, Shakespeare Theatre Outside, Go Green, Student Council, Writing Club, and others.

The Boulders[edit]

Known as "The Boulders", the Boulders Climbing Gym is operated by a not-for-profit society that has been supporting youth and disability programs since 2005. The facility includes 60ft overhung walls and a 15m official speed wall, both approved for competition. It is one of two facilities in North America capable of hosting the IFSC International Federation of Sport Climbing's World Youth Championship, which was held at The Boulders in August 2013. Over 90 participants in after-school programs make use of the gym, as does the public and Stelly's 50-member student climbing academy.[3][4]


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Coordinates: 48°34′47″N 123°25′53″W / 48.5797°N 123.4315°W / 48.5797; -123.4315