Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

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École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
2525 Como Lake Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3J 3R8
Coordinates 49°15′50″N 122°49′20″W / 49.26389°N 122.82222°W / 49.26389; -122.82222Coordinates: 49°15′50″N 122°49′20″W / 49.26389°N 122.82222°W / 49.26389; -122.82222
School type Co-educational Public Secondary
Motto Discover Your Best
Founded 1971
School board School District 43 Coquitlam
School number 604 461 5581
Principal Mrs. Carol Coulson
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1230 (approx)[1]
Language English and French Immersion
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Blue and Gray
Mascot Blue Devil
Team name Best Blue Devils

Dr. Charles Best Secondary School, is a co-educational public high school located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The school is named for Canadian physician Charles Best, one of the researchers responsible for the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. The school opened on March 22, 1971 as a Junior Secondary School serving students in Grades 8 through 10, and became a full secondary school (grades 9 through 12) in 2000.[3]

In 2006, the school's main sports field was replaced with a new FieldTurf surface. The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club of the Pacific Coast Soccer League use this as their home ground.[4]

In 2015, Dr. Charles Best Secondary was ranked #37 out of 289 secondary schools in British Columbia.[5]


In 2001, the school added a French immersion program.

Dr. Charles Best Secondary School offers a Joinery program that partners with the post-secondary institution British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Grade 12 students are eligible to join the program if they are interested in becoming a Red Seal qualified joiner (cabinetmaker).[6]

The school offers an electrical studies program that is partnered with BCIT for grade 12 students interested in becoming electricians.[6]

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]


Dr. Charles Best Secondary school's athletic team name is the Best Blue Devils. The jersey colours are white and blue, and the mascot is a blue devil. The school sports teams are: volleyball (girls and boys), basketball (girls and boys), soccer (girls and boys), field hockey (girls only), rugby (girls and boys), badminton (co-ed) and tennis (co-ed).


The student theatre group, called the Best Players,[7] puts on two sets of plays every year. The performances in the fall are the school's contribution to Metfest, a district-wide theatre festival of one-act plays. The second performance is done in the spring, and it is a full length two-act play, alternating annually between a musical and a traditional play.


  1. ^ School District 43: Dr. Charles Best Secondary School Archived October 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
  2. ^ http://www.charlesbest.sd43.bc.ca/CharlesBest.sd43.bc.ca
  3. ^ Charles Best: About Us Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
  4. ^ CMFSC: 2009 Schedule Archived July 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
  5. ^ "Compare academic rankings and ratings of British Columbia schools". britishcolumbia.compareschoolrankings.org. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Programs of Choice". www.sd43.bc.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  7. ^ "About". The Best Players. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 

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