University Hill Secondary School

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University Hill Secondary School
U-Hill Logo.jpg
No Stranger Among Us
3228 Ross Drive
University Endowment Lands, British Columbia, V6T 1S2, Canada
School number 3939024
School board School District 39 Vancouver
Superintendent Lynn Green
Area trustee Carol Gibson
Principal Mr. Steven Cameron
Vice principal Ms. Crystal Tanfara
School type Secondary school
Grades 8-12
Language English
Area University Endowment Lands
Mascot Hawk
Team name Hawks
Colours Purple and Teal         
Founded 1927
Enrollment 512 [1]

University Hill Secondary School, locally known as U-Hill, is a public secondary school located in the University Endowment Lands, just west of the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

University Hill Secondary School.

Mission statement[edit]

University Hill School began as a kindergarten to grade 12 school in 1927 on the site of what is now known as University Hill Elementary School. The K-12 school remained on that site until 1954 when the secondary school split from the elementary school and was built on the existing site on Acadia Road. Both schools were run by its own unique school board from 1927–1971, by special UEL elections. In 1971, University Hill Secondary School joined the Vancouver School Board.

The school is situated next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which is a forest. University Hill’s school colours are purple and teal. There are two logos, one is historical, with UHS on a traditional shield; and the other is a stylized hawk symbolising an affinity with nature and a commitment to action. 2003 marked the 75th anniversary of University Hill Secondary School.


University Hill opened for classes in September 1927 at its original site, which is now University Hill Elementary School. It had been at its former location since 1955.[2] The school recently moved to a new, larger building in Wesbrook Place in UBC.[citation needed]


University Hill has been ranked as the Number 1 Public Secondary School in the province since 1995.

University Hill is the only public school in the province to have received a 10.0 mark from the Fraser Institute. It has regularly tied for first in the past few years with B.C.'s top private schools in the Fraser Institute's Report Card.[citation needed] [3]

Notable alumni[edit]


University Hill offers a variety of sports to its students including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In the fall, Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball is played in Vancouver Secondary Schools' leagues as well as Senior Boys' soccer. In the winter, basketball and table tennis are offered for both boys and girls. Boys' Volleyball, girls' soccer, and boys' and girls' tennis are offered in the spring. In addition, badminton is also offered throughout the year. All school teams are known as the U-Hill Hawks. In 1999-2000, The Hawks became provincial champions in swimming. Their team won by a landslide, setting several new records in both individual and relay events. All but one of the 9 records held by the U-Hill swim team are still standing. Ironically, there hasn't been a swim team since the Provincials in 2000. The U-Hill track and field team placed third in the cities in 2008. Their junior boys team came in first overall in 2007 and 2009. The U-Hill golf team was started up in 2007-2008 year and in the spring of 2009 U-Hill won City Championships. However they were neglected from the AAA golf provincials for having been registered as a AA school. The U-Hill senior boys soccer team won the AA city championships in 1999 and 2004. They also made it to the city finals in the years 2006 and 2007.

Strategies Program[edit]

A service open to students in the GVRD for those with learning disabilities. Courses are modified from the regular curriculum. Most student timetables are partially integrated with regular courses.[4]]


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